- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: Private School
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Leadership
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
- Credit Awarded: No
BDC’s Camper Leader Program is a unique summer opportunity for our oldest campers (rising 9th and 10th graders).
Participants of 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 skillsengage 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 childrenCamper 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.
Camper Leader Registration Process:
Camper Leader Program registration starts with the Brewster Day Camp online application. Click HERE to begin our registration process.
Once applied, all Camper Leader applicants, first-year and returning, must complete the Camper Leader Written Interview.
Camper Leader Written Interview:
This portion of the application process MUST be completed by the applying CAMPER LEADER with limited to no adult assistance. The purpose of the written interview is to:
Provide an opportunity for the camper to introduce themselves to the CL Director;Encourage the camper to review his/her strengths and weaknesses and consider how these attributes factor into the camper’s performance in this program;Simulate other written application processes such as college or other job applications;Allow the camper to outline personal goals for the summer and begin to define strategies to accomplish their goals at BDC.