BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter   May 1, 2017        Vol. 36 Issue 8
Hello Brewster Day Camp,

Happy May! For camp people working this month, we look forward and we look back - double checking multiple lists while answering the questions: "What have we accomplished? What is left to do? Are we PREPARED? Is anyone ever really ready?!?

To answer that last question, I offer this little story: I never met my husband's maternal grandmother, as I began dating her grandson just a few short months after she left this earth. For the past twenty-four-and-a-half years, I have worn her simple gold wedding band which she wore for fifty-four years. This tiny circle needed no adjustments to fit my finger perfectly - a small symbol of the many things that we share - though time and distance has always separated us. I often think about her legacy and how she lives on around me every day in the genetics of my husband - her grandson, and two of her great grandsons, our boys. I am told that she often said, "Easy is when you know how."

As I PREPARE for my twenty-first season as Director of Brewster Day Camp, I would add a corollary to her statement: "Ready is when you begin." From my experience, I rarely ever feel really ready for anything that is about to start! Did I feel ready to go to Kindergarten? I'm not sure - it was a while ago! Did I feel ready to go to overnight camp? Absolutely not - yet I went anyway! Did I feel ready to become a mother? No way - and I became one, nonetheless! Did I feel ready to parent teenagers? Not on your life - yet, I did! My point is this: We can PREPARE as much as possible, yet at the end of the day, it's simply starting, that is most important!

Join me in welcoming with joy, the month of May so that we can get this camp going with...

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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi, Director
Brewster Day Camp

PS: Email here or call  888-396-CAMP (2267) to PREPARE for your BDC summer!

"It is better to look ahead and prepare,  
than look back and regret."  
~Jackie Joyner-Kersee     

"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
~ Malcolm X       

Our Program Staff is PREPARED!  

We are excited to share our list of BDC'17 Program Staff. A BDC drum roll please....

Art Head: Jenny Nurse Candon
Archery Head: Carter Otis
BDOC Head: Xander Cavacas
ECOD Head: Valerie Richkin
Field Sports Head: Chris Potvin
MUGS Head: Kiegan Lenihan
STAR Head: Natalie Plotkin
LEAP In Head: Malik Gedman
LEAP Out: Kate O'Brien

Swim Director: Cady Douglass
Swim Staff: Crystal Johnson, Annie Erikson, Max Michel, Aidan Kilpatrick, Daniel O'Leary, Judy Hamer (sub)

BASE (Boating and Sailing Experience) STAFF
Equipment and Safety Director: Adam Pettengill
BASE Director: John Van Norman
BASE Staff: Emily Golden, Ben Whidden, Kevin Boland

"The will to succeed is important,
but what's more important is the will to prepare."
~ Bobby Knight    
Are you PREPARED for BDC'17?

Email here or call toll free at 888-396-CAMP(2267)!

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
~ Benjamin Franklin    

"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet."
~ Bobby Unser     

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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The Family Schools, Inc. and therefore Brewster Day Camp, embraces diversity in staff, students, families, and curriculum.   
TFS, Inc. and BDC do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, culture, age, religion, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or ability.