BREWSTER DAY CAMP           Newsletter               July 28, 2014                      Vol. 29  Issue 15
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These Admirals Hill boys are EXPLORING Little Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park on their off campus fishing trip!

Sailors Hill EXPLORING the French Cable Museum in Orleans during an off-campus choice period!
BDC THIS WEEK  #6: July 28- August 1, 2014  

SPECIAL EVENT: Olympic Day on Friday! BDC will be completely off the Central Schedule for the whole day, participating in the Olympic games! Hill Heads will announce teams on Tuesday!

EXTRAS: There is still room in some of these: Semi Private Swim, Tennis, Golf, Horseback Riding, Sailing School, SUP. Inquire at the BDC Office!

SWIM MEETS: BDC vs. Camp Windgate Kirkland. Come join us at the BDC pool on Wednesday from 1:00-2:30! BDC is also away at Cape Cod Sea Camps on Wednesday from 1:00-2:30!

YCP THEME: Bodies in Motion  


FAMILY SWIM: Our environmentally friendly pool is open and life-guarded free of charge M-F 5:00-6:30 daily. Call our office if the weather is dicey...we will let you know if the pool is open.  
MORNING: All Camp Assembly at Sailors Hill 8:50-9:30 for k-8th grade and Young Children's Program at Mariners Hill 9:30-10:00.

AFTERNOON: The BDC Player's Performance is at Admirals Hill Assembly 3:15 followed by a Popsicle. This Friday, the Players Performance will feature the Olympic Day Team Skits, typically a tie breaker in the Olympic Day Score Tally!  
~ Confucius           

FUNGUS FIND of the WEEK: This GIANT MUSHROOM is growing on the Safe Path by the BDC camp office! It's about six inches tall, and the width of a dinner plate! We hope it will continue to grow throughout the summer!

Experience Golf at BDC this summer!

Every THURSDAY afternoon, Sailor's & Admiral's Hill campers may spend their first choice period having a semi-private golf lesson.

Lessons are offered at the Captain's Golf Course in Brewster, for $40 per week.

Add the lesson by contacting the Camp Office.

Mariners Hill campers EXPLORING the different parts of a firetruck! A big thanks to the Brewster Fire Department for visiting camp and showing off their amazing equipment!


BDC is hosting a clothing drive for donated children's items. Donations will benefit Safe Harbor in Hyannis. They are requesting infant-12 year old sized clothing. Donations can be given to the BDC Office! This is the final week...

Sailors Hill took a trip to the beach to EXPLORE and create sand art!
Wellness News

A family in the Young Children's Program is experiencing cases of the Coxsackie Virus. For more information about keeping your family healthy this summer, please visit the CDC website:
Hello BDC Family and Friends,

As we enter week #6 at BDC, we are EXPLORING our inner worlds as well our larger environment on Cape Cod. Each day, campers and counselors are learning to interact with one another in ways which EXPLORE interpersonal relationships: Singing, playing, learning how to get along in a group, and enjoying our all too quickly dwindling time together at camp. Additionally, thanks to our expanded off-campus trip offerings this summer, lots and lots of campers are EXPLORING all sorts of activities at locations near and far.  EXPLORE the photos below to get a sense of some of the places BDC campers are EXPLORING this season.

No matter where you are this summer, I hope that you are EXPLORING your friendships and your surroundings. Many of the things that make camp special focus on universal human experiences and can be EXPLORED anywhere - not just at camp. I hope that you can take the time to EXPLORE your own world - both near and far from you! While you are out and about EXPLORING, I am sending you heaps of...

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp  

PS. BDC welcomes many new families this week. Our parking lot will be a busy place this week. If you are a returning family and can use the Hello and Go system for easy drop off in the morning, we encourage you to do so. Additionally, please help us keep things moving smoothly by parking next door if you will be staying longer that a quick drop off or speedy pick up. Thanks! 

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

BDOC (Brewster Day Outdoor Challenge) teaches campers to EXPLORE their inner strengths and work together to solve problems! Sailors Hill girls are pictured here mastering the "Spider Web" one of our many Low Ropes Course elements. This is a task which  requires them to work with each other to fit each camper through a different hole in the web.

This off campus BASE trip EXPLORES the ocean for the first time this summer while sailing an O'Day Daysailer on Orleans Town Cove!

If you wish to pick up your child early from camp, please remember to call or stop by the Camp Office prior to noon to let us know. Please help us keep camp running smoothly...THANKS.
Admirals Hill boys EXPLORING high tide on Cape Cod Bay on a
 beautiful summer day!

BDC counselors wearing their AMAZING tie-dye shirts as they EXPLORE Nickerson State Park with their campers.


Thank you in advance for keeping our busy parking lot safe for children and families. You are always welcome to park in the church lot next door to camp during drop off and pick up and use the BDC path near the Art Tent for easy access to the our campus.


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


- PLEASE: Refrain from using your cell phone when you enter our parking lot so that your full attention is on driving, parking, and helping your children. We are a cell phone FREE campus beginning at the incoming driveway!


-Use the white shelled Safe Path (through the trees) to stay away from cars near the BDC Office as you walk to and from the outgoing driveway lower parking lot. 


-Turn off your car when you exit your car to pick up your campers.


-While in the parking lot, children MUST remain with the adult who is picking them up/dropping them off (not playing with rocks in the lot, etc.)


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



for helping BDC keep our parking lot SAFE!  

This Sailors Hill girl EXPLORES a faraway world during a quiet moment at camp.

HUGE smiles light up these Mariners Hill campers' faces as they EXPLORE Big Cliff pond in Nickerson State Park!

BDC's Art Head is looking for old nature, National Geographic, and Glamour magazines. Please drop them off at the camp office.

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