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Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA


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Welcome to Week 3 – Camp Goes Wild

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We have another great week of fun planned at Lincoln Summer Camp as we head to the jungle as Camp goes WILD!

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 Animal Dress Up Day! From the sea, to the forest, to the sky – let your imagination hit new heights as you dress up as an animal. In past years we have seen an octopus, a turtle, a cow, and even a squirrel. What crazy critters will descend on camp this year? We can’t wait to see! 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.

Trips

Pioneers

logo-osf1 On this trip campers will travel to One Stop Fun in Westford. One Stop Fun has the Ultimate Indoor Playground! It contains 3 stories of tubes and tunnels for climbing and exploring, a wave slide, a spiral slide, and a 40′ long 8′ high traverse rockwall for lots of fun and adventure! One door fun also features an outdoor pool that is 1.5 feet in the large camper friendly shallow area and 6 feet in the deep end. Five water slides, mushroom spray, and spray station playground and water tables provide hours of fun. Learn more at http://www.onestopfun.com/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Children need to have socks for this trip
  • You will receive a waiver on Monday that must be signed and returned to camp in order for your camper to participate in this trip.

Ramblers

bonkers-fun-house.jpgOn this trip campers will travel to Bonkers Fun House where they will get to enjoy an amazing video arcade, rides, and a

humongous play maze! Campers will have hours of fun exploring all this fun house has to offer. Learn more at http://bonkersfunhouse.com/

 

 

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Pizza and drinks will be provided!  If your child has any specific dietary needs, please pack a disposable lunch.
  • Please make sure your camper is wearing socks for this trip.

Crusaders

logo-1On this trip campers will travel to Jay Gee’s Fun Center for mini-golf, bumper cars, go-karts, and an arcade. Campers will have a blast enjoying both indoor and outdoor activities. Learn more at http://jaygees.com/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Campers should wear sneakers.
  • Make sure campers both come to camp wearing and bring extra sunblock – we will be outside nearly all day!
  • Campers should bring a water bottle that they can refill on the trip

Trailblazers

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Tuesday, July 17th 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
  • 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 rent, 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

home_logoThursday, July 19th- On this trip campers will travel to Six Flags Amusement park in Springfield, MA. They will spend the day riding some of the coolest rides in our region, from Batman the Dark Night, to Goliath, to Mind Eraser, there is no shortage of thrills at this park. Campers will also be able to visit the Hurricane Harbor water park, so if he or she might want to pack a bathing suit and towel.

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • In order to provide campers with ample time in the park we will arrive back at camp late. Pick up will be at 8:00pm 
  • We will be at the park until 6:00pm so your camper might want to pack extra snacks or bring extra money to purchase dinner before we depart.
  • Campers should pack as light as possible. Six Flags has cumbersome bag policies that slow down campers and prevent them from riding as many rides as they like. We at Lincoln Summer Camp are bringing additional staff with us to help ease this burden, but the lighter your camper packs the easier it will be.

Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 11.12.07 AMFriday, July 20th –Boundless Adventures is an aerial forest high ropes course consisting of more than 130 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form bridges and zip lines. Groups of bridges link together to form separate trails. Although every trail has zip lines on them, you will need to climb to get to them. There is much more fun than just zip lining to be had! There are 7 trails in total and each trail has varying difficulty level ranging from beginner to expert. The experience is safe, fun and most importantly exciting!

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Closed toed shoes (sneakers) must be worn
  • If your camper is going on this trip click here to fill out a waiver. It must be completed online before we go.
  • Please send your camper with a disposable lunch.
  • Pick Up will be at normal dismissal time 3:00pm

 

We are looking forward to a wild week ahead!


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Week 2 in Review – Wacky Water Comes to Lincoln Summer Camp

It was wacky, wet and wild at LSC this week as we went under the sea, down the river, and got all out watered!

Specials

Here’s what we were up to specials:

STEM

We had a great second week in STEM! We designed aluminum foil boats and tested them to see whose boat could hold the most pennies. The record was set by a Trailblazer with over 200 pennies!

Our second activity was using HEXBUG Nanos, which are small robotic bugs. They  move in unexpected directions, and the challenge for campers was to build a track or maze for the bugs to move about. Campers used cardboard, popsicle sticks, straws, and lots of duct tape to design ramps, tracks, and battle arenas for their bugs!

