BREWSTER DAY CAMP           Newsletter               July 5, 2015                      Vol. 30  Issue 11
ACA logo  

Nurturing and Challenging Children and Families with Courage, Hope, Good Spirit & Peace since 1981!

For info about BDC, go here.

From our BDC family to yours, we wish you an ABUNDANCE of joy during your 4th of July celebrations!
BDC THIS WEEK  #3: July 6- July 10, 2015  

SPECIAL EVENT: This Friday is Creative Arts Day! BDC will welcome about a dozen visual and performing artists to help turn our entire camp into an ARTS CAMP for the morning!

EXTRAS: We still have openings this week for a few of our EXTRAS: Semi Private Swim, Tennis, Golf, Sailing School. Inquire at the BDC Office!

SWIM MEET: BDC vs. Orleans After School. Come join us at the BDC pool from 1:00-2:30!

YCP THEME: Into the Woods!

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: Player's Performance at Admirals Hill Assembly 3:15 followed by a popsicle. Please join us!  

This camper shows off his perfect form as he enjoys the sunshine and pristine waters on campus, and takes advantage of the ABUNDANCE of opportunities to learn and play in the pool.  

ANIMAL FIND of the WEEK: This baby BLUE CRAB was found on the  shore during an Admirals Hill Afternoon Choice activity.  BLUE CRABS, also known as the Chesapeake blue crab or the Atlantic blue crab, are strong swimmers due to their fifth pair of legs which are shaped like paddles. The blue crab's scientific name Callinectes sapidus means "beautiful savory swimmer."

Due to the ongoing construction of our neighbor, the Bible Alliance Church, the parking lot of the church is unavailable to families this summer. Join us as we meet this new challenge and continue to make our parking lot a safe place!

Due to lack of parking this season, we will:

1. BDC families may only use our parking lot for daily camper drop off and pick ups. Please use the Hello&Go in the morning as often as you can for quick drop offs.

2. Please follow the directions of the BDC Parking Lot Attendants in the orange vests who skillfully direct all cars.

3. Any Camp Office business which can be conducted on the phone or in person between the hours of 10a.m. and 3p.m. is greatly appreciated!

4. Parking for Family Swim will begin promptly at 5:00 in our parking lot.

5. End of the day popcorn sales are suspended this season. However, popcorn will be offered as a special snack on occasion and sold during the Final Camp Picnic in order to continue to raise money for BDC Camperships. 

We will periodically update you with how this is all going! Thanks for your understanding as BDC continues to be a good neighbor!

A wide variety of activities and a little imagination, leads to an ABUNDANCE of silliness from campers!
BDC's first WATER WIZZ trip of the season is THIS THURSDAY, July 9th.  Water Wizz is located in Wareham, MA, and is Cape Cod's closest water theme park with hundreds of vertical feet of thrills and spills! BDC campers are in excellent care with our one counselor to six camper ratio for absolute child safety. If you have any questions, or have a camper who would like to join us on the trip, please call the camp office at (508) 896-6555 or email us here.

Like us on Facebook


Greetings BDC Campers and Parents!

As we enter Week #3 at BDC, the living is right! We are basking in the sunshine, playing in the puddles, and enjoying the ABUNDANCE of life and laughter together here on campus. Our pool is sparkling, our on-campus Edible Garden is in full-bloom, and the sights and sounds of camp are in the air! 

Motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, maintains, "Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune in to..." and here at Brewster Day Camp, we totally agree! 
True ABUNDANCE is found in the sound of children's laughter, the high-five down at Archery, the sounds of cheerful team spirit on the ball field, the joy of discovery at ECOD, the sand, water, and sea breezes of activities down at BASE...the sheer ABUNDANCE of experiences for all campers throughout their day.

Come share in the ABUNDANCE of our perfect BDC camp days! If life takes you other places this summer, look for the ABUNDANCE of life around you! 
Until we see you again, we wish you an ABUNDANCE of... 
misa signature
Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp   

"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance."

One word: ABUNDANCE!
Leaving Campus Early...
Many, many campers venture off campus in the afternoons. If you would like your camper to leave camp early, PLEASE take a moment to call or stop by the BDC Office to let us know as early as possible. This allows us to make sure your camper stays on campus and is waiting for you at the office.  Thanks!

Many of our campers and counselors stop to savor the ABUNDANCE of our BDC Edible Garden, which was planted by the H.O.W.L.S Program--and is now tended by Sophie Olmstead and her ECOD campers.  Make sure you check it out! 
  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. BIG LUNCHES are needed especially for older campers!

CAMPUS: Please use the gravel paths around camp, especially leading up to Mariners Hill.  Help us keep our limited grassy space looking lush and healthy all summer long!

We are a cell phone free campus for campers and staff!  If campers and families need to reach each other during the camp day, the BDC Office is ready to relay the message.  Cell phones are to stay at home. Thanks! 

An ABUNDANCE of teamwork and long-time friendships exist among our Admirals Hill campers!
Interested in attending the Friday Morning Assembly?  Come join us!   

Families interested in attending the Friday morning Assembly are more than welcome to take advantage of Hello & Go for campers eager to begin their day.  Then, beginning at 9:00 a.m., feel free to park in BDC's parking lot and join us!  

An ABUNDANCE of good spirit in the pool!
Camper Expectations

Please remind your camper that BDC has three simple Camper Expectations. In short, they are:
Your Welcome Letter and Camper Handbook for Life on the Hills explains these expectations in more detail.

These Javelins enjoyed an off-campus trip to Pah Wah Point in Orleans and found an ABUNDANCE of aquatic life to explore.

The Lasers Tent Group took in an ABUNDANCE of natural sights during their self-guided nature tour at Fort Hill in Eastham.

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