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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 is a quick look at everything we have planned this week:

This Week’s Trips

Let’s start with what you need to know about this week’s trips! All Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders will go on trips on Friday, July 26th

Campers in the Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders are required to wear their orange camp shirts on Friday. If they did not already receive this summer, they will receive one before the trip on Friday. Be on the lookout for it in their backpacks on Monday!

Pioneers – Grades K & 1

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On this trip, campers will 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. 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

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On 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. 

Dismissal for all Pioneer, Ramblers, and Crusaders trips is at our usual 3:00 pm


Trailblazers Grades 6 & 7 and Trailbreakers Grades 8 & 9

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Monday, July 22nd  – On this trip Trailbreakers 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

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Tuesday, July 23rd – On this new camp favorite both the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers 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 or patches
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Camp Overnight- When campers return to camp the fun is just beginning. They will learn how to pitch their own tents, and start their own fires before having a bbq dinner (hopefully including the fish they caught), a Glow in The Dark Capture the Flag game across the campus, and of course S’mores and stories by the campfire.

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/Trailbreaker camp staff at the beginning of the week so that we may plan appropriately. This ensures that all campers are safe and accounted for. We will arrive back from fishing at 5:00 pm.

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 Wednesday, July 24th–  On this trip campers experience the Berkshire hills from a new perspective- 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.

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers should wear a bathing suit
  • Campers should wear water shoes or old sneakers while rafting
  • Campers need a signed waiver.

Pick up from ZOAR Outdoor is at 6:30 pm


Below is a full Packing List and Itinerary for the two days. Paper copies will come home on Monday.

Lincoln Summer Camp Overnight Packing List
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Old Sneakers or Swim Shoes (No Crocs or Flip Flops) to wear at fishing and while rafting on day 2 – These will get wet
  • A second pair of dry sneakers to wear during overnight games and to wear home after rafting
  • A bagged lunch for day 1 (Fishing Trip)
  • 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)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
    • PJ’s
    • T-Shirt
    • Shorts
    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Sweatshirt/Jacket
  • Towel
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Flashlight (Optional)
  • Personal Medications (if applicable)
  • Glasses or Contacts (if applicable)
  • 1 Signed Waiver for ZOAR Outdoor

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

Tuesday, July 23rd

9:00 am- Arrive at Camp

9:45 am – Depart Camp for Gloucester Fleet Deep Sea Fishing

10:45 am- Arrive at Gloucester Fleet

11:00 am – 3:30 pm – Fishing Trip

3:45 pm- Board Buses

5:00 pm – Arrive Back at Camp

5:10 pm – Tent Pitching/ Wood Collecting

5:30 pm – Pool Time

6:30- Dinner (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, fish (we hope), 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

Wednesday, July 24th

6:45 am- Breakfast (We will provide bagels, fixings, fruit, juice, milk and cereal)

7:15 am- Break down tents and get ready for day

7:30 am – Board Buses for ZOAR Outdoor

10:00 Arrive at ZOAR Outdoor

11:00 – 4:00 Rafting on Deerfield River

Lunch- 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.

4:15 Board Busses for Camp

6:30 pm- Dismissal from Camp


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 Friday, July 26th On this trip campers will  travel to Breezy’s Waterslides in Douglas, MA. Breezy’s features three 300 ft water slides as well as a lake for swimming.

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

Pick up from Breezy’s is at 3:00 pm

Other Important Reminders

  • This 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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  •  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.  
  • All campers should come to camp prepared to swim daily! This means wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel.
  • We will spend a great deal of time outdoors, so sunscreen is a must! Please have your camper come to camp with sunscreen already applied and more sunscreen packed in their backpack for reapplication. Remember, if you would like counselors to be able to assist your camper, you will have needed to indicate that on campdoc.com.
  • Campers need to be able to carry their belongings throughout the day. Please keep this in mind when selecting and packing their bag.
  • There is time for a morning snack and lunch at camp. These are NOT provided. Please pack your child with nonperishable items; we eat a picnic-style lunch.
  • Campers should arrive at camp with a full water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
  • We want to remind you that we have two options for K-5 arrival and dismissal. You may enter the drop off/pick up line and staff will help your child in and out of the car. If you need to get out of your vehicle for any reason including getting bags out of your car, helping a child get buckled into a car seat, or just to give your little one an extra hug goodbye, we ask that you please park in the lot next to the gym and walk you camper over. This means that many of our Pioneer Parents will probably need to park to ensure their campers can get strapped in and out of the car. This helps us keep our pickup and drop off line moving and prevents dangerous maneuvers from taking place in the line. A full description of our arrival and dismissal procedures can be read in the parent handbook. Do note that Trailblazer and Trailbreaker Camps have a different drop off and pick up location.
  • Wednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Day! Forget the hassle of packing a lunch and grab a slice from us. Pizza will be on sale for $2 for 1 slice and $3 for 2 slices.

