Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA


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Familiar Face, New Director

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are having a wonderful start to the school year, and are enjoying the fall!

Last week it was so great to see so many of you at Parks and Recreation’s Trunk or Treat where we were on hand with our “Camp Graveyard.” If you missed it check out some pictures below!

If you stopped by the graveyard you might have noticed 3 zombie directors in our classic blue shirts.

From Left to right, Joe Colombo, Sarah Costa, and Erin Dotson, Lincoln Summer Camp directors.

That’s right folks, Erin Dotson, our Music and Drama specialist for the past 4 years, will be joining the directorial team as a new director of Lincoln Summer Camp.

Erin brings with her tremendous experience. In addition to working at LSC for the past 4 years, Erin is also a 5th grade teacher in Lincoln Public schools on the Hansom Air Force Base. There she serves as 5th Grade Team Leader as well as Coordinator of the Mentor Program. Erin holds a Masters in Elementary Education and Reading Specialty, and a bachelors in Psychology.

Erin has jumped right in, and planning for summer 2020 is underway. We can’t wait to share with you all the exciting things we have planned, and some of the new ideas Erin has brought to the team.

Be on the lookout for updates this winter!


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C.I.T and Trailbreaker Service

In our last post we forgot to mention that our C.I.T’s and Trailbreakers had another week of exciting service projects. On Monday they returned to Codman farm to help with a potato harvest. They worked in teams to fork the potatoes from the ground, then had to search the dirt around them for any straggling taters. It was hard, hot work, but in a little over an hour they had filled 4 buckets with beautiful purple potatoes.

Throughout the rest of the week our C.I.T’s helped us pack up camp and even organized our lost and found. Remember to stop by far left door of Hartwell A-Pod to look for any missing items from camp.

This off-campus service component was new to camp this summer and we are so glad we did it. We volunteered at the St. Vincent/St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, helped the Rural Land Foundation and Lincoln Conservation with their Pollinator Meadow, and made 3 trips to Codman Farm to help with weeding and harvesting. Throughout their service we know our oldest campers gained an appreciation for how these local organizations support our town, and we are glad to be supporting them in their efforts.

If your camper or C.I.T was part of this service and needs it documented for credit please email us at directors@lincolnsummercamp.com and we will send out an official letter.


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Week 6 – Camp Went Live and We Said Goodbye

We had an amazing last week of Lincoln Summer Camp.

Here’s what we were up to in specials:

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Archery

This week in archery we did two different performance themed activities for we go live. The first activity we did was trying to shoot and pop balloons! The second activity we did was a game where all of the campers started out as magicians in training. There were multiple magician hats on each target and some of the hats had bunnies underneath. If a magician in training shoots a hat with a bunny inside, they completed their magic trick and they become a real magician and get a star sticker! We had an awesome summer at camp and we hope to see you again next year!

Storytime

This week in story we read multiple performance books for camp goes live. The first book we read was “The Cranky Ballerina” by Élise Gravel. In the story, Ada finds that her true talent is not ballet, it is actually karate! We then drew and shared our own talents with our fellow campers. The second book we read was “Worst in Show” by William Bee. For our activity we made our own pet monsters out of model magic, markers, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes! We had an amazing summer and can’t wait to see everyone next year!

Music and Drama

Music and Drama this week was a fantastic storm of rehearsals for our variety show. Every group, from the Trailblazers down to the Pioneers, worked tirelessly to rehearse for their time on the stage. From dancing to “Beep Beep I’m a Sheep” to creating a Ramblers camp skit, the campers gave excellent effort. Everyone, including the counselors and directors, were buzzing with excitement. Their hard work paid off Thursday afternoon with a fantastic Variety Show and surprise flash mob dance in honor of director Audrey. We hope you came and enjoyed the show-what a way to end the summer!!

