BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter    July 24, 2016        Vol. 35 Issue 13
Hey Brewster Day Camp!
It's hard to believe that we are officially entering the second half of our camp season. While this halfway point may inspire a wide range of emotions and feelings, it is important to PAUSE. A parent who could not believe we were already halfway through the summer said, "This is our time to take a moment." PAUSING is a valuable practice that we often overlook amid the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.  We can "take a moment" to reflect on all the wonderful memories we have created and also look forward to what is yet to come! I like to remind myself to: Be. Here. Now.  
As I PAUSE and reflect on this past week, I am amazed by the unbelievably diverse talent that permeates our camp culture. For example: Thursday's regatta against Camp Wingate Kirkland showcased our sailing skills; Admirals Hill campers embarked on a fun-filled journey to Provincetown of biking, hiking, and snorkeling, proving their maturity and well-rounded nature; Thursday evening's potluck dessert and talent show featured stand-up comedy, dances, martial arts, songs, and sign language, and more!
And now, I PAUSE to look forward to this week, which is Tie-Dye week! Each camper will receive a white BDC t-shirt and have an opportunity to tie-dye it with Valerie at Art! Did you know that the tie-dye tradition dates back to sixth century from Indian, Japanese, and African cultures? It is important to hold on to our traditions and let them PAUSE as time passes.

As we enter the second half of the summer, let us PAUSE and truly embrace every moment, every emotion, and every lesson. 

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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 #5: July 25-29

1. This week is TIE-DYE WEEK! Each camper will receive a white BDC T-Shirt and tie-dye it during their art slot. On Friday, each camper will arrive to camp wearing his/her tie-dye shirt!

2. This Friday: BDC After Dark #2: 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. Kids loved it last week! See details below.

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

4. Swim Meet Wednesday against Camp Wingate Kirkland 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 Mariners 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!

It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.
~Jack Benny

- 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 an ALLERGY 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. 

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 5 (this Friday) & 7. Last week's was a hit! 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.

Green and White Day was spirited and high-energy, and campers also appreciated PAUSING to re-charge!
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.  
Thursday evening's potluck dessert and talent show was filled with energy, laughter, and cheer.
Comedy Troupe above: "Why did the squirrel cross the road?
-Because he was NUTS!" 
Head Lifeguard, Erin Healy, gives camper a private swim lesson. These are offered Mondays and Tuesdays (1:00-1:30) for $45.


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!
Art Head:
Valerie Richkin: "I have a dog named Bubba."
Archery Head:
Lily Olin: "I play the piano and mandolin."
BDOC Head:
Abby McOsker: "I went shark-cage diving and looked into the eyes of a 16 ft. Great White."
ECOD Head: 
Nick Funnell: "I studied abroad in the Galapagos Islands."
LEAP-In Head:
Will Poirier: "I walk intentionally slow."
LEAP-Out Head:
SROB: "I had a radio show in college entirely based on musical theater."
STAR Head:
Laura Brisbane: "I still have a baby tooth."
MUGS Head:
Kristen Green: "I have had the hiccups for the last ten years."
Field Sports Head:
Hallie Fichman: "I have webbed feet."

Pause today and notice something you have worked hard on and recognize yourself for it. Acknowledge your effort.
~Kristin Armstrong
Admirals Hill girls PAUSE and hold on to precious summer moments at camp!
This Camper Leader/Camper duo know how to PAUSE and take a moment to collect their thoughts! Led by Taryn VanEssyelstyn, our Camper Leader Program is one that instills values of leadership, responsibility, and creativity. 
Thursday's regatta against Camp Wingate Kirkland and hosted by BDC on our pond was an absolute success!
It is important to PAUSE and be proud of your work!
(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
Camper PAUSES to admire her group's artwork!

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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