Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Welcome to Week Two – Wacky Water Week

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Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We have another great week of fun planned at Lincoln Summer Camp. As the name of this week suggests it’s going to be wet and wild at camp this week so make sure your campers always have a bathing suit, towel, and extra clothes on hand!

Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

  • All campers should come to camp prepared to swim! This means wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel.
  • We will spend a great deal of time outdoors, so sunscreen is a must! Please have your camper come to camp with sunscreen already applied and more sunscreen packed in their backpack for reapplication. Remember, if you would like counselors to be able to assist your camper, you will have needed to indicate that on campdoc.com or filled out the physical form, available here.
  • Campers need to be able to carry their belongings throughout the day. Please keep this in mind when selecting and packing their bag.
  • There is time for a morning snack and lunch at camp. These are NOT provided. Please pack your child with nonperishable items; we eat a picnic-style lunch.
  • Campers in grades K-5 will be provided with a camp t-shirt before Friday’s field trips.
  • Campers should arrive at camp with a full water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
  • We want to remind you that we have two options for arrival and dismissal. You may enter the drop off/pick up line and staff will help your child in and out of the car. If you need to get out of your vehicle for any reason including getting bags out of your car, helping a child get buckled into a car seat, or just to give your little one an extra hug goodbye, we ask that you please park in the lot next to the gym and walk you camper over. This means that many of our Pioneer Parents will probably need to park to ensure their campers can get strapped in and out of the car. This helps us keep our pickup and drop off line moving and prevents dangerous maneuvers from taking place in the line. A full description of our arrival and dismissal procedures can be read in the parent handbook. Do note that Trailblazer Camp has a different drop off and pick up location.Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 10.04.12 AM
  • Speaking of drop off this week we have an exciting opportunity for you parents. Meet a Selectman – Meet Lincoln Selectman Jonathan Dwyer after dropping off your camper! He will be available to answer your questions or talk about topics that are important to you this Wednesday, July 11 from 7:45am until 9:30am. Look for him in a shady area outside Brooks School.

  • imgresThursday is Under the Sea and At the Beach Dress Up Day. Will you be a fish from down under or a lifeguard on shore? What cast of characters will come ashore at camp this year? We can’t
  • wait to see! For a full calendar of events visit the home page. 

 

  • slice_PT_cheese.pngWednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Day! Forget the hassle of packing a lunch and grab a slice from us. Pizza will be on sale for $2 for 1 slice and $3 for 2 slices.

 

Make sure you check the blog frequently throughout the summer for updates on our field trips, special events, and all the fun we are having at camp! You can follow the blog by entering your email on the sidebar and clicking “follow”  – it is a great way to stay informed! There will be a post coming out later today with information about this week’s trips.

Additional information about camp can be found in the Parent Handbook for K-5 , Parent Handbook 6-8, and on the Frequently Asked Questions page. We encourage you to review these resources and feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.


This Weeks Trips 

Pioneers K & 1

200px-Boston_Children's_Museum.svg.pngOn this trip campers will travel to the Boston Children’s Museum. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.  Designed for children, Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. In addition to extensive child-centered exhibits, Museum educators develop numerous programs and activities that address literacy, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, cultures, and health and wellness. Learn more at http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Campers should wear sneakers.

Ramblers– Grades 2 & 3

LDC primary logo B transparent.jpgOn  this trip campers will travel to Legoland to design, create, and make anything their imaginations can dream up. Featuring thousands of Lego bricks and numerous challenges to complete campers will have a fun filled day of building. Learn more at https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Please make sure your camper is wearing socks for this trip

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5

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On this trip campers will travel to a water park. Water Country has something for everyone! Thrill seekers are challenged by the breaking waves and speed slides. Others can relax in the sanctuary of Adventure River, swimming pools, and shady lounge areas. To learn more about their attractions follow the link below. https://www.watercountry.com/things-to-do/attractions 

 

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch
  • Please make sure your camper is wearing his or her bathing suit and packs a towel. Your camper might also like to bring a dry set of clothes to change into before the bus trip back to camp.
  • Pick Up will be at 5:00

Trailblazers – Grades 6,7 & 8

imgresTuesday, July 10th – On this trip campers will get to explore an amazing brand new trampoline park. The indoor park includes a variety of specific activities such as 3D Dodgeball, a Wipeout Wheel, Trampoline Simon, Trapeze,  Basketball Dunking Lanes, Foam Pits, Gymnastics “tumble tracks”, as well as a large Main Court. Altitude is the only trampoline park in Massachusetts to have a Rock Climbing Wall and Battle Beam suspended over foam pits! Learn more at http://www.altitudeparkma.com/ and check out a video of our campers having fun here back when they were Crusaders. If your camper is going on this trip you will receive a waiver with the Jiminy Peak Packet at the beginning of the week.

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers should wear socks.
  • Campers need a signed Waiver
  • Dismissal is at the typical time 3:00 pm

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Thursday, July 12th and Friday, July 13th- This week the Trailblazers will head to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort nested in the Berkshire Mountains of Hancock, MA. The trip will feature an Aerial Adventure High Ropes Course, a Mountain Park with Mountain Coasters, group dinner at John Harvard’s Brew House, time in the pool, a sleepover in boys and girls cabins, and hours and hours of fun!

If your camper is attending the trip he or she will receive a Waiver and Packing List on Monday to help you prepare for the trip. Be on the lookout for the bright yellow paper!

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Packing List
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Blanket (Optional)
  • Pillow
  • Sneakers (are a must)
  • Swimsuit
  • Flip Flops (Optional)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
      • PJ’s
      • T-Shirt
      • Shorts
      • Socks
      • Underwear
      • Sweatshirt/Jacket (Optional)
  • Towel
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Bag Lunch for Day One
  • Personal Medications (if applicable)
  • Glasses or Contacts (if applicable)
  • A Signed Waiver (Also a must)

Please keep your packing to one bag and one backpack that your camper can carry independently. 

Also note there is no need for campers to bring extra money for this trip. Everything they will need is provided.

Campers are allowed to bring their cell phones – however they will be collected by staff during the night so that we can ensure a good night’s sleep and that the phones are secure. Please see the Parent Handbook for more information on our Cell Phone Policy

Below is an approximate itinerary of what your camper’s days will look like.

Thursday, July 12th

9:15 am- Depart Lincoln Campus

12:00 pm- Arrive at Jiminy Peak

12:30 pm- Bagged Lunch

1:00 pm – Aerial Adventure Course

4:00 pm- Break/Down Time

5:00 pm- Dinner at John Harvard’s Brew House

7:00 pm- Swimming in the Pool

8:00 pm- Cabin Time – Card Games and board games

9:30 pm- Lights Out

10:00 pm- Sleep Time

Friday, July 13th

8:00 am- Breakfast – (Cereal, bagels, and fruit will be provided) 

8:30 am – Prepare Lunches- (cold cuts, cheese, other sandwich fixings, chips, and drinks will be provided) 

9:00 am- Packing and Outdoor games

10:00 am – Mountain Adventure Course

12:00 pm- Lunch

12:30 pm- Departure

3:30 pm- Return to Camp

4:00 pm- Dismissal

If you have any questions please contact Director Joe Colombo at jcolombo@lincnet.org or via the Remind App. We will be posting updates through the app so you know when we arrive, how things are going, and when we return. If you need more information on the app please refer to the Parent Handbook.

 

Let’s get ready for a wacky, watery time!

Best,
Sarah, Audrey, and Joe

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