Sports and Games

In our final week of the summer, sports and games started off with the Pioneers playing pillow-polo guard the pin which tested hockey skills and precision shooting. They ended the week playing pac-man tag and dodgeball teaming up to take over the sports court. The Ramblers and Crusaders started off week six with 4-goal street hockey and ended with an intense game of dodgeball which tested our dodge, duck, dip and dive ability. The Trailblazers and breakers played a classic game of street hockey on the sports court earning ice cream league points, then ended the week on the clay courts playing tennis. It has been an exciting and fun summer for sports and games, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the awesome campers. 

S.T.E.M.

We wrapped up another awesome summer here in STEM at Lincoln Summer Camp. At the beginning of the week we brought back a camper favorite: SLIME! Campers of all ages got to mix and color their very own slime to take home. Our Trailblazers and Trailbreakers got the opportunity to make their very own ice cream in a bag. At the end of the week, campers built their own boats. We tested the buoyancy and structural integrity of the boats by placing them in water and seeing how many pennies they could hold. Thanks for another great summer! 

Arts and Crafts

To celebrate the last week of camp, Arts and Crafts had plenty of campers choice blocks! We made tons of jewelry with rainbow loom and beads, and we learned to make our own beaded keychains. Campers also got to make their own crayons by breaking up pieces of old crayons and melting them together in the oven! 

We also learned how to make our own rainbow scratch paper. We colored in sheets with vibrant pastels, then painted them black. Campers got to test out and take home their papers once they dried!

Epic Adventures

Here at Lincoln Summer Camp, our Epic Adventures always have a grand ending. For week six, campers tested their agility, strength and speed in our classic American Ninja Warrior Challenge. The gym was converted into a course filled with climbing obstacles, balance beams, ropes swings and more! Campers raced around improving their time everyday. Epic Adventures was a blast this summer, and we’re so thankful for all the campers bringing their energy and excitement everyday!

This Week’s Trips

Pioneers at Boston Children’s Museum

For their final outing of the summer, the Pioneers journeyed into Boston to explore and play at the Children’s Museum! Campers and counselors divided into small groups to travel through all the museum had to offer. Pioneers got to experience working on a construction site, being in a Boston neighborhood, and imagining what it would be like to walk with dinosaurs! They also interacted with exhibits that had them adventuring up rock walls, shooting hoops, climbing several stories, and making kid-sized bubbles! It was a super fun and interactive day for all! 

Ramblers at CoCo Keys

Today the Ramblers cruised on up to CoCo Keys for some water park fun! They got to splash around the play structure and zip around the numerous waterslides. Campers enjoyed yet another fun day at CoCo Keys. It was the perfect traditional way to end the summer for the Ramblers!

Crusaders at Boda Borg

The Crusaders set out on a quest to Boda Borg this week where they found themselves swinging through the jungle, crawling through a battlefield, making their way through a haunted house, and answering quiz show questions among other adventures. It was an awesome experience testing mind, body, and teamwork. Ask your camper how many missions they completed and which one was their favorite! Sorry there aren’t many pictures, it’s hard to catch them in the rooms, but here is everyone enjoying lunch.

Trailblazers and Trailbreakers

Brownstone Adventure Park – The Trailblazers and Trailbreakers had another week of exciting field trips starting with a trip Brownstone Adventure Park in Portland, CT. Brownstone is an old rock quarry that has been transformed into an epic thrill spot, with 14 ziplines that sent campers from the tops of cliffs to the water down below, cliff dives that had campers facing their fears, water slides, giant inflatables, rock climbing, wake boarding and so much more. It was an awesome day with so much do. Check out some pictures below.

After Brownstone, we headed back to camp to prepare for our camp overnight. Campers pitched their tents and then headed to the pool, while the counselors prepared a dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, and haddock that the campers caught on their deep sea fishing trip.

Next it was time for the games to begin. First, we headed to the Arena for our American Ninja Warrior Finals. Congratulations to Chris for coming in first place, and Austin and Kyle coming in second!

After America Ninja Warrior it was time for Flashlight Tag. Campers got their maps, got their flashlights, and then spread out across the campus to hide. In no time at all the specialists and counselors were searching for them. Ask your camper if they were found and became a seeker, or if they made it to the end.