Sports and Games

This week in Sports and Games, campers got absolutely soaked! Pioneers played Drip, Drip, Drop and Fishy Fishy Cross My Ocean with water blasters.

Ramblers also played Fishy Fishy Cross My Ocean, but got the chance to compete in a water balloon toss as well.

Crusaders showed their inner pirate as they played a variation of Capture the Flag known as Pirate’s Treasure. They also got played Sponge Dodgeball. Next week, Camp Goes Wild so come prepared to play some animal games!

Music and Drama

Music and Drama went on an under the sea adventure. Pioneers made the loudest rainstorms with instruments complete with booms of thunder and lightning. They honed their acting skills to perform as sea turtles, crabs, sharks, and whales. Ramblers took the stage to perform skits, play reverse charades, and make their own rain sticks. Crusaders danced out to the Cha-Cha slide and competed in a rousing drama game of Ffeach (FastFoodElectronicApplianceCartoonHero). There was a close competition between Crusaders A and Crusaders B. Each group also worked on creating synchronized swimming dance routines for wacky water week. Check out the video below! We look forward to seeing what crazy and wild animals show up at camp next week!

Archery and Story 

We splashed into archery this week with a game of balancing cups of water on our heads while shooting. While few campers completed this task successfully, everyone had fun getting drenched! Later in the week campers shot at water balloons. There were many successes. At the end of crusaders choice, the campers took the remaining balloons and had a water balloon fight! We had a great week and can’t wait to jump into Camp Goes Wild for next week!

This week in story we started of with the wacky water filled book “Samson the Piranah who went to Dinner” by Tadgh Bentley. In the story Samson is denied from eating at restersunts because of his scary teeth, so he tries to hide them. Therefore our activity for this book was campers hid (or didn’t hide) piranha teeth in their mouth and the rest of the campers had to guess if they were a piranha or not. Campers loved showing off their teeth! The next book was another by Tadgh Bentley – “Little Penguin and the Lollipop”. Little penguin accidentally ate his friend Kenneth’s lollipop, so in order to make it up to him, little penguin said “Razzle Dazzle Lollipop!” with a silly face to make him laugh. For our activity campers played a try not to laugh game while also saying razzle dazzle Lollipop! With out extra time we drew characters from the book. We had a great week and can’t wait for the wild books we will read next week!

Arts and Crafts 

Under the Sea week was a fantastic success! This week in Arts and Crafts we used watercolor paints and coffee filters to make sea animal sun catchers. The pioneers had a blast making cupcake liner fish using an array of designs, googly eyes, and construction paper. We also used paper plates to make water color painted seashells. The Crusaders had a blast making neon colored paper octopuses with googly eyes. Ramblers had fun making under water scenes on paper plates using foam sea animal stickers. Next week Camp Goes Wild, projects will be animal themed. Enjoy your weekend!

Epic Adventures 

This week at Epic Adventures we began with a wacky water day under the sun. We played games like slip n slide kick ball, water balloon battleship and had giant water battles! On Wednesday we had a giant inflatable slip n slide, a giant water slide, and campers got a chance to splash their counselors and fellow campers in a dunk tank!

Special Events

We also held several special events this week.

Lincoln Live 

On Thursday, Lincoln Summer Camp held its second Lincoln Live event of the summer. The campers performed a wide a variety of acts such as dances, songs, gymnastics, and one camper even managed to play jenga blindfolded! Ramblers A danced for us in a group performance and our very own counselors performed an amazing rendition of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’.

Dress Up Day 

On Thursday wacky water week brought sea creatures, pirates, mermaids, and beach goers alike to camp. Campers dressed to hit the high seas in style and competition in our weekly dress up day contest was tight. It came down to a swashbuckling pirate, an orange squid, and a three-camper whale. In the end, Nicholas the squid was crowed the champion of the week!

Trailblazers

This week the Trailblazers spent lots of time preparing for their first overnight of the season. On their days at camp they prepared their bus ride playlist, their Rocking Bingo Cards, and prepared their cookie dough for their late night snack!

They also had fun choosing their own activities as part of our choice schedule and worked hard to rack up points for their Ice Cream League teams. 9 Balloons were popped at archery by Team Walnut and Team Cookie Dough dominated on the basketball court.

They also enjoyed their just plain fun blocks like Gymnastics, Hide n’ Seek in the dark, Epic Adventures and Free Swim.

