Join us for our 40th Season!
2021 Session Dates:
Week 1: July 6th – 9th
Week 2: July 12th – 16th
Week 3: July 19th – 23rd
Week 4: July 26th – 30th
Week 5: August 2nd – 6th
Week 6: August 9th – 13th
Week 7: August 16th – 20st
2021 Season Rates & Discounts:
Regular Camper Rates (Grades 3 – 9):
Camper Enrollment Fee: $65
Holiday Week (July 6th – 9th): $649
EXTRA Lessons, Trips & Other Experiences:
Private Swim Lessons & SUP: TBA
BDC After Dark: TBA
Mariner’s Hill Camp (K – 2nd Grade):
For more information about our programs for children below Grade 3, please call 508-896-6555 to speak directly with Jane Douglass, The Family School’s year-round Assistant School Director and enrollment coordinator. She is eager to answer any questions you may have about the Mariner’s Hill Camp program! If you prefer to email Jane, you may reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may visit the year-round Family School website here.
Young Children’s Program (Preschool – PreK):
For more information about our programs for children under the age of five years, please call 508-896-6555 to speak directly with Jane Douglass, The Family School’s year-round Assistant School Director and YCP enrollment coordinator. She is eager to answer any questions you may have about the YCPs! If you prefer to email Jane, you may reach her directly at email@example.com. You may visit the year-round Family School website here.
Camper Leader Program (10th & 11th graders by special application):
More CL Program info. HERE.
Winter & Summer Enrollment
Enroll via our website at www.brewsterdaycamp.com by using BDC’s online 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Winter Enrollment. The remainder is due May 1st. Customized payment plans may be available, and at the discretion of the Camp Director.
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
We are unable to offer discounts this summer, due to COVID. We hope to able to offer our traditional full range of discounts next summer!
If you are in need, please see our various Tuition Assistance programs, below.
BDC offers different forms of tuition assistance:
1) BDC works with local organizations (other camps, foundations, churches, civic organizations, businesses, etc.) that 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.
2) Families may request an individualized Payment Plan to structure tuition payments in a more affordable way.
3) Families may submit a personalized request for financial aid. Please email our Camp Office for more information: Info@brewsterdaycamp.com
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. 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 9:30am-3:30pm with a grace period for early drop off beginning at 9:00am and late pick up until 4:00pm. There is no additional fee for this supervised extended day. 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 3:30pm.
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.
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.
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 4:00pm 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 May 1st, 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).
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 the 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.