Join us for our 42nd Season!
2023 Session Dates:
Week 1: July 5th – 7th [BDC Birthday]
Week 2: July 10th – 14th [Creative Arts]
Week 3: July 17th – 21st [Green and White]
Week 4: July 24th – 28th [Tie-Dye]
Week 5: July 31st – 4th [Olympics]
Week 6: August 7th – 11th [Carnival Day]
Week 7: August 14th – 18th [Wampanoag Day]
2023 Season Rates & Discounts
Brewster Day Camp Rates (3rd-8th Grade):
Camper Enrollment Fee: $75
Holiday Week (Week 1: July 5-7): $515
Mariners Hill Camp Rates (1st – 2nd Grade):
Camper Enrollment Fee: $75
5 day program: $4,915 (7 week program)
3 day program (available after May 1, 2022): $3,165 (7 week program: available after May 1, 2022)
2 day program (available after May 1, 2022): $2,461 (7 week program: available after May 1, 2022)
Young Children’s Program (Infant – Kindergarten):
For more information about our programs for children under the age of six, please call 508-896-6555 to speak directly with Jane Douglass, The Family School’s year-round .Head of School. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camper Leader Program (9th-10th Grade – by special application):
Rising 9th and 10th graders may apply for our unique Camper Leader program, which blends Brewster Day Camp activities with an introductory leadership program. For more CL Program info, click HERE.
EXTRA Lessons, Trips & Other Experiences:
Semi-Private Swim Lessons (M/T): $100.00 per week
Stand Up Paddle boarding (M)): $50.00
Sailing School (M-Th): $300 per week; $150 M/W or T/Th
Tennis (T): $50.00
Horseback Riding: $115
Golf (Th): $50.00
BDC After Dark: $90
Water Wizz: $95
Once your camper is enrolled, you can add lessons for the week(s) they are attending BDC through your CampMinder Account.
Winter & Summer Enrollment
ENROLL HERE using BDC’s online enrollment platform. BDC no longer accepts 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 emailed to: email@example.com.
For all important incoming camper requirements and parent information, please click HERE to read our 2023 Family Welcome Letter.
Schedule Changes, Refunds, Added Time & Cancellation
Schedule Changes and/or Refunds of pre-paid tuition are offered through May 1, 2023.
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.
A $75 enrollment fee is required at registration. Full payment is preferred during Early Bird Enrollment. The first 50% of fees is due at the time of enrollment. The remaining balance is due May 1st. Enrollment after May 1st requires payments be made in full at the time of registration. Customized payment plans may be available, and at the discretion of the Camp Directors.
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 Visa, MasterCard & American Express credit/debit cards; and eCheck or ACH accounts.
Discounts & Scholarships
Early Bird Enrollment is open from October 17-November 18, 2022. Families enrolling in Early Bird can take advantage of ONE of our deep discounts per camper:
- Mariners Hill Camp Full Program Discount (rising 1st and 2nd graders): 10% discount when a camper is enrolled in our 5 day/week; 7 week program.
- Brewster Day Camp Full Program Discount (rising 3rd-8th graders): 10% discount when a camper is enrolled in our 5 day/week; 7 week program.
- Camper Leader Full Summer Program (rising 9th and 10th graders): 10% discount when a camper is e nrolled in our 5 day/week; 7 week program.
- Brewster Day Camp Local Families Discount (rising 3rd-8th graders): 10% discount for local families opting for a partial summer schedule.
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 8:50am-4:00pm, with a drop-off window and supervised play from 8:00-8:45am and a pick-up window between 4:15 and 4:45. 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 4:00 pm.
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 in need of any physical, cognitive, OR emotional assistance to be campers with special needs. If your child has special needs, please inform the Camp Directors 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 their school, this IEP must be provided to BDC upon enrolling. The Camp Directors 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, or severe inclement weather, the campus will be closed. No refunds will be given in the event of a natural disaster or inclement weather. 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, and the cost of the lunch 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 5:00pm 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 Milisa “misa” Galazzi, CEO and President of TFS, Inc., 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 page for details).
- Your child’s Health History (found on your CampMinder account, under Forms and Documents) AND Immunization Record must be in our office by May 1st and must include proof of immunizations and date of last physical exam within one year of attending BDC.
Click HERE for the full pre-camp checklist found in the 2023 Family Welcome Letter.
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.