Join us for our 37th Season!
2018 BDC Session Dates:
Week #1 June 25 – 29
Week #2 July 2 – July 6 (CLOSED: Wednesday, July 4th National Holiday)
Week #3 July 9 – July 13
Week #4 July 16 – 20
Week #5 July 23 – 27
Week #6 July 30 – August 3
Week #7 August 6 – 10
Week #8 August 13 – 17
View and download our full 2018 Season Camp Calendar which includes Special Event Days, Trips & Lessons.
2018 Season Rates and Discounts:
Regular Camper Rates (K – Grade 8):
Camper Enrollment Fee: $60
Holiday Week: $475 (camp closed Wed., July 4th)
Full-Summer (all 39 days) Special Discounted Rate: $4095 with $60 Enrollment Fee Waived
EXTRA Lessons, Trips & Other Experiences:
Semi-Private Swim Lessons, Tennis, Golf & SUP: $45 per weekly lesson
Horseback Riding: $99 per weekly lesson
Sailing School: $125 per two-day weekly session – $250 for whole week
Water Wizz: $85 (additional fee if non-camper)
BDC After Dark: $75
Young Children’s Program (Infant – PreK):
Camper Enrollment Fee: $60
Holiday Week: $475 (camp closed Wed., July 4th)
Full-Summer (all 39 days) Special Rate: $4095 with Enrollment Fee Waived
3-Day Week (MWF or TWTh): $485
2-Day Week (T&Th): $355
Single Day Week: $199
Customized Scheduling: $199 per day
Camper Leader Program (9th & 10th grade):
Application Fee: $60
Single Day: $145
2-Day Week: $265
3-Day Week: 375
Full Week: $485
Holiday Week (7/4): $388
More CL Program info. HERE.
Early Bird Enrollment
Early Bird Enrollment is available each fall between September 1st and October 15th for returning families – those with us the previous season. Early Bird Enrollment affords huge savings! Pre-pay in-full at last season’s rates and receive double discounts (when applicable) for Sibling Discounts (10%) and/or Local Student Scholarships (10%). The $60 Enrollment Fee is also waived during the Early Bird Enrolling time. Contact the Camp Winter Office by email HERE to enroll as an Early Bird.
Enroll via our website at www.brewsterdaycamp.com by using BDC’s on-line form. BDC no longer uses paper enrollment forms or mails pre-enrollment packets. Upon receipt of the completed materials and tuition, a space will be held for your child pending availability. (See Wait List below.) A confirmation is emailed to you containing an account statement reflecting any remaining balance due. Any changes to your enrollment should be immediately directed to the Winter Office at (888) 396-CAMP (2267) or email: email@example.com. In mid-May, a Parent Packet is mailed to you which includes a neon pink postcard welcoming your child to BDC and confirming your child’s group placement. For questions about your child’s placement, please contact our Enrolling Office immediately. A car tag is also enclosed to help expedite pick-up at the end of each day. On your child’s first day of camp, please bring this neon card to camp so that we may better assist you!
Schedule Changes, Refunds, Added Time & Cancellation
Schedule Changes and/or Refunds of pre-paid tuition are offered through May 1st.
After May 1st, added weeks and EXTRAS are accommodated on a space-available basis.
Cancellation or dropped time is offered prior to May 1st only. No refunds will be given after May 1st, for any reason.
50% Payment is due at the time of Regular Registration. The remainder is due May 1st. Customized payment plans may be available, and at the discretion of the Camp Director.
100% Payment is due at the time of all Early Bird registrations.
Tuition refunds are available through May 1st.
The parent or guardian whose signature appears on the Brewster Day Camp Application and Enrollment Form is responsible for full payment of all tuition, extra lessons/activities costs, and fees. In cases of divorce or separation, the registering parent is responsible for all tuition, costs, and fees. Dual or split billing is only offered if both parties consent prior to registration.
BDC accepts payment by Cash, Check or Visa, MasterCard & American Express credit/debit cards. International families may also pay by Bank Wire Transfer.
Discounts & Scholarships
Must enroll prior to May 1st to obtain the following discounts:
A 5% Sibling Discount is applied to second (or subsequent) camper tuitions for families enrolling multiple campers (must reside in the same household during the school year), prior to May 1st.