Make sure you check the blog frequently throughout the summer for updates on our field trips, special events, and all the fun we are having at camp! You can follow the blog by entering your email on the sidebar and clicking “follow”  – it is a great way to stay informed!

Additional information about camp can be found in the Parent Handbook for K-5 , Parent Handbook 6-9, and on the Frequently Asked Questions page. We encourage you to review these resources and feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.


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Week 3 Was Something to See!

It was another great week here at camp as superheros invaded campus for Super Week!

Here’s all the fun we had!

Specials

Arts and Crafts

Campers had the chance to take inspiration from their favorite superhero movie characters and design their own logo! They used magnetic stickers to turn their logos into fridge magnets, which they got to take home during the week.

The Ramblers explored the art of collage using our favorite comic books, and used them to make their own superhero stories on wooden frames!

Crusaders got to craft their own superhero pool noodle popper. Campers designed it with different superhero themed duct tape. We got to use them to have a pom-pom shooting competition outside!

Campers ended the week in art with a chance to have their faces painted like characters from their favorite comic books. Many of them chose to have their faces painted like pop art. Check out some of the photos below. 

Sports and Games

This week in sports and games, the Pioneers started off with an intense game of Superhero Team Tag. Campers teamed up to take over Frontier Field playing as Hulk, Flash, Wonder Woman and many other superheros. They ended the week with an obstacle course in the Arena testing their balance, speed and cooperation skills. Week Three brought a lot of competition to the Arena as the Ramblers played Dr. Dodgeball and Superhero Team Tag. Both games took great cooperation skills and strong strategic planning. The Crusaders began the week playing Sneak Attack, working with their peers to capture all the Infinity Stones. The week ended with Back to Back Soccer which challenged campers to think fast and switch from offense to defense instantly. Finally, the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers had a week full of firsts. We played Matball, Frisbee Golf, and Castleball which tested throwing, kicking, fielding and teamwork. 

Music and Drama

This week in Music and Drama, campers showed off their superhero impressions and participated in a ton of superhero games. The Pioneers were flying like Superman, jumping as Spider-man, and running as fast as The Flash. They played Zip, Zap, Zop! And worked to save people by protecting super-powers from their “villain” counselors. They also worked together as a team to steal the superpower from villains. Ramblers participated in creating their own SAVE skits (Superhero, Action, Villain, Event). We had some being campers being saved by superheroes from sharks, fires, and crazy villains. Crusaders worked to play as a rousing competition of Ffeach (Fast food, electronic appliance, and cartoon hero) to see who could act out the items the fastest. They also created commercials and jingles for their own superheros. Trailblazers honed their skills of deception playing a round of Box of Lies and took on awesome challenges in a game of Musical Truth or Dare.

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We had an exciting 3rd week at camp in STEM! Pioneers, Ramblers, and Crusaders started the week by building tower structures using cups, blocks, popsicle sticks, and clothespins. The challenge was to not use any tape, therefore all towers needed to be well-balanced and structurally sound. Trailblazers and Trailbreakers created marble roller coasters, building loops, ramps, and tracks for their marbles. There were many creative designs! All groups also worked with Hexbugs, small robotic bugs that make unexpected moves and turns. Campers built battle arenas, race tracks, mazes, and obstacle courses for their bugs to run through. Campers were encouraged to use creativity to design and build anything they wanted. It was amazing to see all the unique and creative designs that each camper made!

Archery

This week in archery we were superheros when we shot at targets to defeat villains! Our first game was to shoot at paper super villains on the targets to defeat them. Our second game was to defeat one of the worst super villains of all – Thanos. To do so, each target had one of Thanos’ Infinity Stones and the campers had to work together to shoot them all! We had so much fun this week and can’t wait to march into Color War next week!

