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    Brewster Day Camp: Camper Leader Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Private School
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Leadership
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Career Clusters: Education and Training
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    BDC’s Camper Leader Program is a unique summer opportunity for our oldest campers (rising 9th and 10th graders). Participants in the Camper Leader (CL) program build skills and confidence in becoming a competent leader in an adult workforce while gaining job and life skills. Camper Leaders are fully registered CAMPERS at BDC.

    The goals of the CL program are to:

    • provide rising 9th and 10th graders with an extended camp experience by emerging them in the Central Schedule, where they will challenge themselves physically, mentally, and creatively in all activity areas offered at Brewster Day Camp
    • lead CLs in daily group discussions and training sessions that center around effective communication, leadership, and team problem-solving skills
    • engage CLs in a mentor program that provides hands-on training and experience working with different ages and programs at BDC, and a working knowledge of appropriate child development teaching strategies when working with young children

    Camper leaders, and their director, participate in BDC activities each week (Art, Archery, BDOC, ECOD, LEAP, Sports, STAR, Swim and BASE).

    Camper leaders, with their director, choose a 2nd year tent counselor (Sailors or Mariners Hill), classroom teacher or activity head to shadow each week. The staff member must be fully willing to commit to this week-long mentorship. When not at an activity or CL group meeting, camper leaders will be attached to their tent/classroom/activity.

    Campe leaders, and their director, are expected to model exemplary camper behavior at all times; abide by camp rules and policies (including cell phone use policies); and be the best representation of BDC possible while off campus.

    Prospective Camper Leaders must complete the Registration Process which includes a written interview. Applicants are accepted on the basis of submitted material, past experience, program availability, and in some instances at the camp director request, and a personal interview.