A 5% Local Student Scholarship applied to camper tuition for those enrolled in Cape Cod schools (or homeschooled on Cape Cod), prior to May 1st.
CCN Vouchers: BDC accepts a limited number of Child Care Network Vouchers as payment for camp. Families wishing to use a CCN Voucher to pay for camp should contact us ASAP, as a CCN Waitlist currently exists for new families wishing to pay for camp with a voucher. Families paying for camp with a CCN Voucher are fully responsible for any Parent Fees assessed by CCN associated with their summer childcare voucher.
BDC offers 7 different forms of tuition assistance:
1) Early Bird Rates – see details above.
2) Sibling Discounts– see details below.
3) Local Student Scholarships – see details below.
4) Single-Week Local Family Campership Certificates – given to local charities and elementary school principals to raffle or distribute as they see fit.
5) Child Care Network Vouchers and other grants – are accepted by BDC on a limited basis. Families wishing to apply for child care grants should contact those agencies and secure funding prior to enrollment in camp at BDC.
6) BDC works with local organizations (other camps, foundations, churches, civic organizations, businesses, etc.) who supplement individual camper’s tuition with seasonal Scholarship/Summer Childcare Funding Grants. Families apply directly to these organizations to secure funding. We are happy to work with these agencies for billing purposes, and can provide families with a list of places to contact, to start seeking outside funding for summer camp.
7) Families may request an individualized Payment Plan to structure tuition payments in a more affordable way.
Adding Time To An Existing Schedule
Sessions and activities may be added to an existing schedule either by calling or emailing the winter camp office during the off-season, or by visiting the summer camp office when camp is in-session. Discounts are only available through May 1st, and all additions are subject to availability.
BDC is a full-day program. Families wishing their campers to participate on a partial day basis, must enroll for and pay full day rates. The camp day runs from 8:30am-4:30pm with a grace period for early drop off beginning at 7:30am and late pick up until 5:30pm. There is no additional fee for this supervised extended day. If an 8+ hour camp day is a challenge for your child, campers may be dismissed early for pick-up by parents or guardians, or arrive later in the day. Please inform the BDC office at drop-off if you are planning an early pick up prior to 4:30pm.
BDC is a fully integrated, mainstreamed camp. To ensure the success of all children, please let us know prior to enrollment if your child has ANY special needs. BDC considers highly allergic campers, as well as campers with any physical, cognitive, OR emotional needs to be campers with special needs. If your child has special needs, please inform the Camp Director PRIOR to enrollment to ensure that proper accommodations are made to ensure the success of your child on our campus. If your child has an IEP from his/her school, this IEP must be provided to BDC upon enrolling. The Camp Director may be in touch to discuss the best ways to support your child at BDC, and if we are indeed the best fit program, given a camper’s specific set of special needs.
Donations and Contributions to BDC
Your monetary contribution to the not-for-profit Foundation for Family Education is welcome. Please make your donation online, or for donations by check payable to the Foundation for Family Education. Your gift may be tax-deductible as applicable by law, and will be honored by a formal letter of donation! For gifts in-kind (equipment, materials, boats, electronics, etc.) please contact the camp office to make arrangements for donating such items.
We are happy to assist families with gift certificates which can be purchased in any amount. Please contact the camp office to purchase a gift certificate, which can be sent to the recipient in hard copy by USPS or digitally by e-mail.
Camp remains open and follows an indoor schedule on rainy days. All lessons take place rain or shine including Semi-Private Swim Lessons which offer a “dry curriculum” focusing on safety issues and strength training. BDC Trips run as long as the destination remains open. If the destination closes, BDC will refund the trip fee. In the event of a natural disaster, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, the campus will be closed. No refunds will be given in the event of a natural disaster. Families may wish to purchase Camper Tuition Insurance which may cover camp missed due to inclement weather. Please carefully review any third-party policy information for coverage details, prior to purchasing.
Local Student Scholarships
Students officially enrolled in schools located between the Bourne/Sagamore Bridges and Provincetown (or are homeschooled on the Cape full-time) may request a Local Student Scholarship. These scholarships are 10% of the total tuition during the Early Bird enrolling season, and 5% during the Winter enrolling months (October 16th- April 30th). These scholarships are no longer offered after May 1st. Proof of local school/home schooling enrollment may be required at the time of camp registration.
