It’s a bird….it’s a plane…it’s Super Camp!
We were excited to show off all our super powers at camp during our superhero theme. Even with some rainy weather, our spirits were up all week and we had a blast. Check out what camp was up to this week.
Epic Adventures this week kicked off with a giant game of a camp classic – kiddie pool kickball. Campers did their best to kick home runs and help encourage each other to keep running as they slide down the soapy tarps into our water pool bases. We then had our first inflatables day of the summer. Campers love jumping and giving ice cream orders in our Ice Cream House Moon Bounce, conquering their fears pushing themselves down our big slides, and zooming fast down the tropical water slide. We can’t wait to have new inflatables next week!
Arts & Crafts
Arts and Crafts was SUPER this week! We tie dyed our shirts for Color War next week! The Pioneers also made superhero cuffs for their own super powers. The Ramblers and Pathfinders created pop art pictures using words or portraits. All three groups also created superhero comics to finish out the week!
Sports & Games
During our super week of camp at sports and games we started off the Pioneers with a super power tag, as each camper attempted to steal their powerful capes. Ramblers dodged, dipped, ducked, dove, and…. dodged through kryptonite ball and flew through capture the infinity stones! Pathfinders practiced their teamwork skills during handball and ran their way to victory also playing capture the infinity stones and kryptonite ball!
This week campers made their own Captain America shields, complete with handles and designs! The Pioneers planted sunflower seeds and learned about plants, growing, and the germination process. The Ramblers made shields out of cardboard, duct tape, plastic wrap, and some other materials, and spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to create them. Pathfinders A built shields as well, and Pathfinders B began exploring baking soda and vinegar reactions by creating their own volcanoes. At the end of the week, we spent a day inside finishing our shields and building shapes out of straws to take home!
Many campers’ archery skills are improving with each day of practice. We had some real future Hawkeyes this week! Their (Green) Arrows were hitting bullseyes left and right. We also tried to balance water cups. Even when we weren’t successful, that cold cup of water felt great on a hot day!
We had some wonderful stories! We read about learning our superpowers in the book “What’s My Superpower?” by Aviaq Johnston and played superhero freeze tag! We also learned about the “Alphabet Mystery” book by Audrey Wood that helped campers think about how to crack the coded message from this week’s mystery. We also made some silly Mad Libs together.
Music & Drama
This week in Music and Drama flew by and was super awesome! The Pioneers made superhero paper bag puppets and created backgrounds for their hero’s to live and work in. Ramblers tested their own superpowers a few times with a superhero themed Mirror Game and even defeated their counselors in Hero Skits. The Pathfinders played Sit, Stand, and Lay Down with a twist—they just came back from a battle and had to act out what superheroes do while not on duty. At the end of the week, everyone started on their dances for our Camp Show next Wednesday and Lincoln Summer Camp has got the moves!
Ms. Jennifer encouraged all campers to be their own superhero and feel powerful as they practiced gymnastics skills. Campers worked on practicing their cartwheels and backbends on the giant donut. They showed their super speed by zooming into the parachute or driving hyper speed when the parachute turned into the Millenium Falcon. Campers battled it out with pool noodles in duels as they worked on their balancing skills on the beam. Ask your camper about their favorite tumbling activities from this week!
It wasn’t a bird, it wasn’t a plane, it was super campers filling our camp on Thursday with some incredible superhero costumes! From well known superheroes like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man to unique and creative super heroes like Super Camper, Duct Tape Man, and Coral Woman, our costume contest this week did not disappoint. It was a close competition, and in the end it came down to Max’s Super Camper vs. Nicholas’s Duct Tape Man vs. William’s Poison Dino Man. It came down to the wire, but William the Poison Dino Man was crowned our winner! We can’t wait to see our campers decked out in their color war team colors all week next week!
Campers made progress working on their strokes in swim lessons and practicing while having fun at free swim. Many campers are working hard to improve their swimming skills and many are persevering to pass the swim test. We love to be in the Codman Pool!
LSC Mystery #2
Campers were buzzing with excitement to figure out our mystery this week. As campers approached opening council Monday morning, they found a secret message spray-painted in the grass. Their goal was to figure out who wrote the message and crack the secret code! Many campers put their best decoding skills to the test and ended up with the correct message. They earned clues throughout the activity blocks to learn more about the suspect and the spray paint was a give away that our Arts & Crafts specialist Brianna was the culprit! Brianna’s secret code means that our campers will be earning extra gear for color war in the form of bandanas given out on Monday to kick off our Color War week! We can’t wait to see what color mystery will ensue.
Color War Preview
As we tried to hold back Hurricaine Elsa with our super powers, we kicked off our annual Color War! Campers loved competing in a series of Minute to Win It competitions, Rockin’ Bingo, and a LSC Camp Game Show. They loved getting to know their color teammates and cheering together for their counselors in mini-competitions. Counselors showed dedication to camper color teams by competing in a frozen t-shirt contest and a dizzy mummy challenge.
Campers are pumped and ready to bring all their enthusiasm to Color War next week!
This week the Trailbreakers began their travels with a trip to Urban Air Adventure Park. There they jumped on trampolines, battled on the balance beams, completed ninja warrior courses, and climbed rock walls. The most adventurous campers took rides on the indoor Skyrider which sent them flying across the ceiling of the park. They also enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch before heading back to camp to play Bombardment for all important Ice Cream League Points.
On Wednesday the Trailbreakers set out on an adventure that our camp has never tried before, real rock climbing. With our experienced guides from Vertical World Adventures, campers learned how to navigate chimneys, flat face, and weeping rocks and how to belay each other. With 5 different climbs set, campers faced challenge after challenge as they made their way up the College Rock. They all showed amazing teamwork as they supported each other literally, and figuratively, through each challenge.
On Thursday it was back to the air for our Trailbreakers with a trip to Tree Top Adventures. Campers harnessed and made their way to some of the most difficult courses Tree Top had to offer. Along the way they challenged each other to tackle harder and harder elements and were always willing to offer advice on how to complete an element to someone going after them. Be sure to ask your camper what their favorite course was!
On Friday the Trailbreakers were supposed to be hitting the lake for a day of kayaking but mother nature had other plans, so it was off to camper favorite Dave and Busters for an all out day of fun and games. Campers showed their knack for games with many earning literally 1,000’s of tickets and taking home some fantastic prizes. They also had an amazing lunch with burgers, fries, pizza bites, chicken tenders, and mac n’ cheese. With their unlimited video game card, campers got to keep playing until the day was done!
Ice Cream League
This week was the final week of Trailbreakers Session 1 and time to see who would be crowned the first Ice Cream League champion in 2 years. The teams battled it out in games of Wits and Wagers, Over and Under, Name 5, Family Feud, Name that Tune, Name that Movie, and the Last Word. Additional points were earned for teams for acts of kindness and voluntarily cleaning up the campsite. It was a tight competition early in the week but by week’s end the Twinkies pulled solidly into first place. Congratulations to Paul, Teddy, Austin, and Hallie on their win. We hope they enjoyed their ice cream!
A look ahead
Next week starts Session 2 of Trailbreakers and is the last week of Session 1 for Pioneers, Ramblers, and Pathfinders. Be on the lookout for an email from us on Sunday with everything you need to know about next week. Our K-6 campers are in store for a thrilling week of Color War.