BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter       February 1, 2016        Vol. 31 Issue 5
Hello Brewster Day Camp!

At camp, we are very proud of our collaborative, robust, and flexible leadership style. Our BDC LEADERSHIP Team collectively shares its successes and its bumps in the road. As a group, we are 'stronger together' to piggy-back on the motto of the Massachusetts Camping Association (here) which is our state's camping industry organizational LEADER (see images of MCA event below.) I am exuberantly proud of our BDC Leadership Team this summer because of its depth, experience, and BDC longevity.

Reaching deep into the education, management, counseling, coaching, and creativity fields, I am confident that as a group our LEADERSHIP Team can solve any challenge presented to us - World Peace - yeah, we're working on it! We teach peace every day at BDC and that does make a difference everywhere.

No matter where you find yourself this summer, please join us at 3570 Main Street in any way that you are able! Mark your calendar for Friday evening, July 1st from 5pm-8pm when our community of present and past campers, families, and staff are welcome to come back to camp for an Evening of Camp Celebrating BDC's 35th Season! Look for more details in future newsletters. Please join me in LEADING us all into BDC'16 with...
announcing our three NEW Hill Heads for BDC'16.
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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

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"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus
but a molder of consensus." 

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are pleased that so many of BDC's LEADERSHIP Team are returning this summer!  
You will recognize many names - a few in new roles this summer:   
Milisa 'misa' Galazzi - Camp Director 
Rob Glancy - Assistant Director 
Kelly Cattano - Associate Director 
Jen Cronin -  Camper Life Director 
Morgan Chase - Aquatics/Off Campus Director
Scott Rizzo - On Campus Program Director
Taryn vanEsselstyn - Camper Leader Director
Maddie Brisbane - Pool Director
Adam Pettengill - BASE Equipment and Safety 
Richard Peterson - Facilities Director
Emily Boutilette - Camp Paramedic 


You will recognize our three NEW Hill Heads because they each are veteran BDC staff members (and 2 were campers!). While they are new in this Hill Head role, they collectively share nearly 45 BDC summers between them....A loud BDC drum roll please...
Will Mason - Admirals Hill Head
Dan Michel - Sailors Hill Head
Maeghan Kelliher - Mariners Hill Head
We welcome this dynamic trio to their new spots...Please, take a bow! 


BDC On Campus Program Director, Scott Rizzo and Camp Director, Milisa Galazzi, (both pictured right) joined camp leaders from across the state at the Massachusetts Statehouse last week. The event honored Dan Wolf, our Senator from Cape Cod, who, along with many volunteers from the Massachusetts Camping Association
joined forces this year with advocates to pass 'camp friendly' minimum wage legislation. 

Other exciting events that day at the statehouse included Senator Wolf's  LEADERSHIP on passing the first step of a bill for Equal Pay for Woman in Massachusetts - which is the first state to do so!

In his words,
"The Senate today is taking a huge step not only for women, but also for men who believe in fairness and equity at the workplace for all the citizens of the commonwealth," said Wolf. "This bill gives us all tools to use to do a deep dive, examine our souls, our hearts, our minds, our wallets, our balance sheets, and our profit and loss statements to make sure that the values that we embody here in this chamber are expressed in the behavior through our economy."

THANK  YOU, Senator Dan Wolf for your LEADERSHIP representing Cape Cod and the Islands in making affordable and fair wages for all an important part of your work.

Side note: Dan Wolf raised his three (now adult) children at The Family School and Brewster Day Camp! What an honor for all of us to join you in celebrating your LEADERSHIP!

"I know of no single formula for success...some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration, to work together."

~ Queen Elizabeth II

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

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The Family Schools, Inc. and therefore Brewster Day Camp, embraces diversity in staff, students, families, and curriculum.   
TFS, Inc. and BDC do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, culture, age, religion, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or ability.