Then it was back to the campfire for s’mores and stories before bed!

The next morning we were up early for breakfast and then it was off to Urban Air Adventures in place of our rained out trip to Canobie Lake Park.

Urban Air Adventures: At Urban Air campers got to do a plethora of activities. There were climbing walls, trapeze, a sky rider coaster, a ropes course, battle beam, a warrior obstacle course, flying trapeze, a tubes playground and trampolines.

Breakout Boston at APEX: On Thursday the Trailbreakers headed off on their exclusive trip to Breakout Boston to do an escape room. One group headed into the Casino to solve the mystery of the missing agent James Bond and one group headed to a Museum to figure out who stole the art work. Then it was off to the Pitstop Tavern for a pizza lunch before campers got to set off to do whatever they wanted within the APEX center. Some campers headed for the arcade while many headed to our week 1 favorite Altitude Trampoline Park.

Boda Borg: On Friday it was time for our last trip of the season and the conclusion of Ice Cream League at Boda Borg. At Boda Borg they found themselves swinging through the jungle, breaking out of prison, on a gameshow, crawling through a battlefield, and making their way through a haunted house, among other adventures. It was an awesome experience testing mind, body, and teamwork and for each mission they completed their earned a stamp and all important Ice Cream League Points. Oreo went into the day with a good lead but Avocado charged back, completing 10 missions as a group, to take the final ice cream of the summer. Congratulations to David, Azzure, Alexander, Aubie, Narai, Xzavyer, Marissa and Emma!

Special Events

Costume Contest

This week’s dress up theme was Kids’ Choice!  Kids were able to choose whatever they wanted to dress up in for the week.  We were treated to a wide array of costumes, from princesses, to dragons, to a chef, to dressing as a fossil!! Congrats to Myles who won the competition dressed as Mario’s brother Luigi! 

Camp Show

As we drew this summer to a close, campers readied themselves for a stage performance at our annual variety show. All week long, campers prepared and practiced for their time in the spotlight. Campers hit the stage Thursday afternoon to perform for a packed auditorium filled with camp friends and families. From dance mashups to skits and cheers and more – extraordinary talent delighted the audience. Campers also learned a special flash mob dance to surprise Director Audrey for her last summer here at Lincoln Summer Camp! Check out some of the acts below! 

Goodbye

Thank you all for a remarkable camp season. Again, we loved getting to know all your campers and had so much fun. We hope this summer was full of memories for them that will last a lifetime.

If you are missing something from this camp season our Lost and Found items will remain at the Parks and Recreation office and the Codman Pool until the end of the month, after which all unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

Also be on the lookout for a Feedback Survey about camp this year. We want to hear from you about what your camper(s) loved, and what we might improve for next year!

Finally, we hope you will join us in wishing Audrey well as she retires from LSC.

One last time we will sign off as,

Sarah, Audrey, and Joe

Directors

Lincoln Summer Camp


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Welcome to Week 6

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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Week 5 In Review

We are wrapping up another great week here at Lincoln Summer Camp. This week, we got wet and wild as we dove into Under the Sea Week.

Check out all the fun we had below!

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Music and Drama

Music and Drama went on an under the sea adventure this week. Pioneers made amazing underwater animal shapes in groups, kept their fellow campers guessing underwater noises with instruments, and danced amongst the bubbles. Ramblers honed their acting skills to perform as sea turtles, crabs, sharks, and whales in a riveting round of reverse charades where they performed as a group for one person to guess. They also created some excellent under the sea skits and kept each other safe in a round of People, Shelter, Storm. Crusaders wrote some super creative rhymes for “Which is Better?” rap battles. They battled out pandas vs. koalas, Squirtle vs. Charmander, soccer vs. horseback riding, and video games. Trailblazers competed this week for ice cream league points in Minute to Win It games and a GooseChase scavenger race complete with acting and singing. Check out some video clips below! We look forward to seeing what incredible acts show up as we go live for our annual camp variety show next week! 

