BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter    June 27, 2016        Vol. 35 Issue 9
Hello Brewster Day Camp!

I am excited to report that our returning and new staff has arrived to camp from respective winter locations and is THRIVING in our summer environment! Over the past two weeks, Brewster Day Camp's work crew and training week has prepared for our best summer yet; the 35th season!

To THRIVE means to grow or develop vigorously; to flourish. BDC is a place where campers and counselors, alike, feel safe to take risks, break barriers, attempt new things, discover hidden talents, display skills, and simply...THRIVE! I am eager to be a part of this magic for WEEK 1 of camp!

Over the past two weeks, I have enjoyed being a part of this pre-camp magic for training week and work crew. New staff THRIVED in developing confidence; they transformed their vocabulary from "I will be a counselor to I AM a counselor." Staff THRIVED in discovering superhuman strength; they planted a tree, built a new fence, transported sand, sifted gravel, and renovated the welcome walk. Lastly, and arguably most importantly, staff THRIVED in resurfacing their inner-campiness; they sang, danced, and laughed together!

I encourage everyone to grow, develop, and flourish, whether you face your worst fear, check something off your "bucket list", or simply take time for yourself. How will you THRIVE this summer?

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

PS: Not yet enrolled? Call 508-896-6555 or email us here
. THRIVE with us in our 35th Season!


"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"

~ Maya Angelou

Our new tree is THRIVING with life and longing to welcome the 35th season! This tree honors the Joanne Borsari, the former head of BDC's pool.

BDC THIS WEEK #1: June 27-July 1, 2016

1. This Friday is BDC's 35th Birthday celebration! Have some birthday cake at 9:30! 
2. After camp (5-8 pm), we will be extending the celebration with a special anniversary event. 
3. EXTRAS: Semi Private Swim, Tennis, Golf, Horseback riding, Sailing School, and SUP. Inquire at the BDC office!
4. SWIM MEET: Wednesday vs. Ourselves! 
1-2:30 in our pool. All welcome. 
5. FRIDAY MORNING: All camp assembly at Sailors Hill 8:50-9:30 for K-8th Graders and Young Children's Program at Mariners Hill 9:30-10:00
6. FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Player's Performance at Admirals Hill Assembly followed by a popsicle. Please join us!
Ainsley Kilpatrick and Head of BASE, Sean Donahue, THRIVE while leading Mariners Hill staff on a day in the life of Sailing School


Start the fun now and THRIVE at BDC EXTRAS! For enrolled campers AND their visiting friends and family members, BDC EXTRAS offers multiple ways to enrich your time at camp. For more information about our
BDC Sailing School, Semi Private Lessons (swim, golf, tennis, horseback riding & standup paddle boarding) and Water Wizz Trips, go here!

BDC After Dark is back by popular demand for campers entering 5th-8th grade. Because it THRIVED so much last year, we are pleased to announce that we will have it THREE times this summer! Enjoy a Friday evening at camp during Weeks 4, 5 & 7. To sign up for BDC After Dark go here

If you have any questions about BDC EXTRAS please call us at 508-896-6555 or email us here.

Program Director, Scott Rizzo, and Camper Life Director, Jenn Cronin, exemplify what it means to be fun, kind, and safe by THRIVING at BDc and in life!

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. And the complte Camper Expectations are posted on each of the three Hill Boards. 


You've probably heard about our 35th Season Celebration on Friday, July 1st, from 5-8pm. It's now time to reserve your spot.

RSVP to the 35th Celebration here.

Look for more information via email to follow.

Dan and Nick prepare a new fence to welcome you on your first day of camp! Come see our THRIVING new fence by LeapOUT!
We hope that you have received your official  BDC Welcome Packet in the mail with all the  information that you and your camper need  to make a smooth transition to BDC. 
 Any questions? Email us here or call our Summer Office at 508-896-6555. 
 Remember to send or fax to 508-896-2044 us your child's Health  Form/Immunization Record. You may submit  via Fax at 508-896-2044 or email to  info@brewsterdaycamp.com or snail mail to  BDC: 3570 Main Street, Brewster, MA    02631.    
Get your colors on!

Campers, celebrate The Unites States of America's
Birthday by wearing hill's assigned color this Friday.
Mariners Hill = BLUE
Sailors Hill = RED
Admirals Hill =WHITE

"Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks in the sea bed."

~ J.G. Ballard
BDC Staff, Erin Healey and Chris Doyle, start their summer with a sweet treat!

Our wonderful BDC Staff is eager to THRIVIE at camp. They are the best and brightest young adults this world produces. A few of them still need to find housing on Cape Cod and we are eager to help them find a comfortable place to live this summer. 

If you know of any family who is interested in hosting a BDC staff person or has a room, apartment, or cottage to rent, please email us here.  Many thanks! 

Mariners Hill Head: Meaghan Kelliher
BDC Factoid: "I started a potato garden in my backyard."
Juan Boches
White Sharks:
Nicole Rohrer
Blue Fish:
Ronnie Suriel and Sage Orvis
Green Seahorses:
Peter Quinn and Helen Ballentine
Chris Doyle and Lily FLores
Sailors Hill Head:
Dan Michel
BDC Factoid: "I completed the grand portage in the North Woods."
Windjammers: Sudha Michaels and Demetria Lyons
Beetlecats: Kate Martin and Kate O'Brien
Lasers: Joni McGinley and Annie Erikson
Sprites: Toby Anderson and Savannah Marciezyk
Hobbiecats: Malike Gedman and Will Strohmeyer
Javelins: Kevin Boland and Daniel Belanger 
Admiral's Hill Head:
 Will Mason
BDC Factoid: "I drove 5,000 miles this winter."

Ana Romano-Pringle
Baybirds: Jess Levey and Nora Stolzman
Wiannos: Caty Hanson
Thunder: Carter Otis and Chris Potvin
Lightnings: Brandon Lee and Alex Farkas
Flying Dutchmen: Austin Higgins and Cam Webster

Associate Camp Director, Kelly Cattano, (pictured far left) along with five of her former  Wiannos campers have returned this summer as THRIVING BDC counselors! From right to left: Nicole Rohrer, Caty Hanson, Sage Orvis, Huan Boches, and Joni McGinley.

Can you identify these shoes? Stay tuned for the answer in next week's eWaves!
This enthusiastic group is already singing, dancing, and THRIVING on Mariner's Hill!

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


Brewster Day Camp
888-396-CAMP (2267)
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