Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Welcome to Week 6

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Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

For our final week of camp we are headed under the big top and to the circus for a week of high flying fun that will be capped off by our Camp Show on Thursday.

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 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
  • imgresWednesday is Kid’s Choice Dress Up Day! Campers can choose to come in as anything they want as the circus is a place for everyone! They can be anything from a stalk of broccoli to a famous celebrity, the sky is the limit so get creative. Campers will also get to choose what their counselors and specialists dress up as. 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.

 

  • images-1 This Thursday is the Camp Show! Campers will be practicing and preparing all week for our annual extravaganza. The show will take place in the Brooks Auditorium. Doors open at 1:15pm. We hope that you can join us. Also be on the lookout for flyers that will come home with your camper indicating how they might dress for the show.

 

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

Just Face_4C_eyeOK.jpg On this trip campers will travel to the Discovery Museum in Acton. The Discovery Museum’s philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids’ healthy development. Play is how kids learn–at the Discovery Museum, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience. Our campers are the perfect age to have a fabulous time learning and exploring there. Learn more at http://www.discoverymuseums.org/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

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

Ramblers – Grades 2 & 3

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On this trip campers will travel to Coco Key – an indoor water park. They will spend the day splashing in wave pools, sliding down slides, floating in rivers, and rushing through obstacle courses. Learn more at http://www.cocokeyboston.com/

 

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Campers need to pack a bathing suit and towel
  • Campers need to pack a disposable lunch and water bottle

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5

kommunikatör-sociala-medier-boda-borg-oxelosund.pngOn this trip campers will be transported into a real-world gaming environment; an experience what they call Questing. Teams of 3-5 campers literally move through the Quests tackling a variety of mental and physical challenges. Success in the first challenge means entry into the next challenge and so on… Failure in any challenge means starting over or selecting another Quest. Boda Borg is Reality Gaming; that means real people, trying to physically survive there life-like Quests: no video games, no special equipment, no virtual reality…just eager Questers…just like real life. Find out more at http://bodaborg.com/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • If your camper is going on this trip click here to fill out a waiver. It must be completed online before we go.
  • We are having a sandwiches or salads provided by Boda Borg for lunch. Your camper will get to place an order on Monday for either: Turkey, Ham or a Garden Salad. If your camper has allergy or religious concerns please contact the directors at directors@lincolnsummercamp.com so we can work to accommodate their needs.
  • Pick Up will be at normal dismissal time: 3:00pm  – The Trailblazer group going on this trip will be staying longer and getting back later. 
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip.

Trailblazers – Grades 6,7, & 8 

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Tuesday, August 7th – 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. He or she might also like to bring a dry set of clothes to change into before the bus trip back to camp.

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, an American Ninja Warrior Competition, Flashlight Tag 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
  • Swim Shoes (Recommended by Brown Stone)
  • Sneakers
  • 2 Swimsuits – campers should wear a swimsuit on Day 1 for the trip to Water Country and pack a second suit for the Day 2 trip to Brownstone Park.
  • 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. 

Please also not the following policy from our Parent Handbook : On our two camp overnights that take place on the Ballfield Road campus, campers must either be picked up when we return from that day’s trip, or must stay for the duration of the overnight. If a camper will be picked up when we return from the trip, please notify Trailblazers camp staff at the beginning of the week so that we may plan appropriately. This ensures that all campers are safe and accounted for.

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Itinerary

Tuesday, August 7th

9:00 am- Arrival at camp

9:20 am – Depart for Water Country

10:45 am- Arrive at Water Country

3:30 pm- Board Buses

5:00 pm – Arrive Back at Camp

5:15 pm – Tent Pitching/ Wood Collecting

5:45 pm – Pool Time

6:45- Dinner – ( For dinner we will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and fresh haddock the campers caught on their deep sea fishing trip. Salads, chips and drinks will also be provided)

7:15 pm- America Ninja Warrior Competition and Camp Show Rehearsal

8:30 pm- Flashlight Tag

9:30 pm- S’mores and Stories at the campfire

10:00 pm- In tents

Wednesday, August 8th

7:30 am- Breakfast

8:00 am- Break down tents

8:30 am- Get ready for day and prepare lunches (Campers will make sandwiches for the trip; ham, turkey, cheese, and fixings will be available. Campers will also be provided chips and a drink)

9:00 am – Board buses for Brownstone Park

11:30 am- Arrive at Brownstone Park

3:30 pm- Depart from Brownstone Park

6:00 pm – Arrive back at camp for Dismissal


brownstone-logo-4Wednesday, August 8th – On this trip campers will travel to Brownstone park in Portland, CT for a day of unforgettable adventures. Built in an old quarry, Brownstone offers a host of exciting adventures. They have 14 ziplines that land in the water, giant water slides, rock climbing, rope swings into the water, cliff jumping, snorkeling, and giant water inflatables. See more in the video below or by visiting https://brownstonepark.com/ 

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers need a Signed Waiver
  • Please note the packing list above to make sure your camper has what he or she needs for this trip.

kommunikatör-sociala-medier-boda-borg-oxelosund.pngFriday, August 10th- On this trip campers will be transported into a real-world gaming environment; an experience what they call Questing. Teams of 3-5 campers literally move through the Quests tackling a variety of mental and physical challenges. Success in the first challenge means entry into the next challenge and so on… Failure in any challenge means starting over or selecting another Quest. Boda Borg is Reality Gaming; that means real people, trying to physically survive there life-like Quests: no video games, no special equipment, no virtual reality…just eager Questers…just like real life. Find out more at http://bodaborg.com/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • If your camper is going on this trip click here to fill out a waiver. It must be completed online before we go.
  • We are having a sandwiches or salads provided by Boda Borg for lunch. Your camper will get to place an order on Monday for either, Turkey, Ham or a Garden Salad. If your camper has allergy or religious concerns please contact the directors at directors@lincolnsummercamp.com so we can work to accommodate their needs.
  • Pick Up for Trailblazers only will be at : 4:00pm  
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip.

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