S.T.E.M

We had another exciting week in STEM for Week 5! All groups started the week launching bottle rockets – a camp favorite! The launch is caused by a pressure build up inside the bottle, when baking soda and vinegar are mixed to cause a chemical reaction. Some rockets launched over 100 feet in the air! Pioneers also used baking soda and vinegar reactions to create erupting volcanoes! Ramblers and Crusaders used various building materials to design and create balloon powered cars. Campers raced to see whose cars travelled the furthest. There were many creative and successful designs! 

Sports and Games

This week in Sports and Games, the Pioneers played in the gymnastics equipment and used hiding skills during flashlight tag. They ended the week with four team guard the pin using teamwork and throwing skills to conquer the Arena. The Ramblers and Crusaders started off the week playing four-way dodgeball and ended it by playing guard the pin. This put their awareness, teamwork, and throwing skills to the test as they worked to bring their team to victory. Trailblazers and Trailbreakers played an intense game of mat ball where runs were aplenty and strategy was used during every at bat. They ended the week playing glow in the dark capture the flag in the Arena. It was another great week in Sports and Games playing some classics and some new additions to LSC.  

Arts and Crafts

This week, all campers celebrated under the sea week by creating our own glitter globes!! We filled jars with water, glue, and plenty of glitter, and we got to shake them and watch the waves shimmer. Pioneers were buzzing over their under-the-sea projects! They colored paper plates and stapled billowing streamers to them to make DIY jellyfish. Ramblers got to create their own ocean wishing bottles, filled with colored sand, shells, and a special wish. Crusaders got to try ink water marbling, a coloring technique that involves dipping paper in water, swirled with vibrant ink! There was plenty to see under the arts and crafts see.

Archery

We splashed into archery this week with a game of balancing cups of water on our heads while shooting! While few campers completed this task successfully, everyone had fun getting drenched! Later in the week the campers were given two colors to shoot at. If they shot those colors, they got to throw a water balloon at their counselors! We had a great week and we can’t wait to perform in next week’s We Go Live Variety Show!

Story Time

We sailed into story this week with the book “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long. After the story, we went on our own treasure hunt! We searched for the treasure map that eventually lead us to the treasure! We all got a gold coin from the chest as a reward for our adventure! The next story we read was “What Floats in a Moat” by Lynne Berry. For our activity, we made our own boats and tested how many toy sea animals we could float in them before they sank! We had so much fun under the sea and can’t wait to go live next week!

Epic Adventures

This week at Epic Adventures campers got wet and wacky! On Monday we had our huge camp water battle as campers tried to dissolve their counselors (necklaces)! On Tuesday, the slip ‘n slides were out as campers blasted down into kiddie pools to escape the heat. On Wednesday Epic Adventures hosted the annual LSC Carnival as campers competed in endless games to earn tickets and win prizes!

Field Trips

Pioneers at Jump On In

Our Pioneers set out on Friday to Jump On In. Campers tackled American Ninja Warrior style obstacles like the ring climb, zip line swing, the warped wall and more! Campers also enjoyed classic Jump On In favorites like the giant inflatable slides, the bouncy obstacle course, and trampoline basketball. They had a great time!

Ramblers at MVP

Ramblers had an adventure-filled day to Merrimack Valley Pavilion in Tewksbury, MA. Campers conquered the vines ropes on an outdoor course and played a rousing 18 holes of mini-golf. They headed inside to play a full round of lazer-tag in the jungle with stealth code names and then played riding games, skee-ball, and other classic games with tokens at the arcade. They loved cooling down with an ice cream of their choice and cashing in their tickets for prizes at the end of the day. MVP is a Rambler favorite!

