Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Welcome to Week 6

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Hello returning families and welcome new comers. We can’t believe it is already week 6 of LSC! The summer has flown by, but we have saved some of the best for last!

Check out what we have in store to end this summer with a bang:

Special Event Monday

On Monday we will hold our annual initiation ceremony for new staff members. Your campers are encouraged to wear their camp shirts, and any other orange clothes they have to help create a festive atmosphere at the event!

Camp Show

Our Annual Camp Show will be held on Thursday, August 8th. 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. Note the show will have all Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders performing. Some Trailblazers will chose to perform as part of their choice schedule. Trailbreakers will not be at this year’s show as they will be off campus on Thursday.

This Week’s Trips

Let’s start with what you need to know about this week’s trips! All Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders will go on trips on Friday, August 9th.

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

Pioneers K & 1

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On 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

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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

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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 the 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: 3:00 pm  – The Trailblazer and Trailbreaker groups going on this trip will be staying longer and getting back later. 
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip.

Pick up time for all Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders is at our normal dismissal time of 3:00 pm


Trailblazers and Trailbreakers

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Tuesday, August 6th – On this trip Trailblazer and Trailbreakers 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 below to make sure your camper has what he or she needs for this trip.
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Camp 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.

Please also note 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/Trailbreakers camp staff at the beginning of the week so that we may plan appropriately. This ensures that all campers are safe and accounted for. We will return from Brownstone at 6:00 pm.

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Wednesday , August 7th- 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 http://www.canobie.com/rides.php

For this trip please keep the following in mind:

  • 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 for pick up.

Here is a full Packing List and Itinerary for the two days:

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 Brownstone and pack a second suit for the Day 2 trip to Canobie Lake Park
  • Flip Flops (Optional)
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
    • PJ’s
    • T-Shirt
    • Shorts
    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Sweatshirt/Jacket (Optional)
  • 2 Towels – 1 for Brownstone and 1 for showering.
  • 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 Overnight Itinerary

Tuesday, August 6th

9:00 am- Arrival at camp

9:10 am – Depart for Brownstone

11:30 am- Arrive at Brownstone

3:30 pm- Board Buses

6:00 pm – Arrive Back at Camp

6:15 pm – Tent Pitching/ Wood Collecting

6:30 pm – Pool Time

7:00- 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)

7:30 pm- American 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 7th

8:00 am- Breakfast

8:30 am- Break down tents

9:00 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)

9:30 am – Board buses for Canobie Lake Park

10:30 am- Arrive at Canobie Lake

3:30 pm- Depart from Canobie Lake

5:00 pm – Arrive back at camp for Dismissal

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Thursday, August 8th – On this trip Trailbreakers only, will travel to Breakout Games in Marlborough, MA. This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms that follow unique storylines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, end-to-end fun

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • After the Breakout Room we will head to the Pitstop Tavern for a pizza lunch. If you camper does not like pizza, please send an alternative.
  • After lunch there will be time for campers to explore the rest of Apex Entertainment center. We recommend sending your camper with some spending money for arcade games or bowling.

Pick up for the trip to Breakout Games will be at 3:00 pm


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Friday, August 9th- 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 the 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.
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip.

Pick Up for Trailblazers and Trailbreakers from the trip to Boda Borg will be at 4:00 pm.


Other Important Camp Reminders

  • All campers should come to camp prepared to swim daily! 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 and Trailbreaker Camps have 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.

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


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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