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Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA


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Week 6 is done, but there was so much Circus Fun!

Week 6 capped off another amazing summer for us here at LSC. We had so much fun getting to know, play and laugh with all of your campers, and during week 6 we took them under the big top for a week of circus fun!

Specials

S.T.E.M.

We had a fun and exciting final week in STEM. All groups made bottle rockets and we were able to launch them in the Outback! Inside of our rockets we put baking soda and vinegar, which created a chemical reaction and built up pressure inside of the bottle, which caused the rocket to launch!

All groups also built towers and structures using different building supplies. We had plastic cups, wooden blocks, popsicle sticks, and clothespins to build with. Campers learned about physics and created structures that balanced and were stable. We had many creative designs! It was a great summer – we learned a lot while also having a lot of fun!

Sports and Games 

This week in Sports & Games, camp ended the summer by going under the big top! Pioneers played Lion Tamer and Steal the Keys, two games which require extreme amounts of teamwork. Ramblers played handball and capture the flag, both being voted on to end their summer. Crusaders played a variety of circus games, as well as getting to play their choice of camp favorites: soccer, dodgeball and capture the flag. Thank you to everyone for an incredible experience in sports and games!

Archery

This week in archery we did two different circus themed activities for camp goes under the big top. The first activity we did was pop balloons on the archery target. There were many different sizes and if they shot one, they got a star sticker! 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, they become a real magician and get a star sticker! We had an awesome week at camp and hope to see you again next summer!

Story

This week in story we read multiple performance books for camp goes under the big top. The first book we read was “Moo Moo in a TuTu” by Tim Miller. For our activity we played freeze dance and musical chairs to show our dancing skills like Moo Moo in the story! The next book we read was “Olivia Saves the Circus” by Ian Falconer. For our activity we all became circus performers – we became tattooed campers with fun stickers, we pinned the nose on the clown while blindfolded, and we had a race to see which team could pop balloons by sitting on them the fastest. We had an amazing summer and can’t wait to see everyone next year!

Arts and Crafts 

This week in Arts & Crafts, we went Under the Big Top. Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders made Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars as well as props for the Variety Show. The trailblazers helped make Variety Show posters to decorate the auditorium! Overall, camp was an absolute blast 🙂 Wishing everyone a great rest of the summer and see you 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 “Can’t Touch This” to creating a new Ramblers camp song, 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. We hope you came and enjoyed the show-what a way to end the summer!

Epic Adventures 

All week campers journeyed to the gym to push themselves to the limit in our Epic Acrobat Training. Instead of the gym, campers found ropes hanging to get them across the big top. They found a pin field they had to navigate through showing off their agility. There was rolling log they had to control to master the art of balance. And there was so much more – from scooters and buddy walkers to balance beams and trampolines; it was a challenging and exciting adventure for all!

Trips 

Pioneers

The Pioneers ventured to the Discovery Museum in Acton, MA. They had a blast exploring the treehouse outside, and enjoying all the interactive exhibits inside. Campers loved trying out the giant air machine that sent scarves and balls flying around the room. Everyone experimented in the color room, created interactive sand projects, and splashed in the water tubs. They then made their way outside to play in the interactive treehouse. Campers created beautiful forts to play in and took fast/slow turns on the giant swing. It was a wonderful trip for Pioneers to close out their summer!

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Ramblers

This week the Ramblers went to a Lincoln Summer Camp favorite, CoCo Key Water Resort!  Campers got to swim, slide, and play their way through the amazing water park.  Many of the Ramblers spent their time winding through the lazy river, while others faced their fears by going down the 4 2-story water slides!  Others challenged themselves on the water obstacle course, while others played around in the massive water structure, full of sprinklers, slides, and surprise waterfalls!  The Ramblers had a blast splashing around with their friends!

Crusaders

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!

Trailblazers

The Trailblazers began their week at Water Country where they dove down slides, caught waves in the wave pool, held on in the whirpool, and rode rafts all about. It was a great way to cool off in this week’s heat. This trip was a real test of time management skills, as campers needed to figure out when to head back for check ins without the having their devices on them in the water. We are happy to report that almost every group made it back on time for each check in, with a few coming in just a few minutes late. It is wonderful to watch campers grow in their responsibility and take ownership for their actions! 

After Water Country, 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.

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After dinner, just as we were preparing to shower up and head into the evening activities, a storm rolled in with lightning lighting up the sky, closing the pool (where we shower) and knocking power out of the school buildings (where we were set to have our America Ninja Warrior Competitions) so it was quickly on to plan B.
Campers headed down to our air conditioned Studio to watch Shrek, while counselors made them real movie theater popcorn and hurried up to their tents to retrieve all of their belongings before the storms rolled in. Meanwhile, the forecast kept getting worse and so another group of counselors headed up to the gym to retrieve mats for indoor sleeping. We were all a little bummed out we could not play our annual game of Flashlight Tag but we moved the fun indoors and had a good old fashioned slumber party instead.

The next morning the weather had cleared so it was bagel breakfast as planned before breaking down our tents and heading to Brownstone Park.

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Brownstone Adventure Park in Portland, CT 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.

