BREWSTER DAY CAMP         Newsletter           June 25, 2012            Vol. 26  Issue 9
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Nurturing and Challenging Children and Families with Courage, Hope, Good Spirit & Peace since 1981!

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Special thanks to Dan Michel (standing right) and David Michel (sitting back turned) for driving from Providence to expertly train our Waterfront staff on proper stroke technique as well safe canoe over canoe  rescue.  

THEME: Welcome Summer Spirit

SPECIAL EVENT: Friday is Courage, Hope, Good Spirit, and Peace Day

EXTRAS: Semi Private Swim, Tennis, Golf, Horseback Riding, Sailing School, SUP. Inquire at the BDC Office

SWIM MEETS: Wednesday vs. Ourselves! 1-2:45 in our pool. All welcome.

FRIDAY MORNING ASSEMBLIES: All Camp at Sailors Hill 8:50-9:30 and Young Children's Program at Mariners Hill 9:30-10:00. Please join us!  

A WELCOME site: Our first animal rescue of the BDC'12 camp season! Thanks to Colin Byrne, Explore Head, who during Pre-Camp Set Up Week, saved this beautiful amphibian who was struggling to jump out of  our pool. Success!

"Summertime is always the best of what might be."

~ Charles Bowden

Even the roses on the Cape are screaming WELCOME!

BDC is looking for the following to be donated to our programs:

OLD JARS with or without lids 
CANS rinsed out 
CENTER ROLLS from paper towel and toilet paper 
OLD BUCKETS/CONTAINERS for collecting/catching
USED COSTUMES in good condition 

Thanks in advance for helping BDC continue to be green by re-using and re-cycling! 
With ease, we WELCOME new campers each week throughout the summer. This happens because our fabulous Tent Counselors prepare the camper Cubby Tags and Necklaces during Training Week. We are ready for you now no matter when you are arriving!

We have a little tiny bit of space left in camp in some groups during a few weeks.

BDC if you are interested in joining us! 


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Hello BDC Family and Friends,

We (and by "we" I mean our glorious little planet) have traveled for 3651/4 days. As of last Wednesday, June 20th, we have successfully completed one full rotation around the sun which means only one thing: 


With this warmth, we also WELCOME YOU to our wonderful BDC'12 made new each year. The campus looks fantastic! Thank you to many new and returning Pre-Camp set up folks who worked very hard to make this happen. Our curriculum (which we call P.L.A.P. or Progressive Learning Action Plan*) is polished and ready to be unveiled in each activity area. We are eager to show you many new things at camp including:

* Grass on the newly expanded MUGS field!
* More distance for rank shooting at Archery!
* Two BDOC areas for more opportunities on our low ropes course!
* The new Thunder tent group of  5th grade boys on Admirals Hill!
* Two new Sunfish Sailboats at the Waterfront!
* A new storage shed in the pool area keeping the pumps quiet!
* A Fuze ball table as well as other new games everywhere!
* Twenty new brown benches for easy seating on Main Deck!
* Of course, new merchandise in the camp store!
* And lots more....

Please join me in a hearty round of the BDC WELCOME Song as we ring in this new camp season. I look forward to seeing you all around BDC as well as greeting you on the WELCOME Walk on your first visit.

While wishing us all a safe and happy summer, I am also sharing...

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp 

PS. New to BDC? Go here for all of your answers! 

*Special thanks to past staff member, Nick Reynolds, for giving us the name PLAP. We are embracing this notion with wild abandon! 
During Staff Training Week, we learned to communicate and trust each other while we all sat on each other's lap in a Group Sit. This is a WELCOME break from all of our hard work together preparing and planning for campers!  

"Some of the best memories are made in flip flops."  

~Kellie Elmore 

Happy Set Up Staff working hard while painting nearly two dozen r new brown benches! 

Did you know that all of camp is stored for the winter in a huge storage locker off site! It is a WELCOME site when we unload the truck and see the tents and all of the activity supplies! 

Do you ever wonder what the tents look like as they go up? It's hard work and we have sixteen tents. Typically this job takes about twenty people three hours to complete. We WELCOME the strength of these wonderful staff who make this happen so fast!

THANK YOU again to everyone on the June Work Crew who did an amazing job in the cold, rain, and heat to get camp ready for kids.
You all ROCK!

Wishing you and your family
 Courage, Hope, Good Spirit, and Peace!