BREWSTER DAY CAMP         Newsletter           July 1, 2013       Week #2           Vol. 28  Issue 11
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denney and maya in pool
Due to the unusually high temperatures, our campers were thrilled to be in ACTION enjoying our environmentally friendly saline pool even at 9AM!

DATES: July 1, 2, 3, and 5 we are open - BDC is CLOSED JULY 4th


SPECIAL EVENT: Friday is BDC's 32nd Birthday - Player's Performance at Admirals Hill Assembly 3:15

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

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

SWIM MEETS: Wednesday, July 3rd from 1:00-2:45 in our pool. All are 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!

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you."

- Thomas Jefferson


LEAP finger paint
Younger campers enjoyed some ooey-gooey painting at LEAP making "You are my sunshine"  out of their hand prints.
Every afternoon at 4:30, our Camper Leaders (ages 14-16) spring into ACTION by heating up the BDC Popcorn machine. CLs sell bags of popcorn for $1 to earn money for the BDC Campership fund. This summer, two BDC campers are at camp because of the BDC Popcorn Fund. So bring a buck, enjoy some popcorn on the way home, and help another camper come to BDC. This is a win-win-win!
Lindsay hill board
Our Sailors Hill Head, Lindsay Law, and her Sailors Hill board looks ready for ACTION with sign in clipboards and color photographs of each Tent Counselor pair.
ANIMAL FIND of the WEEK: This little guy is enjoying all the ACTION at camp...For a few days, a wonderful pet turtle is visiting BDC before he heads back to the frog pond. He is eating and sleeping at camp in the WOW tent until it's time to release him back to his home. Thanks for visiting us Mr. Turtle! 


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. We are a cell phone limited campus. 


- Use the white shelled Safe Path (through the trees) to stay away from cars near the BDC Office. 


- 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 lot.)


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



Hello BDC Family and Friends,

....AND.....ACTION! The cameras are rolling and the show is ON! Welcome to Week #2 of BDC! With temperatures in the low 90s during the first week of camp, everyone jumped right in with both feet getting to know each other and playing hard all week! 

If you are joining us this week, we are thrilled to have you! Due to where the July 4th holiday falls this year, we are CLOSED this Thursday so you can enjoy your Independence Day ACTION with family and friends. We WILL be open on Friday and celebrating BDC's 32nd Birthday!

Please join us each day (except 4th of July) Monday- Friday for Family Swim each evening from 5-6:30. Our pool is open, lifeguarded, and is free of charge. Bring your family and a picnic dinner to end your camp day with a clean dip and some shared time in our wonderful pool.

Lastly, we still have room in some of our EXTRAS such as Sailing School, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Tennis, and Golf as well as little bits of space in some tent groups depending on the week. Inquire at the BDC Office!

I am looking forward to having you join in the ACTION soon! As always, I'm wishing you...

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

P.S. Look for the BDC white school bus in the Orleans 4th of July parade...I'll be the driver! 
staff in shirts
Thank goodness that our new staff shirts this year are made of breathable Teckwick fabric. Our staff remained cool while in ACTION all week during the early summer heatwave the first week of camp! 

Valerie Richkin, our wonderful Head of Art, is looking for the following to be collected/donated to the Art Tent:

1. Used/cleaned Gerber glass baby food jars with lids.

2. Empty/clean plastic gallon jugs of milk/water.

fish art
At Art campers are learning to draw and paint animals in ACTION. These beautiful paintings of creative fish were made with white crayon resist, pencil, permanent marker, and water color. Each one is wonderfully unique and different than the others!
Liz flowers
Thank you to a past staff member who now works year round at a school for sending this beautiful bouquet of purple flowers to BDC on our first day of camp! We are thinking about everyone who used to work at BDC - you have all helped us to be the wonderful place that we are when we are in ACTION! Your spirit and your contributions are always with us! THANK YOU to all of our former staff!  

WJ tent
While this photo looks calm and devoid of ACTION, this is evidence of many happy campers who have cleaned and organized their tent and picnic table with wet bathing suits and towels hanging out to dry. Sometimes ACTION looks like simple, peaceful, organization!

"Action is the foundational key to all success." 

- Pablo Picasso

General BDC Reminders

FOOD: Please serve a big breakfast, pack a
morning snack for campers older than 7 years and a
hearty lunch! Campers use MUCH more energy at camp and need more food than during the school year.

SMARTLUNCHES: If you wish to purchase a pre-made lunch for your camper, please do it one week in advance by going to the SmartLunches website here.

RAIN: When the weather is iffy, please send in a rain coat! Even as we move to dry locations, ALL of our campers need to have the appropriate clothing. Admirals Hill campers (grade 5-8) should bring warm clothes, long pants, and socks - sometimes, you might go ice skating or bowling on a rainy day!

BOWS and ARROWS: We have lots of wonderful archery equipment at camp. Please leave your special bows and arrows at home to keep them safe.

THURSDAY MORNINGS: Each Thursday look a little different from 8:30-9:00. Our Program Staff are helping campers check into camp while Tent Counselors are in a quick meeting. If you wish to get a message to a Hill Head or Tent Counselor, please see a director on the Welcome Walk - we are happy to help you!

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