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The Trailblazers also had a blast on campus this week as the Ice Cream League Competition heated up. In addition to racking up points in their specials, they competed in a host of events for points from Doctor Dodgeball, to Gaga Ball, to musical Encore!

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But this week’s biggest competition was America Ninja Warrior. Rescheduled after the rain-out, campers took part in the ultimate challenge course climbing, crawling, and swinging their ways to the fastest times. Congrats to Chris and Kyle who tied for first place with an amazing time of 3 minutes 6 seconds, and congrats to third place finisher Thomas!

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Then on Friday it was time for our last trip of the season and the conclusion of Ice Cream League at Boda Borg. At Bodo 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. Low Fat Vanilla went into the day with a good lead but Cookie Dough charged back, completing 17 missions as a group, to take the final ice cream of the summer. 

Special Events 

Dress Up Day 

This week’s dress up theme was Kids’ Choice!  Kids were able to choose whatever they wanted to dress as!  We were treated to a wide array of costumes, from princesses, to clowns, to Duct Tape Man!  Check out some pictures below of our costume contest nominees, and our winners Adam, who dressed as his counselor Jennie, and Amayah and Saraiyah’s twin gumball machines! 

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Camp Show 

For an extra special last week of camp, campers and counselors hit the stage for our annual Camp Show. This week was jammed packed with tons of creation and practice sessions. After lunch on Thursday, we were ready to hit the stage. Group after group ran up the stage steps to show off all their hard work. We enjoyed having all of the family and friends join us to watch the campers’ stellar performances! 

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.

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

Thanks Again,

Joe, Sarah, and Audrey

Lincoln Summer Camp Directors


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Welcome to Week 6

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

For our final week of camp we are headed under the big top and to the circus for a week of high flying fun that will be capped off by our Camp Show on Thursday.

Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

  • All campers should come to camp prepared to swim! 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 or filled out the physical form, available here.
  • 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 in grades K-5 will be provided with a camp t-shirt before Friday’s field trips.
  • 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 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 your 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 Camp has a different drop off and pick up location.Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 10.04.12 AM
  • imgresWednesday is Kid’s Choice Dress Up Day! Campers can choose to come in as anything they want as the circus is a place for everyone! They can be anything from a stalk of broccoli to a famous celebrity, the sky is the limit so get creative. Campers will also get to choose what their counselors and specialists dress up as. For a full calendar of events visit the home page. 

 

  • slice_PT_cheese.pngWednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Days! 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.

 

  • images-1 This Thursday is the Camp Show! 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.

 

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 6-8, 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.

This Week’s Trips 

Pioneers – Grades K & 1

Just Face_4C_eyeOK.jpg On this trip campers will travel to the Discovery Museum in Acton. The Discovery Museum’s philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids’ healthy development. Play is how kids learn–at the Discovery Museum, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience. Our campers are the perfect age to have a fabulous time learning and exploring there. Learn more at http://www.discoverymuseums.org/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch and water bottle
  • 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

kommunikatör-sociala-medier-boda-borg-oxelosund.pngOn 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 there 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: 3:00pm  – The Trailblazer group going on this trip will be staying longer and getting back later. 
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip.

Trailblazers – Grades 6,7, & 8 

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Tuesday, August 7th – On this trip campers will travel to a water park. Water Country has something for everyone! Thrill seekers are challenged by the breaking waves and speed slides. Others can relax in the sanctuary of Adventure River, swimming pools, and shady lounge areas. To learn more about their attractions follow the link below. https://www.watercountry.com/things-to-do/attractions 

 

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch
  • Please make sure your camper is wearing his or her bathing suit and packs a towel. He or she might also like to bring a dry set of clothes to change into before the bus trip back to camp.

overnight-camp-3Camp 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.

Here is a full Packing List and Itinerary

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 Water Country and pack a second suit for the Day 2 trip to Brownstone Park.
  • Flip Flops (Optional)
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
      • PJ’s
      • T-Shirt
      • Shorts
      • Socks
      • Underwear
      • Sweatshirt/Jacket (Optional)
  • Towel
  • 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. 

Please also not 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 camp staff at the beginning of the week so that we may plan appropriately. This ensures that all campers are safe and accounted for.

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Itinerary

Tuesday, August 7th

9:00 am- Arrival at camp

9:20 am – Depart for Water Country

10:45 am- Arrive at Water Country

3:30 pm- Board Buses

5:00 pm – Arrive Back at Camp

5:15 pm – Tent Pitching/ Wood Collecting

5:45 pm – Pool Time

6:45- 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)

7:15 pm- America 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 8th

7:30 am- Breakfast

8:00 am- Break down tents

8:30 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)

9:00 am – Board buses for Brownstone Park

11:30 am- Arrive at Brownstone Park

3:30 pm- Depart from Brownstone Park

6:00 pm – Arrive back at camp for Dismissal


brownstone-logo-4Wednesday, August 8th – On this trip campers 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 above to make sure your camper has what he or she needs for this trip.

kommunikatör-sociala-medier-boda-borg-oxelosund.pngFriday, August 10th- 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 there 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 for Trailblazers only will be at : 4:00pm  
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn on this trip.


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Week 5 was Out of this World!

Campers had an awesome experience this week as we blasted off to outer space!

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Here’s how we orbited around camp.