Story Time

This week in story we read some super stories about superheros! The first book we read was “Timothy and the Strong Pajamas” by Viviane Schwarz. Our activity was to make our own patches of power and button of braveness like Timothy had in the book to make him super strong! The second book we read was “Ladybug Girl” by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Our corresponding activity was to make ladybugs out of paper plates! We had so much fun this week and can’t wait to read some colorful stories during Color War next week!

Gymnastics

This week in gymnastics campers got to practice their super powers by climbing ropes, tumbling down mats, and crossing balance beams. Be sure to ask your camper what their favorite thing to do in gymnastics is!

Epic Adventures

This week at Epic Adventures we started with some awesome inflatables. Campers jumped around in a bounce house, raced on an obstacle course and some even jousted one another! On Tuesday, campers got some practice in at a classic camp game, Guard the Pin. Then on Wednesday, campers put their knowledge to the test in Lincoln Summer Camp Jeopardy. Did you know the moon launch happened in 1969, that’s exactly 50 years ago! Groups had a blast competing against one another to clear the board.

Field Trips

Pioneers at One Stop Fun

The Pioneers drove west to make their One Stop Fun and what fun it was! They raced through tunnels and slides. They played games with the giant soccer ball 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 with their counselors. We had a wonderful picnic lunch in the shade and then 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 at Fun World

The Ramblers beat the heat today at Fun World! During this exciting field trip, campers climbed, tightroped, slid and jumped through a three story playground. With slides, tunnels, ball pits, and more, it was nonstop fun! After a tasty pizza lunch, it was time for even more thrills on rides and in the arcade. Tired and happy campers filled the bus on the way back to camp with the prizes they earned.

The Crusaders at Tree Top Adventures

The Crusaders braved the heat today as they climbed and swung their way around Tree Top Adventures. Campers began by learning the ins and outs of climbing and zip lining by practicing hooking themselves in and out on the wires. Then they were off! 4th graders could complete the yellow courses alone and the green courses with an adult. The 5th graders could complete the yellow and green courses alone and the blue courses with an adult.  Campers braved heights and climbed over shaky bridges, tunnels, and tightropes. A definite highlight was zipping down the different zip lines. It was amazing to see all the Crusaders work together to complete each course. 

Trailblazers and Trailbreakers

The Trailbreakers and Trailbreakers started their trips this week with a trip to camp favorite – OSG Paintball. They got to play 5 courses: we attacked a pirate ship, hid in downed helicopters, stormed Halo Village, went through abandoned Urban Town, and shot it out in the Wild West. Campers worked hard to come up with attack plans to gain all important points for their Ice Cream League Teams.

Then on Wednesday, the Trailbreakers headed out on their exclusive trip to Purgatory Chasm. At the chasm they climbed rock faces, hung on to boulders, explored caves, and marveled at the beauty of this geological wonder. Campers learned how to test their limits, but to make wise choices and only chose routes they feel comfortable with. We also had a relaxing bbq lunch and enjoyed the state park’s playgrounds.

On Thursday the Trailblazers and Breakers were supposed to head to Six Flags but the weather forecast in Springfield did not look good so we moved to plan b: a V.I.P experience at the brand new Dave and Busters in Natick. Campers were treated to a private room with a deluxe buffet filled with mac n’ cheese, french fries, sliders, mini pizzas, and chicken fingers. Campers were given game cards loaded with an incredible $40 of credits and access to unlimited video games. It was an epic day, filled with epic prizes.

Then on Friday the Blazers and Breakers headed back outdoors to conquer their fears, and test their limits on the high ropes courses at Boundless Adventures. The staff at Boundless was so impressed with how our campers supported one another and how respectful they were of their staff. Way to go Trailblazers and Trailbreakers!

Finally we had another great week of Ice Cream League competition both on campus and on the bus. We played all sorts of games from Name that Tune to Wits and Wagers, That’s It, Name 5, and it all came down to an epic game of Family Feud where team Red came from third place to first, winning on the final question. Congratulations to Ryder, Aubie, Alexander, Allison, Georgia, Chris, and Ella for winning Week 3 Ice Cream League!

