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Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA


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Week 4 – Trailbreakers Fly Solo

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

Monday

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

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Ice Cream League

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

Until Next Time

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


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Lincoln Summer Camp 2021 – Ready for Session 2!

Welcome To Session 2!

Hello Camp Families!

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

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

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

This Week In Focus:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Lost and Found!

Hello Families,

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


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

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

Specials

Sports and Games

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

Music and Drama

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

Arts and Crafts

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

Archery

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

Story Time

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

S.T.E.M.

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

Tumbling

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

Swim

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

Epic Adventures

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

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

LSC Mystery #3

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

Camp Wide Events

Camp Show

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

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

Color War

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

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

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

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

We love cheering on our counselors in Knockout!

Trailbreakers

Monday

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

Tuesday

On Tuesday the Trailbreakers headed to an LSC favorite – Urban Air Adventure Park. There they jumped on trampolines, battles on the balance beams, completed ninja warrior courses, and climbed rock walls. The most adventurous campers took rides on the indoor Skyrider which sent them flying across the ceiling of the park. They also enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch before heading back to camp to finish their Water Pong Tournament. 

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Ice Cream League

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

Until Next Time

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


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Heading into Week 3 of Session 1!

Hello Camp Families!

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

This Week In Focus:

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

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

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

Things to Keep in Mind:

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

See you tomorrow,

Sarah, Erin, and Joe
Directors


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Week 2-It’s a Super Camp!

It’s a bird….it’s a plane…it’s Super Camp! 

We were excited to show off all our super powers at camp during our superhero theme. Even with some rainy weather, our spirits were up all week and we had a blast. Check out what camp was up to this week.

Specials

Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures this week kicked off with a giant game of a camp classic – kiddie pool kickball. Campers did their best to kick home runs and help encourage each other to keep running as they slide down the soapy tarps into our water pool bases. We then had our first inflatables day of the summer. Campers love jumping and giving ice cream orders in our Ice Cream House Moon Bounce, conquering their fears pushing themselves down our big slides, and zooming fast down the tropical water slide. We can’t wait to have new inflatables next week!

Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts was SUPER this week! We tie dyed our shirts for Color War next week! The Pioneers also made superhero cuffs for their own super powers. The Ramblers and Pathfinders created pop art pictures using words or portraits. All three groups also created superhero comics to finish out the week!

Sports & Games

During our super week of camp at sports and games we started off the Pioneers with a super power tag, as each camper attempted to steal their powerful capes. Ramblers dodged, dipped, ducked, dove, and…. dodged through kryptonite ball and flew through capture the infinity stones! Pathfinders practiced their teamwork skills during handball and ran their way to victory also playing capture the infinity stones and kryptonite ball!

STEM

This week campers made their own Captain America shields, complete with handles and designs! The Pioneers planted sunflower seeds and learned about plants, growing, and the germination process. The Ramblers made shields out of cardboard, duct tape, plastic wrap, and some other materials, and spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to create them. Pathfinders A built shields as well, and Pathfinders B began exploring baking soda and vinegar reactions by creating their own volcanoes. At the end of the week, we spent a day inside finishing our shields and building shapes out of straws to take home!

Archery

Many campers’ archery skills are improving with each day of practice. We had some real future Hawkeyes this week! Their (Green) Arrows were hitting bullseyes left and right. We also tried to balance water cups. Even when we weren’t successful, that cold cup of water felt great on a hot day!

Story

We had some wonderful stories! We read about learning our superpowers in the book “What’s My Superpower?” by Aviaq Johnston and played superhero freeze tag! We also learned about the “Alphabet Mystery” book by Audrey Wood that helped campers think about how to crack the coded message from this week’s mystery. We also made some silly Mad Libs together.

Music & Drama

This week in Music and Drama flew by and was super awesome! The Pioneers made superhero paper bag puppets and created backgrounds for their hero’s to live and work in. Ramblers tested their own superpowers a few times with a superhero themed Mirror Game and even defeated their counselors in Hero Skits. The Pathfinders played Sit, Stand, and Lay Down with a twist—they just came back from a battle and had to act out what superheroes do while not on duty. At the end of the week, everyone started on their dances for our Camp Show next Wednesday and Lincoln Summer Camp has got the moves!