STEM

It was another great week in STEM! All groups made Marble Roller Coasters using pieces of pipe insulation, toilet paper rolls, cardboard, and of course lots of tape. Groups had many creative ideas, and roller coasters included loops, bridges, tunnels, and jumps! Groups were able to design and redesign until their track worked, see videos below!

Ramblers, Crusaders, and Trailblazers also made slime this week, which was a little too messy to get pictures of. Our slime was made by mixing Elmer’s glue with liquid starch and mixing until slime formed. Campers were also able to add in their favorite colors!

Pioneers played with Tangrams, which are colorful geometric blocks. Campers explored different shapes and geometric patterns while playing with the blocks. There were some very creative shapes and designs!

Sports and Games 

This week in Sports & Games, Camp blasted off to outer space! Pioneers and Ramblers played a flag tag variation known as Aliens vs. Predators. They also played Steal the Moonrocks, a capture-the-flag-esque game with astronauts protecting their rocks from the aliens.

Crusaders played Glow-in-the-dark hockey with glow bracelets and pillow polo sticks. They also played Spaceball, a variation of the classic game of kickball. Next week, camp concludes by going under the big top, so come prepared for acrobat training!

Arts and Crafts 

This week we traveled to outer space during Arts&Crafts! Pioneers, ramblers, and crusaders made astronaut I.D. badges with stamps, stickers, and card stock. We also made alien spaceships out of paper plates. For trailblazers choice we made a splatter paint banner to be hung up in the trailblazers treehouse. Next week Camp Goes Under the Big Top!

Music and Drama  

Music and Drama blasted off during our outer space week! Pioneers filled the room with aliens, robots, and worked to find the alien leader. Ramblers also played an acting game called Gibberish where they had to make-up lines for the characters in a scene. They also worked to save camp from an alien invasion using only 3 everyday objects. All campers honed their acting skills in a mirror activity as they taught aliens how to get ready in the morning, enjoy a day at camp, going on a camp field trip, and-of course- dance. Crusaders created time lapse video skits where they taught an alien a new skill of their choice. Crusader’s choice this week also participated in a rousing round of the Whisper Challenge. All campers did out of this world shadow dancing this week! Trailblazers had a blast in a musical goose chase at camp. They had the challenge of wearing ridiculous costumes, acting out Disney scenes, performing dance moves, acting out classic games/sports, and singing songs. Check out some samples below! Next week will be filled with musical acts in our annual Variety Show!

Archery 

This week in archery we were all stars at games for camp blasts off to outer space week! The first activity we did was there were 8 planets on each of the 8 targets. The targets were arranged closer and farther depending on their distance away from the sun. Each arrow was a space ship, and campers tried to send as many space ships they could to each planet! The next game we played was half of the campers were aliens and half were astronauts (which was indicated by a green or silver star sticker). They competed to see which team could get their spaceship (arrow) closest to the center of their planet (target). We had so much fun and can’t wait to go under the big top next week!

Story  

This week in story we blasted off into two great books. The first book we read was “We’re all Wonders” by R.J Palacio. We then drew pictures of things that made us wonders – what made us unique and special. Then we shared with the rest of the group. The second story we read was “The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System” by Jonna Cole. For our activity we made planets out of model magic. We had a great week and we are so excited to preform in next weeks camp goes under the big top!

Epic Adventures

This week at Epic Adventures campers had fun both outside and in! On Monday campers had a chance to zoom down a giant slip n slide and chase their counselors with water balloons. On Tuesday, campers had an enormous water battle where they tried to dissolve their counselors Alka-Seltzer necklaces. Nobody was safe from the splash of water blasters! Finally on Wednesday campers moved inside for our camp carnival. Kids had a chance to earn tickets and win prizes at games like World of Sports, Carnival Midway, and the Moonshot.

Special Events

Costume Contest

We were blown out of this world by all the outer space costumes this week. It was a difficult decision for a costume winner with homemade space robots, Rey from Star Wars, NASA astronauts,, a duo planet team holding the rings of Saturn, and a few creative aliens. Ultimately Amelia’s rendition of Rey won the prize. We can’t wait to see the unique costumes campers choose to wear for Kid’s Choice next week!

Lincoln Live!

On ThursdayLincoln Summer Camp held its final Lincoln Live event of the summer. The campers performed a wide a variety of acts such as dances, songs, ballet, gymnastics, and one camper even executed some martial arts to chop up wood! Our very own counselors performed an amazing rendition of ‘Cooler Than Me’ to end the summer of Lincoln Live for 2018.

Trips

Pioneers

Our Pioneers set out 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

Ramblers traveled on a fun-filled day to Merrimack Valley Pavillon in Tewksbury, MA. Campers conquered the vines ropes course outside 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 playing riding games, skee-ball, and 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.

Crusaders 

The Crusaders jumped on the bus to journey 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, a great day!

Trailblazers 

This week began with a full day of fun on campus. In addition to going to their choice of specials the Trailblazers also had time to compete for Ice Cream League points in a crazy game of 4 Way Guard the Pin. It was an intense competition. Later instead of competing against each other, all campers were challenged to work together to “Cross the Pit”, where they had to get a rope, swing across a mat pit and land on the other side without touching the ground. If they touched the whole group had to start again. Round 1 was a breeze for the campers but in round two when the pit grew larger they had to push, pull, catch, save, and cheer each other on as every camper crossed the pit and successfully landed on the other side without knocking any other campers off.