Crusaders at Canobie Lake Park

The Crusaders jumped on the bus to make their way up to New Hampshire to have a great day at a camp favorite – Canobie Lake Park. After a quick snack, campers and counselors split up to explore the park. Throughout the day campers tested their limits on crazy coasters like the Yankee Cannonball, Untamed, and the Corkscrew. They cooled down on water rides like the Log Flume and the Boston Tea Party. Some tried their luck at the arcade, while others still braved the Haunted Mine. It was a day filled with flips, spins, ups-downs-and-round-and-rounds – all in all, an awesome day to top off our week!

Trailblazers and Trailbreakers

The Trailblazers and Trailbreakers were supposed to begin their week with a trip to OSG Paintball, but Mother Nature had other plans. With the extreme heat, we decided to head into the air conditioning as the layers required to play paintball safely would have been too much in the heat. So it was off to Dave and Busters in Natick for another day of VIP Treatment: $40 game cards, unlimited video games, and a deluxe buffet. Campers had a great time and took home a lot of impressive prizes.

On Wednesday, the Trailbreakers set out on their weekly solo trip. They set course for Wayland Town Beach where our friends at Wayland Parks and Rec hosted us for a day of fun in the sun. There was swimming, games of Marco Polo, kayaking, pedal-boating, paddle boarding, and even some games of Horse on the basketball court. It was a relaxing and fun day!

Then on Thursday it was time to embark on their epic 2 day trip to Club Getaway in Kent, CT.

On day one, campers began their experience by warming up on the bungie trampoline, and then it was off to ABC Zipline: the longest and fastest at the camp to fly down the mountain.

After zipping, it was off to Adventure Woods for team building on the low ropes course. We made our way off sinking ships, balanced a whale watch platform, solved the box puzzle and removed the giant’s ring from its 10 ft high finger. Communication and teamwork were key to all of these elements, and a big shout out David for his leadership during these exercises.

Then it was back to our cabins to move in and get ready for the waterfront!

At the Waterfront, campers had a blast being pulled behind a boat in a giant raft, kayaking and canoeing out on the lake, swimming on the giant inflatables, and of course the massive staff vs. campers water volleyball and Nukem games. Sorry there aren’t too many pictures – trying to keep those phones dry!

After the Waterfront it was time for showers before heading to dinner. After dinner, our evening programming began as our camp competed in a Game Show versus two other camps. The Game Show consisted of several wacky relay challenges. Check out the fun below:

Next up on the evening plan was Karaoke. We got to head over to a private lounge for an hour of singing, dancing, and silliness.

When we were all sung out, we headed over to the campfire for, you guessed it, more songs, and games before we enjoyed some S’mores.

Then it was back to our cabins for games out on the front porch before bedtime. It was an awesome first day with much more to come when we woke up!

Day 2 started with packing and breakfast before heading down to the Pine Climb. Here campers had to make their way all the way to the top of 3 giant pines using the oars, boats and rafts that were hanging from the trees. Congrats to all who made it to the top, and all who pushed their personal limits.

From the giant pines, we set course for the Giant Swing, where campers had to work together to pull each other to the top before releasing them on a wild ride.

After the Giant Swing, it was off to joust for all important Ice Cream League points. Of course there were some other fun things to do while waiting for your joust to start!

Finally, it was time to head back for one more delicious meal in the white tent, where all our meals were DJ’d and a ton of fun!

Then it was down to the basketball and volleyball courts for some friendly games as we waited for our bus. It was an amazing two day experience where campers supported each other, grew a little closer, and had a blast with all Club Getaway had to offer.

On the bus ride back the Ice Cream League Champions were crowned as Team Blue fought off a late surge by Unicorn to capture this week’s title. Congrats to David, Azzure, Mary, Narai, Alexander and Xzavyer on their well-deserved win. In addition to performing well in our bus ride Rockin’ Bingo, Name That Tune, Over Under, and competitions on campus, this team earned bonus points throughout the week for leadership and enthusiasm that took them to their 13-point victory.

Special Events

Lincoln Live

It’s Lincoln Live Week Five! Campers sang, danced, and did gymnastics to their hearts delight! Our final Lincoln Live of 2019 even had a special Tae Kwon Do demonstration. Campers crushed it this year showing off their endless creativity and unique talents. It was an unforgettable summer for both the captivated audience members and the brave performers!

