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Week 7-A Fond Farewell at LSC

We had such an incredible final week in the K-6 camp as we closed out the summer with a Camp Show, Color War, and our final goodbyes. For some of our campers, it was the close to their sixth week of camp as they shared hugs and memories with their friends, old and new, and their counselors. We would like to thank the staff of the camp and pool and all our amazing families for making this summer feel as close to normal as possible; it truly was a fun and fantastic experience!

Specials

Sports & Games

Welcome to color war! This week was filled to the brim with fun, action-packed team games! While the Pioneers were running around playing steal the dino eggs, Ramblers and Pathfinders started the week with classic capture the flag! Next, Pioneers bowled their way to victory as they played 4-way protect the pins. Ramblers and Pathfinders competed in soccer and dodgeball to finish camp for the summer! This session has been so much fun and we hope you all have a great school year!

STEM

Our last week of camp was spent diving into color war challenges! We started with mini-challenges like building shoe towers or designing paper airplanes. Groups also played math bingo, and then built structures  with marshmallows and toothpicks. For the last STEM session of the summer, we made homemade ice cream!!

Archery

We put our skills to the test and competed to see which team would come out supreme. We aimed at water balloons full of color war colors and had different competitions. We all did an amazing job and so many of the games were close! It was wonderful to watch campers improve their archery skills over the course of the summer.

Story

For story we finished the summer with “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” and we read “What Wonderful Things You’ll Be”.  It was bittersweet playing our final games of the summer but we loved reminiscing about our favorite things from camp.

Music & Drama

Music and Drama was so fun this week as everyone practiced for the Camp Show! The counselors choreographed the dances and everyone was impressed to see their skills. It was a very successful Wednesday afternoon where everyone danced their hearts out and had a blast cheering on their fellow campers. On Thursday, everyone earned points for their Color War teams in many games. The Pioneers sang camp cheers to earn spirit points. The Ramblers tested their knowledge in Guess That Tune, while the Pathfinders stretched their minds with the Camp Song Shuffle. Thank you to all the campers for bringing their energy and stepping into the spotlight during Music and Drama this summer!

Arts & Crafts

What a wonderful summer we had in Arts and Crafts! We finished our camp with necklaces for color war, some tinfoil painting and marble art for the Pathfinders. The Ramblers and Pioneers used some materials to make an art project of their choice. The Pioneers also made little color war people to help cheer on their team!

Epic Adventures

Epic adventures was filled with water blaster battles this week! Campers played a variety of games using the blasters. They worked on teams to get their counselors drenched in Pop, Fizz. Counselors wore a necklace with an Alka-Seltzer tablet and campers had to try to dissolve it. They also played steal the bacon with water blasters in color war teams. Teams competed to get to the blaster and shoot first. Ramblers also enjoyed running in their color war teams to collect (and steal) bean bags in our game of Squirrels and Nuts up on Frontier Field. At the end of the week, we celebrated the end of color war with inflatables! Campers slid down for a big splash on the giant water slide, ran across the giant slip n’ slide, and raced cars through an inflatable course. We ended the summer with delicious sno-cones!

Tumbling

Campers enjoyed their final week with Ms. Jennifer. They loved practicing their handstands against a tall mat and using markers to help them do a headstand. They were flipping over bars, doing back handsprings with mat supports of different sizes. Ms. Jennifer always works hard to make sure every camper feels comfortable moving their body at their level; we cannot wait to see all the amazing gymnastics moves she helps us do next summer!

Swim

Campers ended their summer at the peak of their swimming abilities. Campers practiced the breast stroke, backstroke, and butterfly in the pool. They used kickboards and noodles to improve their kicking and floating abilities. Some of the campers even worked on diving! We are so grateful for our WSI’s (Water Safety Instructors) and thank them for a wonderful summer. As always, campers beat the heat by jumping in the pool during free swim and spending time splashing around with friends and counselors.

LSC Mystery #6

Our final mystery of the summer was a stumper for color war. Each day of color war, the captain for the team in the lead gets to wear the golden outfit. On Tuesday, many parts of the outfit went missing and campers had to figure out where they went. It ended up that there were multiple suspects this week and campers worked hard to earn clues from specialists. They ultimately discovered that all 3 directors took parts of the outfit!

Camp Show

We had a spectacular camp show for session 2! Camp families, please check your email for links to your child’s group performance. Everyone truly enjoyed getting up to perform, including our WSI/Lifeguards.

Color War

We were so excited to have the opportunity to have a second color war this summer! Campers loved bonding with their color teammates and competing to earn points for their team through specials and by showing hard work and kindness.

Counselors helped out their teams by participating in competitions during opening council each morning. We started off the week by having counselors compete in a throwing competition. Each counselor had to aim their best to throw bean bags at a cone that was quite far away. On Tuesday, counselors competed in a trivia contest that asked them to estimate how many stairs are in the statue of liberty and how many televisions were in every home in the United States in 2013? It was tricky but they managed to come up with some very close answers. On Wednesday they competed in a balloon contest to see which team could run up the hill fast enough to pop 5 balloons by sitting on them. Thursday brought counselor color groups together to race up and down the hill with Over/Under where they had to move a gator ball as fast as possible alternating over and under counselor’s heads. Rainbow Rangers then referred and campers cheered loudly for our camp classic counselor game of knockout! It was close this time around between finalists from the red and blue team but ultimately it was a blue victory for counselors Meredith and Andrew!

With the counselor competitions out of the way and with earned points from specials throughout the week, campers were ready to turn to a day of color war competitions on Friday. Campers rotated through stations to compete in our classic Rainbow Run. They completed different challenges such as finding the most gold coins on the playground, balancing on one foot without falling, jumping rope, hitting baskets on the sports court, and playing Pictionary. The Ramblers and Pathfinders even had to complete a puzzle to end their run. 