Then on Tuesday it was off to OSG paintball for a day of competition on the fields. We hit our favorites like Western Town, LZ, and Pirate ship, and tried out some new fields like the Halo Woods and Castle.

It was quite the day! Check out some pictures below.

Then it was back on campus Wednesday to prepare for their overnight trip to Zoar Outdoor. During the day they had a chance to make their own muffins that they would later eat for breakfast on Friday.

On Thursday we packed up all our things and headed to Zoar Outdoor. It was an early morning, but we arrived on time for the dam release and had an awesome day on the water. Sorry there are no pictures yet as we don’t bring camera in the rafts!

Then we headed back to camp for a night of fun that began with our annual horseshoe tournament.

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Unfortunately some rains moved in an caused us to have to change our dinner plans from hot dogs on the open fire to pizza. But it was a great meal nevertheless.

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When we got back to camp the rains subsided and we got to finish our horseshoe tournament, congrats to Kyle and Javi for their win, and got to play games before s’mores and stories by campfire.

Then we went to bed in our cabin tents before breakfast the next morning.

Then it was off to Zip lining.

Finally, after a 3 hour tour of the trees it was time to head home.

We can’t wait for next week!


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Welcome to Week 5!

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We have a far out week of fun planned at Lincoln Summer Camp as we blast off to Outer Space this week.

Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

  • All campers should come to camp prepared to swim! 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 or filled out the physical form, available here.
  • 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 in grades K-5 will be provided with a camp t-shirt before Friday’s field trips.
  • 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 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 your 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 Camp has a different drop off and pick up location.Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 10.04.12 AM
  • imgresThursday is Outer Space Dress Up Day! Will you be an astronaut, an alien, or even a jedi?  Let your imagination expand like the universe as you dress up for a space adventure.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with! For a full calendar of events visit the home page.

 

  • slice_PT_cheese.pngWednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Days! 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.

 

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 6-8, 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.

This Week’s Trips 

Pioneers – Grades K & 1

footer-logo.pngOn 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, & 8

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Tuesday, July 31st Campers 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 is a 6:00 pm for this trip

 

icon-logo Thursday, August 2nd and Friday, August 3rd –  On this trip campers experience the Berkshire hills from two perspectives. The Zoar Gap and Zipline Canopy Tour combines two amazing activities into the perfect getaway.

  • Day 1: Zoar Gap Rafting – This full-day rafting trip starts at 10:30am, and takes campers down a ten-mile stretch of class II and III whitewater. We stop for a picnic-style lunch halfway down the river.
  • Overnight: Cabin Tent Lodging – Campers will camp out in comfortable Cabin Tents. Each raised platform has a large canvas tent set up on it, with four cots inside, and a small gas grill for simple meals.
  • Day 2: Zip Line Canopy Tour – Campers will start their morning with a three-hour tour through the trees. The trip includes 11 zips, two sky bridges, and 3 rappels.
  • Approximate Departure Time: Thursday 7:15 am
  • Approximate Dismissal Time: Friday 4:00 pm

Please note that campers must arrive at camp between 7:00am and 7:15am on Thursday in order to make the bus. The dam that releases the water to create the rapids opens at 10:30 sharp so we must be there and ready to go on time.

Below is a packing list and detailed itinerary. Paper copies will come home on Monday along with the 2 waivers that must be signed.

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Packing List

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Dry Sneakers – For Zip Lining  
  • Sneakers or Swim Shoes (No Crocs or Flip Flops) to wear while rafting – These will get wet
  • Swimsuit (ZOAR asks that you do not wear cotton, as it will keep you cold and wet throughout the trip. Guests are not allowed to wear jeans on the river. Swim shirts are fine)
  • Flip Flops (Optional-for showering)
  • Quarters for Shower (1 Quarter = 3 minutes)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
      • PJ’s
      • T-Shirt
      • Shorts
      • Socks
      • Underwear
      • Sweatshirt/Jacket (The weather is expected to be cool)
  • Towel
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Flashlight (Optional)
  • Personal Medications (if applicable)
  • Glasses or Contacts (if applicable)
  • 2 Signed Waivers (Also a must)

Please keep your packing to one bag and one backpack that your camper can carry independently.

Also note there is no need for campers to bring extra money for this trip. Everything they will need is provided.

Campers are allowed to bring their cell phones – however they will be collected by staff during the night so that we can ensure a good night’s sleep and that the phones are secure. There is no power, so it is likely, depending on use, that your camper may run out of battery. We will do our best to keep you up to date using the Remind App.

Dining

On Thursday there is a complimentary picnic-style lunch break halfway through the water rafting trip provided by ZOAR Outdoor (because it would be impossible for campers to bring lunch with them). The lunch includes cold cuts, rolls, vegetables and condiments, chips and salsa, drinks, and desserts.

On Thursday night we will be roasting hot dogs over an open fire for dinner. Chips, salads and drinks will be served as well. For dessert we will roast marshmallows and make s’mores. If your camper does not like hot dogs or has a dietary restriction, you can send an alternative meal, just note we do not have access to refrigeration or cooking devices.  

