Camp Information

There is plenty to do at Colby Kids Camp. The arts and crafts room is just for Colby Junior Great Books attendees and siblings. The coffee house at Mary Low makes a great hangout for board games, quiet play and relaxation in the evening. During the day, the counselors supervise fun activities for all Juniors and siblings. At 1:00 PM, book discussions begin. Afterwards there is time for other activities, such as rehearsal for the the Kids component of the talent show held Thursday night.

The Colby Kids Camp offers:
  • Indoor and Outdoor games
  • The Talent Show
  • Full run of the campus
  • Arts and Crafts
  • College meals and dorm living
  • Socializing with new and old friends
  • Colby’s gym, tennis courts, running track, olympic pool
  • Access via Colby-Hume Center to a beautiful nearby lake for swimming
 

Junior Great Books at Colby 2018

Older Group Grades 9 - 12,
Wolf Hollow,
by Lauren Wolk

Wolf Hollow
Annabelle finds the courage to stand up to a cruel and manipulative classmate in her quiet small town. Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at the crossroads and a time when one girl's resilience, strength and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.Annabelle finds the courage to stand up to a cruel and manipulative classmate in her quiet small town. Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl's resilience, strength and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

Pride and Prejudice,
by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet is intelligent, witty, well-spoken and ahead of her time. Mr. Darcy is handsome, wealthy and knows he is way above her social standing. Will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy circumvent her haste, his ego, and society's expectations to find love? Written more than two centuries ago this enduring story of manners, family and love and loyalty continues to delight new generations of readers.

Diamond as Big as the Ritz,
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Diamond as Big as the Ritz
An ominous fable about the pursuit of great wealth, a fantasy land of such opulence that its very existence remains a jealously guarded secret. Fatal consequences lie in store for guests and visitors alike. Eight additional stories are included in F. Scott Fitzgerald's effortless prose.

The Secret of Me: A Novel in Verse
by Meg Kearney

The Secret of Me
The acclaimed story of an adopted teenager's quest to find her place among family, friends, and the wider world. Fourteen year old Lizzie and her adopted siblings never discuss her feelings with her parents, let alone outsiders. Lizzie pours her emotions into her poetry, but after a tragic accident Lizzie knows she must find the courage to speak.

Middle Group Grades 6 - 8
Wolf Hollow,
by Lauren Wolk

Wolf Hollow
Annabelle finds the courage to stand up to a cruel and manipulative classmate in her quiet small town. Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl's resilience, strength and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

Love that Dog ,
by Sharon Creech

Love that Dog
Jack finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course a dog. The more he writes, the more he learns that he does have something to say. Written as a series of poems from Jack's point of view, with classic poetry included in the back matter, this novel is perfect for all readers.

Sing Down the Moon,
by Scott O'Dell

Sing Down the Moon
The young Navaho girl Bright Morning recounts her tribe's forced migration from their homeland in Arizona to New Mexico by white soldiers and settlers. Everything is described from the native point of view in a poignantly moving first person story about Navaho life in the 1880's. This beautifully written tale makes vivid the tragedy of the eviction and the danger and triumph of the return.

Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising
A sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and her mother to flee to California during the Great Depression and to finally settle in a camp for farm workers. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances- Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

Younger Group - Grades K - 5
Finding Winnie,
by Lindsay Mattick

Finding Winnie
In 1914 Dr. Harry Colebourne, a veterinarian on his way to care for horses in WW I rescues a baby bear. His real life granddaughter tells the story of their remarkable friendship and journey from the fields of Canada, to an army base in England and finally to the London Zoo. It is there that he meets a real boy named Christopher Robin.

My Side of the Mountain ,
by Jean George

My Side of the Mountain
Young Sam Gribley, unhappy in his crowded New York City apartment decides to run away, all the way to the Catskill Mountains. There he learns to live off the land making a home in a hollowed out tree trunk. Despite the dangers and challenges he perseveres with a falcon and a weasel for companions and learns a side of himself he never knew.

The Wild Robot,
by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot
Robot Roz opens her eyes and discovers that she is alone on a remote wild island. She realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt her surroundings and learn from the island's animal inhabitants, until one day her mysterious past comes back to haunt her. A heart-warming and action packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

The Little Prince ,
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince
The Little Prince leaves his own tiny asteroid to travel the galaxy in search of truth until he reaches the Earth. There he encounters a fox who taught him how to find the meaning of life and the happiness he seeks. The artwork in this edition has been restored to match Saint-Exupery's original artwork.

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