Up on Frontier field all groups competed in some awesome relay races. Campers dashed back and forth to fill their team’s buckets of water using sponges and broken cups. They kept cool as they ran under the giant sprinkler! 

After a much needed refreshing dip in the pool for free swim, we were ready for the Color War conclusion – the all important Cheer Off Competition and Tug-of-War. Campers came with spirit and enthusiasm to the shaded Arena. During the cheer competitions, teams gave it all their energy. We heard takes on favorite camp cheers like Princess Pat, Tarzan, and the Milk cheer (replaced with orange juice from the Orange team). We also heard original cheers led by campers from the Blue team. The Rainbow Rangers were blown away by the creativity and power that came from each team and had to make the very difficult decision of crowning a winner. After much debate, the blue team, with their awesome energy, pushed them to the top. In tug-of-war, campers dug deep and pulled with all their might to help their team. They truly used all their strength to pull back and forth more than we’ve ever seen!  

While it looked like Red or Orange may win the whole competition throughout the week, Blue surged back on Friday to ensure they were the reigning champions. Turns out it’s a blue winning summer as the Blue team was crowned champions of Color War for the second time. We cannot wait to see if they can hang on to their streak next summer!

Until Next Time…

We want to say thank you again to our amazing camp families for a wonderful summer. Campers had a great time over the past 7 weeks and we look forward to another awesome summer next year.

Families, you should have received an email with a link to our end of summer survey. We greatly appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill it out to help us with future planning.

Have a wonderful school year,

Sarah, Erin, and Joe
Directors


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Its Time For The Final Week of Lincoln Summer Camp 2021!

Hello Camp Families, 

We hope you are enjoying your weekend and are ready for Session 2 Color War and our final week of Lincoln Summer Camp for the summer! We are looking forward to all the fun planned for the week, but not for it coming to an end! 

This Week In Focus

This week we will be having our camp Color War! Every camper should have a tie-dye shirt that they made last week. If your camper still needs to make a shirt, pack them a white shirt to tie-dye, and please make sure it is in a gallon size Ziploc bag with their name on it. We will wear out tie-dyed shirts on Thursday for team spirit! 

Wednesday and Friday are Pizza Days! Pizza is on sale for $2 for one slice and $3 for two slices. Please make sure your camper knows where their pizza money is if they want to order!

On Thursday we will be dressing in our tie-dye t-shirts so please make sure to have them ready to go for Dress-Up Day! Additionally, campers know their color war team colors and are encouraged to dress in their color each day this week. 

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Remember to wear sunscreen and bug spray daily. Campers should come with both already applied and have more in their bags to reapply throughout the day. We will spend almost 100% of our time outdoors so this is crucial!
  • Complete the COVID Self-Screening each day before leaving for camp. It can be found on page 13 of the parent handbook.
  • Please make sure that you pack multiple masks/face coverings for your camper daily. While most of our days will be spent outdoors where masks/face coverings are not required, if the weather necessitates a move indoors, masks are required for all campers.
  • All campers must come to camp prepared to swim and for water games daily! This means either wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel.
  • Campers need to carry their own personal 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 easily refilled throughout the day.
  • On colder, rainy days please send your camper in with a sweatshirt or jacket in case they are getting too cold. 
  • Please remember if your camper is going to be absent, to notify us by phone call or email.(directors@lincolnsummercamp.com)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you on Monday!

Sarah, Erin, and Joe
Directors


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Week 6- Finds a Cast of Characters in K-6 Camp and Trailbreakers Come to a Close

It is hard to believe that we are already 2 weeks down in session 2 for the K-6 camp and only have one week left together at LSC! This week was jam-packed with adventures – just like the characters in our favorite stories experience as we dove into Camp Tells a Story week. We also said goodbye to the Trailbreakers as they completed their sixth and final week of camp this summer. Check out all of the great things we did this week below!

Specials

Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts had a very creative week! Pioneers created books about themselves and also used pipe cleaners to made crowns, necklaces, and animals. Ramblers made coasters using sharpies that they will be getting back next week. Pathfinders made their own squash booklets that they will also be finishing up next week. All groups had a great time with tie dye too!

STEM

For our second week of the session, we began our first building challenge. We designed towers of our own inspired by Rapunzel’s tower, and some even got taller than the counselors! During the rain, we kept working on our towers and observed changes we saw due to the rain. At the end of the week, we worked on a second challenge: designing and flying our own paper airplanes.

Sports & Games

Campers played their way through Sports and Games during story week. Pioneers began with the team game – paper scissors tag. Both groups had a chance to be Bob the Builder as they constructed through “builders and bulldozers.” They finished the week with a session one classic, “trashcan toss!” Ramblers and Pathfinders ducked and dove through free-for-all dodgeball, “pass and run,” and steal the bacon. Ramblers also joined in the Pioneer’s fun playing their own builders and bulldozers, while Pathfinders scored their way to victory in hockey preparing for color war next week!

Music & Drama

This week in Music and Drama we told stories using our words and our bodies. The Pioneers and the Ramblers both did Silent Acting of Fairytales and performed for each other to guess. The Ramblers made finger puppets so they could create their own short skits. The Pathfinders did Fractured Fairy Tales where they twisted an aspect of a story to make it different and funnier. All groups practiced telling stories with their bodies in Character Freeze Dance. We also started rehearsing for the Camp Show next week and everyone brought the moves!!

Archery

We aimed for the stars and popped the balloons! We also unlocked the clue for who stole the book with the help of the archery version of Blues Clues! Campers are aiming high to improve their skills and hit the bullseye.

Story

Before snack, we read a very relatable book in The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Pioneers loved making sure that they did not let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! As always, we loved playing games together after we were done reading.

Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures had us sliding and sledding all over the place this week! We dove into water activities with the second rendition this summer of our giant slip n’ slide. Campers went down the slide as fast as they could to race to the bottom. Many did races with style points as they tried to pose on their way down. They enjoyed testing out the giant flamingo tubes for some fun summer sledding down the hill. We ended the week with a full set of water inflatables that included a mega water slide, slip n’ slide rainbows, and a dunk tank. Campers loved watching the water drop on their counselors and racing down the slide with a big splash at the bottom.

Tumbling

Ms. Jennifer had all sorts of characters wandering around the arena tent practicing their gymnastic skills this week. Campers practiced a “droid” balance walk across mats, battled different characters on the balance beam, and practiced the feel of somersaults in the big donut mat. Campers ran as their characters and jumped to do supported flips, some campers even made it on their own! Everyone enjoyed parachute games and calling out fun names with Ms. Jennifer.

Swim

Campers are showing such improvement in strokes, kicks, and feeling comfortable in the water. Swim lessons this week had campers kicking across the pool using noodles and kickboards, testing out new strokes, and playing games to get across the pool. Free swim remained popular as campers played basketball, played games with each other, and enjoyed swimming with their counselors. We love going in the pool every day!

LSC Mystery #5

This week’s mystery had campers discovering who stole a story! The directors got ready to read a story to camp, only to find out the story had disappeared. Campers earned clues all week to discover who had the story and the name of the story. Turns out it was our Music & Drama specialist Elana! She made it up to campers by telling a fractured fairytale of Goldilocks and the 4 Bears in a fashion show to announce the 4 Color War Team Counselor Captains. Campers are very excited to start Color War next week, thanks to Elana for making it a fun start. 

Costume Contest

We had all sorts of characters walking around in the rain Thursday. Campers brought out awesome costumes of characters of all kinds. From book characters like Fern in Charlotte’s Web, to movie characters like the Joker, campers enjoyed showing off their best costumes. The finalists for our contest found Nicholas dressed as a red M&M, Tucker as a cow, Lexie as a Magical Rainbow Unicorn, Roselani as Elsa, Emma as Bellatrix Lestrange, Josh as Zelda, and Zech as Men in Black. In the end, the loudest cheers went to Zech looking sharp in his Men in Black suit. What a great way to end our costume contests this summer!

Trailbreakers

Monday

Monday the Trailbreakers kicked off their day with another service trip to Codman Farm. This summer campers have completed nearly 100 hours of service at the farm. Letters documenting each camper’s individual hours will be emailed to parents and guardians this coming week. For our final trip of the summer we had a monster task ahead of us because it was onion harvest day on the farm. Campers were tasked with picking an entire patch on onions, then transporting them to the greenhouse, and laying them out for drying. It was an all hands on deck effort, and the campers worked so collaboratively to complete this large task in record time!

When we returned to campus it was time to cool off with some rides down our giant slip and slide and a dip in the pool. We closed the day with a Corn Hole Competition that saw team Purple Cow pull off the top 2 spots.

Tuesday

On Tuesday the Trailbreakers hit the road again heading out to College Rock in Hopkinton, MA for a day of actual rock climbing with our guides from Vertical World Adventures. While many of our campers have experience climbing “rock walls” indoors, hanging off actual rock faces is a entirely different experience. Each campers was encouraged to take on their level of challenge, whether that was simply putting on a harness, climbing 5ft off the ground, or trying to navigate the challenging “Crack” run. As they climbed campers supported one another by participating in ground belay teams, that helped coach climbers and managed their safety lines.

Wednesday

On Wednesday the Trailbreakers set out for Breezy’s Waterslides and Picnic Grounds. At Breezy’s they had a blast sliding down the 3 giant waterslides, playing football in the lake, and participating in our Kan Jam Tournament. They also enjoyed snacks from the snack shack, and classic card games like UNO!

Thursday

On Thursday campers were supposed to head out to Hopkinton State Park for Kayaking but mother nature had different plans. The rain forced the campers inside with a trip to Launch Trampoline Park in Framingham. There they jumped on trampolines, flew on the ziplines, battled on the battle beam, played rousing games of dodgeball, and even explored the building zone! Then after a pizza lunch it was time for laser tag and arcade!

Friday

On Friday we closed out summer 2021 with a trip to Paradise Mini Golf. There, campers competed in the final Ice Cream League competition on week with the championship on the line! Each match was filled with drama as the lead shifted back and forth. Congratulations to Harry, Jahkeme, and Dany for winning their matches.

We are so glad we were able to bring back our Trailbreakers program this summer and safely travel to 24 destinations. We want to wish our rising 9th graders good luck in high school and thank them for years and years of fun a LSC. We hope they will consider coming back as counselors! As for our rising 7th and 8th graders we hope you enjoyed this summer and will join us again next year when hopefully Trailbreakers returns to full strength with more attractions and the return of our ever popular overnights!

Until Next Time

As we say goodbye to our Trailbreakers and head into our final week of Summer 21′ we want to thank all of you for sharing your campers with us, and helping us bring back the fun that was so missed this past year. But it’s not over yet! K-6 is going to have a blast with our upcoming Color War and Camp Show this week. Stay tuned for reminders about our last week.


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Getting Ready for Week 2 – Camp Tells a Story!

Hello Camp Families, 

We hope you are enjoying your weekend and are getting ready for another fantastic week at Lincoln Summer Camp! This week’s theme is Camp Tells a Story where campers get a chance to become their favorite character for dress up day!

Arrival and Dismissal Procedure Reminders

  • Please ensure that you are using our designated lane during arrival and dismissal. Other groups are using the Hartwell parking lot at the same time as we are and we need to keep traffic flowing. 
  • During dismissal, make sure you are stopping and checking in with Director Erin on the road so she can call your camper’s name so they are ready for you.
  • During both arrival and dismissal, please make sure you are staying in your vehicle. Counselors, specialists, and directors are around to help your camper buckle up, grab backpacks, and more. 
  • If you see our bus in the drop off lane, please do not worry and please still enter the lane yourself. We have procedures to ensure efficiency and you will not get stuck behind the bus. 

