For our youngest campers, entering kindergarten and first grade, we offer an array of activities and experiences that are inviting and age-appropriate. The Pioneers Camp is a structured program designed to ease campers into building new friendships and becoming more independent. Camper’s days are fun filled! They take American Red Cross Swim Lessons every morning and enjoy supervised free swim in the afternoons. They get to explore the world around them by doing hands-on experiments in STEM and explore their creativity in Music & Drama and Arts & Crafts. Sports & Games and Gymnastics provide challenges and fun ways to learn to support each other. In order to balance all of the high-energy activities, campers will also have quality time to do quiet activities that build their group community and provide a break from the fast-paced day. Pioneers also have Storytime as another more low-key block in their day. The Pioneers have weekly field trips on Fridays to some of the local areas best attractions. Field Trips provide our campers, especially incoming kindergarteners, time to get accustomed to bus rules and routines in a smaller, adult-supported environment before needing to do it more independently for school.
Below are our anticipated field trips for 2023. Please note that these are subject to change at any time.
Field Trips 2023
Week 1 – Jump on In– Boston, MA
On this trip campers will travel to Jump on In, an inflatable theme park. They will jump in castles, slide down giant slides, race through obstacle courses, and play a host of games. Learn more at https://jumponinfun.com/woburn/ If your camper is coming on the trip you can find a waiver here.
Week 2 – Davis Farmland – Sterling, MA
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/.
Week 3 – Urban Air Adventures
On this trip campers will travel to Urban Air Park the ultimate indoor playground. Urban air features a trampoline park, ninja warrior course, climbing walls, an indoor tubes playground, battle beams, a ropes course, a drop zone, and of course their famous sky coaster. Lincoln Summer Camp is renting out the entire facility for this trip for hours of safe, uninterrupted fun. Check out the link below to see all of their amazing attractions. https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/massachusetts/bellingham/attractions
Week 4 – The Painting Place – Wellesley, MA
On this trip, campers will travel to the Painting Place to create wonderful pieces of art. Each camper will be able to choose from a wide variety of plaster sculptures that they will get to paint and design. Campers will also get to mine for gems, dance, and take silly photos before enjoying the Painting Place’s famous slush! Campers will also enjoy a picnic lunch at a local park. Creativity will certainly shine on this trip! Learn more at https://www.paintingplace4fun.com/
Week 5 – Discovery Museum – Acton, MA
On this trip campers will travel to the Discovery Museum in Acton, MA for a day filled with exploration. The Discovery Museum features a plethora of exhibits designed to help campers imaginations fun wild while learning about phenomena of the natural world. See all their exhibits here https://www.discoveryacton.org/visit/exhibits#indoors. After their time in the museum campers will hop back on the bus for a short drive to local conservation land for a picnic lunch and visit to a playground.
Week 6 – Stone Zoo – Stoneham, MA
On this trip campers will travel to Stone Zoo for a day with the animals. At the Zoo campers will hike through the Himalayan Highlands, search for the treasures of the Sierra Made, explore Yukon Creek and make their way through riverbeds and treetops! Of course, they will also visit the barnyard and its petting Zoo, as well as the Animal Discovery center, and an animal-themed playground! Learn more at https://www.zoonewengland.org/stone-zoo/exhibits/