On Tuesday they went on their first adventure to the brand new Altitude Trampoline Park in Marlborough, MA. They jumped, dunked, dodged, and wiped out. Check out some photos from the fun below.

One of the campers favorite attractions was the High Nine Simon wall that required great athleticism and reaction time.

Towards the end of the trip, Patrick spearheaded a movement to get all interested campers to the top of a high wall. They rallied together and eventually the whole Park was cheering them on. Check out the clip in the video below.

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On Thursday the Trailblazers set out for the Berkshires to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. On Day one we hit the Arial Adventure Park – check out this post to see photos from the trees.

Later on day one, after dinner at John Harvards we headed to the pool for some fun.

Then it was back to our bunks to bake the cookies we made earlier in the week. We slept up and it was on to day 2, the Mountain Adventure Park. At the Park campers rode the Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Soaring Eagle, and Giant Swing. They also jumped on trampolines, showing off all the tricks they have been working on back at camp. Check out some pictures from all the fun below.

Finally a big congratulations to the Cookie Dough Team for winning this week’s Ice Cream League Championship. Patrick, Oliver, Kyle, Neeva, Suzanna, and Angelina were masters of trivia, name that tune, Rockin’ Bingo, and were model campers pitching in to help out with all the loading and unloading of our buses. They truly earned their treats!

Trips

Pioneers

On their second outing of the summer, the Pioneers journeyed into Boston to explore and play at the Children’s Museum! Campers and counselors divided into small groups to travel through all the museum had to offer. Pioneers got to experience working on a construction site, flying on an airplane, and being at a television studio! They also interacted with exhibits that had them adventuring up rock walls, shooting hoops, climbing several stories, and making kid-sized bubbles! It was a super fun and interactive day for all!

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Ramblers

This week, the Ramblers rambled on down to Legoland.  There, campers got to experience all the wonders that Legos have to offer!  The Ramblers got to go on rides, play in the giant Lego play structure, go on a Knight Quest to save the princess, and see a bunch of 4-D movies.  On top of all that fun, they got to play with thousands of Legos! Campers were also amazed by the replica of Boston made entirely of Legos. A relaxing lunch in the park capped off a fun-filled day.  It is clear why Legoland remains a favorite at Lincoln Summer Camp!

Crusaders

As a perfect way to conclude Wacky Water Week, the Crusaders made their way up north to Water Country in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. While some “relaxed” in the Adventure River, others conquered crazy tube slides like the Dragon’s Den and Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror. Sliding, splashing, swimming, and silliness ruled the day as campers crisscrossed the park to soak up all the fun they could. Bus rides filled with games and sing-a-longs book-ended a fantastic field trip to end the camp week.


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Jiminy Peak Day 1

We have had an amazing day so far. We played a fantastic game of bus ride Rocking Bingo using a playlist created by the kids when we were back at camp and we tried out a new camp game Tribond! When we got here we settled into our room and then headed up to high ropes.

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Once we were harnessed up and all briefed on safety it was time to climb.

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Campers tested their limits, conquered their fears, and had an amazing time way up high.

We are currently eating dinner at John Harvards Tavern. Then it’s off to the pool before cabin games, cooking baking, and bed time!

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Stay tuned to hear about our trip to the Mountain Adventure Park tomorrow!


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Welcome to Week Two – Wacky Water Week

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We have another great week of fun planned at Lincoln Summer Camp. As the name of this week suggests it’s going to be wet and wild at camp this week so make sure your campers always have a bathing suit, towel, and extra clothes on hand!

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 you camper over. This means that many of our Pioneer Parents will probably need to park to ensure their campers can get strapped in and out of the car. This helps us keep our pickup and drop off line moving and prevents dangerous maneuvers from taking place in the line. A full description of our arrival and dismissal procedures can be read in the parent handbook. Do note that Trailblazer Camp has a different drop off and pick up location.Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 10.04.12 AM
  • Speaking of drop off this week we have an exciting opportunity for you parents. Meet a Selectman – Meet Lincoln Selectman Jonathan Dwyer after dropping off your camper! He will be available to answer your questions or talk about topics that are important to you this Wednesday, July 11 from 7:45am until 9:30am. Look for him in a shady area outside Brooks School.