This Week In Focus

This week we will begin preparations for Color War! During Arts and Crafts, campers will tie-dye a shirt in their team color. We ask you to please send in a white t-shirt with your camper’s name written on the tag on Tuesday. We also ask that you send the shirt in, in a gallon-sized zip-lock bag with your camper’s name and group name on it. If your camper was also here for session 1, they are welcome to tie-dye another shirt! 

What has a head and a tail but no legs? What has four eyes but can’t see? Tuesday is Bring a Riddle to Camp Day! Help your camper come up with and bring in a riddle to ask their counselors and fellow campers. We can’t wait to hear what they come up with! 

Wednesday and Friday are Pizza Days! Pizza is on sale for $2 for one slice and $3 for two slices. Please make sure your camper knows where their pizza money is if they want to order! Please note Trailbreakers are not on campus for Pizza Day.

On Thursday, characters of all kinds will come to life at Lincoln Summer Camp. Campers can choose any character they love to dress up as for Character Dress Up Day! Characters can come from a favorite book, movie, TV show, video game, or any where else! We look forward to seeing the creativity in everyone’s costume this week! 

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Remember to wear sunscreen and bug spray daily. Campers should come with both already applied and have more in their bags to reapply throughout the day. We will spend almost 100% of our time outdoors so this is crucial!
  • Complete the COVID Self-Screening each day before leaving for camp. It can be found on page 13 of the parent handbook.
  • Please make sure that you pack multiple masks/face coverings for your camper daily. While most of our days will be spent outdoors where masks/face coverings are not required, if the weather necessitates a move indoors, masks are required for all campers.
  • All campers must come to camp prepared to swim and for water games daily! This means either wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel.
  • Campers need to carry their own personal 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 easily refilled throughout the day.
  • On colder, rainy days please send your camper in with a sweatshirt or jacket in case they are getting too cold. 
  • Please remember if your camper is going to be absent, to notify us by phone call or email.(directors@lincolnsummercamp.com)


See you on Monday!

Sarah, Erin, and Joe
Directors


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Week 5- Trailbreakers start their last session as K-6 camp goes back in time

We were so happy to be back in the swing of things for Session 2 of K-6 Camp and Session 3 of Trailbreakers Camp!  Lincoln Summer Camp time traveled around this week to discover a lot of awesome activities. Many campers enjoyed meeting new faces and getting to create a new group dynamic while Trailbreakers traveled to a few exciting places. Here’s what we were up to throughout our time at camp.

Specials

Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures this week brought back a camper favorite in Kiddie Pool Kickball. Campers played many rounds of kickball which had them slip-sliding down the bases to land with a big splash into a filled kiddie pool. We also had fun playing in teams in rounds of Nuk’em, a volleyball like game that involves throwing the ball over the net. Later in the week we broke out the water blasters to “steal the bacon”. On Friday, our inflatables returned to camp! Campers loved practicing their throwing, kicking, and batting skills in the World of Sports. They also had fun playing games in the giant bouncy castle and racing each other through the obstacle courses.

Music & Drama

Music and Drama this week went back in time through our dance moves and acting skills. The Pioneers danced their way through the decades with a move assigned to each one. The Ramblers acted out their reactions to being thrown back in time and into the future through the Slideshow game. Both the Pioneers and the Ramblers stretched their imagination in Lie About How You Got Here by jumping through time portals and getting stuck in many time periods before arriving safely to camp. The Pathfinders created their own prehistoric jungles making different noises in Soundscape. They also tried to make each other laugh with the game Pterodactyl. Everyone spent the week learning Camp Cheers so they are ready to sing for the rest of the summer!

Sports & Games

Welcoming campers to Session 2, Sports and Games began the week traveling back in time to the age of the dinosaurs! Every group protected and captured their own dino eggs! Jumping forward in time, the Ramblers and Pathfinders sieged their way to victory in castleball and free-for-all dodgeball. Traveling through both time and space, the Pioneers played team space tag! We can’t wait for more fun and games next week!

Archery

 We traveled to the past and learned the old ways of archery. New campers got to experience archery for the first time this session and returning campers helped remind their peers of the rules. With the arrows dino-sauring through the air campers hit bullseye’s left and right.

Story

In story, we introduced What Are Your Words? so new campers could learn about ways we can describe ourselves with adjectives and pronouns. Then we read about how to be a sneaky spy with the book Spy Guy: the Not So Secret Agent by Jessica Young and answered some very perplexing “Would you Rather” questions written by Dr. Seuss. We then played a bunch of games trying to sneak and tag counselors.

STEM

Our first week of the second session started with a travel back in time where all groups swapped “TTYL” and “BRB” for different codes used throughout history. Next, we tried old-fashioned methods to make a homemade bouncy ball! We spent our last days of the week working in groups to come up with different color codes, and made necklaces and bracelets spelling out our names in color code.

Arts and Crafts

We had some fun traveling through time in Arts and Crafts this week! All groups learned about a type of art called Pointillism and were challenged to create a scene from the past or the future. The Ramblers and the Pioneers also created fossil pictures using fun shaped pasta. Finally the Pioneers used model magic to make fossil necklaces.

Tumbling

Let’s get ready to tumble! This week, Ms. Jennifer, our gymnastics expert, helped campers complete back bends, cartwheels, and strengthen their balancing skills. Using mats to help support, campers were able to feel accomplished in doing back bends and practiced their skills in time battle competitions on the beam using pool noodles. Campers also got to participate in a parachute time machine game to teach coordination.

Swim

Camp enjoyed the sunny days by cooling down in the pool. Each camper enjoyed participating in swim lessons each day and working on their skills. While some practiced strokes in the lap lanes, others got to try out life vests, even while going down the slide. Others played games to help them get familiar with treading water. Our ever popular free swim had campers cooling down after lunch and splashing around with their friends.

