Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Week 5-Time Warp Week!

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Camp traveled back and forth in time to explore activities for our Time Warp Week! Check out all the amazing fun we had and be sure to ask your camper which future or past event they enjoyed the most! 

Check out our recap of the week below!

Specials

Music & Drama

In Music and Drama this week, everyone did a lot of time traveling! All the groups played Slideshow where we went on a vacation through time, taking pictures of our many adventures which the counselors narrated. The Pioneers played One Truth, One Lie (a variation of two truths and a lie). The Ramblers played Two Truths and a Lie as well as Who Moved. The Pathfinders told One Word Stories at the beginning of the week and finished off with a multi-decade dance party. Everyone also learned a new cheer “A Roosta Sha”!

Sports & Games

Camp went back in time this week and so did Sports and Games with activities such as Steal the Dino Eggs and Catapult Dodgeball, as well as beating the heat on Thursday with beach ball relay race with sprinklers! We hope to keep the energy going for the last week of camp!

S.T.E.M

This week in STEM, we traveled back into time and used our creative engineering minds to create catapults only using popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a spoon. We took down walls, aimed for bullseye’s, and much more! We also made Oobleck! Campers made a great mess while mixing the cornstarch and water!

Arts & Crafts

This week in Arts and Crafts we traveled back in time! The Pioneers created fossil necklaces, as well as beautiful coasters for your tables at home. The Ramblers made recycled robots and time travel pictures using special tissue paper to create a marbled look. The Pathfinders also made their own robots, as well as painted scenes of past and future years.

Archery

During Archery, our Ramblers and Pathfinders traveled back to the Medieval Times to slay dragons on the targets! Our Trailblazers earned points for their Ice Cream League teams, and points doubled for slaying the dragons!

Story

This week at Camp Time Warp, our Pioneers read The Knight and The Dragon by Tomie dePaola, Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and the Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. Each of our groups also enjoyed creating their own silly stories with MadLibs, while learning about parts of speech! 

Swim

Swim lessons started off this session by campers breaking into leveled groups. Some campers learned to scoop their arms like ice cream scoops to learn strokes while others practiced advance strokes like butterfly.  Free swim was the best way to beat the heat this week as campers played basketball with counselors and splashed down the slide. We can’t wait to see the final progress next week!

Epic Adventures

During Epic Adventures this week we had a blast with our time warp theme! On Monday campers enjoyed doing a back to the future themed obstacle course in the gym with matts galore! On Tuesday the campers loved a steal the bacon game with water blasters to stay cool! On Wednesday the campers enjoyed a 45ft tall water slide, a dunk tank and fun with the water inflatables in general! On Thursday the pathfinders and trailblazers had a lot of fun playing capture the flag in the dark! Time Warp Week was a great start to our last session of camp! We are looking forward to week 2 of the third session of camp!

Gymnastics

Campers did a fantastic job of tumbling and jumping through time to the past. They crawled up the backs of mats like a dinosaur and rolled off the front into a somersault. They then crawled through a caveman tunnel under the giant parachute. They then traipsed across the balance beam to steal a dinosaur egg out of the giant donut and swing across the ropes in their escape. Campers loved testing out their skills and trying their best to climb high and soar wide. We cannot wait for our final time with Ms. Jennifer next week. 

Dress Up Day

There were a lot of original costumes from all points in time this week!  Camp was filled with retro outfits, historical ensembles, and creative designs. There were 1920’s flappers, 80’s outfits, ancient Egyptians, and astronauts. In the end it was a very close race between Birdie as a Roman Senator, Josh as an old man and Ronan as a soldier. Ultimately Josh and Ronan’s cheers were too close to call and they both won the costume contest! We loved all the fun for costumes and we cannot wait to see campers unique ideas for Character dress up day next week!

Lincoln Live

This was our only Lincoln Live of Session 3 as next week is our camp show. Our setlist was packed with performances from a variety of campers.  We had performances that included lots of dancing, singing, piano and violin playing, and even a few magic tricks! 

Check out more performances in the video below! Next week we look forward to every camper participating in our annual end of summer camp show!

Trips for K-5

The Pioneers at Jump On In

The Pioneers had a blast on our annual outing to Jump On In. Campers got to experience two rooms of giant inflatables for hours on end. They went down the full ceiling slides, climbed through the obstacle courses, and played rounds of dodgeball in the twister bounce house. Many campers created structures from the squares in the foam pit, tested out the climbing wall and shot baskets in the hoops center. We had campers running to play air baseball and learning to play air hockey and even try foosball. Some brave campers climbed up the rope wall and came down the fire pole. We had a great time jumping around at Jump On In! 

