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BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter    August 8, 2016        Vol. 35 Issue 17
  
Greetings Brewster Day Camp!
 
BDC campers embody all three dictionary definitions for the word TENACITY: 1.)"The quality of...holding fast; persistence;" This past week, we had our first camper of the summer UBER AHAA. This is an honorable level of achievement, meaning the campers mastered all three levels of each activity available at camp. 2.) "The quality of retaining something;" Many campers learned the challenging butterfly stroke this week in the pool, which requires much determination and endurance. 3.) "The quality or property of holding together firmly;" While camp will come to a close next week, campers will hold tight to their friendships and memories which they will cherish all winter and beyond!

Last Friday's Olympic Day tested camper's mental and physical TENACITY, as they competed in various athletic events, including the triathlon, 100 meter dash, minefield, and more! As we enter Week #7, I look forward to observing more moments like those aforementioned that exemplify so campers' TENACITY.  

Next Friday is CARNIVAL DAY. During the morning, BDC transforms itself into a traditional carnival with stations including face paint, haunted house, dunk tank, sponge toss, water balloon toss, and more! This wonderful event is create by campers, for campers and the adults support them in their efforts to create fun for each other.
 
Memories, trial and error learning experiences, and learned lessons shape our TENACITY at BDC and beyond. Encourage your camper (or anyone!) to built and hold on to their TENACITY, as this is one key to realizing one's dreams.
 
CHGsP!
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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

PS: Questions? Call 508-896-6555 or email us here
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
BDC This Week #7: August 8-12

1. This Friday is CARNIVAL DAY! During morning hours, our camp transforms into a carnival of fun and games!

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

3. Swim Meet Wednesday against Orleans After School in our pool at 1:00!

4. 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).

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

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.

~Thomas Huxley
OLYMPIC DAY IN PHOTOS...
From the watermelon relay, silliness, and the sweet feeling of success,
Olympic Day was an overall hit!
REMINDERS

- 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. 




LAST BDC AFTER DARK!
 
BDC After Dark has been a total hit with our Admirals Hill campers this summer! Sign up for our last After Dark event, which is THIS Friday, August 12th. This evening event is open to campers entering 5th-8th grade. Campers enjoy meeting after camp hours for dinner, a sunset swim in the pool, s'mores at the camp fire, pop corn and a movie! Cost is $75 and runs from 5:00-10:30pm. Sign up for BDC After Dark here.  If you have any questions about BDC EXTRAS please call us at 508-896-6555 or email us here.

BDC'S ANNUAL SURF SCHOOL TRIP!
Our Surf School tested their TENACITY while  braving the Nauset Beach surf on Tuesday!
Surfs Up! Join the BDC Surf School next summer!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SWIM MEET AT CAPE COD SEA CAMPS
Our TENACIOUS BDC Travel Swim team did "swimmingly" at the meet against CCSC!
This BDC camper makes the butterfly stroke
look super easy!

 
Stop by the camp office and check out our newest collection of water bottles! 
 

LAST DAY OF CAMP 2016: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
The Final Picnic and Council Fire is Friday, August 19th from 5:00-7:30 pm for all age campers and their families. 
 
SCHEDULE:
5:00 - Final Swim and Family Picnic on the Hill (NOT Potluck)
6:00 - Camper/Staff Parade
6:15 - Council Fire on the MUGS Field to sing songs, recognize our achievement, and say good-bye for the summer. We will be finished by approximately 7:15 pm. 

VERY IMPORTANT: Every camper must be accompanied by an adult by 5:00 pm when the camp day ends. Our staff is unable to be with individual campers who are left after 5:00 pm.
 
FEATURING...BASE STAFF
 
Head of BASE:
Sean Donahue: "If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Cheetos."
Equipment and Safety Director:
Adam Petingill: "I make my own sushi."
BASE Staff:
John VanNorman:  "I grow oysters." 
 
BASE Staff: 
Ainsley Kilpatrick: "I submitted the highest volcano in Central America!" 

Swim Staff:
Crystal Johnson: "Bee stings don't affect me."
BASE Staff:
Ben Whidden: "I don't have an appendix."


Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

~Louis Pasteur
Admirals Hill campers came across a frog while exploring during eCod!
Campers also went looking for snakes while on am eCod adventure!
JUST STARTING THIS WEEK at BDC?  
(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
The behind-the-scenes prep for Olympic Day includes painting each of the represented countries' flags. 

Can you name all of these flags? Answer: From left to right: China, Tanzania, Uruguay, Denmark, Mexico, Ghana. Not pictured: El Salvador, Bhutan
Campers exude TENACITY as they cross the finish line of the 100 meter dash on Olympic Day!

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

 



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