All families are required to provide a nutritious lunch for their children. BDC recommends that campers bring their lunch in an insulated lunch bag or cooler, with a freezer pack, to maintain freshness on hot summer days. All lunch remnants are returned home each day, and no food or drinks are stored in the tents overnight. Chewing gum is never welcome at BDC. Trading food at BDC is strictly prohibited due to the dietary restrictions of some campers. Please discuss this trading policy with your child. If a child arrives at camp without a lunch or with an insufficient lunch, BDC will make every effort to contact the family. If the family is unreachable, BDC will provide a lunch for the child, the cost of which will be billed to the family.
- Insufficient Funds Fee: Accounts with returned checks or declined credit cards are assessed a $50 fee.
- Late Pick Up Fee: Families who pick up campers any time after 5:30pm will be charged a $50 fee upon arrival.
- Outstanding Balance Fee: Accounts with a balance after May 1st may be assessed a monthly late fee of $50.
- Schedule Change Fee: One change to an existing schedule will be accommodated, free of charge, pending availability, and prior to May 1st. After the first change, a $50 Schedule Change Fee may be assessed for subsequent changes. There is no Schedule Change Fee applied when adding time at BDC!
Policy Exemptions & Exceptions
In the event that you wish to request a personal exemption from one or more of BDC’s stated policies, please write a letter or email to The Galazzi Family (our owners), explaining the details of your request. Rare exceptions to our policies may only be granted on a one-time and individualized basis, depending on extenuating circumstances.
Pre-Camp Check List
In order for your child to participate in any BDC program or activity the following must be on file in our office:
- Completed and signed Enrollment Form.
- Payment in full for tuition and BDC EXTRAS (Trips, Lessons, etc. see EXTRAS brochures for details.)
- Your Physician’s Immunization Form must be in our office by May 1st and must include proof of immunization and date of last physical exam within one year of attending BDC.
Prior to May 1st, full refunds of Tuition and Extras will be given. After May 1st, in the event of the withdrawal, dismissal, or absence of your child from camp, no portion of the tuition or fees will be refunded or waived by Brewster Day Camp and/or The Family Schools, Inc. There is no refund to families or guardians who withdraw during the camp season. BDC understands that unforeseen circumstances may arise which prevent your child from coming to camp on a given day. Given the complexities of the camp schedule, days may not be exchanged or traded for any reason, including illness. No time will be transferred into “credit” to be used for the present or subsequent summers; nor shall missed camp days be traded for EXTRAS (Trips, Lessons, Special Events & Merchandise.) In the event that your child is unable to attend or chooses not to attend an EXTRA, no refunds, exchanges, or credits will be made after May 1st for the upcoming or current season.
Families may wish to purchase Camper Tuition Insurance, which may cover missed camp time or late cancellation. Please carefully review any third-party policy information for coverage details, prior to purchasing.
Prior to May 1st, pending availability, BDC may accommodate ONE schedule change request without an added charge. Adding time to an existing schedule is not considered a schedule change. Requests for more than one schedule change prior to May 1st will incur a $50 Schedule Change Fee. Time dropped from a camper’s schedule prior to May 1st will be fully refunded. After May1st, schedule changes, refunds, credits, or reductions in tuition will not be granted for any reason. Given the complexities of the camp schedule, days may NOT be exchanged or traded for any reason. No time will be transferred into “credit” to be used for the present or subsequent summers; nor shall missed camp days be traded for EXTRAS (Trips, Lessons, Special Events & Merchandise).
BDC offers various Sibling Discounts on tuition when enrolling September 1- May 1. BDC defines siblings as related or adopted children living at the same address during the school year, with the same parent or guardian who is solely responsible for all tuition costs. The first child pays full tuition and every child thereafter receives the Sibling Discount on equal or lesser tuition. Sibling Discounts apply to tuition only and not to BDC EXTRAS (Trips, Lessons, Special Events & Merchandise.) Multiple grandchildren being funded by and residing with a grandparent during summer months, may be considered “siblings” on an individual basis, and at the Director’s discretion. Please contact the Camp Office with specific questions regarding this and any other applicable discounts.
When first choice schedules are not available upon enrollment, BDC maintains a Camper Wait List until May 1st. Campers are accepted from the Wait List based on available space and length of desired schedule, and will be notified by telephone as soon as space becomes available. After May 1st enrollment moves to a first come, first served basis.