Costume Contest

There were creatures galore filling the camp ocean this morning. From mermaids to sharks and yellow submarines to beachgoers, choosing finalists for our weekly costume contest was a real challenge. In the end, it came down to jellyfish Mira versus sea turtle Megan. With our traditional loudest cheers win, sea turtle Megan came out on top. We can’t wait to see what the campers cook up for Camper’s Choice Dress Up Day (Wednesday) next week!

CIT and Trailbreaker Service

On Monday the Trailbreakers and C.I.T.s headed off campus to complete another service project. This week they were off to the Codman Farm to help out again. They helped weed out several beds in the vegetable gardens. At the end of their time at the farm, they were able to visit the chickens in their coops. Next week they will journey back to the farm to help with egg collection!


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Zoar Outdoor Pictures are In!

Hello Lincoln Summer Camp Families,

Last week the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers headed to the Berkshires to raft the Deerfield River. It was a great 10 mile trip down river, but the hallmark was the class III Zoar Gap Rapid. Check out the pictures and rest assured that everyone came back safe and sound.

Remember you can click on any of the pictures below to see a full size gallery.


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Welcome to Week 5

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We are so excited to begin our fifth week at Lincoln Summer Camp.  Here is a quick look at everything we have planned this week:


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 2nd

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 – Grades K & 1

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On this trip campers will travel to Jump On In, an inflatable theme park. They will jump in castles, slide down giant slides, race through obstacle courses, and play a host of games. Learn more at https://jumponinfun.com/woburn/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Each camper needs a waiver for the field trip you can fill it out here or look for one to come home with your camper on Monday.
  • Each camper must wear socks to participate in all the fun!

Ramblers – Grades 2 & 3 

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On this trip campers will travel to a Merrimack Valley Pavilion in Tewksbury, MA for a day filled with Laser Tag, Mini Golf, and a Vines Ropes Course.  Campers will also receive tokens for time in the arcade! And last but not least each camper will get a Kiddie Ice Cream!

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch
  • A Waiver for the Ropes Course and Laser Tag will come home on Monday 
  • Closed toed shoes are a must for safe play

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5 

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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 Each camper will be placed in a group with other campers who like to do the same types of rides and activities. A counselor will take each group around for the day.

For this trip please keep the following in mind:

  • Please pack a disposable lunch
  • If your camper plans to visit Castaway Island they should pack a bathing suit and towel
  • 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 pm for pick up. 


Trailblazers Grades 6 & 7 and Trailbreakers Grades 8 & 9

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Tuesday, July 30th Both the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers will travel to OSG Paintball in Barnstead, NH to play some paintball. OSG is one of the first dedicated paintball fields in the country and continues to be among the best outdoor fields. OSG Paintball Field enforces strict regulations regarding conduct, safety equipment and the power of paint-guns to ensure a safe and fun visit for all!

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • If your camper is going on this trip a waiver must be completed online. Fill it out here. Even if you filled out this waiver for a previous trip it is better to fill it out again as it links directly to our reservation and thus does not need to be looked up in the system speeding up your child’s check in.  
  • Please have your camper pack a disposable lunch.
  • Campers should wear any dark clothing . Long sleeve shirts and pants are the best options. They will get dirty. Old and comfortable will be their best bet.  Chest protectors will be available to all who want them, if you want an extra layer of protection!
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip, again an old pair of sneakers works best.

Pick up for OSG is 6:00 pm


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Wednesday, July 31st – Wayland Town Beach On this trip Trailbreakers will head lakeside to Wayland Town Beach for a day of fun in the sun relaxing on the sand and swimming in the cool water. Featuring newly updated docks and ample lifeguard staff, this is the perfect place for our teens to hang out with their friends.

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers should pack a bagged lunch
  • Campers should wear a bathing suit and bring a towel

Pick up for Wayland Town Beach is 3:00 pm