  • imgresThursday is Under the Sea and At the Beach Dress Up Day. Will you be a fish from down under or a lifeguard on shore? What cast of characters will come ashore at camp this year? We can’t
  • wait to see! For a full calendar of events visit the home page. 

 

  • slice_PT_cheese.pngWednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Day! Forget the hassle of packing a lunch and grab a slice from us. Pizza will be on sale for $2 for 1 slice and $3 for 2 slices.

 

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! There will be a post coming out later today with information about this week’s trips.

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 Weeks Trips 

Pioneers K & 1

200px-Boston_Children's_Museum.svg.pngOn this trip campers will travel to the Boston Children’s Museum. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.  Designed for children, Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. In addition to extensive child-centered exhibits, Museum educators develop numerous programs and activities that address literacy, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, cultures, and health and wellness. Learn more at http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Campers should wear sneakers.

Ramblers– Grades 2 & 3

LDC primary logo B transparent.jpgOn  this trip campers will travel to Legoland to design, create, and make anything their imaginations can dream up. Featuring thousands of Lego bricks and numerous challenges to complete campers will have a fun filled day of building. Learn more at https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.
  • Please make sure your camper is wearing socks for this trip

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5

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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. Your camper might also like to bring a dry set of clothes to change into before the bus trip back to camp.
  • Pick Up will be at 5:00

Trailblazers – Grades 6,7 & 8

imgresTuesday, July 10th – On this trip campers will get to explore an amazing brand new trampoline park. The indoor park includes a variety of specific activities such as 3D Dodgeball, a Wipeout Wheel, Trampoline Simon, Trapeze,  Basketball Dunking Lanes, Foam Pits, Gymnastics “tumble tracks”, as well as a large Main Court. Altitude is the only trampoline park in Massachusetts to have a Rock Climbing Wall and Battle Beam suspended over foam pits! Learn more at http://www.altitudeparkma.com/ and check out a video of our campers having fun here back when they were Crusaders. If your camper is going on this trip you will receive a waiver with the Jiminy Peak Packet at the beginning of the week.

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers should wear socks.
  • Campers need a signed Waiver
  • Dismissal is at the typical time 3:00 pm

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Thursday, July 12th and Friday, July 13th- This week the Trailblazers will head to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort nested in the Berkshire Mountains of Hancock, MA. The trip will feature an Aerial Adventure High Ropes Course, a Mountain Park with Mountain Coasters, group dinner at John Harvard’s Brew House, time in the pool, a sleepover in boys and girls cabins, and hours and hours of fun!

If your camper is attending the trip he or she will receive a Waiver and Packing List on Monday to help you prepare for the trip. Be on the lookout for the bright yellow paper!

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Packing List
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Blanket (Optional)
  • Pillow
  • Sneakers (are a must)
  • Swimsuit
  • Flip Flops (Optional)
  • Bug Spray
  • 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)
  • A Signed Waiver (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. Please see the Parent Handbook for more information on our Cell Phone Policy

Below is an approximate itinerary of what your camper’s days will look like.

Thursday, July 12th

9:15 am- Depart Lincoln Campus

12:00 pm- Arrive at Jiminy Peak

12:30 pm- Bagged Lunch

1:00 pm – Aerial Adventure Course

4:00 pm- Break/Down Time

5:00 pm- Dinner at John Harvard’s Brew House

7:00 pm- Swimming in the Pool

8:00 pm- Cabin Time – Card Games and board games

9:30 pm- Lights Out

10:00 pm- Sleep Time

Friday, July 13th

8:00 am- Breakfast – (Cereal, bagels, and fruit will be provided) 

8:30 am – Prepare Lunches- (cold cuts, cheese, other sandwich fixings, chips, and drinks will be provided) 

9:00 am- Packing and Outdoor games

10:00 am – Mountain Adventure Course

12:00 pm- Lunch

12:30 pm- Departure

3:30 pm- Return to Camp

4:00 pm- Dismissal

If you have any questions please contact Director Joe Colombo at jcolombo@lincnet.org or via the Remind App. We will be posting updates through the app so you know when we arrive, how things are going, and when we return. If you need more information on the app please refer to the Parent Handbook.

 

Let’s get ready for a wacky, watery time!

Best,
Sarah, Audrey, and Joe


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Week 1 – Patriotic Fun

We had an AMAZING first week at Lincoln Summer Camp. Here’s what we are up to in our specials.

