Our Camp Directors

Our Camp Directors

Founder, Marcia Galazzi holds an MEd from Harvard University, and a BA from Simmons College. Marcia has over a half-century of experience in recreation programming and is a national leader in early childhood education. She is a passionate organizer in our local community serving as past president of the board of directors of the Orleans Academy of Performing Arts and of the Nauset Rotary Club. Marcia has five grandchildren, all of whom have attend BDC and some of whom are now on staff at camp. When not at work, Marcia can be found with her husband Stefan, enjoying a kayak paddle or sail on Little Pleasant Bay. She is passionate about reading, writing, and cooking her favorite Italian recipes with her extended family close by. Marcia is an alumna of Three Pines Camp for Girls in Gray, Maine.

Camp Director, Dan Michel holds a BA in Political Science from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and has nearly a decade of leadership experience at Brewster Day Camp. The eldest son of past BDC Camp Director, Milisa “misa” Galazzi and Associate Camp Director David Michel, and grandson of BDC & TFS Founder & Executive Director, Marcia Galazzi, Dan represents the third generation of year-round leadership at BDC. Born and raised in Providence, RI, Dan now resides in South Boston, MA, and is an avid sailor and downhill skier. He is an alumnus of BDC and Camp Nebagamon in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin.

 

Assistant Camp Director, Will Mason has grown up on Cape Cod and at Brewster Day Camp, spending 8 summers as a camper and more than a decade on staff.  Will has worked in many different roles at BDC, including as a Tent Counselor, Field Sports Head, MUGS Head and multiple summers as Admirals Hill Head. He holds a BS in Physics from Bridgewater State University and is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Education.  When he’s not living and breathing all things BDC, you can find Will playing guitar, basketball or golf.

 

Associate Director, David Michel holds an MA from the University of Chicago in Political Theory and a BA from Amherst College. He serves as Co-Director of College Counseling and teaches History at The Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island. David has been a member of the BDC Family for more than two decades and has been a teacher/administrator since 1987. David oversees all of BDC’s accreditation materials and Standards Visits from the American Camp Association. An avid fisherman and football aficionado, David also enjoys canoe camping, woodworking, and cooking. David is an alumnus of Camp Nebagamon in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin.

Associate Director, Max Michel holds a BS in Psychology, specializing in Development, from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Max is the youngest son of former Camp Director, Milisa “Misa” Galazzi, brother of the current Camp Director, Dan Michel, and grandson of BDC & TFS Founder Marcia Galazzi. Max has been a lifetime member of the BDC family and is an alumnus of Camp Nebagamon in Lake Nebagamon, WI. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Max loves to spend his free time on the water, and working on and riding motorcycles.”

 

Camper Life Director, Kristen Green holds a BA in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Kristen grew up spending her summers at Camp Wyonegonic in Denmark, ME, and has held many different roles at BDC, most recently as a Tent Counselor and Activity Head. She has experience as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist and Mental Health Counselor and is currently pursuing a MA from Boston College in School Counseling. She enjoys snowboarding in the winter, cycling in the summer, and playing with her two dogs, year-round.

 

 

Program Director, Ciara Byrne is from Canton, Massachusetts. She holds BAs in Psychology & Education from the College of the Holy Cross. Ciara has years of experience working with various age groups and programs at 3570 Main St. In addition to spending her summers at BDC, she is also a member of the year-round Family Schools faculty, working in the Beacon classroom. Ciara is currently pursuing a MA in School Counseling from Boston College. In her free time, Ciara enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with her dog.

 

Facilities Director, Richard Peterson has been working at BDC for fifteen years. During that time, he has held several positions including: Tent Counselor, Archery and MUGS Head, and Camper Leader Director, prior to his current work at BDC. Rich holds an MA in Education, and when he is not at BDC he can be found at the Nauset Regional Middle School teaching 8th grade U.S. History and coaching the Track & Field Team. Rich lives year-round on Cape Cod with his wife and three children who also attend BDC.

 

Camper Leader Director, Scott Rizzo holds a BA in Political Science and U.S. History from Roanoke College. In the summer of 2003, Scott joined the BDC family and has remained close to camp for more than a decade. Scott began his time at BDC as a Tent Counselor, then became Admirals Hill Head for four summers. In the winter months, Scott works as an after-school program teacher for elementary age children. Scott is passionate about shaping the lives of young people.  He enjoys playing ice hockey and spending time with his close friends and his nieces and nephews.

Directors of the Young Children’s Program (campers under five – click here for details) School Director, Carolyn O’Leary, and Assistant School Director, Jane Douglass, lead the year-round Family School and Salt Box Schools, which include the summer Young Children’s Program for BDC campers with us during the summer season. Between them, Carolyn and Jane have many decades of experience on our campus.

 

 

Misa Advisor, Milisa ‘misa’ Galazzi, holds an MA with Honors in Education from Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA from Brown University, where she majored in Studio Art and minored in Women’s Studies and Cultural Anthropology after graduating from Phillips Academy, Andover. For the past three decades, she has recruited, hired, trained, and mentored thousands of new and veteran educators while maintaining a robust studio art practice. Camp runs through Misa’s blood, as she spent her childhood attending various day and overnight camps in New England and, for twenty-one years, was the first full time camp director of BDC. She continues to support the camp community at the local, regional, and national level via her company, full palette, LEARN.TEACH. LEAD. whose mission is to “Cultivate Creativity & Mindfulness for a Better World.” Misa and her husband David raised their two sons Dan and Max Michel and together they love to scuba dive, hike, and go canoe camping in the deep woods.