Special Events

Lincoln Live

Week Three’s show has begun! We had singing, dancing, gymnastics, comedy skits, and even some live instrumentals. A magician wowed us, and in a Lincoln Summer Camp first, a speed artist drew us a dinosaur. Campers got extra creative to show off a wide variety of natural talents and honed skills this week. Lincoln Live is on a roll this summer!

Costume Contest

This week we had another thrilling costume contest. The Arena was full of Spiderman costumes, Flashes zooming, Batmans and Wonder Women. It was a difficult choice to see who was going to be the ultimate superhero. Campers cheered super loud for costumes from Peter Pan and Dr. Robot to Batman, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman. We had a first during this summer and had a tie vote! Prince as Black Panther and Owen as a Super Banana both won the contest. We look forward to all the campers wearing their team colors of either orange, red, green, or blue for Color War next week. Remember to bring a white shirt to tie dye next week!

C.I.T and Trailbreaker Service

This week the Trailbreakers and C.I.T’s completed two more service projects. The first project was on campus where they helped organize Snap Circuits for our S.T.E.M. program.

The second service project was a trip to Codman Farm where they helped weed out vegetable beds. As a reward for their hard work, they got to spend a little time with the sheep and goats on the farm.

Week three marks our halfway point of of the summer and we have had such a blast with your campers so far this year! We are excited for our Camp tradition – Color War – next week to see what team raises the trophy. Stay tuned to the blog for more information about Week 4 – Color War!!


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Welcome to Week 3 – Supercamp

Welcome new families and welcome back returners! We have another super week planned here at camp as we harness our powers for fun.

Check out the week at a glance:

This Week’s Trips

Let’s start with what you need to know about this week’s trips! All Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders will go on trips on Friday, July 19th

Campers in the Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders are required to wear their orange camp shirts on Friday. If they did not already receive this summer, they will receive one before the trip on Friday. Be on the lookout for it in their backpacks on Monday!

Pioneers – K & 1

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 On this trip campers will travel to 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, a bathing suit, and towel 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 – Grades 2 & 3

On this trip campers will travel to Fun World where they will get to enjoy an amazing video arcade, rides, and humongous play maze! Campers will have hours of fun exploring all this fun house has to offer. Learn more at http://www.funworldnh.com/index.html

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Campers will receive 2 slices of Pizza for lunch on this trip. If your camper does not like pizza, we ask that you provide a bagged lunch.
  • Campers must wear socks for the Play Maze

Crusaders – Grades 4 & 5

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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:

Dismissal for all Pioneer, Ramblers, and Crusaders trips is at our usual 3:00 pm


Trailblazers and Trailbreakers – Grades 6 & 7 and Grades 8 & 9

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Tuesday, July 16th Trailblazers and Trailbreakers will travel to OSG Paintball in Barnstead, NH to play some paintball. OSG is one of the first dedicated paintball fields in the country and continues to be among the best outdoor fields. OSG Paintball Field enforces strict regulations regarding conduct, safety equipment and the power of paint-guns to ensure a safe and fun visit for all! Our Trailblazers will be playing with Low-Impact guns while our Trailbreakers will play with standard equipment.

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 for OSG is at 6:00 pm


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Wednesday, July 17th- Purgatory Chasm –  On this trip our Trailbreakers only will travel to Purgatory Chasm. Purgatory Chasm is a unique natural landmark offering exciting adventure. Campers will follow trails to rock formations such as The Corn Crib, The Coffin and Lovers’ Leap. After exploration they will settle down for an afternoon picnic.

Please keep in mind the following for this trip:

  • Closed toed shoes must be worn
  • Campers should apply sunscreen and bug spray
  • Campers should pack a bagged lunch but we will also try to grab a grill and cook up some hot dogs.

Dismissal for Purgatory Chasm is at 3:00 pm


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Thursday, July 19th- On this trip Trailblazers and Trailbreakers 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.

Dismissal for Six Flags will be at 8:00 pm


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Friday, July 20th – On this trip Trailblazers ad Trailbreakers will travel to Boundless Adventures. 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.