LSC Mystery #4

Each week at camp, we’ve had a mystery to solve. This week the mystery was quite secretive! Campers were only given the hint that a person at camp had something to give and their mission was to figure out who. At each activity during the week, campers earned clues from the specialists that helped them figure out the mysterious person. This week campers were quick to find out it was our STEM specialist Kiran who had a time lesson about the Big Bang to give in addition to Starbursts for each of the campers. We can’t wait to see what the mystery will be next week!

Costume Contest

The costume contest this week had us all in a time warp! We had campers that dressed up as the distant past and very far future. Camp was filled with dinosaurs, cave people, 18th century figures, 80’s rockers, 60’s hippies, and future astronauts. Our costume contest had a creative final 5 with Riza from the 70’s, Isla as Pac-man, Elsi as a Rubix Cube, Audrey as a cave woman, Sophia as an 18th century person, Kathryn as the famous astronaut Sally Ride, and Nicholas as a lost time traveler. It was a close final 3 between Riza, Nicholas, and Elsi. Ultimately, Nicholas’ lost time traveler complete with his viking hat, toga, and walkman took the prize. We can’t wait to see what creative characters campers dress up as next week!

Trailbreakers

Monday

On Monday we welcomed some new campers to Trailbreakers for the start of Session 3! We jumped right into the action with a game of bodyguard where campers looked to protect each other from a fast moving ball whipping around our group circle. After this fun start it was time to head to Codman farm for our weekly service. This week at the farm we broke into 3 teams. Team 1 went to the flower garden to cut fresh blooms. Team 2 went to harvest cherry tomatoes and Team 3 headed to the greenhouse to pick shishito and jalapeno peppers. Later the teams joined together to harvest some cucumbers, summer squash, and to do a little weeding. Our time at the farm ended with a visit to the heritage breed pigs that just arrived on the farm. 

When we returned to campus it was time for some Kiddie Pool Kickball before heading to the big pool for some free swim. Then we headed over to the tennis courts to learn and play Pickleball! 

Tuesday

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. There were also pretty epic games of tag played inside the massive indoor playground. The most adventurous campers took rides on the indoor Skyrider which sent them flying across the ceiling of the park. Campers also enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch before heading back to camp to enjoy some time in the pool! 

Wednesday

On Wednesday the Trailbreakers set out for a day at the beach at Houghton’s Pond. However, despite what the forecast predicted, when we arrived we were greeted by a sudden rain shower. The campers didn’t let this ruin their fun, heading into the water for football games. However, with all rain we’ve had this summer, and the clouds overhead, the mosquitos around the pond were out in full force so we decided to cut our trip short and head back to camp for our planned Nuk’em Style Volleyball Tournament. Campers battled it out on the sport court with team Lemon coming out on top. After Nuk’em, we headed over to The Range for Archery! Big Ice Cream League Points were on the line as campers shot for the bulleyes. 

Thursday

Thursday began with some great games of Capture the Flag before we headed out on our field trip. This week the theme in our K-6 Camp was the LSC Time Machine which made our Thursday trip fit right in, as we traveled to Roller Kingdom! There you can still feel the disco vibe while skating to current music, and laser lights. Once campers got their skating feet under them, it was time for a roller derby. Skaters raced around the rink with taggers chasing after them with pool noodles. Congratulations to Matthew for eluding tags the longest! After some more skating it was time for a pizza lunch and then Laser Tag. Congratulations to Austin, Dany, and Harry for finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Laser Tag! When we got back to campus the rain started again, so we headed inside for a wild and wacky Pictionary Tournament. As the rain subsided we headed back outside for some Knockout Basketball games to end the day. 

Friday

On Friday we set out on a high flying adventure to Boundless Adventures. Once there and harnessed up, campers worked their way from yellow, to green, to blue courses, and a few campers even dared to tackle the black course. A big thank you to Trailbreaker Counselor Mike who took many campers on the Black Course! Everyone pushed their individual limits and had a great time zipping through the air.

Until Next Time

We can’t wait to start our final week of Trailbreakers Camp and Week 2 of K-6 Session 2! After a year of distance, it has been so wonderful to be back together, having fun under the summer sun!


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Week 4 – Trailbreakers Fly Solo

With our K-6 Camp on a one week break between sessions, our Trailbreakers set out on another week of adventures. Here’s what they were up to.

Monday

On Monday the Trailbreakers week began with a service trip to Codman Farm. There campers broke into two teams, one heading to the barn to help pack snow peas, snap peas, and onions for sale, and the other heading to the greenhouse to harvest cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and shishito peppers. When the teams finished those tasks they met up in the flower garden to weed the rows. Finally, when the campers were done with their work they spent some time visiting with the goats and chickens on the farm.

When we returned to camp we had a quick Dodgeball Tournament, before heading to the pool for a swim. Then we ended the day with an epic Speed Ball Tournament.

Tuesday

On Tuesday the Trailbreakers began the day with Minute to Win-It game competitions. It started off with Dizzy Mummy where each team had to cover a member entirely in one roll of toilet paper. They had a blast covering each other and then busting out of their mummy with some dance moves. They then had a mini-scoops challenges to see which partnerships could get 10 catches first and then had a basketball competition to see how many shots each teammate could score in a minute. Next they hit the road to head out to Kimball Farm. There they played Mini-golf, splashed each other in Bumper Boats, flew high on the Screaming Eagle, won big in the Arcade and hit some balls in the batting cages.

Wednesday

On Wednesday we traveled to Tree Top Adventures for a day in the trees. Campers climbed to new heights, setting goals for themselves about which courses they would complete. Congratulations to Dany for conquering the Double Black Diamond Course, and to Austin for completing the Single Black Diamond. Everyone had a great time, especially on the zip lines!

