Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Welcome to Week 2 – Camp Goes Wild!

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Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We have another great week of fun planned at Lincoln Summer Camp. Here’s a snapshot with plenty more details down below :

This Weeks Trips 

Let’s start with what you need to know about this week’s trips! All Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders will got on trips on Friday, July 12th

Campers in the Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders are required to wear their orange camp shirts on Friday. If they did not already receive one last week they will receive one before the trip on Friday. Be on the lookout for it in their backpacks on Monday!

Pioneers K & 1


 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 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 pmPlease note this is later than typical dismissal.

Trailblazers and Trailbreakers – Grades 6 & 7 and Grades 8 & 9

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Tuesday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 10th- This week the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers 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, 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 orange 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.

Tuesday, July 9th

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 – Trailblazers will have Vivaldi’s Pizza and the Trailbreakers will eat at Christiansen’s Tavern

6:30 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

Wednesday, July 10th

8:00 am- Breakfast – (Overnight French Toast, Hash Browns, Bacon, Cereal, Fruit) 

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 from Camp


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Thursday, July 11th – While our Trailblazers enjoy a day on campus our Trailbreakers will head to Hopkinton State Park for a day of Kayaking on the water. After paddling around during the morning campers will have a picnic lunch before jumping into the lake for an afternoon swim.

Please Keep the following in mind for this trip:

  • Campers should pack a bagged lunch (We are going to try to grab a grill and make some hot dogs as well but don’t count on it as they are first come first serve)
  • Campers should pack a bathing suit and towel
  • If your camper has a waterproof watch to wear that would be great!
  • Water shoes or old sneakers to wear while Kayaking are recommended.
  • Sunscreen is particularly important as is reflects off the lake – sunglasses can be a good idea too!
  • An online waiver must be filled out HERE

Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


Friday, July 12th – On this trip both the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers will travel to Coco Key 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

Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm

If you have any questions about Trailblazers or Trailbreakers 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, particularly on the overnight trip. If you need more information on the app please refer to the Parent Handbook.


Other Reminders for Week 2

  • 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.
  • 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 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 K-5 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.
  • Wednesday 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.

  • Thursday is Animal Dress Up Day. K-5 campers are invited to come to camp dressed as their favorite animals. Lions, tigers, bears, frogs, cows, you name it! It’s going to be an all out jungle here at camp.

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 6-9, 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.

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