BREWSTER DAY CAMP         Newsletter           February 1, 2015                         Vol. 30  Issue 5
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When retrieving arrows after they have been shot, one feels INVINCIBLE! 

...And here is the camp office deck filled with INVINCIBLE Summer!

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
~ Albert Camus 
Announcing our INVINCIBLE Leadership Team for 2015
....A BDC Drum Roll please.....

Milisa 'misa' Galazzi - Director
Rob Glancy - Assistant Director
Mona Mudd - Associate Director
Jen Cronin - Camper Life Director
Scott Rizzo - On-Campus Programs Director
Morgan Chase - Off-Campus Programs & Trips Director
Adam Pettengill - Equipment & Safety Director - B.A.S.E.
George Farah - B.A.S.E. Director
Maddie Brisbane - Pool Director
Taryn vanEsselstyn - Camper Leader Director
Matt McGue - Mariners Hill Head
Kelly Cattano - Sailors Hill Head
Patrice Ermilio - Admirals Hill Head

This group is brought to you by the number 13: Thirteen leadership positions and 13 returning staff filling those positions - some in new roles. This leadership team is INVINCIBLE! Next month we will share our returning Tent Counselors and Program Staff. Bring on summer 2015. We are ready! Are you?!

With role models like these wonderful counselors - could any camper feel more INVINCIBLE!? 

That smile says it all: I am INVINCIBLE! 

H.O.W.L.S. (Holistic Outdoor Wilderness Leadership Skills) - aka "camp in the winter" is open to the entire camp community.  We are offering a full day of camp fun at Willy's Gym in Eastham. See information below and follow link for more details:

: Willy's Gym, Eastham, MA


When: Thursday, February 19, 2015


Time: 10:00-4:00pm (Bus will leave BDC at 10:15am and return to Camp by 3:45pm)


Prices: Includes a belaying session on the climbing wall, plus supervised use of the climbing structures, pool, play world, moon bounces and indoor turf.

  • Drop-in Rate - $75.00 (for children not enrolled in Feb. vacation programming. 10am-4pm ONLY)


 Go here for more HOWLS information.
Hello BDC Family and Friends,

too powerful to be defeated or overcome

As I write, Cape Cod is still digging itself out after being pummeled by Winter Storm Juno - some say, the Nor' Easter of the century! (And another big one is due early next week!) I do love a good weather event - and the Cape sure can drum up a substantial one from time to time. However, I am always dismayed, after a storm like this, to see what sort of damage mother nature has wrecked on our delicate sandy peninsula.

This past week during Juno, the Altantic Ocean once again broke through Balston Beach meeting Cape Cod Bay via the Pamet River in Truro. In essence, this breach breaks Cape Cod in half. In addition, the stairs at Nauset Light Beach have been completely swept away - and there is more erosion on the beaches than one can bear to see. This destruction notwithstanding, Cape Cod remains INVINCIBLE!

Luckily for all of us, our campus fared quite well during Juno. Besides dumping more than two feet of snow which blanketed our four acres - all else seems just fine. Special thanks to volunteer, Brian Kavanaugh, who assisted Adam Pettingill, Chris Doyle, and Chris Galazzi in the massive snow removal effort which took many hours to complete this week at 3570 Main Street.

Camp is a great place to test the limits of our own INVINCIBILITY. With support and guidance from so many wonderful leaders at BDC, campers and staff learn the resiliency skills needed for success in life. Like the lessons from Storm Juno, no matter how strong the winds or how forceful the waves - we at camp have the opportunity to re-learn that we too 'have an INVINCIBLE summer within us.'

Join me soon on Cape Cod to share the INVINCIBLE power of...

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

PS. Tent Groups are filling up fast - especially during "high season" (mid July through early August.) If you have not already done so, please be in touch as soon as possible to lock in your first choice schedule. Email us here for simple e-rolling! We look forward to assisting you.   

The INVINCIBLE Welcome Walk in winter with the roof of the Camp Office left. See Adam's waist and shovel? Yup, that's how high the snow was! Again special thanks to volunteer Brian Kavanaugh, who assisted Chris Galazzi, Adam Pettingill, and Chris Doyle in the massive Juno clean up on campus.  You guys ROCK!

Treading water with hands up for a minute or so is part of our Red Cross Swim Program. After completing this challenge successfully, one feels INVINCIBLE in the water! 


too powerful to be defeated or overcome

invulnerable, impenetrable, unassailable, inviolable, secure, strong, well fortified, well defended

~ Merriam Webster Dictionary



Tent Groups are filling up fast - especially during "high season" (mid July through early August).

Please be in touch as soon as possible to lock in your first choice schedule. We look forward to assisting you!


In a twist of irony, silliness is often a magic superpower when one wants to feel more INVINCIBLE.  Have you been silly lately? It works! 

When staff work hard together supporting one another and having a blast doing so, the collective feeling is: We are INVINCIBLE! 

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