Thursday

On Thursday it was time to hit the water. The Trailbreakers traveled to Hopkinton State Park for a day of kayaking and swimming. Campers had fun exploring the islands in the middle of the lake, racing kayaks for Ice Cream League points, and swimming after one another. After the a few hours on the lake, we docked our kayaks and headed over to the beach for a bbq and and water football!

Friday

On Friday campers headed to Apex Entertainment for a private bowling experience. After a few warm up rounds and a pizza lunch, campers competed in bowling games for all important Ice Cream League points. While team Sour Patch had a big lead heading into the day, at 50 points a game, the other teams were coming for them.

Ice Cream League

It was another week of intense competition in our Ice Cream League. Sour Patch performed well throughout the week, mastering games like Wits and Wagers, I Should Have Known That, and That’s It. However teams Caffee and French Vanilla would not go away quietly with strong performances in Name That Tune, Family Feud, Knockout, and dodgeball. It all game down to bowling on Friday and team Caffee down 70 points going into the day, mounted and enormous comeback skyrocketing them into first place. Congratulations to John, Ben, Alex, Austin, and Clarissa on their victory.

Until Next Time

We can’t wait to welcome back our K-6 campers for the start of Session 2 and to welcome a new group of Trailbreakers for Session 3! Let the fun continue!


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Lincoln Summer Camp 2021 – Ready for Session 2!

Welcome To Session 2!

Hello Camp Families!

Lincoln Summer Camp is so excited to begin the second half of the summer with your campers! After an awesome first half of the summer, everyone is ready to welcome our session 2 campers for an amazing 3 weeks. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind as we head into session 2 of camp:

  • Remember to wear sunscreen and bug spray daily. Campers should come with both already applied and have more in their bags to reapply throughout the day. We will spend almost 100% of our time outdoors so this is crucial!
  • Complete the COVID Self-Screening each day before leaving for camp. It can be found on page 13 of the parent handbook.
  • Please make sure that you pack multiple masks/face coverings for your camper daily. While most of our days will be spent outdoors where masks/face coverings are not required, if the weather necessitates a move indoors, masks are required for all campers.
  • All campers must come to camp prepared to swim and for water games daily! This means either wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel.
  • Campers need to carry their own personal 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 easily refilled throughout the day.
  • On colder, rainy days please send your camper in with a sweatshirt or jacket in case they are getting too cold. 
  • Please remember if your camper is going to be absent, to notify us by phone call or email.(directors@lincolnsummercamp.com)

This Week In Focus:

Tuesday is “Would You Rather” day at camp. Would you rather be able to fly like a bird or swim like a fish? Would you rather travel to outer space or to the bottom of the ocean? Creative questions will be the theme of the day where campers and counselors can share favorite would you rather questions and answers with each other. Your child can bring in their own questions to share at camp! 

Wednesday and Friday are Pizza Days! Pizza is on sale for $2 for one slice and $3 for two slices. Please make sure your camper knows where their pizza money is if they want to order! Please note Trailbreakers are not on campus for Pizza Day.

This Thursday is Time Warp Up Day! Campers can choose any time period they would like and dress up like they live then. Campers could step back in time to the 80s or 90s or jump all the way to prehistoric times! Campers could even use their imaginations to zoom into the future and think about what people would dress like in the year 3000 or beyond! We can’t wait to see what comes out of the camp time machine on Thursday! 

Make sure you check the blog frequently throughout the summer for updates, 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!

We also invite you to follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook and Instagram. Just click on the links in the sidebar —->

Additional information about camp can be found in the Parent Handbook 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.

See you soon!
Sarah, Erin, and Joe
Lincoln Summer Camp Directors


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Lost and Found!

Hello Families,

We have many items left behind during session 1 that are ready for pick up in our camp lost and found. Here is a picture of the items we have. If you notice something that is yours, please feel free to stop by and pick it up. The Lost and Found is located in A-Pod (the same building as the Parks and Recreation Office) right inside the far left door.


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Week 3 – K-6 Says Some Goodbyes and Trailbreakers Climb High

This week was the last week of Session 1 for our K-6 campers and it culminated with a Camp Show and Color War. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our Session 1 families who won’t be returning for Session 2, for sharing their campers with us this summer. We hope they had a blast! Below is a overview of their final week, and a peak at the Trailbreakers adventures.

Specials

Sports and Games

Welcoming our campers to Color War week, the Pioneers began with the rain-day game trashcan toss and collected points playing protect the pin! Ramblers followed close by protecting their own hula hoop castles, then switching between dodgeball and capture the flag. Pathfinders joined the fun with their own dodgeball tournament and a few games of classic soccer and handball!

Music and Drama

Music and Drama was jampacked this week with practicing for the Camp Show (which was fantastic!!) After rehearsing on Monday and Tuesday, all the groups performed their dances for the whole camp on Wednesday. See below for details on the show! On Thursday, the Pioneers had a freeze dance competition for Color War with a fun bubble surprise. The Ramblers played Guess What and Name that Song in color war teams—the scores were really close! The Pathfinders had an INTENSE dance battle where everyone busted a move. They also played Name that Song and the competition was fierce. Thank you everyone for bringing your all to Music and Drama this session—so excited to see what happens next time!!

Arts and Crafts

What a colorful week it was in Arts and Crafts! All of the groups created necklaces for their color war team. The Pioneers and Ramblers also made paintings using tissue paper. The Pathfinders finished out the week making  coasters using a tile and sharpies, and the Pioneers used sticks as a paint brush to create color war pictures! 

Archery

This week in archery we were RED-y to try all on our own! We competed in our colors to see which team would come out vict-ORANGE-ious. Campers archery skills were the best during this week 3 and they aimed to win Color War. When we had some bad weather we BLUE up some balloons and had a blast playing keep-up!

