BREWSTER DAY CAMP          Newsletter  May 1, 2018        Vol. 37 Issue 8
Hello Brewster Day Camp,

Spring has officially arrived and with it comes the joy of REJUVENATION! Bulbs are bursting, buds are popping, and the birds are chirping. Words like: revive, revitalize, regenerate, revivify, re-energize, reanimate, resuscitate, refresh, reawaken, all come to my mind at this time of the year.

Right now, I am also thinking a lot about "growth mindset" versus "fixed mindset" which many thoughtful, intentional, educators explore in their work. Here, the fields of neuroscience and psychology have joined to help us understand more about our brains. This June, during our Staff Training Week, Andrew Watson, M.Ed. in Mind Brain Education from Harvard University, is our guest speaker. He will teach our staff and inspire our community to use our brains in exciting new ways. To learn more about this topic, look here on the resources page of Andrew's website, TranslateTheBrain.com.  

Some of this information is already familiar to us at camp. For many years, the BDC staff has been trained to practice the simple act of saying 'and' instead of 'but' in our communication with one another and with campers. When we use the word 'and' instead of 'but' we are practicing a growth mindset which helps us to REJUVENATE the way we think and interact with one another. One of the signs of a healthy brain (aka: good mental health) lies in our ability to hold multiple (and sometimes conflicting) ideas and feelings at the same time. What and how we think - along with how we speak - directly effects our actions and our interactions with one another.

So if you really want to feel immediately REJUVENATED, replace the word 'but' with 'and!' While you are enjoying that world of difference, you might also wish to share some BDC...

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

PS: May 1st - TODAY - is the last day to make any reductions in your camp schedule and still receive a refund. After today, and for the rest of the season, you may add to your schedule at any time, pending availability. Email us here or call 888-396-CAMP (2267) to let us help you!
"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves;
otherwise we harden." 
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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).
Today, May 1st, is also the deadline to enroll with a Sibling Discount or
Local Student Scholarship.
Please be in touch with us by midnight tonight
to take advantage of this special pricing.  

"When language is treated beautifully and interestingly, it can feel good for the body: it's nourishing; it's rejuvenating!" 
~ Aimee Bender 

A big BDC Drum Roll please...

Director of Equipment and Safety: Adam Pettengill
Head of BASE: Aidan Kilpatrick
Sailing School Coordinator: Ben Whidden
BASE Staff: Isabel Lobon &  Sophie Nahirny

Swim Director: Crystal Johnson
Swim Staff: Henry Forcier, Matt Grottkau,  Siobhan Hemeon-McMahon, 
Max Michel &  Brenna Treese

Ben Sprague
LEAP-OUT Head: Jen Monderer

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.