Dismissal for Boundless Adventures will be at 3:00 pm


Other Important Reminders

  • All campers should come to camp prepared to swim daily! This means wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel.
  • We will spend a great deal of time outdoors, so sunscreen is a must! Please have your camper come to camp with sunscreen already applied and more sunscreen packed in their backpack for reapplication. Remember, if you would like counselors to be able to assist your camper, you will have needed to indicate that on campdoc.com.
  • Campers need to be able to carry their belongings throughout the day. Please keep this in mind when selecting and packing their bag.
  • There is time for a morning snack and lunch at camp. These are NOT provided. Please pack your child with nonperishable items; we eat a picnic-style lunch.
  • Campers should arrive at camp with a full water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
  • We want to remind you that we have two options for K-5 arrival and dismissal. You may enter the drop off/pick up line and staff will help your child in and out of the car. If you need to get out of your vehicle for any reason including getting bags out of your car, helping a child get buckled into a car seat, or just to give your little one an extra hug goodbye, we ask that you please park in the lot next to the gym and walk you camper over. This means that many of our Pioneer Parents will probably need to park to ensure their campers can get strapped in and out of the car. This helps us keep our pickup and drop off line moving and prevents dangerous maneuvers from taking place in the line. A full description of our arrival and dismissal procedures can be read in the parent handbook. Do note that Trailblazer and Trailbreaker Camps have a different drop off and pick up location.
  • Wednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Day! Forget the hassle of packing a lunch and grab a slice from us. Pizza will be on sale for $2 for 1 slice and $3 for 2 slices.

  • Thursday is Superhero Dress Up Day. K-5 campers are invited to come to camp dressed as their favorite Superheros. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Elastigirl? Who will show up to save the day at camp this year?

Make sure you check the blog frequently throughout the summer for updates on our field trips, special events, and all the fun we are having at camp! You can follow the blog by entering your email on the sidebar and clicking “follow”  – it is a great way to stay informed!

Additional information about camp can be found in the Parent Handbook for K-5 , Parent Handbook 6-9, and on the Frequently Asked Questions page. We encourage you to review these resources and feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.


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C.I.T and Trailbreakers Give Back

This past week our C.I.T’s and Trailbreakers set out to give back to the community during their service block.

One group headed to the Food Pantry at St. Vincent de Paul to help sort, organize, and shelve a delivery of food from the Greater Boston Food Bank. With 10 volunteers, they made quick work of this large task. They learned that over 150 families in town access the food pantry each month and about the important work the pantry does to support everyone in need. Check out some pictures of their work below.

A second group of volunteers headed to the Rural Land Foundation and Lincoln Conservation Commission’s Pollinator Meadow to help plant milkweed to support our bee population. They learned about native species and how to help keep our bee populations strong. Check out some pictures below.

A special thanks to Becca Fasciano for volunteering her time to help us find these meaningful service opportunities for our young adults in our C.I.T and Trailbreaker programs.

Next week campers will be volunteering at Codman Farms!


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Week Two in Review

We had another great week here at Lincoln Summer Camp as our K-5 Campers went wild with Animal week and our 6-9 Campers had their first overnight trip of the season. Check out all the fun we had below.

Specials

Sports and Games

This week in sports and games, the Pioneers started off learning some fun facts about their peers in an intense game of categories, then tested their hiding skills in a game of flashlight tag. The Ramblers and Crusaders played World Cup soccer in honor of our women’s national team and capped the week off with a classic game of capture the flag. Finally our Trailbreakers and Trailblazers played a game of tri-ball which went down to the wire for an overtime win earning cookie dough and avocado ice cream league points! Another exciting week for sports and games.  

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts went wild this week building our favorite animals with oven-bake clay! Campers had the opportunity to pick up their creations during the week, and even got to make their sculptures into necklace pendants. Before Lincoln Live, Pioneers had their faces painted like their favorite animals. Ramblers got to create their own original animals by collaging together different animal body parts! The Crusaders learned how to make a pony-bead reptilian keychain this week as well. 

Music and Drama

Music and Drama was wild and zany as we monkeyed around like party animals! Pioneers enjoyed a rousing game of Duck vs. Cow making as many animal noises as they could to find each other. They also tiptoed around each other in a rousing game of Sleeping Lions. Pioneers and Ramblers shared their animal impressions as we had a room full of unicorns, eagles, cats, pythons, and dinosaurs. Both groups worked to create animal puppets and backdrops. There were bunnies, cheetahs, dragons, and unicorns! Crusaders had a riveting relay race between animal sports pictionary and animal job charades. It was a battle to guess the drawings of hippo hockey versus acting out moose waiters. Trailblazers had a dance competition and tried out some dance moves with stop motion videos. We are looking forward to zooming into acting as superheroes next week! 

