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BREWSTER DAY CAMP         Newsletter           July 23, 2012    Week #5     Vol. 27  Issue 12
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This photo is simply screaming CAMP TIME! During our annual Pot Luck Picnic and Camper/Staff Talent Show, the Hyannis Ice Cream truck served cold treats to those who purchased a frosty snack. Fifty cents from every snack was donated to support camp scholarships so that others can enjoy some CAMP TIME! Thank you for supporting this wonderful win-win for everyone! 
BDC THIS WEEK #5

DATES this WEEK: July 23 - 27, 2012

SPECIAL EVENT this WEEK: Tie-Dye - campers will make a shirt at Art and can wear it on Friday!

WATER WIZZ Trip # 2: Thursday, July 26th. Pleanty of room to sign up - call the BDC Office or stop by!

SWIM MEET this WEEK: Wednesday, July 25th BDC vs. Orleans Recreation 1:00-2:45 in our pool. All are welcome.

EVERYDAY FAMILY SWIM: M-F 5:00-6:30 (Weather permitting.  Please call if you are making a special trip.)

EXTRAS: There is still room to add the following to your camper's schedule: Semi Private Swim, Tennis, Golf, Sailing School, Stand Up Paddleboarding - SUP. Inquire at the BDC Office.

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!  

Our Camper Leaders (raising 9th and 10th graders pictured left and right) take great pride in connecting with our younger campers. The BDC Buddy project focuses on building altruism in our community with older and younger campers working together on different activities. This is an organized  way that our older campers teach our younger campers about the power of CAMP TIME.    

BDC's animal find this week is a terrarium full of many itty-bitty, teeny tiny little frogs. Campers and staff hiked to Flax Pond and collected these amphibians which are smaller than nickel. After studying these small frogs, this week, campers will hike back to the pond and release them where they were found. Thanks for visiting camp, little guys, and helping us enjoy some CAMP TIME by slowing us down in order to really look and see you! 
Sometimes, CAMP TIME, looks like a little bit of extra time playing with a special adult on campus. At BDC, we are so delighted to be able to create individual time and space for campers to be successful and happy. This flexibility is a key ingredient in what makes BDC such a special place for kids and adults.    
BDC PARKING LOT REMINDERS 

 

Thank you in advance for keeping our busy parking lot safe for children and families. Please following these guidelines:


- Always follow the directions of the BDC Parking Attendants wearing orange vests.


- Put away your cell phone so that your full attention is on driving and parking.    

 

- Use the Safe Path (through the trees) to stay away from cars.

 

- Turn off your car when you go to get your campers.

 

- While in the parking lot, children should remain with you (not playing with rocks in the parking lot.)

 

-  We are smoke free campus. Please refrain from smoking in your car while in our lot.

 

THANK YOU! 



 

FOUND! 

  

A San Disk 4GB memory card for a digital camera was found in the camp parking lot after our Pot Luck Picnic on Thursday, July 19th. Please come to the BDC Office if it is yours. We hope you see this post! 
Hello BDC Family and Friends,
 
The beginning of Week #5 at camp always takes my breath away. I can hardly believe that we have less camp in front of of us than has just passed! For those of us who have made camp part of our life's work, we talk about CAMP TIME. Unique in it's passage, CAMP TIME is often characterized by the longest days and the shortest weeks which fly by faster and faster as the summer draws on. Ironically, CAMP TIME forces us all to live in the present so that we can essentially slow down the swift passage of time! Every moment at BDC right now is a treasure and a gift. (Of course, the same could be said for life itself!) Join me at BDC this week to savor every wonderful moment.

Whether you are here with us at 3570 Main Street in Brewster or somewhere else in the world, this week, please enjoy some CAMP TIME for yourself. Take a moment to slow down, rest and enjoy simply being here, now. Too soon, in the late afternoon, we will notice the long shadows come across the deep end of our environmentally friendly saline camp pool and dusk will approach too quickly in the early evening on Cape Cod. Join me in savoring every minute of summer while sharing .... 
         
CHGS+P! 
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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp 

PS. Every camper who comes to camp this week will receive a complimentary white BDC shirt in order to tie-dye at camp. These shirts or another tie-dye can be worn at our Friday Assembly - it's amazing to see so much color in one place at one time.

What better way to enjoy some CAMP TIME than to learn how to back float! If you have not yet spent some time back floating this summer in a pool, pond, or the ocean.....go do it now while the water is perfect and the sun is still warm.


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."


~ John Lubbock

Many folks ask us how we handle CAMP TIME when it is 95 degrees and 60% humidity on Cape Cod? The answer is simple: We declare it a WALKING DAY at BDC! We follow these simple reminders pictured above. We walk everywhere, we close the sunny fields, and we play lots of water games such as Drip-Drip-Drop (a bathing suit and water variation of Duck-Duck- Goose) and other fun must-get-wet games. CAMP TIME is wet time on days like that.

Past BDC Sailors Hill Head and year round TFS School Age Club Program co-Director, Henry Dunham, will be joining us more and more as a substitute at camp over the next few weeks. Look for Henry and his guitar at BDC - he is really good at sharing CAMP TIME by helping us to slow down, listen to some music, and enjoy our day. Welcome back to BDC, Henry! 
Find Out What's Happening at BDC!

BDC Campers are writing a blog called LEAP DAYS..

Go here!


With the help of LEAP HEAD, Kelly Cattano, a special thanks goes to Camper Leader, Nicole Rohrer (not pictured here), who is spearheading a special BDC food drive to support the Hyannis Homeless Shelter. So far, Nicole has motivated BDC to collect over 100 cans and other non-perishable goods. The drive has been so successful, that we have extended the collection until Thursday, July 26th. Sailors Hill is in first place (by a loooooong shot) right now and the winning hill will receive a special hill activity.

Get your Tie-Dye ready and wear it this Friday, Week #5, July 27th.
TINY BITS OF SPACE

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

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BDC if you are interested in joining us! 

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GENERAL BDC REMINDERS 

Not sure what the Camper Expectations are at BDC?
 Go here to read BDC '12 Camper's Guide.

Remember to pack a HUGE lunch with lots healthy snacks. Campers burn nearly twice the amount of calories while playing at camp than they do sitting at a desk in school.

Get lots of sleep. Most campers need more sleep in the summer because their bones are growing much faster now than in the winter due to all of the vitamin D from healthy exposure to the sun.  
 
Wishing you and your family
 Courage, Hope, Good Spirit, and Peace!