Specials

Music and Drama 

Welcome back to Music and Drama! Campers showed off their stars and stripes dance moves and cheering skills. Everyone made marching band instruments to use in a parade. The Pioneers made egg maracas decorated in stars, stripes, and flags. We shook our maracas while dancing and jumping like fireworks. Ramblers engineered pan flutes of all sizes and “strawoboes” that tooted our star spangled celebration. Crusaders went on a musical scavenger hunt filled with cheers, dance moves, and pictionary. They also participated in a lip sync battle performance complete with silly costumes and excellent dancing moves. We look forward to splashing around during next Wacky Water week!

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Sports and Games

This week in Sports and Games, campers played variations of classic American games to go along with the theme of Star Spangled Camp Week. Pioneers played Flag Tag, trying their best to grab the flags of other campers while keeping their own protected. They also played Messy Backyard, a beat the clock game where two teams had to compete for the cleanest “yard,” throwing bean bags from their own half to their opponents.

Ramblers also played Flag Tag, but got the chance to play a game of soccer in spirit of the World Cup as well.

Crusaders took their skills to the baseball diamond, where they played Matt-Ball, a variation of the classic game of kickball where bases can have as many players as they can fit. They also played a combined game of classic dodgeball to kick off the competitive spirit at camp. Next week we move on to Wacky Water Week, so come prepared to get soaked!

 

 

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STEM

We had an exciting first week in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Pioneers made chemical reactions using baking soda, vinegar, and their favorite colors. Ramblers, Crusaders, and Trailblazers built rafts using sticks, duct tape, and twine. All campers designed rafts that floated!

 

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Archery and Story 

This week in Story we read 4th of July themed books. The first story we read was “Hats Off for the Fourth of July” by Harriet Ziefert. For our activity the kids had a blast making hats out of paper and coloring them in. The second story we read was “Eloise and the Big Parade” by Kay Thompson. For our activity we played three Fourth of July games: the three legged race, egg spoon race, and egg splash. The kids ended up wanting to loose egg splash because they loved getting splashed!

 

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This week in archery we went over the basic techniques and then we jumped into 4th of July themed games to practice our new found skills. Our first game was find the star, where blue and red circles were placed on the targets and campers had to shoot them. Once a circle was shot, campers would check underneath to see if there was a hidden star underneath. If there was, they would win a sticker! The next game we played was make a flag. Campers had to shoot the red, white and blue rings of the target in order to make the colors of the American flag. If they shot all the colors of the flag or the star in the bullseye of the target, they won a sticker! Campers improved a lot through the week and can’t wait to see how they do next week!

Arts and Crafts 

Welcome back to a fun-filled summer at Lincoln Summer Camp! This week in Arts and Crafts we celebrated the 4th of July. The Pioneers made firework art using straws and forks, as well as salt infused firework art using glue and watercolor paints. Ramblers and Crusaders made confetti poppers in honor of the 4th, as well as firework art using salt, glue, and watercolor paints. For our Crusaders choice block this week we made rainbow loom bracelets, key chains, and necklaces.

Get ready for next week…Wacky Water Week! Our projects will be under water and beach themed. Wishing everyone a great weekend!

 

Epic Adventures

This week in Epic Adventures we started off our summer with an inflatable party where campers had the chance to jump on the bouncy house, play games, and slip down a giant water slide! Kids had an awesome time racing through a camp wide scavenger hunt completing various challenges at each location.

On Thursday, Lincoln Summer Camp held its first Lincoln Live event of the summer! The campers performed a wide a variety of acts such as dances, songs, gymnastics, piano melodies, and Rubik’s Cube battles! Cheers were sung and a pair of very talented counselors performed an amazing rendition of ‘Breaking Free’ from High School Musical. Finally, our spontaneous dance party had kids shaking and grooving all across the auditorium to ‘Party in the USA’.

 

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Trailblazers

The Trailblazers got there week going with their first Choice Day on campus. Campers used our sign up board to select the different events and activities that they wanted to do during the day. Check out some of their fun below from their Knock Out contest and their Cup Stacking Challenge.

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The Trailblazers also set out on 3 adventures this week. The first one was to Coco Keys.