Story Time

In Story, we created Mad-Libs! The older campers were GREEN with envy with how funny our stories were! We also read “Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave” before the camp show to inspire confidence and help Pioneers feel brave as they take the stage to perform.

S.T.E.M.

Color war week started with a bang as the Pathfinders started designing mini golf courses! The Ramblers started their week with making kinetic sand, and then did a bunch of small STEM-focused challenges for Color War such as making the longest chain and marshmallow challenges. The Pioneers went on a nature hunt (and saw a frog!) and made chalk paint to decorate the sidewalks in their team colors.

Tumbling

We were all excited to see what Ms. Jennifer had up her sleeves for Color War week and of course she did not disappoint. Campers used a springboard to jump and climb mats that were taller than even their counselors! Getting to the top may have seemed difficult, but all campers who wanted to could reach the top with a little help. They even practiced doing tricks on the balance beam, like cartwheels and split jumps. Ask your camper about their favorite tumbling activities from this week!

Swim

After a day of land lessons due to weather on Monday morning, campers were excited to head back to Codman Pool the rest of the week. As it warmed up throughout the week, more and more campers jumped and splashed in the pool to cool down and have fun. It’s great to see the swimming progress campers have made throughout the three-week session!

Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures this week was all about earning those all important points for Color War! In the beginning of the week, competition was fierce as we competed in Slip and Slide riddles! Campers were given a riddle to figure out the answer to. They then had to slip n’ slide their way down to a pool of letters and, one letter at a time, bring back what they needed to spell out the answer. The riddles got tricky but campers worked together and thought through their ideas with persistence! Later in the week, some campers got to take a break from Color War competitions and play a camp favorite – Fizz Fiasco. Counselors wore necklaces of Alka-Seltzer tablets and campers used water blasters to get them to dissolve. 

On Friday, all campers got a chance to have some inflatable fun! We brought in a roller racer course where campers scooted around an inflatable race course on mini-scooters. Some campers really took to them and were able to fly around the track. We also had a 75 foot inflatable obstacle course that campers could race a friend through –  jumping over and dodging around different obstacles they finished with a giant slide and then run back and do it again and again! We also treated campers to a snow-cone – a perfect icy treat on a hot, hot day!

LSC Mystery #3

The mystery this week was a big one – someone had hidden our Color War Cup! Campers knew it was a rainbow ranger who didn’t want just one team to win! They gathered clues from specialists to investigate how to get the cup back in time to announce a new color war winner on Friday. By the end of the week, Andrew, our Sports and Games Specialist, was discovered to be the one hiding the cup from us! He came in at the final hour and returned it, just in time for us to crown the Color War Champions!

Camp Wide Events

Camp Show

We had our first annual camp show of the summer! All campers headed to the House of Blue to show off the performances they’ve been rehearsing all week. We had a blast yelling out camp cheers between performances and even got the life guards to join in! Our show started with Pioneers showing off their moves to Shakira’s “Try Everything” from Zootopia and “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. Ramblers came in strong with rock out performances to “Eye of the Tiger,” “Don’t Stop the Party”, and “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.” Pathfinders got their groove on (and showed off some gymnastics moves) to the Cha-cha slide and a Hamilton rendition of “The Room Where it Happens.” 

We can’t wait to see what performances groups come up with for the next camp show! Huge shout out to our Music & Drama specialist Elana for helping everyone rehearse and perform!

Color War

Throughout the week, campers got the chance to cheer on their counselors who competed for Color War points each opening council this week. On Tuesday, counselors competed in the classic Human Knot where they jumbled up their arms and needed to untwist themselves. In one of the quickest human knot competitions we have ever seen, red took first place. They also competed in the less widely known but camp-classic Electric Hands, where all participants had to use just their two hands to lift the rest of their bodies off the ground. While this one was a little trickier, good communication and a great team plan led the red team to success again! On Wednesday, the Rainbow Rangers brought out some unicorn horns and rings for a ring toss. One counselor per team was the unicorn, and the others tossed rings to try and score 8. While more challenging than anyone thought at first, blue persevered to take first place. On Thursday, we turned to a trivia game called Wits and Wagers. The counselors had to estimate to give their best answer to questions like: how long is the equator? When was the first cell phone invented? And how hot does a toaster need to get to make a piece of bread toast? Trivia was a close competition, but in the end green and red tied for the win! Finally on Friday we turned to our Knockout Competition, an LSC favorite. Campers cheered on their color team counselors as they tried to make each basketball shot they took. When it was down to the wire, it looked like red would be victorious, with 3 of their counselors still in against just one orange team counselor. But against the odds, Kyle, from the orange team, held off the competition and came out as our champion! 

With the counselor competitions out of the way and with earned points from specials throughout the week, campers were ready to turn to a day of color war competitions on Friday. Campers rotated through stations to compete in some camp classics. Pioneers and Ramblers searched through the wood chips of the playground to find as many golden coins as they could in our seek and find competition. Pathfinders played a few rounds of Castleball and Dodgeball on the Sports Court. Up on the field all groups competed in some awesome relay races. Campers dashed back and forth to fill their team’s buckets of water using sponges and broken cups. They also maneuvered their bodies through a hula hoop around their team circle as well as showed off their coordination during an over/under relay. 

After a refreshing dip in the pool for free swim, we were ready for the Color War conclusion – the all important Cheer Off Competition and Tug-of-War. Campers came with spirit and enthusiasm to the field, ready to prove that their team deserved to win. During the cheer competitions, teams gave it their all. We heard takes on favorite camp cheers like Little Red Wagon, The Moose Song, and our Birthday song. We also heard original cheers and, for the first time ever, had campers lead at least one cheer for each team. The Rainbow Rangers were blown away by the creativity and power that came from each team and had to make the very difficult decision of crowning a winner. After much debate, the blue team, with their awesome moves, pushed them to the top. In tug-of-war, campers dug deep and pulled with all their might to help their team. 