S.T.E.M.

We had a great second week in STEM, and all groups started off outdoors doing a nature scavenger hunt for Camp Goes Wild week! Groups explored the boardwalk trails and wetlands areas on campus – we saw turtles, frogs, water snakes, and many other exciting creatures! All groups also designed tin foil boats to see whose could hold the most pennies. Campers had many creative designs, and the record was a boat that held 211 pennies! 

Archery

This week in archery after learning (or refreshing-for the returnees) basic shooting skills, we played some wacky 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. If they hit their color, they were asked an animal trivia question in order to win a sticker! In the next activity, the campers participated in balloon pop. Campers aimed to shoot balloons on their targets. It was a poppin’ good time! We can’t wait to fly into next week’s Supercamp!

Story Time

This week in story we read books with animal characters for camp goes wild week! The first day we read two books, “Dinosaur Kisses” by David Ezra Stein and “I Loathe You” by David Slonim. For our activity we turned into monsters to draw what we loathe each other more than (translated from monster: what we love each other more than), and told our fellow campers with monster teeth! The second day we read the story “Come Along, Daisy!” by Jane Simmons. For our activity, we had to find our missing Daisy ducks! We ended up finding them hiding in the kindness rocks, and brought them back with us to decorate them. We are excited to read some more super books for next week’s Supercamp!

Epic Adventures

This week at Epic Adventures campers got outside under the sun! On Monday we played on some giant inflatables like the slip n’ slide and the big water slide. Campers got the chance to dunk their counselors in a dunk tank too! We also played some dodgeball on slip n’ slides up in Frontier Field. Finally on Wednesday, campers raced on an epic scavenger hunt across campus completing challenges and riddles. Everyone had a blast!

Trips

Pioneers at the Discovery Museum

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!

Ramblers at Legoland

This week, the Ramblers headed 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, act like a knight and fight spiders and skeletons, 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 at Water Country

This week the Crusaders made their way up to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to visit Water Country! After arrival and a quick pause for snacks and sunscreen, groups split up with their counselors to dare their way through the watery landscape. While some “relaxed” on the Lazy River, others tested their courage on the The Patriot body slide. Crusaders slipped, splashed, and raced their way through the park to jam in as much fun and water as they had time for!

Trailblazers and Trailbreakers

The Trailblazers and Trailbreakers started their week with a great day on campus. We played some of our favorite games like Sports Court Steal the Bacon and Flashlight Tag.

Jiminy Peak

On Tuesday the Trailblazers set out for the Berkshires to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. On Day One we hit the Arial Adventure Park for challenges in the trees, and ziplines back to base camp. Check it out!

Later in Day One, we had dinner and then 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 well then 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.

Boating in Boston at Hopkinton State Park

On Thursday our Trailbreakers headed out on their much anticipated 4th trip to Hopkinton State Park. There they kayaked out to islands, raced for Ice Cream League points, had a barbeque, swam in the lake, and built rock structures. It was a great day and we got away just as the skies opened up.

Thursday Trailblazers on Campus

The Trailblazers spent their Thursday on campus taking part in another day of choice schedule. They had some great choices like photo collage making, magic class, and gymnastics!

Coco Keys

On Friday 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 making group check ins. They made 99% of their check ins on time! We are so glad to be adventuring with such a responsible group of campers. Check out some pictures of the action below!

Ice Cream League

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, Rocking Bingo, Name That Tune, Buzzword, Outburst and Tribond! 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. Congratulations to Kyle, Greyson, Dylan, Dorie, Ella and Achol for winning Week 2 Ice Cream League!

Special Events

Lincoln Live

We’ve officially kicked off our first Lincoln Live of the 2019 summer! We had singing, dancing, gymnastics, and more. One group delivered some hilarious stand up and another camper showed us the proper technique of karate. We had an original song performed and some beautiful ballet. Campers showed us all their spectacular talents and Lincoln Live got off to a great start!

Greta and Klaudia sing from the Greatest Showman

Costume Contest

Campers got extra wild for Thursday’s costume contest. We had giraffes, zebras, cats, bunnies, and so much more. The competition was tight and the winner was hotly debated by the judges. In the end, Gabe the monkey climbed his way to the top! We can’t wait to see who is around to save the day next Thursday during Superhero dress up day!