Tumbling

Ms. Jennifer encouraged all campers to be their own superhero and feel powerful as they practiced gymnastics skills. Campers worked on practicing their cartwheels and backbends on the giant donut. They showed their super speed by zooming into the parachute or driving hyper speed when the parachute turned into the Millenium Falcon. Campers battled it out with pool noodles in duels as they worked on their balancing skills on the beam. Ask your camper about their favorite tumbling activities from this week!

Costume Contest

It wasn’t a bird, it wasn’t a plane, it was super campers filling our camp on Thursday with some incredible superhero costumes! From well known superheroes like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man to unique and creative super heroes like Super Camper, Duct Tape Man, and Coral Woman, our costume contest this week did not disappoint. It was a close competition, and in the end it came down to Max’s Super Camper vs. Nicholas’s Duct Tape Man vs. William’s Poison Dino Man. It came down to the wire, but William the Poison Dino Man was crowned our winner! We can’t wait to see our campers decked out in their color war team colors all week next week!

Swim

Campers made progress working on their strokes in swim lessons and practicing while having fun at free swim. Many campers are working hard to improve their swimming skills and many are persevering to pass the swim test. We love to be in the Codman Pool!

LSC Mystery #2

Campers were buzzing with excitement to figure out our mystery this week. As campers approached opening council Monday morning, they found a secret message spray-painted in the grass. Their goal was to figure out who wrote the message and crack the secret code! Many campers put their best decoding skills to the test and ended up with the correct message. They earned clues throughout the activity blocks to learn more about the suspect and the spray paint was a give away that our Arts & Crafts specialist Brianna was the culprit! Brianna’s secret code means that our campers will be earning extra gear for color war in the form of bandanas given out on Monday to kick off our Color War week! We can’t wait to see what color mystery will ensue.

Color War Preview

As we tried to hold back Hurricaine Elsa with our super powers, we kicked off our annual Color War! Campers loved competing in a series of Minute to Win It competitions, Rockin’ Bingo, and a LSC Camp Game Show. They loved getting to know their color teammates and cheering together for their counselors in mini-competitions. Counselors showed dedication to camper color teams by competing in a frozen t-shirt contest and a dizzy mummy challenge. 

Campers are pumped and ready to bring all their enthusiasm to Color War next week!

Trailbreakers

Tuesday

This week the Trailbreakers began their travels with a trip to Urban Air Adventure Park. There they jumped on trampolines, battled on the balance beams, completed ninja warrior courses, and climbed rock walls. The most adventurous campers took rides on the indoor Skyrider which sent them flying across the ceiling of the park. They also enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch before heading back to camp to play Bombardment for all important Ice Cream League Points.

Wednesday

On Wednesday the Trailbreakers set out on an adventure that our camp has never tried before, real rock climbing. With our experienced guides from Vertical World Adventures, campers learned how to navigate chimneys, flat face, and weeping rocks and how to belay each other. With 5 different climbs set, campers faced challenge after challenge as they made their way up the College Rock. They all showed amazing teamwork as they supported each other literally, and figuratively, through each challenge. 

Thursday

On Thursday it was back to the air for our Trailbreakers with a trip to Tree Top Adventures. Campers harnessed and made their way to some of the most difficult courses Tree Top had to offer. Along the way they challenged each other to tackle harder and harder elements and were always willing to offer advice on how to complete an element to someone going after them. Be sure to ask your camper what their favorite course was! 

Friday

On Friday the Trailbreakers were supposed to be hitting the lake for a day of kayaking but mother nature had other plans, so it was off to camper favorite Dave and Busters for an all out day of fun and games. Campers showed their knack for games with many earning literally 1,000’s of tickets and taking home some fantastic prizes. They also had an amazing lunch with burgers, fries, pizza bites, chicken tenders, and mac n’ cheese. With their unlimited video game card, campers got to keep playing until the day was done! 

