Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why aren’t you operating a traditional camp program this year?

A: Due to COVID-19 protocols we had to reimagine what our camp program would look like in order to keep both campers and staff safe. On June 16th we made our modified program available to the community for registration. Unfortunately this program did not garner enough interest and therefore was not financially or programmatically viable to run. This was a difficult decision for us to make but we feel it is in the best interest for everyone.


Q: If you are not opening camp are you offering anything for families or campers this summer?

A: YES! We have developed a host of Camptivites that we hope you will join us for. Visit our overview page to learn more.


Q: What steps are you taking to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission at CampTivites?

A: The risk of viral spread at CampTivites will be significantly reduced by layering the following six mitigation strategies on top of each other, at all times throughout the summer:

  1. Screening and Protecting our Most Vulnerable
    1. Pre-camp conservations encouraging families to opt-out of this experience if they or their immediate family members are vulnerable to COVID-19.
    2. Daily Pre-Screening form which will ask participants to monitor their symptoms.
  2. Social Distancing and Using Face Coverings
    1. All participants and staff will be advised to keep six feet of distance from others as much as possible. But we acknowledge that kids are kids, and there may be exposure within a given activity group. 
    2. All staff members and participants will come to activities with multiple, personal face coverings. These will be used when entering and leaving the activity area and when social distancing cannot be maintained or ensured.
  3. Handwashing and Promoting Good Hygiene
    1. Handwashing and/or hand sanitizing stations will be set up at each activity and participants will be required to visit them before and after each activity.
  4. Holding Activities Outdoors
    1. All activities will be held outdoors.
    2. Tents will be utilized to provide shade.
    3. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be rescheduled to Fridays.
    4. Emergency indoor space providing a minimum of 100 sq ft per participant is available.
  5. Cleaning and Disinfection of Equipment and Facilities
    1. Staff will disinfect all shared equipment between each activity
    2. All tables and surfaces will be disinfected between each activity.
  6. Remaining Vigilant and Responding Immediately to Threats
    1. Participants or staff who are symptomatic will be sent home and remain home.
    2. A participant must be temperature free (without the use of fever-reducing medicine) and free of symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, new loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, or any other symptoms that feel like a cold) for 72 hours before they attend an activity. 
      1. This must be at least 10 days after the first sign of symptoms. 
      2. They must also provide documentation from their health care provider that they are ready to return. 

Q: What is the refund policy if we signed up for camp before?

A: All registrations are canceled. If you were previously registered, you are offered the following options:

  • You may receive a full refund of all funds already paid for this summer. 
  • You may apply funds already paid for this summer to the new registrations for CampTivities or Fall Parks and Recreation programs. 
  • For any of these questions regarding registration please contact our Office Manager Laurie Dumont at ldumont@lincnet.org or 781-259-0784 

Q: How do CampTivities work with the pool?

A: Many of our family CampTivity times compliment our Codman Pool sign up slots. This way your familiy can make a day of coming to campus! Sign up for a Camptivity before or after your pool slot to keep everyone entertained. Check out the table below.

Monday
Public Pool TimesComplimentary CampTivity Times
11:00am-12:00pm(Swim Lessons) 10:00am-10:45am-Come before
12:00pm-1:30pm11:00am-11:45am-Come before1:45pm-2:30pm-Come after
1:45pm-3:15pm
3:30pm-5:00pm2:45pm-3:30pm-Come before
5:15pm-6:45pm 
7:00pm-8:00pm(Adult Swim) 
Tuesday 
Public Pool TimesComplimentary CampTivity Times
11:00am-12:00pm(Swim Lessons) 10:00am-10:45am-Come before
12:00pm-1:30pm11:00am-11:45am-Come before1:45pm-2:30pm-Come after
1:45pm-3:15pm
3:30pm-5:00pm2:45pm-3:30pm-Come before
5:15pm-6:45pm 4:15pm-5:00pm-Come before
7:00pm-8:00pm(Adult Swim) 
Wednesday
Public Pool TimesComplimentary CampTivity Times
11:00am-12:00pm(Swim Lessons) 10:00am-10:45am-Come before
12:00pm-1:30pm11:00am-11:45am-Come before1:45pm-2:30pm-Come after
1:45pm-3:15pm
3:30pm-5:00pm2:45pm-3:30pm-Come before
5:15pm-6:45pm 4:15pm-5:00pm-Come before
7:00pm-8:00pm(Adult Swim) 
Thursday 
Public Pool TimesComplimentary CampTivity Times
11:00am-12:00pm(Swim Lessons) 
12:00pm-1:30pm10:45am-11:45am-Come before
1:45pm-3:15pm
3:30pm-5:00pm2:30pm-3:30pm-Come before5:15pm-6:15pm- Come after 
5:15pm-6:45pm 4:00pm-5:00pm-Come before
7:00pm-8:00pm(Adult Swim) 

Q: What type of footwear should participants wear?

A: Please come to activities with sneakers or closed-toed shoes. Closed-toed shoes provide the safety necessary to participate in athletic activities and are required for such participation. This is particularly important if you registered for Sporty Tuesday or Game Show Thursday events.


Q: What else do I need to know before I go to a CampTivity?

A: Yes! Check out the list below!

  • A majority of events will take place on the Ballfield Rd Campus 
  • Participants will spend all of their time outdoors – therefore you should come with sunscreen already applied. 
  • Please come with a filled water bottle. 
  • Please come with several clean face coverings. Due to the hot weather, we recommend disposable surgical masks as they are more breathable. 
  • All participants are required to wash their hands upon arrival at one of our outdoor hand washing stations. 
  • All participants must wear face coverings during arrival and can remove them when social distancing can be maintained. 
  • If participating in a water activity please come in a bathing suit, bring a towel, and be prepared to change at home. 
  • Sneakers or closed-toed shoes with backs are required for Sporty Tuesday and Game Show Thursday events.
  • Bathrooms are not readily available while on campus and are only to be used in the event of an emergency.
  • You will receive an email prior to your activity with reminders, specific location information, and any other considerations specific to your activity. 
  • The email will also include a link to the pre-screening form you must complete before you, or your dependents, arrive at an activity. You will need to fill out an individual form for each member of your family participating. Thank you in advance for taking the time to ensure everyone’s safety. Find the link here as well: https://forms.gle/voCm4hTK39um7NBRA
  • If you are feeling symptomatic or have knowingly been exposed to someone with COVID-19 as indicated so on the form, please stay home and contact your health care provider.