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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 camper. We rocked out to songs from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and Today. Lots of Ice Cream points were given out and Dorie got the first full board in Bus Bingo history scoring major points for the Cookie Dough Ice Cream league team. When we got here we settled into our rooms and then headed up to high ropes.

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

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

We are currently hanging out in our cabins. Then it’s off to dinner and the pool before cabin games, cooking baking, and bedtime!

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


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Welcome to Week 2 – Camp Goes Wild!

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back Returners!

We have another great week of fun planned at Lincoln Summer Camp. Here’s a snapshot with plenty more details down below :

This Weeks Trips 

Let’s start with what you need to know about this week’s trips! All Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders will got on trips on Friday, July 12th

Campers in the Pioneers, Ramblers and Crusaders are required to wear their orange camp shirts on Friday. If they did not already receive one last week they will receive one before the trip on Friday. Be on the lookout for it in their backpacks on Monday!

Pioneers K & 1


 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 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 pmPlease note this is later than typical dismissal.

Trailblazers and Trailbreakers – Grades 6 & 7 and Grades 8 & 9

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Tuesday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 10th- This week the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers 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, 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 orange 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.

Tuesday, July 9th

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 – Trailblazers will have Vivaldi’s Pizza and the Trailbreakers will eat at Christiansen’s Tavern

6:30 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

Wednesday, July 10th

8:00 am- Breakfast – (Overnight French Toast, Hash Browns, Bacon, Cereal, Fruit) 

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 from Camp


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Thursday, July 11th – While our Trailblazers enjoy a day on campus our Trailbreakers will head to Hopkinton State Park for a day of Kayaking on the water. After paddling around during the morning campers will have a picnic lunch before jumping into the lake for an afternoon swim.

Please Keep the following in mind for this trip:

  • Campers should pack a bagged lunch (We are going to try to grab a grill and make some hot dogs as well but don’t count on it as they are first come first serve)
  • Campers should pack a bathing suit and towel
  • If your camper has a waterproof watch to wear that would be great!
  • Water shoes or old sneakers to wear while Kayaking are recommended.
  • Sunscreen is particularly important as is reflects off the lake – sunglasses can be a good idea too!
  • An online waiver must be filled out HERE

Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


Friday, July 12th – On this trip both the Trailblazers and Trailbreakers 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

Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm

If you have any questions about Trailblazers or Trailbreakers 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, particularly on the overnight trip. If you need more information on the app please refer to the Parent Handbook.


Other Reminders for Week 2

  • 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.
  • Campers need to be able to carry their belongings throughout the day. Please keep this in mind when selecting and packing their bag.
  • There is time for a morning snack and lunch at camp. These are NOT provided. Please pack your child with nonperishable items; we eat a picnic-style lunch.
  • Campers should arrive at camp with a full water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
  • We want to remind you that we have two options for K-5 arrival and dismissal. You may enter the drop off/pick up line and staff will help your child in and out of the car. If you need to get out of your vehicle for any reason including getting bags out of your car, helping a child get buckled into a car seat, or just to give your little one an extra hug goodbye, we ask that you please park in the lot next to the gym and walk you camper over. This means that many of our Pioneer Parents will probably need to park to ensure their campers can get strapped in and out of the car. This helps us keep our pickup and drop off line moving and prevents dangerous maneuvers from taking place in the line. A full description of our arrival and dismissal procedures can be read in the parent handbook. Do note that Trailblazer Camp has a different drop off and pick up location.
  • Wednesday and Thursday are also Pizza Day! Forget the hassle of packing a lunch and grab a slice from us. Pizza will be on sale for $2 for 1 slice and $3 for 2 slices.

  • Thursday is Animal Dress Up Day. K-5 campers are invited to come to camp dressed as their favorite animals. Lions, tigers, bears, frogs, cows, you name it! It’s going to be an all out jungle here at camp.

Make sure you check the blog frequently throughout the summer for updates on our field trips, special events, and all the fun we are having at camp! You can follow the blog by entering your email on the sidebar and clicking “follow”  – it is a great way to stay informed!

Additional information about camp can be found in the Parent Handbook for K-5 , Parent Handbook 6-9, and on the Frequently Asked Questions page. We encourage you to review these resources and feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.