On Friday morning we will have a breakfast of bagels, muffins (that the campers will be baking at camp) and fruit.

For lunch on Friday we will have sandwiches that campers will prepare before we leave on Thursday. These will include cold cuts, veggies and condiments, as well as a side of chips or crackers.

Itinerary

Thursday, August 2nd

7:00-7:15- Arrive at camp

7:15- Load Bus

7:30- Departure

10:15- Arrival

10:30-4:30 Whitewater Rafting

4:30-6:00- Set up Cabins and Shower Time

6:00-7:00-Dinner

7:00-8:00-Horseshoe Tournament and Card Games

8:00-9:00-Campfire Stories and S’mores

9:00- Return to Cabin Tents

9:30- Lights Out

Friday, August 3rd

8:00-8:30- Wake and pack

8:30-9:00- Breakfast

9:15-1:00- Ziplining

1:00-1:30-Pack Bus and Lunch

1:30 – Departure

4:00- Arrive back at camp

 


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Week 4 – Color War!

We had an amazing week here at camp as the Green, Blue, Red and Orange teams battle it out to see who would be the color war champions!

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Here’s how the competitions played out in specials.

Sports and Games 

This week in Sports & Games, Camp kicked off the 4th Annual Color War! Pioneers played a serious of beat the clock games, competing in Flip the Stick and Blob Tag. Ramblers worked together to play a game of Balloon Stomp, attempting to pop the balloons tied around the ankles of other teams. Crusaders also played Balloon Stomp. As we all know, Color War would not be complete without a game of Knockout, so the Crusaders played that as well. Next week, camp blasts off to outer space!

Arts and Crafts 

This week LSC hosted the 4th annual Color War! During Arts and Crafts we tie dyed shirts depending on Color War teams and made awesome banners. The red team came in the lead for the first time ever! Next week Camp blasts off to outer space so get ready for some intergalactic artwork. Have a great weekend!

Archery

This week in archery after learning (or refreshing on for the returners) basic shooting skills, we played games that would rack up points for our color war teams. One of the games we played was balloon shoot. Campers would shoot different sized balloons for different points–big balloons were worth two points each and small balloons were six. We also played a game where two of the colored rings on the target were named and the campers had to shoot at those two colors. For every arrow that hit the color given, the camper would earn two points for their color team. The last game we played was shoot your color quarter. The target was split into four quarters, each quarter corresponded to a team in color war. Campers tried to shoot the quarter with their color, and every arrow they hit on their color quarter, they gained two points for their team. We had a lot of fun and scored a lot of points for our color teams!

Story 

This week in story we read many color filled books for color war week! The first book we read was “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon. For our activity, the campers had help camilla get rid of her stripes by completing different tasks. Half of these tasks were worked on in separate color teams and the campers with the most energy and enthusiasm won points for their color team. The second book we read was “Alice and Greta” by Steven J. Simmons. After the story, campers created wands out of paper and decorated them with markers and glitter. We are excited to blast off into new stories for outer space week!

Music and Drama

Color War dominated Music and Drama this week! Campers were cheering all week long to rally their team to victory. Pioneers had a dance competition with color war sticks and enjoyed dancing to Awesome Rainbows. Ramblers competed in epic charades battle and Crusaders drew their way to victory in Pop Pictionary. Ramblers and Crusaders harnessed their creativity to write their own original lyrics for Color War songs/cheers. Campers were asked to incorporate 5 objects of their color, 4 words of encouragement, 3 other color war teams, 2 special activities, and the words Lincoln Summer Camp. We were blown away by their originality and team-work. Camper creativity came in handy during their whole camp Cheer Off competition. Next week camp will be out of this world!

STEM

We had another exciting week in STEM! Pioneers and Ramblers used mini marshmallows and toothpicks to build all different kinds of structures. Campers built bridges, houses, trains, rockets, and many other creative designs!

We also had two engineering design competitions in STEM this week where teams could compete for Color War team points! Crusaders competed in a balloon-powered car race. Campers used water bottles, cardboard, straws, and balloons to design their cars. When we finished building we got to race for Color War points!

All groups also competed in an Egg Drop design contest. Groups are given a random set of building supplies, and their goal is to create a carrier to keep their egg safe from a drop. After building, we went outside and used a ladder to test our designs. One Ramblers group created a design that kept their egg safe from a drop off the roof! All teams worked great together and were able to score points to help their team in Color War.

Color War

This week camp hosted our fourth annual week of color war! Campers across all ages were divided amongst four teams, Blue, Green, Red, and Orange. Campers had the chance to earn their team points as they attended specials like arts and crafts, sports, music and drama, stem, and archery. On Tuesday the kindergartners, first, and second graders came together to play games like guard the pin and zich ball. Campers going into third, fourth and fifth grade competed for their colors in games like nuke’em and speedball. On Wednesday campers of all ages came together to face off in various relays races. Finally, on Thursday each team participated in an epic cheer off and tug of war contest.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RED TEAM, OUR 2018 COLOR WAR CHAMPION!

