BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter  June 1, 2018        Vol. 37 Issue 9
Hello Brewster Day Camp!

It's June 1st and summer is ALMOST here - BDC is ALMOST ready for you! We are working to ready the campus after a long, hard winter. The ocean water is ALMOST warm enough for swimming, the grass is ALMOST totally green, the activities at camp are ALMOST PLAP'ed (Progressive Learning Action Plan - BDC lingo for 'curriculum'), the staff is ALMOST trained, and the school year is ALMOST complete!

As you can tell, ALMOST is clearly an action word - definitely not a tentative state of being. ALMOST honestly recognizes where one is in the process, in life, in the doing of the thing. Sometimes ALMOST can be good enough or even just right given where you are in the process of learning or doing something for the first time.

When I teach a new skill to someone such as how to surface dive in the deep end of the pool, and they are still struggling to master the skill perfectly, I say, "You ALMOST have it! Now take a bigger breath before you go down so that you have more air to exhale on the way up." In this way, ALMOST is the Kryptonite of perfectionism and the antidote to I can't or I won't.

When we focus on the action of ALMOST, the focus is on striving for growth and not settling for failure. ALMOST signifies a work in progress and not, "oh well, I fell short because I only gave it a little bit of gumption!" ALMOST is honestly acknowledging where you are and allowing room to strive for more - more practice, more time, more questions, more growth - and, well, just more!

Come see how ALMOST works at camp. At BDC we embrace ALMOST with...

Courage, Hope, Good Spirit & Peace!
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Milisa 'misa' Galazzi
Director, Brewster Day Camp

PS: Are you ALMOST ready for camp? If you need anything, email us here or call 888-396-CAMP (2267) through the first week in June or 508-896-6555 thereafter to let us help you!
"Change almost never fails because it's too early.  
It almost always fails because it's too late."  
~ Seth Godin 


Enrolled families have one last bit of homework for us in the Camp Office: 
Please ensure that we have the latest version of your camper's Physical & Immunization Record on-file prior to the start of camp. This paperwork can be submitted by email, regular mail (to Brewster) 
or faxed to our office at 508-896-2044. Thanks!

Returning BDC families may enroll by simply emailing us here.
New to the BDC FAMILY? Enroll via our on-line form here.
Questions? Call us toll free at 888-396-CAMP (2267)   through the first week in June
or 508-896-6555 during the 2018 Summer Season!

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent!" 
~ Unknown  

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


Brewster Day Camp
888-396-CAMP (2267)
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.