On Tuesday the Trailblazers traveled to Coco Keys Water Park and had an amazing time splashing around, riding the 3-story water slides, and showing off their skills on the lily pads and in water basketball courts. We are happy to report that all the campers did a great job learning our buddy system and group check in’s. They made ALL of their check in’s on time! We are so glad to be adventuring with such a responsible group of campers. Check out some pictures of the action below!

On Thursday Trailblazers made their way to Canobie Lake Park. They had a great day tackling Untamed, The Yankee Cannonball, and The Boston Tea Party. They did a wonderful job supporting each other, while encouraging each other to test their limits and face their fears on some of the parks bigger rides. They also thoroughly enjoyed sinking their teeth into fried dough, slushies, and cotton candy, as they made their way around the park. Check out some pictures of their wild rides below.

On Friday the Trailblazers hit the road again for a trip to Laser Quest. After picking their code names they dodged and ducked and tallied up points as they explored the amazing two-floor arena. Lots of strategies went into play as campers teamed up to earn points for their Ice Cream League Teams.

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We also crowned our first Lincoln Summer Camp Ice Cream League Champion of 2018. Throughout the week campers have been competing in trivia competitions during their bus rides and earning points for their teams. This week we played Wits and Wagers, 20 Questions, Name That Tune, the Last Word, and Buzzword! Campers also earned points for their teams at the Cup Stacking Challenge. When all the points were tallied up the Skittles came out on top and received their free ice cream. Congrats Susanna, Zoe, Tristan, Lucile and Gray.

In their other down time the Trailblazers have been loving the upgraded Trailblazers Lounge, which is filled with games. Check out some pictures of all the fun below.

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Trips

Pioneers

The Pioneers journeyed to neighboring Waltham to let their inner artists shine through at Plaster Fun Time. Campers first chose their own plaster piece from a wall with over 100 options! Then they settled in to design. After some priming, campers chose from 26 different colors to make their pieces as realistic or abstract as they liked. The pieces were finished with a setting spray of the campers’ choice and then they left – clinging tightly to their new masterpieces.

 

 

Ramblers

Today the Ramblers rambled on up to Funtagious Fun Center! Campers got to play glow in the dark mini golf, bowl, compete against their friends in the Balladium, and test their speed against the clock and their friends in the Time Freak. Campers also got to win some awesome prizes in the arcade. It was a great field trip to round out an awesome week in the Ramblers!

 

Crusaders

In a last minute weather switch the Crusaders set out to Wamesit Lanes. Campers had a jam packed day of bowling games, sports simulators, and an arcade. Crusaders competed with each other and their counselors to win multiple bowling games. They then headed over to the simulators to play rounds of golf, shoot basketball three pointers, score soccer goals, and even play zombie dodgeball! Campers loved testing all the arcade games and redeeming their tickets for awesome prizes.

Special Events 

Lincoln Live 

On Thursday, Lincoln Summer Camp held its first Lincoln Live event of the summer! The campers performed a wide a variety of acts such as dances, songs, gymnastics, piano melodies, and Rubik’s Cube battles! Cheers were sung and a pair of very talented counselors performed an amazing rendition of ‘Breaking Free’ from High School Musical. Finally, our spontaneous dance party had kids shaking and grooving all across the auditorium to ‘Party in the USA’.

CIT Service

Each week we have CIT’s or Counselors in Training who volunteer their time to help our camp. In exchange for their time they get valuable instruction from our staff in how to work with children and how to “work” at a job. This year the CIT’s are also completing service projects for the camp. Check out their first one below.

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Welcome to Week 1

Hello Families and Campers,

We at Lincoln Summer Camp are very excited to start the summer tomorrow! The staff has been hard at work this past week; setting up camp and preparing to welcome campers. A few things to keep in mind as you get ready for camp this week:

  • 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 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.
  • Please note our arrival and dismissal procedures – a full explanation can be found here.
  • Document.jpgPlease note that there is NO CAMP on Wednesday, July 4th but we hope to see everyone at Lincoln’s Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks. More info can be found here.

 

  • imgresThursday is Patriotic Dress Up Day! Campers can show their American pride by wearing red, white, and blue. We can’t wait to see all the stars and stripes parading around camp?  For a full calendar of events visit the home page. 

 

  • slice_PT_cheese.pngThursday is Pizza Day! Pizza will be on sale for $2 for 1 slice and $3 for 2 slices. Please note that Trailblazers are not on campus Thursday.

 

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! There will be a post coming out later today with information about this week’s trips.

