Founder & Executive Director, 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 more than 5 years 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.
Camper Life Director, Jen Cronin holds a Master of Education in Counseling from Providence College and a BA in Psychology from Stonehill College. Jen is a high school guidance counselor in the off-season. Prior to her current role at camp, Jen spent two summers as a BDC Tent Counselor and then joined the year-round Family School faculty as an assistant teacher and after-school program coordinator. Jen values time with her family and friends, is an avid sports fan, and enjoys beach days, photography, skiing, and running.
Equipment & Safety Director, Adam Pettengill holds an MS from Wheelock College in Early Childhood Education and Child Development as well as a BS in Geology from Bates College, where he was on the sailing team and was a member of the outing club. Adam is part of the year-round faculty of The Family School, working with all ages of young children. For many years, Adam was a stay-at-home dad raising his two children who are now in college and in graduate school. He is an active member of the Cape Cod Vikings Rowing Club and likes to spend as much time on the water as possible! During the summer months, Adam can be found on our waterfront ensuring the safety of campers and staff on and around our fleet of sail boats, canoes, and kayaks.
Off-Campus Activities Director, Morgan Rae Chase holds a BA from Elon College dual degree in Journalism & Photography, and an MA in Elementary Education from Lesley University. Morgan has worked in the BDC Pool for more summers than we can count, and has been a year-round toddler teacher at The Family School for an additional four years. She could swim before she could walk and has been teaching swim lessons since the age of fourteen. Morgan values her friendships, family, and her continuing professional development while being a true New England sports fan no matter the seasonal outcome. Morgan loves the beach on a hot day, the laughter of children, and the excitement of the unknown.
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. After three seasons as Program Director, he now joins Richard as Co-Facilities Director making sure that our campus is beautiful and functional. 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.