Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Welcome to Week 4

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Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We are so excited to begin our fourth week at Lincoln Summer Camp.  Here are a few 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 with 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 a bag.
  • We are very active at camp! Closed toed shoes are a must for safe playing. This week will feature special sports events every afternoon, so shoes are more important than ever.
  • 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 if this is their first week at camp. If your camper is a returning camper they should have already received one.
  • 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 found 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
  • colorWarLogo12This week is Camp Color War. Throughout the week, campers will be competing in Color Wars competitions where they will be broken up in four color teams: the Red Team, Blue Team, Orange Team, and the Green Team. The teams will compete in a host of competitions throughout the week to earn points for their team. On Friday, after all the points are tallied, a winner will be announced.
  • To help campers look more like a team, they will have a chance to tie dye a team shirt in the color of their team. If your camper would like to make a shirt please send him or her in with a white t-shirt inside a ziplock bag. Please write your camper’s name on both the collar of the shirt and on the bag.
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  • imgres Throughout the week your camper is encouraged to dress in the their team color which they will find out on Monday. On Thursday campers can wear their Tie-Dye shirts for the final day of the Color War. For a full calendar of events visit the home page.  

 

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    • Wednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Days! 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!

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 Week’s Trips

Pioneers – Grades K & 1

farmland_color_logo_newOn this trip, campers will go on a hayride to see all the different animals at the farmland. They will have the opportunity to feed and play with some of the animals that live throughout the farmland. Campers will have the opportunity to go to the spray park that is on site for some water fun. Learn more at https://davisfarmland.com/.

 

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Each camper needs a waiver for the field trip you can fill it out here or look for one to come home with your camper on Monday.
  • Each camper should wear a bathing suit and bring a towel for the spray park.

Ramblers – Grades 2 & 3

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On this trip campers will travel to The Kids Place to get creative. They will paint ceramics, plaster, canvas and mine for gems. Find out more at http://www.kidsplace4fun.com/

 

 

 

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5

logoOn this trip campers will travel to Launch Trampoline park in Watertown, MA to jump, flip, play dodgeball, shoot hoops, all on trampolines. Brave campers might even take a dive off the stunt tower! This year campers will also get to play a game of laser tag in Launch’s new Laser Tag Arena!

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Campers must wear socks to jump on the trip.
  • Campers must fill out a waiver for the trip. Paper copies will come home on Monday – find a pdf here
  • Pick Up will be at normal dismissal time: 3:00pm  

Trailblazers – Grades 6,7 & 8

Please note the Trailblazers are on Trips Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week so that they may participate in culminating Color War Events on Thursday. 

Tuesday, July 24th 

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On this trip campers will travel to Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH to test their endurance as they work to reach the summit. Amazing views and personal victories await campers on this trip as they work as a team to accomplish their goal!

 

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Sneakers are a must for hiking the mountain
  • Athletic clothes are preferable
  • Campers should pack a backpack – not a tote bag or drawstring bag – as both make it difficult to climb
  • Please be sure your camper is wearing sunscreen and bug spray
  • Campers should pack a disposable lunch and 2 water bottles in their bags
  • Pick up will be at 5:00 pm

 Wednesday, July 25th

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On this trip campers will  travel to Breezy’s Waterslides in Douglas, MA. Breezy’s features 3 300ft water slides as well as a lake for swimming. Campers will also be partaking in special Camp Color Wars competitions while at the picnic grounds.

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers need a bathing suit and towel
  • Campers should wear sunscreen
  • Campers should pack a disposable lunch and water bottle

overnight-camp-3Camp Overnight- When campers return to camp the fun is just beginning. They will learn how to pitch their own tents, start their own fires, before having a bbq dinner, a Glow in The Dark Capture the Flag game across the campus, and of course S’mores and stories by the campfire.

Here is a full Packing List and Itinerary

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Packing List
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Blanket (Optional)
  • Pillow
  • Swimsuit for day 1 trip to Breezy’s Waterslides
  • Sneakers (are a must for Color Competitions on Day 2)
  • Flip Flops (Optional)
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle
  • 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)

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

The approximate itinerary below includes notes about the foods served. Please read them and let us know if there is any dietary or allergy issue we need to be aware of for your camper.

Lincoln Summer Camp Week 4 Overnight Itinerary

Wednesday, July 25th

9:00 am- Arrive at Camp

9:30 am – Depart Camp for Breezy’s Waterslides

10:30 am- Arrive at Breezy’s Waterslides

3:00 pm- Board Buses

4:00 pm – Arrive Back at Camp

4:15 pm – Tent Pitching/ Wood Collecting

5:00 pm – Pool Time

6:00- Dinner (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips, salads and drinks)

7:00-Showers, Changing, Board/Card Games

8:00 pm- Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag

9:00 pm- Campfire S’mores and Stories at the campfire

9:30 pm- In tents

10:00 pm- Lights Out

Thursday, July 26th

8:00 am- Breakfast (We will provide bagels, fixings, fruit, juice, milk and cereal)

8:30 am- Break down tents

9:00 am- Get ready for day

9:20 am – Nukem and Speedball Competitions

10:45 am – The Rainbow Run  

12:10 am- Pizza Lunch (Provided by camp, please pack your camper a second baged lunch for day 2 and let us refrigerate it overnight if they will not be eating pizza)

12:45 pm – Color War Closing Competitions (Cheer Off, Tug of War)

3:00 pm- Dismissal

If you have any questions please contact Camp Director Joe Colombo at jcolombo@lincnet.org


 Friday, July 26th

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Friday, July 27th – On this brand new trip campers will embark on a private charter boat to go deep sea fishing out of Gloucester Harbor. We fish areas such as Tillies Ledge, Stellwagen Bank (a National Marine Sanctuary), Jefferies Ledge, Straw Hat as well as a few other “hot spots”. These areas are rich with fish such catch as: Cod, Haddock, Pollack, Cusk, Wolfish, Red Fish, Mud Hake, Conger Eel to name a few! Campers will also enjoy a top deck party with music and hors d’oeuvres while we travel to and from the fishing grounds! For more information visit  http://gloucesterfleet.com/.

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Old Sneakers are best for this trip
  • Campers should pack a bagged lunch and water bottle (we will have some snacks available to them)
  • Please be sure your camper is wearing sunscreen -hats are also a good idea.
  • Depending on weather – a light jacket/rain jacket might keep them warm and dry.
  • If you think your camper might get sea sick we recommend over the counter anti-motion sickness medication.
  • Pick up will be at 6:00 pm

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