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Trips

Pioneers

The Pioneers trooped on out to Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA.  The Pioneers got to see go on a hayride where they saw numerous animals like goats, sheep, cows, and horses.  They then got to pet some baby animals like llamas and baby goats. After a quick stop for lunch, the Pioneers cooled down at the splash park and rode down the slides at the Adventure Park.  The Pioneers enjoyed all the fun things that David Farmland has to offer and it was a great week to end our color war week!

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Ramblers

To end their colorful week, Ramblers made their way to Needham to visit The Kid’s Place. Campers first chose a plaster piece to paint however they would like. Around the room, kittens, race cars, Cookie Monsters and more came to life! Campers also got a chance to mine for gems. They cleaned dirt from them to reveal crystals and gems in every hue of the rainbow. Campers also visited a spectacular playground with giant slides, swings, and a multitude of places to climb and explore. After enjoying a picnic lunch, campers were treated to colorful slushees to complete a great day and an even better week at camp!

Crusaders

The Crusaders ended their week by heading to Launch Trampoline Park in Watertown.  Campers got to spend 2 whole hours jumping around on trampolines, doing tricks into a large foam pit, and channeling their inner Michael Jordan by performing epic dunks.  A highlight was the trampoline dodgeball.  The Crusaders went up against another camp for round after round, and all involved had so much fun.  The day wrapped up with a couple fun games of laser tag!  It was a great and fun way for the Crusaders to wrap up another amazing Color War week!

Trailblazers

The Trailblazers had a different then expected week because of all the humid and rainy weather but they still had a blast.

On Tuesday they traveled back to Laser Quest for a day of laser tag – the difference is this week they were competing for all important Color War points. They had a great time navigating the two story arena, hunting down members from the other teams. Congrats to Isaiah, Kyle, and Zoe for being our top 3 scorers of the day!

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Following their day at Laser Quest Campers headed into the first on campus overnight of the season. They began with pitching their tents.

Then had a BBQ dinner and prepared for a full campus game of Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag. The campus was dived in half and each team was given a glowing orb to hide in their territory. Each camper also had a glowing bracelet showing what team they were on. When the rounds began they had to sneak on to the other team’s side, locate the orb, and bring it back to their side without being tagged. It was an awesome battle with the Blue and Red teams coming out on top, but with tons of fun had by all.

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Then it was back to the campfire for s’mores and stories.

On Wednesday campers awoke to freshly baked bagels and after breakfast broke down their tents.

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Then it was off to CoCo Key’s Water Park for a day of waterslides, lazy rivers, and splashing around.

Finally, on Friday the campers headed out on the Gloucester Fleet’s Lady Sea for a day of deep sea fishing. It was a remarkable day, as even the captain of the ship was shocked at the 56 fish campers pulled over the rail! The fish will be cooked up for our next camp overnight week 6! Check out some pictures below of our trek into the Atlantic. It was a memorable day for so many campers who caught their first fish and had a brand new experience.

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Welcome to Week 4

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We are so excited to begin our fourth week at Lincoln Summer Camp.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • All campers should come to camp prepared to swim! 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 with 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 or filled out the physical form, available here.
  • Campers need to be able to carry their belongings throughout the day. Please keep this in mind when selecting and packing a bag.
  • We are very active at camp! Closed toed shoes are a must for safe playing. This week will feature special sports events every afternoon, so shoes are more important than ever.
  • 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 in grades K-5 will be provided with a camp t-shirt before Friday’s field trips if this is their first week at camp. If your camper is a returning camper they should have already received one.
  • 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 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 found in the parent handbook. Do note that Trailblazer Camp has a different drop off and pick up location.Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 10.04.12 AM
  • colorWarLogo12This week is Camp Color War. Throughout the week, campers will be competing in Color Wars competitions where they will be broken up in four color teams: the Red Team, Blue Team, Orange Team, and the Green Team. The teams will compete in a host of competitions throughout the week to earn points for their team. On Friday, after all the points are tallied, a winner will be announced.
  • To help campers look more like a team, they will have a chance to tie dye a team shirt in the color of their team. If your camper would like to make a shirt please send him or her in with a white t-shirt inside a ziplock bag. Please write your camper’s name on both the collar of the shirt and on the bag.
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  • imgres Throughout the week your camper is encouraged to dress in the their team color which they will find out on Monday. On Thursday campers can wear their Tie-Dye shirts for the final day of the Color War. For a full calendar of events visit the home page.  

 

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    • Wednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Days! 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.

 

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 6-8, 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.

This Week’s Trips

Pioneers – Grades K & 1

farmland_color_logo_newOn this trip, campers will go on a hayride to see all the different animals at the farmland. They will have the opportunity to feed and play with some of the animals that live throughout the farmland. Campers will have the opportunity to go to the spray park that is on site for some water fun. Learn more at https://davisfarmland.com/.

 

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 should wear a bathing suit and bring a towel for the spray park.

Ramblers – Grades 2 & 3

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On this trip campers will travel to The Kids Place to get creative. They will paint ceramics, plaster, canvas and mine for gems. Find out more at http://www.kidsplace4fun.com/

 

 

 

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5

logoOn this trip campers will travel to Launch Trampoline park in Watertown, MA to jump, flip, play dodgeball, shoot hoops, all on trampolines. Brave campers might even take a dive off the stunt tower! This year campers will also get to play a game of laser tag in Launch’s new Laser Tag Arena!

