Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Week 2 in Review!

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Week two was a wild one here at camp. Here’s what we were up to in specials:

STEM:

We had a great second week in STEM! We started the week with a nature scavenger hunt where campers searched for different plants and animals around campus. Groups saw frogs, turtles, birds, and many other species of wildlife!

Campers also had a lot of fun building tower structures with plastic cups, popsicle sticks, clothespins, and wooden blocks. Campers explored different designs to see who could build the tallest and sturdiest structure!

Trailblazers competed in two different engineering design challenges this week – building and racing balloon powered cars and competing in a paper airplane design contest.

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Sports:

This week in sports and games we played a variety of games. Early in the week we went under the sea with Sharks and Minnows and got crazy with four way Zich Ball. Later we mashed up two favorite sports for wacky Tennis Baseball. Finally its not a week at Lincoln Summer Camp with out a few games of classic soccer.

Archery

Week two was filled with more fun at Archery! We practiced our skills and many of us developed greater ability to shoot and aim.  On our rainy day we had a Cheerio stacking contest.  A camper was able to stack 9 Cheerio’s and our STEM director was able to stack 12! Everyone has been able to focus their skills and next week we will have some additions to our targets.

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Story Time 

In Story Telling we read Can I Play Too? By Mo Willems and played a silly game of catch using tennis balls pretending to be the animals in the story.  The second story we read was Yertle The Turtle by Dr. Seuss, and some groups read Gertrude McFuzz and The Big Brag.  Those stories were very fun for all to read!  We had a visiting hatching Thursday and Friday this week named Elmer. Elmer the baby sparrow is being nursed until his family can bring him back to his nest, many of our campers got the chance to meet him and some even got to feed him.  We can’t wait to see what week three brings us!

Arts and Crafts:

This week was WILD at Lincoln Summer Camp!  The Pioneers and Ramblers got their faces painted to look like animals and wore animal headbands with felt ears!  They also made animal puppets using lunch bags, construction paper, and pipe cleaners.

The Crusaders and Trailblazers made mosaics of animals using colored tiles and transparent paper.  They also took pictures of animals and cut them in half and sketched the other half of the animal.
Campers were on a gimp craze this week as well!  We taught campers how to make a box stitch and a zipper stitch using gimp.  Some made keychains and others made bracelets on the bus rides to field trips!

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Music and Drama:

Music and Drama was wild and zany as campers monkeyed around like party animals! Pioneers shared their animal impressions as we had a room full of elegant flamingos, fast cheetahs, slithering snakes, and loud gorillas. They enjoyed a rousing game of Duck vs. Cow and Sleeping Tigers. Ramblers used instruments to create animals noises in Guess the Animal Noise and stole zoo food as lions, tigers, and bears-oh my! Crusaders danced out to the Cha-Cha slide and competed in a rousing drama game of Ffeach (FastFoodElectronicApplianceCartoonHero). Both groups joined together to create a mannequin challenge of what it looks like to be at LSC. All of the groups tried their hands a making instruments. Trailblazers played a rousing round of Box of Lies and helped spray paint our Flip-flop-ophone instrument in Color war colors. Pioneers can now conga with egg maracas as Ramblers play scales on straw flutes and Crusaders tap away on their castanets. We are looking forward to our dance and acting competitions for color war next week!

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Epic Adventures 

This week at Epic Adventures we started off our week with an inflatable party where campers had the chance to jump on the bouncy house, play games, and race on the obstacle course! Despite stormy weather for the rest of the week, campers had an awesome time playing games like hide and go seek in the dark, laser racing, and guard the pin. The kids also had a blast playing pony express while running an obstacle course of our very own!

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Trips

Pioneers

Our Pioneers set out to Jump On In. Campers tackled American Ninja Warrior style obstacles like the ring climb, zip line swing, the warped wall and more! Campers also enjoyed classic Jump On In favorites like the giant inflatable slides, the bouncy obstacle course, and trampoline basketball. They had a great time!

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Ramblers

This week, the Ramblers rambled on down to Legoland.  There, campers got to experience all the wonders that Legos have to offer!  The Ramblers got to go on rides, play in the giant Lego play structure, act like a ninja and fight through a lazer maze, and see a bunch of 4-D movies.  On top of all that fun, they got to play with thousands of Legos!  Campers were also amazed by the replica of Boston made entirely of Legos.  A relaxing lunch in the park capped off a fun-filled day.  It is clear why Legoland remains a favorite at Lincoln Summer Camp!

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Crusaders

This week the Crusaders made their way up to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to visit Water Country! After arrival and a quick pause for snacks and sunscreen, groups split up with their counselors to dare their way through the watery landscape. While some “relaxed” on the Lazy River, others tested their courage on the Double Geronimo body slide. Crusaders slipped, splashed, and raced their way through the park to jam in as much fun and water as they had time for!
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Trailblazers

Finally the Trailblazers had another amazing week of field experiences. The week began with our much awaited trip to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. You can read all about our first day of fun here. It featured a high ropes course, dinner, pool time, and of course phone free bunk time where campers played good-old fashioned sleepover games! On day two we hit the Mountain Adventure Course where campers rode the Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Soaring Eagle, and Giant Swing. They also jumped on trampolines, showing off all the tricks they have been working on back at camp. Check out some pictures from all the fun below.

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We also had a great week back at camp, where the Trailblazers made cookie dough for their trip, played a table tennis tournament (congrats to our winner Kyle!), a Kan Jam Tournament (congrats to our winners Gavin and Josh), knockout games, Apples to Apples and Mafia games, spray painted a Flip-Flop-A-Phone, had plenty of gymnastics time and of course competed in a host of trivia games including Rocking Bingo to crown this week’s Ice Cream League Champions. Congrats to the Cotton Candies for their win and the Vanillas for there very close second place finish. Both teams enjoyed icey treats at Altitude!

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Their week ended with a trip to Altitude Trampoline park, where they flew high, jumped in the foam pit, played dodgeball, made amazing slam dunks and even got to climb the rock wall.

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Last but not least, this week’s fun could not be contained to just photos – check out some video clips of our week!

Special Events 

Dress Up Day

We started our Thursday off with our weekly costume contest.  Campers came dressed as animals from all over the world!  Our costume contest winner this week was Thatcher, dressed as a lion!  His costume was designed and created by his sister, Gray.  Check out some of the amazing costumes we saw!

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Lincoln Live 

We ended our week with another talent-filled Lincoln Live!  MC-ed by our squirrel, Erin, many of our campers showed off their talents.  From singing, to dancing, to gymnastics, to cheering, Lincoln Summer Camp really has a lot of talent!  Check out the video below to see some of the talent we saw today!
 We can’t wait for another exciting week next week as our Color War returns to camp! Stay tuned for more updates on our fun.

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