BDC creates a very strong ‘kid culture’ which is engaging, comfortable, and fun! BDC thoughtfully creates this child centered community. Below are some tips for how to “speak BDC” fluently! View our Camper’s Guide HERE for more helpful BDC info.
BDC’s Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations:
AHAA = Admirals Hill Activity Achievement; individual activity challenges for kids 5-8th grade.
BDOC = Brewster Day Camp Outdoor Challenge; our 10 element low ropes course activity.
CL = Camper Leader; special program for 9th & 10th graders.
LEAP-In = Learning, Exploring, And Playing; an activity for campers to learn interpersonal relationship skills through age-appropriate games as well as learn the inner workings of BDC and how we all fit into a larger community and world.
LEAP-Out = An activity which allows campers to explore off-campus trips, and community service both on and off campus.
MUGS = Mixed Up Games and Stuff; an activity where campers learn the values around sportsmanship, and that creativity can enter the world of sports, while also playing the game with good spirit – which is our number one goal!
OCR = Older Camper Responsibility; 5th graders visit younger tent groups and help out for one hour at a time.
STAR = Song Theater And Rhythm; An activity that celebrates performance, music, and theater games while also creating plays and songs to entertain the entire camp on Friday afternoons.
YCP = Young Children’s Program; summer fun for kids under 5 years old, certified early childhood teachers.
ECOD = Everything Cape Cod; our nature and science program which teaches global stewardship and takes advantage of our proximity to Nickerson State Park and other local Cape destinations.
Hills & Tent Groups
Mariners Hill = K-1st Grade
Girls Groups: Dolphins & White Sharks
Boys Groups: Blue Fish & Green Seahorses
Sailors Hill = 2-4th Grade
Girls Groups: Windjammers, Beetle Cats & Lasers
Boys Groups: Sprites, Hobie Cats & Javelins
Admirals Hill = 5-8th Grade
Girls Groups: Sand Pipers, Bay Birds & Wiannos
Boys Groups: Thunders, Lightnings & Flying Dutchmen
BDC WELCOME SONG
We welcome you to BDC, we’re mighty glad you’re here!
We’ll send the air reverberating with a mighty cheer. RAH! RAH!
We’ll sing you in, we’ll dance you out.
We will raise a mighty SHOUT!
Hail, hail, the gang’s all here, at BDC this year!
BDC COMPASS ROSE
I call the wind from the North, Its cold carries the Courage for hard work.
I call the sun from the East, Its rays of light bring Hope for each new day.
I call the heat from the South, Its warmth carries Good Spirit to share with others.
I call the dark from the West, Its quiet brings Peace to the end of the day.
Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life, even if it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand, even when I have gone away from you.
Walk tall as the trees; Live strong as the mountains;
Keep the warmth of summer in your heart;
And the Great Spirit will always be with you.
Teaching peace, all the world around.
You and me, every city, every town.
One by one, in our work and in our play,
We are teaching peace by what we do and what we say.
It’s up to us, to show we care.
Reaching out to everybody, everywhere.
So heart-to-heart, and friend-to-friend.
Circling all around the world and back again.
So take my hand and come along.
It’s time to sing the world a brand new song!
So sing it loud, and sing it clear – altogether now, so everyone can hear!