BDC's Extras Program is available for 5 to 16 year olds in the greater Cape Cod Community. BDC offers Extras for additional fees; campers may add these Extras onto an existing BDC schedule or may enroll in Extras as stand alone events. The following is a list of BDC Extras:

BDC SAILING SCHOOL

Monday/Wednesday and/or Tuesday/Thursday & Friday Fun Races

BDC campers as well as children from the larger community who are entering 2nd - 10th grade may enroll for our Sailing School. Offered 2 and/or 4 days per week, for 3 hours each afternoon on our waterfront at Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park. The pond's fully enclosed banks provides the ideal conditions for controlled and safe sailing instruction, at all levels of experience.

Coached by US Sailing Certified Instructors with decades of combined Yacht Club & collegiate competitive sailing experience, campers sail our fleet of Sunfish,420's and Day Sailors. Once participants complete a session (2 or 4 days) of Sailing School, they are invited to sail in BDC's Friday Fun Races, applying the skills and excitement learned earlier in the week.

BDC Sailing School is taught in lock-step with the US Sailing Learn To Sail Small Boat Curriculum, the gold-standard in sailing education. We also take a fully-customized approach to this comprehensive curriculum, tailoring instruction to each participant's individual skill set and goals. Our Level-1 Beginner sailors are taught in our largest boats, the Day Sailors, with an adult instructor in-boat. Our Level-2 Intermediate sailors are paired with an instructor, or another sailing school participant, in an appropriate boat for the wind and weather conditions. Level-3 Advanced sailors focus on solo sailing in Sunfish or 420's depending on wind/weather and their own specific personal goals. When instructors are not in-boat, they are coaching at close distance in motorized launches.

Sailing School may be added to an existing BDC camp schedule as an EXTRA. Teens, too old for regular camp are welcome to join this program! Participants meet at the BDC Office at 12:50 and are bussed on our licensed and insured bus with professional bus driver to and from our campus with other BDC campers and staff. Sailing School is offered rain or shine and the curriculum is adjusted accordingly.

Ages: 7-16 (2nd -10th grade)

  • Times: 1-4pm (includes travel time)
  • Instructor/Camper Ratio: 1:6apx.
  • Costs: Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thur.: $125 or 4-days: $250

Races are optional and are included in tuition for participants that week. $35 race fee for sailing on Friday of a non-enrolled week.

Participants are encourage to purchase the US Sailing Learn Sailing Right manual from the BDC Camp Store or ONLINE HERE.

 

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP) LESSONS

Monday

BDC offers SUP lessons on the ponds in Nickerson State Park which neighbors our campus.

  • Ages: 7-16
  • Times: 1-2pm on Mondays
  • Instructor/Camper Ratio: 1:6apx.
  • Cost: $45/wk.

 

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Monday and/or Tuesday

BDC offers semi-private swim lessons in our environmentally friendly pool! Certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors coach your child for ½ hour of swim instruction. Parents must remain on campus if the child is not enrolled in camp the day of a semi-private swim lesson. These lessons are offered in addition to regularly scheduled, mandatory morning swim classes for all BDC campers. Semi-private swim lessons are taught rain or shine. If the pool is closed, indoor lessons focus on strength training and safety.

  • Ages: 5*-16
  • Times: 1:00-1:30pm, Mon. and/or Tues.
  • Instructor/Camper Ratio: 1:3apx.
  • Cost: $45/per lesson or $90/wk.

*All campers must be on the Hills in order to participate in Semi-Private Swim Lessons.

 

TENNIS LESSONS

Tuesday

Tennis lessons take place at reserved tennis courts in Brewster. Lessons are taught by BDC tennis instructors with years of experience playing and coaching tennis. Instruction is offered at all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each camper MUST provide his/her own racket and tennis shoes. Fresh tennis balls are supplied by BDC. Rain or shine - we play and learn to appreciate the game!

  • Ages: 7-16
  • Times:1-2pm, (includes travel time) Tuesdays
  • Instructor/CamperRatio:1:9apx. 
  • Cost: $45/wk.

 

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

Wednesday

Private, english style riding lessons are offered at True North Farm in Harwich, under the licensed and insured instruction of Kay Slater, owner/operator and her staff, who teach at all levels. Riders must come with heeled shoes and long pants or sacrifice their lesson without refund. A rental helmet is included in the cost of the lesson. A True North Farm Release Form is mailed to you upon enrollment and MUST be completed and returned to BDC prior to the lesson. On rainy days, an indoor lesson in the barn and ring focuses more heavilly on horse care and maintenance. All levels of experience and first-time riders welcome!

  • Ages: 7-16
  • Times: 2-3pm, Wednesdays
  • Instructor/Camper Ratio: 1:2apx.
  • Cost: $99/wk. (includes helmet rental)

 

GOLF LESSONS

Thursday

Golf lessons, taught by a PGA Golf Pro, are offered in partnership with the Captains Golf Course in Brewster. Appropriate size golf clubs will be provided by the instructor. However, if your child has his/her own clubs, please drop them off in the BDC Office on the day of the lesson. Due to limited storage space and safety, clubs may not be stored overnight at BDC and should never go out to the tents or elsewhere on campus. Supportive shoes/sneakers or golf shoes are to be warn during the lesson.

  • Ages: 7-16
  • Times: 1-2pm, (includes travel time), Thursdays
  • Instructor/Camper Ratio: 1:9 approx.
  • Cost: $45/wk.

 

WATER WIZZ TRIPS

Thursdays

Water Wizz is located in Wareham, MA, and is Southern New England's only water theme park. BDC campers are in excellent care with our 1:6 counselor to camper ratio for absolute child safety. BDC campers remain secure under the supervision of our Red Cross certified Life Guards as well as the Water Wizz staff. For more information about specific water rides and safety visit the Water Wizz website at www.waterwizz.com. Water Wizz may be added one of two ways: 1) If your child is already registered for camp on the day of the trip, you may add the Water Wizz to your child's schedule at a reduced rate. 2) If your child is not registered to be at camp the day of a desired Water Wizz Trip simply enroll for the trip as an Extra Day. Please remember to send your child with a bag lunch as usual. During inclement weather, if the destination is open, the BDC trip will go. Only in the event of destination closure, will BDC refund trip fees. BDC is unable to reschedule or trade trips for any reason.

  • Ages: 7-16 AND Height: 48" (see BDC Office for details)
  • Weeks: 3, 5, & 7
  • Times: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • BDC Staff/Camper Ratio:1:6 approx.
  • Cost: $85 with enrolled camp day or $175

CAMPERS MUST BRING A BAG OR BDC LUNCH ON THIS TRIP. Please do not send "spending money" or money to purchase food.

 

BDC SPECIAL EVENT DAYS

Thursdays &/or Fridays

Special Event days are offered to regularly scheduled campers at no extra charge. If your child is not registered for camp on the day of a desired Special Event, you may add the Special Event Day as an Extra camp day. All Special Events take place rain or shine. The following are BDC Special Event Days:

 

  • BDC Birthday, Friday - Week 1
  • Grad-Titude Day, Thursday - Week 2
  • Creative Arts Day, Friday - Week 3
  • Green and White Day, Friday - Week 4
  • Tie-Dye, All Week and Wear Shirts on Friday - Week 5
  • Olympic Day, Friday - Week 6
  • Carnival Day, Friday - Week 7
  • Wampanoag Day, Thursday -Week 8
  • Final Day of Camp & Closing Council Fire Ceremony, Friday, Week 8
  • Ages: 5-16
  • Times: 8:30-4:30
  • Cost: FREE for campers already enrolled at camp that day or $175 for a drop-in added day.