Throughout the week the color war competition was tight, with the lead bouncing from team to team and the difference between first place and fourth place never being more than 20 points. On Friday, one team started breaking away from the pack and didn’t look back. For the first time since 2015, the Blue team was crowned champions of Color War!

We love cheering on our counselors in Knockout!

Trailbreakers

Monday

Monday kicked off Session 2 as we welcomed back campers from Session 1 and had familiar faces from summers past join our group. The weather threw us a curveball on Monday cancelling our planned trip to Codman Farm for Community service. We hope the weather cooperates this coming Monday. However we did not let the rain stop our fun, our three new Ice Cream League teams the Sour Patch, French Vanilla, and Caffee were set for a day of competition. We began with a Ping Pong Tournament, before heading into the classic game show Double Dare. In the game if teams did not know the answer they could dare the other team to answer them or compete in a physical challenge. Team Cafee successfully answered the most questions and completed to the most challenges to win first place! As the rain lightened up we were able to head outside for knockout, and then sponge and ping pong ball relays. Finally we ended the day with a Water Pong Tournament.

Tuesday

On Tuesday the Trailbreakers headed to an LSC favorite – Urban Air Adventure Park. There they jumped on trampolines, battles 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 finish their Water Pong Tournament. 

Wednesday

On Wednesday Trailbreakers were supposed to head to Breezy’s Waterslide for a day of fun by the lake. However all the rain we have been getting has left Breezy’s underwater, and forced us to change plans. Instead we headed to Paradise Mini Golf for a day of Ice Cream League Competition on the mini-links. There were strong performances from all 3 teams, and a remarkable 3 free games of golf were won on the famous 18th hole skeeball shot! When we returned to camp we headed over to our tennis courts for a King of the Court competition. Congrats to Charlie on the his win for team French Vanilla!

Thursday

On Thursday the Trailbreakers embarked on what has become a right of passage for our oldest campers, the hike up Mt. Monadnock. At 3,166ft the 2 mile trail to the top is steep, rocky terrain that tests even the most veteran hikers. Our campers did an amazing job supporting each other on this extraordinary journey, pushing each other to keep going, and recognizing when they needed breaks. Some campers summited and others, short on time, made it just below the summit. All campers can be proud of their accomplishments, and for those who did not summit there is always next year!

Friday

On Friday we headed to La Vida Adventure Park for a day of teambuilding and challenges. They began by Saving Larry the Chicken from a black hole by stepping on a series of 19 stars in order, and thanks to the leadership of Owen, formed an organized plan for how to make this task happen in just 25 seconds! Next they had to Cross the Lava Pit to get to Larry’s house for a thank you dinner, and the challenge was tough. They had to figure out how to retrieve a rope, swing across the pit, and safely land all together on a platform on the other side. Communication was more challenging during this task, but eventually they regrouped and created a magnificent shoe rope, and Charlie showed off his cowboy skills lassoing the rope so they could cross the pit. After those challenges they were ready to hit the air, where capers served as each other’s belay teams as they hit the high ropes challenge elements at La Vida. Each one of them set and achieved personal goals before each climb with many campers going higher and trying things they never had before. Pasha climbed higher, John did an element backwards, Dany did push ups and jumps, and Clarissa did karate kicks. La Vida had professional photographers on hand to capture all this excitement and those photos will be posted when they come in! 

Ice Cream League

It was a great week of Ice Cream League competitions with rousing rounds of Name That Tune featuring music from today, the 2010’s, and 1980’s, awesome estimates during Wits and Wagers, grumbling tummies during our new game Eat It, and guess galore in one of our favorites That’s It! Right now team Sour Patch is in the lead, but Cafee and French Vanilla are right on their tails. We will have to see what happens during week 2 of the competition! 

Until Next Time

We had such a great end to our first K-6 session, lots of hugs and goodbyes to celebrate the good times. We look forward to seeing some of you return for session 2 starting on July 26th and to continuing all the fun with Trailbreakers Session 2 next week.


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Heading into Week 3 of Session 1!

Hello Camp Families!

We hope you all dried off from Friday and are ready for our final week of an awesome first session at Lincoln Summer Camp!

This Week In Focus:

This week we will be starting our Color War! Every camper has a tie-dye shirt that they made last week. If your camper still needs to send in a white shirt to tie-dye, please make sure they do so in a gallon size ziploc bag with their name on it.

Wednesday and Friday are Pizza Days! Pizza is on sale for $2 for one slice and $3 for two slices. Please make sure your camper knows where their pizza money is if they want to order!

Each camper should know their color war team color (red, orange, green, or blue) and are encouraged to dress in their color each day this week. This Thursday we will be dressing in our tie-dye t-shirts so please make sure to have them ready to go for Dress-Up Day!

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Remember to wear sunscreen and bug spray daily. Campers should come with both already applied and have more in their bags to reapply throughout the day. We will spend almost 100% of our time outdoors so this is crucial! 
  • Please make sure that you pack multiple masks/face coverings for your camper daily. While most of our days will be spent outdoors where masks/face coverings are not required, if the weather necessitates a move indoors, masks are required for all campers. With all the recent rain, this is especially important! 
  • All campers must come to camp prepared to swim and for water games daily! This means either wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel. 
  • Campers need to carry their own personal 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 non-perishable items; we eat a picnic style lunch. 
  • Campers should arrive at camp with a full water bottle that can be easily refilled throughout the day.
  • On colder, rainy days please send your camper in with a sweatshirt or jacket in case they are getting too cold. 
  • Complete the COVID Self-Screening each day before leaving for camp. It can be found on page 13 of the  parent handbook  . 
  • Please remember if your camper is going to be absent, to notify us by phone call or email.(directors@lincolnsummercamp.com)

See you tomorrow,

Sarah, Erin, and Joe
Directors