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.


Week 1 Trips 

We are excited to begin this year’s trips! For all Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders please remember to wear your camp shirt on Friday. They will be distributed early in the week. Please be on the look out for the bright orange shirt! Campers can also help the environment by utilizing their camp t-shirt from last summer and adding a specialized logo to it from the Lincoln Gear Ticks!

Pioneers – Grades K & 1 

Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 1.08.09 PMFriday, July 6th –This week campers will travel to Plaster Fun Time to create wonderful pieces of art. Each camper will be able to chose from a wide variety of plaster sculptures that they will get to paint and design. Creativity will shine on this trip! Learn more at http://www.plasterfuntime.com/ 

 

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Send your child in clothes that you don’t mind getting messy – while the campers are provided with aprons – accidents happen.

Ramblers – Grades 2 & 3

index__element45Friday, July 6th On this trip campers will travel to Funtagious Fun Center in Tyngsborough, MA for a fun filled day. Campers will get to spend time playing glow in the dark mini golf, shooting ball blasters in a balladium, and testing their speed and agility in TimeFREAK where campres race against time and each other huff’in’ and puff’in’ hitting the buttons that light up on their side of the glow arena. The trip will also feature time in the arcade and bowling on the lanes! For more information visit www.funtagious4fun.com

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

  • Please pack your child a disposable lunch.

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5

treeFriday, July 6th- Tree Top Adventures is an aerial forest high ropes course consisting of more than 130 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form bridges and zip lines. Groups of bridges link together to form separate trails. Although every trail has zip lines on them, you will need to climb to get to them. There is much more fun than just zip lining to be had! There are 10 trails in total  and each trail has varying difficulty level ranging from beginner to expert. The experience is safe, fun and most importantly exciting! For more information visit: https://treetopcanton.com/

Please keep in the mind the following for this trip:

The Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders will all dismiss at 3:00 pm.


Trailblazers – Grades 6, 7 & 8

imgres-1Tuesday, July 3rd – On this trip campers will travel to Coco Key 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
  • We will dismiss at normal camp pick up time: 3:00 pm

logoThursday , July 5th- For this trip campers will travel to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, New England’s premier family amusement park with over 85 rides, games, live shows and attractions. They will spend their day flying down rides, like Boston Tea Party, Untamed, and Starblaster and splashing around in Castaway Island. To learn more about the attractions check out http://www.canobie.com/rides.php

For this trip please keep the following in mind:

  • Please pack a disposable lunch
  • No extra money is required but if your camper would like to play games or purchase snacks you may send it.
  • We will arrive back at camp at 5:00 for pick up.

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Friday, July 6th– On this trip campers will travel to Laser Quest in Danvers, MA for a day of laser tag fun. Laser Quest combines the classic game of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist. This multi-level arena has swirling fog, energetic music and fun lurking around every corner. Find out more at https://www.laserquest.com/ma-danvers/

 

For this trip please keep the following in mind:

  • Campers will be provided with 2 slices of Pizza for lunch. If they do not like pizza or prefer something else please pack a disposable lunch.
  • Pick up will be at usual dismissal time 3:00.


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Spring Break On Its Way – Trailblazer Focus Group Friday, April 20th – Registration Now Open!

Our Trailblazer Summer Camp program is always looking for new trips, games, and experiences that will help our campers have an unforgettable camp experience. This spring we will be holding a focus group trip to try out a new possibility for the summer.

The focus group trip will consist of eight to ten 6th, 7th and 8th graders who would like to try out a paintball course in New Hampshire. The course offers both traditional paintball and low-impact paintball and participants will be tasked with evaluating the pros and cons of each style.

The trip is ideal for middle school students who have ventured with us before and would like to be a part of the planning of summer, as well as students who have never come to Trailblazer camp, who want to get a sense of what it is all about.  

The trip includes admission, transportation and equipment. Lunch will be provided but please pack a snack and water bottle.

To register visit our registration page here: https://www.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t1.wcs and find the registration on Spring/Summer School Aged Programs.

Instructors: Joe Colombo, Sarah Costa, Vicky Vitale, Erin Dotson

Ages: Grades 6 – 8

Day: Friday, April 20

Time: 8:30 – 6:00 pm

Location: OSG Paintball, Barnstead, NH

Min/Max: 6/10

Fee:$75

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