BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter    July 18, 2016        Vol. 35 Issue 12
Hello Brewster Day Camp!
We are CREATORS. We CREATE memories, traditions, families, games, decisions, success...the list goes on. It's a pretty empowering feeling when you think about it, right? Camp is a place where CREATIONS are particularly common. Our CREATIVE staff helps facilitate campers' understanding and familiarity of what they love to CREATE.

This past week, we focused on CREATING art. Each activity frontloaded and primed CREATIVE strategies and outlets to prepare for Friday's special event. Creative Arts Day introduced or resurfaced artistic mediums and techniques. Campers CREATED songs, dance, pottery, murals, sand castle and drip art, splatter paint, and oobleck art. Above all, we CREATED learning experiences that are stored in our "camp memory" forever!

This week at camp - Week #4 - counselors and activity staff emphasize the virtue of sportsmanship and teamwork as a means to CREATE cohesion and fluidity within a group. We teach that it is okay to win, okay to lose, and okay to tie. Friday is Green and White Day at BDC, where campers will CREATE an environment of friendly competition to gain as many beads as possible in each activity. 

This is also a special week at camp, as it marks the halfway point of the summer. We will host our annual Family Picnic and potluck dessert followed by the Camper-Counselor Talent Show on Thursday evening. All are welcome - see details below.

Here's a challenge: CREATE something that you have never imagined before.

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

PS: Not yet enrolled? Call 508-896-6555 or email us here
BDC This Week #4: July 18-22

1. This Friday is GREEN AND WHITE DAY! This is a simple and fun special event day at BDC. Wear your tent color (see below) on Friday and earn green or white beads at all activities! The two teams will work together throughout the day to see which team (GREEN or WHITE) earns the most beads!

2. Family Picnic & Potluck Dessert & Talent Show: Thursday, July 21 from 5-6:30. See below for more details! 

3. BDC After Dark: On Friday night from 5-10:30 pm, campers entering grades 5-8 are invited to sign up for $75 to extend the camp fun into the night.

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

5. Swim Meet Wednesday against Orleans After School at 1-2:30!

6. 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).

7. Friday Afternoon: Player's Performance at Admirals Hill Assembly followed by a Popsicle. Please join us at both morning and afternoon assemblies!
Last year, a former camper who learned to pogo stick at BDC is now an international pogo stick competitor. He shared his talents at the annual Pot Luck Talent Show. We are excited to see what this year's talents will bring!

This Thursday: BDC Family Picnic and Dessert Potluck

This Thursday, July 21st, is our annual family picnic/DESSERT POTLUCK and Talent Show. Remember, potluck will be dessert only. Please bring dinner for your family only, as well as any dessert items you wish to share! Join us from 5:00-6:30 for BDC fun. Here are the details:

5:00-6:00 Family swim, family picnics, and dessert potluck. Camper leaders will also be selling popcorn to benefit BDC camperships.

6:00-6:30 The camper/staff talent show.

6:30 All families and campers go home so that our Staff can take our annual photo and meet.

All BDC families are encouraged to attend, including the under five year old camper families in the Young Children's Program. See you then! 

Campers demonstrate good spirit while participating in a friendly competition of Rock Paper Sissors. Campers will follow these lovely ladies' footsteps for Green and White Day! 
GREEN AND WHITE DAY: This Friday, July 22
This is a simple and fun special event day at BDC. Wear your tent color (see below) on Friday and earn green or white beads at all activities. The two teams will work together throughout the day to see which team(GREEN or WHITE) earns the most beads!
Mariners Hill
Green Seahorses and Bluefish=GREEN
Penguins, White Sharks, and Dolphins=WHITE

Sailors Hill
Sprites, Hobie Cats, Lasers= WHITE
Windjammers, Beetle Cats, Javelins=GREEN

Admirals Hill
Bay Birds, Thunder, Lightning= GREEN
Wiannos, Sandpipers, Flying Dutchmen=WHITE

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

~Golda Meir

- 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. 

Camper CREATES  a moment of stillness and reflection before heading out to the ring.


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: Local Beach - TBD 
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 (this Friday!), 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.

LEAP-In campers CREATED this splash paint wall during their morning activity. 
Admirals Hill campers CREATE  memories on the trail riding from BDC to Eastham !

Sand Pipers Counselor:
Ana Romano: "I want to be a teacher."
Flying Dutchmen Counselor:
Austin Higgins: "I'm a rocket scientist." 
Flying Dutchmen Counselor:
Cam Webster: "I have lived on Cape Cod my whole life."
Bay Birds Counselor: 
Jess Levey: "My mom changed my middle name when I was in third grade."
Bay Birds Counselor:
Nora Stolzman: "I once served Woody Allen coffee."
Wiannos Counselor:
Caty Hanson: "I have a canal with alligators in my backyard."
Lightnings Counselor:
Brandon Lee: "I offer private lacrosse lessons on the Cape."
Lightnings Counselor:
Alex Farkas: "I am an Eagle Scout."
Thunder Counselor:
Carter Otis: "I was born in Russia."

Thunder Counselor:
Chris Potvin: "All of my siblings have worked here."

Campers love chilling their bodies and CREATING friendships during their relaxing 1 hour block of lunch from 12:00-1:00. As a reminder, we are an allergy aware camp, meaning if your camper needs special accommodations for snack or lunch, please provide them in their lunchbox. 
Campers CREATE an egg drop!
Campers and counselors CREATED new records at the track meet last Thursday!
Camper enjoys his face paint CREATION!
Camper gets the animal find of the week!

Staff writers CREATE Leap OUT's Weekly news.

By LEAP-OUT Staff Writers

Hello families of BDC Campers,
This [past] week [was] Creative Arts Week which is celebrated with a special day on Friday. We all will be wearing different colors. We had many triumphs this week such as getting third place at the track meet. Every Thursday after lunch we have buddy activities- each group gets paired with an older or younger group. Taryn, the camper leader director, tells us what fun thing we will do to bond with our buddy group. This week it was writing poems which helped get our creative juices flowing. New friends joined us this week, many groups got way bigger, some groups even had to get bigger lunch tables to fit everyone! We can't wait to keep growing at camp and see more friends next week. Thanks for tuning in!
(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
BASE staff always CREATES memories with spirited weekly themes. Aloha!

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


Brewster Day Camp
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