Ice Cream League

This week was the final week of Trailbreakers Session 1 and time to see who would be crowned the first Ice Cream League champion in 2 years. The teams battled it out in games of Wits and Wagers, Over and Under, Name 5, Family Feud, Name that Tune, Name that Movie, and the Last Word. Additional points were earned for teams for acts of kindness and voluntarily cleaning up the campsite. It was a tight competition early in the week but by week’s end the Twinkies pulled solidly into first place. Congratulations to Paul, Teddy, Austin, and Hallie on their win. We hope they enjoyed their ice cream! 

A look ahead

Next week starts Session 2 of Trailbreakers and is the last week of Session 1 for Pioneers, Ramblers, and Pathfinders. Be on the lookout for an email from us on Sunday with everything you need to know about next week. Our K-6 campers are in store for a thrilling week of Color War.


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Getting Ready for Week 2 of Session 1!

Hello Camp Families!

We hope you had a great long weekend and your camper is ready for another awesome week at Lincoln Summer Camp! 

This Week In Focus:

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

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

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Lincoln Summer Camp filling with Super Heroes! This Thursday is Super Hero Dress Up Day! Campers can choose a favorite Super Hero or create one of their own! We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for this dress up day! 

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Remember to wear sunscreen and bug spray daily. Campers should come with both already applied and have more in their bags to reapply throughout the day. We will spend almost 100% of our time outdoors so this is crucial! 
  • Please make sure that you pack multiple masks/face coverings for your camper daily. While most of our days will be spent outdoors where masks/face coverings are not required, if the weather necessitates a move indoors, masks are required for all campers. 
  • All campers must come to camp prepared to swim and for water games daily! This means either wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel. 
  • Campers need to carry their own personal belongings throughout the day. Please keep this in mind when selecting and packing their bag. 
  • There is time for a morning snack and lunch at camp. These are not provided. Please pack your child with nonperishable items; we eat a picnic style lunch. 
  • Campers should arrive at camp with a full water bottle that can be easily refilled throughout the day.
  • On colder, rainy days please send your camper in with a sweatshirt or jacket in case they are getting too cold. 
  • Complete the COVID Self-Screening each day before leaving for camp. It can be found on page 13 of the parent handbook

See you tomorrow,

Sarah, Erin, and Joe
Directors


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Week 1-Camp Starts Under the Sea!

We were so happy to be back for Summer 2021 at Lincoln Summer Camp! Staff had a great time catching up with old faces and meeting new ones. It felt incredible to be back in the swing of things. Here’s what we were up to throughout our water-themed week.

Specials

Music & Drama

Music and Drama went under the sea this week and did some team building activities. The Pioneers went on a pirate themed scavenger hunt early in the week and even learned a dance to the song “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. The Ramblers this week worked on their improv skills with a One Word Story game set at the beach and had many sea themed dance parties. Finally, the Pathfinders had a blast playing Captain Want a Corner and Pass the Clap (one group did it in 3 seconds!!). All the groups got right back into the camp spirit singing and learning cheers too.

Sports & Games

To start the summer off with Sports and Games, the Pioneers channeled their inner sea monster by playing octopus tag and an ocean animal themed relay race! The Ramblers tried to sink each other’s ships with cannonball bowling and chased around playing shark-fish-crab tag. The Pathfinders visited treasure island as they tried to capture all the different colored gems and every group had a chance to play the classic sharks and minnows!

S.T.E.M

This week in STEM, we dove right in to camp activities! All the groups began with chalk drawings of a sea creature they designed, and we got really creative. The Pioneers made slime later in the week, and then had a scavenger hunt for some missing candy on Friday. The Ramblers designed boats and then had a float test, where they got to see if their boats floated in the water! Some Ramblers groups also made slime. Finally, the Pathfinders designed and tested their boats, and then planted sunflower seeds on Friday as the start of our growing project.

Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts started off with a splash during our under the sea themed week! The Pioneers and Ramblers created a crayon and watercolor under the sea painting. The Pathfinders chose a sea animal and created a picture using watercolor and sharpie to look like stain glass. To finish out the week, the Ramblers and Pioneers created an underwater spy scene with a gallon bag and sharpies and also created sea animals out of pipe cleaners.

Archery

As you can SEA, our campers are amazing archers already! WAVES of campers are already hitting bullseyes! The campers are really enjoying archery and they can’t wait for more!

Story

Pioneers got to enjoy story time in the Book Nook tent this week. We read What Are Your Words? to learn about ways we can describe ourselves with adjectives and pronouns. Next, we read Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation to become better detectives ourselves. We ended the week by reading The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor to learn about animals in the deep blue ocean! These stellar starfish really enjoyed the first week of camp!

Swim

With the heat this week, we were all feeling grateful for the Codman Pool! Between swim lessons and free swim, we got to spend lots of time jumping in, splashing around, and swimming until we had to leave. Check out some of the pool fun we had!

Epic Adventures

This week at Epic Adventures campers had an exciting start to the summer swooshing down a giant slip n’ slide! Campers enjoyed sliding down one at a time to see if they could make it to the bottom. Some campers tested out the inflatable snow tubes to sled down fast. Campers cooled off from the heat by having water competitions with water balloons and water blasters. It really helped us cool down to have an epic battle with the counselors!!

Tumbling

We are happy to say that Ms. Jennifer, gymnastic teacher extraordinaire, is back at Lincoln Summer Camp this year! She sees all Pioneers and Ramblers groups twice each week out under our Arena tent. This week, campers showed off their skills by dipping their feet off the balance beam as they walked across and using mats to practice cartwheels. They “swam” through parachutes and dove in the somersault mats. Ask your camper about their favorite tumbling activities from this week!

LSC Mystery #1

As you may have heard, we had a bit of a mystery on our hands this week. After surviving a very hot first day of camp, we wanted to surprise campers with some freeze pops, but when we went to hand them out, they had been stolen! Luckily for us, the thief left behind some clues to figure out their identity. After earning clues during their activity blocks, all campers suspected Tim, our Archery and Story specialist, of taking the freeze pops. As it turns out, we have a camp full of detectives because this morning Tim confessed! As a reward, campers received the freeze pops they were promised earlier in the week and Tim got a bucket of water on his head. 

Costume Contest

There were creatures galore filling the camp ocean this week. From mermaids to jellyfish and yellow submarines to lobsters, choosing finalists for our weekly costume contest was a real challenge. In the end, it came down to oyster Charlotte versus pirate ship Nicholas. With our traditional loudest cheers win, oyster Charlotte came out on top. We can’t wait to see what the campers creativity shows next week for Superhero Dress-up Week next Thursday!

Trailbreakers

Monday

On Monday Trailbreakers began with their community service project trip to Codman Farm where they helped harvest snap peas and currants, and removed buds from flowers to encourage more growth. It was hot, hard work, but it gave them great appreciation for the effort that goes into putting fresh food on the table. After the hike back to camp, they cooled down in the pool with some free swim time and enjoyed careening down our epicly giant slip n’ slide! They ended the day with a rousing game of Castle Ball for all important Ice Cream League points!

Tuesday

Trailbreakers started off their week of trips at Paradise Golf. They enjoyed friendly competitions on the mini-golf course and exploring all the different attractions. There was even one hole that had campers shooting into a river that carried their ball into a secret tube that landed them inches from the cup! Lunch on the pirate ship with ice cream was a great relief from the heat. 

Wednesday

Before we left for our trip today, we had Knockout Basketball competition for Ice Cream League points. Team Oreo put on a strong showing which helped them climb up the standings. Then we ventured to show-off our creativity by traveling to the Painting Place. At the Painting Place campers got to create real ceramic plates, dishes, and bowls, that, once fired in the kiln, are both microwave and dishwasher safe (we will be picking these up next week to return to campers). With their creations finished we set out for a nearby park for lunch and had a fun time competing in a Kan-Jam competition. Again, team Oreo came on strong with a first and second place finish. Then we headed back to the Painting Place for an ice cold slushie before getting back on the bus.

