BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter    July 10, 2016        Vol. 35 Issue 10
Hello Brewster Day Camp!
"TEACH" is a mighty word that elicits myriad memories, feelings, and beliefs. The word "TEACH" conjurers thoughts of a mentor or an influential person, or the first time riding a bike, or even nightmares we get as adults of pop quizzes in school! Whether these emotions are positive or negative, these feelings all TEACH us something about our character. 
As I observe each activity at BDC, I see TEACHing everywhere! Everyone is a TEACHer; the campers, the counselors, the young, and the old. Last week at camp, Laura TAUGHT campers how to play the ukulele at STAR; Nick TAUGHT campers how to successfully drop eggs from great heights at ECOD; Abby TAUGHT elements of CHGs&P in her camouflage game at BDOC; the Camper Leaders TAUGHT the Green Seahorses how to make natural bird feeders, and the list goes on and on... Each activity at BDC is designed to TEACH campers how to challenge themselves, be creative, and think outside the box. In turn, all of this TEACHng and learning strengthens everyone's character!

This Friday is Creative Arts Day! Local artists will join our outrageously creative staff and together we will TEACH and learn with BDC campers all week. Let the creative juices flow this week at BDC! I challenge you to TEACH something new to a loved one and get your creativity on. 

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

PS: Not yet enrolled? Call 508-896-6555 or email us here

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
                                                                                    ~ Martin Luther King Jr. 
BDC This Week #3: July 11-15

1. This Friday is CREATIVE ARTS DAY! During the morning hours, artists will exhibit and demonstrate interactive "doing," "watching," and "listening" activities. Bring your creative juices! 

2. WATER WIZ TRIP #1! Hurry and sign up before it fills up!

3. EXTRAS: Semi-Private Swim, Sailing School, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Golf, and SUP. Inquire at the BDC office!

4. Swim Meet Wednesday against CAPE COD SEA CAMPS at 1-2:30!

5. Friday Morning: All camp assembly at Sailors Hill (8:50-9:30) for K-8th Graders. Young Children's Program at Admiral Hill Assembly area (9:30-10:00).

6. Friday Afternoon: Player's Performance at Admirals Hill Assembly followed by a Popsicle. Please join us at both morning and afternoon assemblies!

- If you are dropping off your camper after 8:45, please bring your camper directly to camp office.
- The scheduled camp day is 8:30am-4:30 p.m. We offer daily complimentary early drop off beginning at 7:30am as well as extended pick up until 5:30pm. From 7:30-8:00am and from 5:00-5:30pm campers will remain with our Camp Paramedic, Emily, relaxing in conversation while resting their busy bodies during these extended hours.

- BDC is a PEANUT AWARE camp. If your camper has a food allergy, please let us know! We are eager to create a plan with you for your child's food consumption at camp!

- Family Swim Guests: THANK YOU for continuing to park in the BDC PARKING LOT beginning at 5:00pm when Family Swim begins. The church parking lot is unavailable for evening parking for BDC Family Swim. 

Instructor TEACHes camper riding skills during her Wednesday riding lesson.


Add more fun to your camper's schedule with 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!
We are pleased to announce that we are offering SURF SCHOOL again this year! 
WHO: Admirals Hill Campers + Javelins and Lasers
WHAT: Surf School taught by Cape Cod Surf Camp 
WHEN: Tuesday, August 2 from 12:45 pm-5:30 pm
WHERE: Nauset Beach 
HOW MUCH: $155 includes, wet suit, board, and professional surf school instruction.  

BDC After Dark is back by popular demand for campers entering 5th-8th grade. Campers enjoy meeting after camp hours for fun and games! Enjoy a Friday evening at camp during Weeks 4, 5 & 7. Cost is $75. 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.

Sprites Counselor:
Toby Anderson: "Skipping (not running or walking) is my favorite form of transportation."
Windjammers Counselor:
Demetria Lyons: "I have a twin sister."
Windjammers Counselor:
 Sudha Michaels: "I sing opera."
Sprites Counselor: 
Savannah Marciezyk: "I have synesthesia, meaning I associate sounds with colors."
Beetlecats Counselor:
Kate Martin: "Two-thirds of my siblings have worked at BDC."
Beetlecats Counselor:
Kate O'Brien: "I beat Malia Obama in a track race."
Hobiecats Counselor: 
Melike Gedman: "I am good at doing impressions of people."
Hobiecats Counselor:
Will Strohmeyer: "I was born with green eyes and they turned blue."
Lasers Counselor:
Joni McGinley "I like putting ranch on my tacos."
Lasers Counselor:
Annie Erikson: "I am really good at making friendship bracelets."
Javelins Counselor:
Kevin Boland: "I play college lacrosse." 
Javelins Counselor:
Daniel Belanger: "I coach a soccer team."
Counselor, Helen Ballentine, TEACHes camper to play the ukulele.
Art TEACHes campers to be creative and use their imagination!

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

~Mark van Doren
We hope you saw our camp bus riding in the Orleans 4th of July Parade!
Staff writers ponder how to craft this week's update.

By LEAP-OUT Staff Writers

Hello families of BDC Campers,

This week was Courage, Hope, Good Spirit and Peace week. We had a lot of good spirit in LEAP-OUT as we all worked through the human knot, which was one of the challenges of the week. We also saw animals that had great courage at the animal rescue league. 

At BASE we have peace because the water is peaceful, it is not that wavy and the sun's out .  We also have courage at BASE because for some us it's our first time on a boat or in a kayak and we don't know what to do, and if we have courage and listen to the BASE staff like Adam, Sean, Ben, John and Ainsley then we feel okay. In MUGS and Field Sports we have good spirit if you get out in dodge ball or GAGA ball or in any game. We also have good spirit when we cheer on our team. At the buddy activity this week we got to write down things that we are thankful for at camp. Pets and family were very popular words that came up for what we are thankful for. At choice a lot of us chose swim. In swim we have a lot of hope because we always hope BDC wins at swim meets. In Art all of the different colors give us peace. In Archery we hope for bulls eyes. We are also peaceful as we have to concentrate really hard. In STAR we also have courage to go up and perform in front of people. In LEAPin we work together and have good spirit for each other. In ECOD the nature walks are fun and peaceful. In BDOC we have so much courage to try to work as a team on the spider web or different elements that are on the ropes course. We have much gratitude for each other and every day we have hope for Admirals Hill campers to get their AHAAS by doing different challenges around campus. We hope for Mariners Hill campers to have a lot of courage to try new things and keep going with BDC. We also always hope for peace on all the hills. 
(Here are some tips) 
- We hope you have received and read your official BDC Welcome Packet!
- Remember to send your child's health/immunization forms!
- Camper Expectations: Play FULL, FUN, and FAIR! (Read full details in the Camper Handbook)
- Questions? Email us here or call us at (508) 896-6555

Flying Dutchman counselor, Cam Webster, TEACHes Admirals Hill boys skills he learned when he was a BDC camper for 16 years!

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


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