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BREWSTER DAY CAMP           Newsletter               August 11, 2014                      Vol. 29  Issue 17
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DELIGHTED campers with their swim teacher after morning lessons in the pool.

Picture perfect! It's easy to see from this camper's beaming smile how DELIGHTED she is to be at camp!
BDC THIS WEEK  #8: August 11- August 15, 2014  

SPECIAL EVENT: This Thursday is Wampanoag Day. See details below.

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. Wychmere Harbor. Come join us at the BDC pool on Wednesday from 1:00-2:30!

YCP THEME: ADIOS! Good-Bye! 

 

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.  
END OF WEEK ALL CAMP ASSEMBLIES...

Friday 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.

Friday AFTERNOON: The BDC Player's Performance is at Admirals Hill Assembly 3:15, followed by a Popsicle!

FINAL PICNIC/SWIM and COUNCIL FIRE: This Friday, August 15th. 5:00. See details below.   
 

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."


ANIMAL FIND of the WEEK: Admirals Hill campers went snorkeling at Pleasant Bay in Chatham and found these HORSESHOE CRABS everywhere they looked! Did you know, Horseshoe Crabs are more closely related to spiders than to crabs AND as a species they are purported to be as old as the dinosaurs!

These Admirals Hill campers and counselor look DELIGHTED to be spending time together on a perfectly sunny camp day.
WAMPANOAG DAY DETAILS

This Thursday, BDC will celebrate Wampanoag Day at camp. During the morning, all of the camp clocks will be removed. Like the native people who lived on this land before us, on this day we teach children by taking away the pressure and constraints of time. On Wampanoag Day at BDC "the time it takes is the time it takes." This Thursday, campers will move freely from one activity to the next enjoying each moment to its fullest!

The wonderful relationships fostered between campers and counselors are what make camp so DELIGHTFUL and such a joy to be a part of!
General BDC Reminders

Even on cloudy days, it is important to remain vigilant about hydrating! Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day. If you are with us here at BDC, we have you covered with spring water coolers, located around campus! Or bring a water bottle from home and use it!

These Mariners Hill campers and counselor look DELIGHTED to be enjoying a snack and a quiet moment together.

So many DELIGHTED smiles and giggles in this Sailors Hill group!

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Hello BDC Family and Friends,

It's Week #8 at BDC and we are entering our final five camp days. The energy at 3570 Main Street is DELIGHTFUL! Our campers are beaming with excitement and pride and our staff members have more joy and enthusiasm that they displayed on the first day of camp.

What a DELIGHT to be part of something that is so much greater than the sum of its individual parts. The synergy that we have all created together here this summer is so DELIGHTFUL to behold. While it's hard to believe that we are coming to the end of BDC'14, it is with DELIGHT that we embrace the final hours.

I hope that you are DELIGHTED with how you have spent your summer! If you are not fully satisfied - you still have time to find some friends and make some magic happen around you. There is still time this summer. Go make it great!

CHGS+P,
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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp    
 
"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson            
Admirals Hill snorkelers looking DELIGHTED after an off-campus trip to Paw-Wah Pond Conservation Area in South Orleans.

Patrice Ermilio, Admirals Hill Head, looks DELIGHTED to be a part of this hug sandwich!

This Admirals Hill camper was full of DELIGHT as he walked around campus on stilts during Carnival Day!
Update on AFTERNOON HELLO & GO

After a week of trial, here is the update on how the new afternoon HELLO & GO will work. If you wish to use the afternoon system, you must first use the system in the morning. As you are dropping off your camper in the morning, please let the HELLO & GO Attendant know that you will also be using this system in the afternoon. Your camper should go right from Afternoon Assembly to the BDC Office and when you arrive, we help your camper into your car for a speedy leave taking! How DELIGHTFUL is that?!  

Many thanks for all of my birthday wishes! It was a truly DELIGHTFUL day! 
Campus was echoing with the laughter of DELIGHTED, silly campers this past Friday, which was Carnival Day at BDC! At this activity, campers could dress up and take funny photos with their friends and counselors.
LAST DAY of BDC 2014
***THIS Friday, August 15*** 

The Final Picnic and Council Fire is THIS Friday evening from 5:00-7:30pm for all age campers and their families.

5:00  Final Swim  & Family Picnic on the Hill (NOT pot-luck)
6:00  Camper/Staff Parade
6:15 Council Fire on the MUGS Field to sing songs, recognize our achievement, and say good-bye for the summer. We will be finished by approximately 7:15pm.

VERY
IMPORTANT: Every camper must be accompanied by an adult by 5:00 when the camp day ends. Our staff is unable to be with individual campers who are left after 5:00pm.

Have you ever played Drip-Drip-Drop (not Duck-Duck-Goose) For many campers, there is nothing more DELIGHTFUL than having the water bucket dropped on them during a game of Drip-Drip-Drop on a hot day! 
SAFETY IN THE BDC PARKING LOT

  

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.

  

THANK YOU  

for helping BDC keep our parking lot SAFE!  


 
From the BDC Family to YOUR Family,
we are wishing you...

 COURAGE, HOPE, GOOD SPIRIT & PEACE!