Thursday

On Thursday we set out on our first high flying adventure of the year to Boundless Adventures. Once there and harnessed up, campers worked their way from yellow, to green, to blue courses, and a few campers even dared to tackle the black course. A big congratulations to Paul and Dany for completing the black course twice. Everyone pushed their individual limits and had a great time zipping through the air.

Friday

On Friday Trailbreakers headed north to La Vida Adventure Park at Gordon College. Once there, they hiked through wetlands to find their adventure site for the day. There they played a host of team building games that challenged them to improve their communication skills. The favorite by far was Swat Tag! Campers also worked to together to cross a rope portal and to balance a 360 degree titled spaceship. After lunch it was time to climb. Campers belayed each other as they climbed ladders and trees to cross the Slippery Log, Burma Bridge, and scale the Fallen Tree. Each camper pushed themselves out their own personal comfort zone and to the growth/challenge zone and accomplished so amazing things.

Bus Rides and Ice Cream League

Ice Cream League, our session-long competition, is back with teams Ice Cream, Oreo, Twinkies, and Rocky Mountain, all competing for the coveted pints of ice cream that await the winners. This week teams Ice Cream and Twinkies started out strong but Oreo and Rocky Mountain came back later in the week. We had some great bus ride competitions playing Wits and Wagers, Family Feud, Buzz Word, That’s It, Over Under, 20 Questions, Brain Quest, Name That Tune, and Name That Tune Movie Addition. Right now the scores are close as we head into the second week of the competition.

See You Next Week

Be on the lookout for an email from us on Tuesday with reminders for the upcoming week! We cannot wait to continue session one with the campers next week! (Remember there is no camp Monday in observance of July 4th.)


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Welcome to Lincoln Summer Camp 2021 – Session 1!

Hello Camp Families!

We at Lincoln Summer Camp are so ready and excited to welcome you back to camp this year and start the summer tomorrow! The staff has been hard at work this past week, setting up and preparing to welcome campers. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we head into session 1 of camp:

  • Remember to wear sunscreen and bug spray daily. Campers should come with both already applied and have more in their bags to reapply throughout the day. We will spend almost 100% of our time outdoors so this is crucial!
  • Complete the COVID Self-Screening each day before leaving for camp. It can be found on page 13 of the parent handbook.
  • Please make sure that you pack multiple masks/face coverings for your camper daily. While most of our days will be spent outdoors where masks/face coverings are not required, if the weather necessitates a move indoors, masks are required for all campers.
  • All campers must come to camp prepared to swim and for water games daily! This means either wearing or packing a bathing suit and towel.
  • Campers need to carry their own personal belongings throughout the day. Please keep this in mind when selecting and packing their bag.
  • There is time for a morning snack and lunch at camp. These are not provided. Please pack your child with nonperishable items; we eat a picnic style lunch.
  • Campers should arrive at camp with a full water bottle that can be easily refilled throughout the day.

This Week In Focus:

Tuesday is Bring a Joke to camp day. Does your child have a favorite joke to tell? Write it down, or know it by heart, and bring it with you to camp to share!

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

This Thursday is Under the Sea Dress Up Day! Campers can choose a deep sea ocean creature, a mermaid, surfer, or anything else related to the water – the world is your oyster! We can’t wait to see the ocean come to life at camp on Thursday!

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

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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.


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Trailbreakers Schedule Arrives

Hello Camp Families,

We are pleased to announce that our schedule for Trailbreakers Camp has arrived!

For more information about each trip head over to our program page at https://lincolnsummercamp.com/trailbreakers/

If you have any questions about any of the trips please do not hesitate to reach out to Director Joe Colombo at jcolombo@lincnet.org. Each trip has been carefully planned and arranged to maximize fun and safety this year.

K-6 Camp Slots are Filling

We have so much fun planned for our day camp and spots are filling up! Want to hear what we have in store? Check out the video below featuring our Directors, Sarah, Erin, and Joe!