Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Welcome to Week 5!

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Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We have a far out week of fun planned at Lincoln Summer Camp as we blast off to Outer Space this week.

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 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 your 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
  • imgresThursday is Outer Space Dress Up Day! Will you be an astronaut, an alien, or even a jedi?  Let your imagination expand like the universe as you dress up for a space adventure.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with! For a full calendar of events visit the home page.


  • slice_PT_cheese.pngWednesday 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

footer-logo.pngOn this trip campers will travel to Jump On In, an inflatable theme park. They will jump in castles, slide down giant slides, race through obstacle courses, and play a host of games. Learn more at


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 must wear socks to participate in all the fun!

Ramblers – Grades 2 & 3 


On this trip campers will travel to a Merrimack Valley Pavilion in Tewksbury, MA for a day filled with Laser Tag, Mini Golf, and a Vines Ropes Course.  Campers will also receive tokens for time in the arcade! And last but not least each camper will get a Kiddie Ice Cream!


Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch
  • A Waiver for the Ropes Course and Laser Tag will come home on Monday 
  • Closed toed shoes are a must for safe play

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5 


For this trip campers will travel to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, New England’s premier family amusement park with over 85 rides, games, live shows and attractions. They will spend their day flying down rides, like Boston Tea Party, Untamed, and Starblaster and splashing around in Castaway Island. To learn more about the attractions check out Each camper will be placed in a group with other campers who like to do the same types of rides and activities. A counselor will take each group around for the day.

For this trip please keep the following in mind:

  • Please pack a disposable lunch
  • If your camper plans to visit Castaway Island they should pack a bathing suit and towel
  • No extra money is required but if your camper would like to play games or purchase snacks you may send it.
  • We will arrive back at camp at 5:00 pm for pick up. 

Trailblazers – Grades 6, 7, & 8


Tuesday, July 31st Campers will travel to OSG Paintball in Barnstead, NH to play some paintball. OSG is one of the first dedicated paintball fields in the country and continues to be among the best outdoor fields. OSG Paintball Field enforces strict regulations regarding conduct, safety equipment and the power of paint-guns to ensure a safe and fun visit for all!


Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • If your camper is going on this trip a waiver must be completed online. Fill it out here. Even if you filled out this waiver for a previous trip it is better to fill it out again as it links directly to our reservation and thus does not need to be looked up in the system speeding up your child’s check in.  
  • Please have your camper pack a disposable lunch.
  • Campers should wear any dark clothing . Long sleeve shirts and pants are the best options. They will get dirty. Old and comfortable will be their best bet.  Chest protectors will be available to all who want them, if you want an extra layer of protection!
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip, again an old pair of sneakers works best.
  • Pick up is a 6:00 pm for this trip


icon-logo Thursday, August 2nd and Friday, August 3rd –  On this trip campers experience the Berkshire hills from two perspectives. The Zoar Gap and Zipline Canopy Tour combines two amazing activities into the perfect getaway.

  • Day 1: Zoar Gap Rafting – This full-day rafting trip starts at 10:30am, and takes campers down a ten-mile stretch of class II and III whitewater. We stop for a picnic-style lunch halfway down the river.
  • Overnight: Cabin Tent Lodging – Campers will camp out in comfortable Cabin Tents. Each raised platform has a large canvas tent set up on it, with four cots inside, and a small gas grill for simple meals.
  • Day 2: Zip Line Canopy Tour – Campers will start their morning with a three-hour tour through the trees. The trip includes 11 zips, two sky bridges, and 3 rappels.
  • Approximate Departure Time: Thursday 7:15 am
  • Approximate Dismissal Time: Friday 4:00 pm

Please note that campers must arrive at camp between 7:00am and 7:15am on Thursday in order to make the bus. The dam that releases the water to create the rapids opens at 10:30 sharp so we must be there and ready to go on time.

Below is a packing list and detailed itinerary. Paper copies will come home on Monday along with the 2 waivers that must be signed.

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Packing List

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Dry Sneakers – For Zip Lining  
  • Sneakers or Swim Shoes (No Crocs or Flip Flops) to wear while rafting – These will get wet
  • Swimsuit (ZOAR asks that you do not wear cotton, as it will keep you cold and wet throughout the trip. Guests are not allowed to wear jeans on the river. Swim shirts are fine)
  • Flip Flops (Optional-for showering)
  • Quarters for Shower (1 Quarter = 3 minutes)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
      • PJ’s
      • T-Shirt
      • Shorts
      • Socks
      • Underwear
      • Sweatshirt/Jacket (The weather is expected to be cool)
  • Towel
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Flashlight (Optional)
  • Personal Medications (if applicable)
  • Glasses or Contacts (if applicable)
  • 2 Signed Waivers (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. There is no power, so it is likely, depending on use, that your camper may run out of battery. We will do our best to keep you up to date using the Remind App.


On Thursday there is a complimentary picnic-style lunch break halfway through the water rafting trip provided by ZOAR Outdoor (because it would be impossible for campers to bring lunch with them). The lunch includes cold cuts, rolls, vegetables and condiments, chips and salsa, drinks, and desserts.

On Thursday night we will be roasting hot dogs over an open fire for dinner. Chips, salads and drinks will be served as well. For dessert we will roast marshmallows and make s’mores. If your camper does not like hot dogs or has a dietary restriction, you can send an alternative meal, just note we do not have access to refrigeration or cooking devices.  

On Friday morning we will have a breakfast of bagels, muffins (that the campers will be baking at camp) and fruit.

For lunch on Friday we will have sandwiches that campers will prepare before we leave on Thursday. These will include cold cuts, veggies and condiments, as well as a side of chips or crackers.


Thursday, August 2nd

7:00-7:15- Arrive at camp

7:15- Load Bus

7:30- Departure

10:15- Arrival

10:30-4:30 Whitewater Rafting

4:30-6:00- Set up Cabins and Shower Time


7:00-8:00-Horseshoe Tournament and Card Games

8:00-9:00-Campfire Stories and S’mores

9:00- Return to Cabin Tents

9:30- Lights Out

Friday, August 3rd

8:00-8:30- Wake and pack

8:30-9:00- Breakfast

9:15-1:00- Ziplining

1:00-1:30-Pack Bus and Lunch

1:30 – Departure

4:00- Arrive back at camp


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