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Campers must wear socks to jump on the trip.
  • Campers must fill out a waiver for the trip. Paper copies will come home on Monday – find a pdf here
  • Pick Up will be at normal dismissal time: 3:00pm  

Trailblazers – Grades 6,7 & 8

Please note the Trailblazers are on Trips Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week so that they may participate in culminating Color War Events on Thursday. 

Tuesday, July 24th 

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On this trip campers will travel to Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH to test their endurance as they work to reach the summit. Amazing views and personal victories await campers on this trip as they work as a team to accomplish their goal!

 

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Sneakers are a must for hiking the mountain
  • Athletic clothes are preferable
  • Campers should pack a backpack – not a tote bag or drawstring bag – as both make it difficult to climb
  • Please be sure your camper is wearing sunscreen and bug spray
  • Campers should pack a disposable lunch and 2 water bottles in their bags
  • Pick up will be at 5:00 pm

 Wednesday, July 25th

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On this trip campers will  travel to Breezy’s Waterslides in Douglas, MA. Breezy’s features 3 300ft water slides as well as a lake for swimming. Campers will also be partaking in special Camp Color Wars competitions while at the picnic grounds.

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers need a bathing suit and towel
  • Campers should wear sunscreen
  • Campers should pack a disposable lunch and water bottle

overnight-camp-3Camp 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, a Glow in The Dark Capture the Flag game across the campus, and of course S’mores and stories by the campfire.

Here is a full Packing List and Itinerary

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Packing List
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Blanket (Optional)
  • Pillow
  • Swimsuit for day 1 trip to Breezy’s Waterslides
  • Sneakers (are a must for Color Competitions on Day 2)
  • Flip Flops (Optional)
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
      • PJ’s
      • T-Shirt
      • Shorts
      • Socks
      • Underwear
      • Sweatshirt/Jacket (Optional)
  • Towel
  • 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 Week 4 Overnight Itinerary

Wednesday, July 25th

9:00 am- Arrive at Camp

9:30 am – Depart Camp for Breezy’s Waterslides

10:30 am- Arrive at Breezy’s Waterslides

3:00 pm- Board Buses

4:00 pm – Arrive Back at Camp

4:15 pm – Tent Pitching/ Wood Collecting

5:00 pm – Pool Time

6:00- Dinner (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips, salads and drinks)

7:00-Showers, Changing, Board/Card Games

8:00 pm- Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag

9:00 pm- Campfire S’mores and Stories at the campfire

9:30 pm- In tents

10:00 pm- Lights Out

Thursday, July 26th

8:00 am- Breakfast (We will provide bagels, fixings, fruit, juice, milk and cereal)

8:30 am- Break down tents

9:00 am- Get ready for day

9:20 am – Nukem and Speedball Competitions

10:45 am – The Rainbow Run  

12:10 am- Pizza Lunch (Provided by camp, please pack your camper a second baged lunch for day 2 and let us refrigerate it overnight if they will not be eating pizza)

12:45 pm – Color War Closing Competitions (Cheer Off, Tug of War)

3:00 pm- Dismissal

If you have any questions please contact Camp Director Joe Colombo at jcolombo@lincnet.org


 Friday, July 26th

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Friday, July 27th – On this brand new trip campers will embark on a private charter boat to go deep sea fishing out of Gloucester Harbor. We fish areas such as Tillies Ledge, Stellwagen Bank (a National Marine Sanctuary), Jefferies Ledge, Straw Hat as well as a few other “hot spots”. These areas are rich with fish such catch as: Cod, Haddock, Pollack, Cusk, Wolfish, Red Fish, Mud Hake, Conger Eel to name a few! Campers will also enjoy a top deck party with music and hors d’oeuvres while we travel to and from the fishing grounds! For more information visit  http://gloucesterfleet.com/.

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Old Sneakers are best for this trip
  • Campers should pack a bagged lunch and water bottle (we will have some snacks available to them)
  • Please be sure your camper is wearing sunscreen -hats are also a good idea.
  • Depending on weather – a light jacket/rain jacket might keep them warm and dry.
  • If you think your camper might get sea sick we recommend over the counter anti-motion sickness medication.
  • Pick up will be at 6:00 pm


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Week 3 Was Something to See- Camp Went Wild

We had another great week here at Lincoln Summer Camp. We went to the jungle this week and had a great time. Read about all our fun below.

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Here’s what we were up to specials:

STEM

We had another exciting week in STEM!

Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders made Oobleck this week, which is a mix of cornstarch and water, and we added in our favorite colors. The properties of the Oobleck make it a Newtonian fluid, meaning that it acts as both a solid and a liquid. We got to play around with it and get a little messy! Some campers asked for the recipe to make at home, and it is 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water.

Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders also went on a nature scavenger hunt this week, where campers broke into teams to find a variety of nature items and animals. Some groups saw frogs, turtles, and a water snake. All groups did a great job exploring and finding most of the items on the list!