The Ramblers at In the Game

Rambler Campers were so excited to go on a new trip to In The Game this week. After checking out all of the fun games in the arcade, many campers turned their attention to the attractions available. There was a three sided climbing wall where campers could race to the top. There was a virtual reality game and campers donned headsets to leave In The Game and travel to a new world. Many took part in a round or two of laser tag, making alliances and seeing who could get the most points. A camper favorite was the ropes course. Two different levels and challenging obstacles awaited campers who dared to harness up and give it a try, which nearly everyone did. Later, campers got to spend their tickets on prizes at the redemption center. We all had a blast at In The Game! 

The Pathfinders at Canobie Lake Park

The Pathfinders spent a wonderful day at Canobie Lake Park! They had a blast on many roller coasters including Untamed, Yankee Cannonball, and The Boston Tea Party! Campers also enjoyed other rides like the Turkish Twist, a Sky Ride, and a race-car track. Finally, some groups went to Castaway Island, which was the water part of Canobie. There were many fun water slides and a lazy river! 

Trailblazers & Trailbreakers

Monday

On Monday we kicked off Session 3 by meeting new campers and welcoming back our returners. The Trailbreakers quickly set off to Codman Farm for community service while the Trailblazers prepared for a day on campus. 

At the farm the Trailbreakers were tasked with preparing a new section of the garden for a crop of swiss chard. They started by clearing rocks, raking the bed, spreading compost, and spreading fertilizer. Then it was time to run the drip lines to irrigate the crop. While one team worked on irrigation another began preparing the chard plants. Finally it was time to get them in the ground! 

Meanwhile back on campus the Trailblazers set off to Music and Drama to work on the Session 3 Bus Ride Playlist and play a few song games, and then went up to Sports and Games for a game of Capture the Flag. Next up in STEM they built catapults and battled for Ice Cream League points. Then it was time for lunch, an Obstacle Course in Epic Adventures and Free Swim to round out the day. 

Tuesday

On Tuesday the campers set out on one of the most anticipated trips of the summer: deep sea fishing with the Gloucester Fleet. Once we boarded the boat we had about an hour’s journey out to the fishing grounds, so while we enjoyed the beautiful scenery we had a dance party on the roof deck. When we arrived at the fishing ground our helpful mates showed us the in’s and out’s of fishing and we were away! Soon Kiera pulled the first haddock on board and the fishing was on. Throughout the day several types of fish came aboard from haddock and hake, to pollock and cod (which we had to throw back due to conservation efforts). Congratulations to Ari for catching the biggest fish! When the fishing was all done we watched our mates expertly filet the fish as the seagulls swooped in for the leftovers. All and all it was an amazing day on the water! 

Wednesday

On Wednesday the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers were back on dry land and ready for a trip to APEX Entertainment. Once there they enjoyed time in the arcade before a pizza lunch. Then it was off to the lanes for bowling and finally the day ended with laser tag. When we returned to campus some campers elected to stay and join us for a fish tasting! That’s right, we took the fish the campers caught the day before and grilled them up so that campers could enjoy their catch and learn about sustainability! 

Thursday

On Thursday the Trailbreakers headed off on their exclusive trip of the week, while the Trailblazers enjoyed another day on campus. 

Originally the Trailbreakers were supposed to head to Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire for our annual hike. Unfortunately the excessive heat made the hike too unsafe to undertake so we set out for Breezy’s Waterslides and Picnic Grounds in Douglas,MA where the campers enjoyed a day at the lake. 

The Trailblazers started their day with a Name That Animal STEM challenge before heading off to Epic Adventures for Glow in the Dark and Capture the Flag. Then it was time for target practice at the Range before lunch and an extended Free Swim to beat the heat. 

Friday

On Friday the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers finished off their week with a trip to Urban Air Adventure Park. There they jumped on trampolines, dunked on hoops, played dodgeball, scaled rock walls, traversed the ropes course, and of course flew on the Sky Coaster. All and all it was a cool way to end the week. 

Bus Rides and Ice Cream League

This session’s Ice Cream League competition featured the return of Americone Dream, taking on Cookie Monster, Creameteers, and Strawberry Shortcake. Points started flying early in the week with bus games like That’s It and Name that TV show based off the theme music. There were also lots of points given out on our fishing trip from most fish caught, to biggest fish. Other bus ride competitions included Family Feud, I Should Have Known That Trivia and classic name that tune! Right now Strawberry Shortcake is in the lead with Americone close behind, but it’s still anyone’s game heading into week 2! 

See You Next Week

We look forward to our final week of camp-be on the look out for updates soon!

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