Archery

This week in archery after learning (or refreshing on for the returnees) basic shooting skills, we played camp goes wild themed games. For one of the games, every camper was given an animal drawn in two different colors. The two colors corresponded to colors on the target. From there, the campers aimed to shoot at least one of the two colors on their animal. The next activity the campers participated in was animal balloon pop. Campers aimed to shoot balloons with different animals drawn on them. It was a popping good time! We can’t wait to march into next week’s Color War!

Story

This week in story we read books with animal characters for camp goes wild week! The first day we read two books, “Big Bunny” by Rowboat Watkins and “Those Can Do Pigs” by David McPhail. For our activity we asked the campers “What can you do?” The campers then performed their talents for the group. The second day we also read two books, “Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups” by Tadgh Bentley and “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson. We then drew an animal that we would bring if we had a flying broom. We also played fishy fishy cross my ocean but instead of a shark we would have a dragon saying the words “Animals animals cross my sky.” We are excited to read colorful books next week for Color War!

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Music and Drama 

Music and Drama was wild and zany as campers monkeyed around like party animals! Pioneers enjoyed a rousing game of Duck vs. Cow. They split into teams making as many animal noises as they could to find each other. Pioneers and Ramblers shared their animal shapes and impressions as we had a room full of sharks, eagles, octopus, pythons, and dinosaurs. Both groups worked to create animal puppets and backdrops. There were bats, cheetahs, bats, and unicorns! Crusaders worked on “Which is better?” rap battles. They battled out dogs vs. cats, Jay-Gees vs. Boda Borg, tigers vs. alligators, and video games. Super creative rhymes were in full force. We are looking forward to our dance and acting competitions for Color War next week!

Sports and Games 

This week in Sports & Games, camp went wild and showed their animal side! Pioneers played a variation of Fishy-Fishy Cross My Ocean called Safari Hunter as well as a game of Steal the Bacon.

Ramblers also played Steal the Bacon, but continued their hunt for food in a game of Steal the Eggs, a Capture-the-flag-like game with dozens of eggs on each half, as well.

Crusaders showed their inner camels as they took their skills to the Sahara, playing a came of Nukem Knockout. They also got the chance to play handball and dodgeball. Next week, come ready for battle as camp prepares for the historic Color War!

Arts and Crafts 

This week in Arts&Crafts we went wild! All groups made animal ear headbands ranging from elephants to cats to unicorns. The Pioneers and Ramblers made paper plate elephants. The Crusaders made cupcake liner parrots using an array of colors. For Crusaders choice, we decorated sunglasses with rhinestones which was a blast! Have great weekend! See you next week for Color War

Epic Adventures

Despite stormy weather at Epic Adventures this week, campers had an awesome time playing games like hide and go seek in the dark, laser racing, and guard the pin. The kids also had a blast playing pony express while running an obstacle course of our very own! On Wednesday we had an inflatable party where campers had the chance to jump on the bouncy house, play games, race on the obstacle course and battle on a giant joust!

Special Events

We also held several special events this week.

Lincoln Live 

This week Lincoln Summer Camp was treated to some amazing acts at Lincoln Live!  Campers saw everything from dancing, to singing, to gymnastics, to piano playing.  We had our first ever trumpet soloist and a funny improv skit of putting make up on someone else’s face!  It was great to see many new faces up on stage as well as some old favorites.  We can’t wait for our next Lincoln Live during Week 5!

Dress Up Day

It was a wild and crazy jungle of animals at opening council this week. We had foxes, tigers, turtles, cats, mice, dinosaurs, and more! It was a difficult decision for a costume winner with finalists of Megan the monarch butterfly, Kai the boxed turtle, and Peter/Teddy as a dog chasing the mouse duo. Ultimately Kai the boxed turtle came out of his shell to win the prize We can’t wait to see all campers decked out in their assigned colors for Color War week. We look forward to a sea of red, orange, blue, and green!

Trips

Pioneers 

The Pioneers drove west to make their One Stop Fun and what fun it was! They raced through tunnels and slides. They played games of giant ball soccer and dove into the ball pit. Campers challenged themselves on a climbing wall – moving up and down and side to side. They also took part in the perennial camper favorite – hide and seek tag with their counselors. After a picnic lunch in the shade, some campers went back to play in the tunnels, while others jumped into the pool! They splashed around and sped down water slides. The pioneers left happy and tired from their full day of One Stop Fun!

Ramblers

The Ramblers traveled up to Peabody, MA to have a blast at Bonkers Fun House! They climbed their way through every level of the play maze inside. Campers slid down the spiral slides and raced each other and their counselors down the special quadruple slide. They loved seeing the view from the top of the ferris wheel and bouncing on the froggy jump indoor carnival ride. Everyone tested their skills as they played many classic arcade games. They loved trading in their tickets for fun prizes!

Crusaders

The Crusaders drove up to Methuen to have fun at Jay Gee’s Family Fun Center.  Campers divided into small groups to enjoy all that Jay Gees had to offer. Campers got to go head-to-head in the bumper cars and practiced to be a part of the Red Sox at the batting cages.  The Crusaders also got to play a full round of mini golf, and had possibly the most fun whizzing around the track in the go karts! Some of our campers were even tall enough to drive themselves (look out for them on the roads!).  After all this fun, campers were treated to a “small” Jay Gees’ ice cream! It was the perfect ending to a hot and fun day!