Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Trailblazers Camp Grades 6 – 7

Our Trailblazer camp is for campers entering grades 6 and 7. This camp focuses on off-campus activities that provide new experiences and challenges that refresh and renew the camp experience for our older campers.

Each week, we take campers on adventures that provide opportunities for personal growth, independence, peer socializing, team building and leadership development.

Our schedule this year is designed to maximize campers time outdoors. Our focus is providing experiences that get our tweens and teens unplugged and more connected to each other and nature.

Our outdoor adventures will take us white water rafting, ziplining, swimming in lakes, mountain climbing, and exploring high ropes courses. These trips are designed to push campers out of their comfort zones, to explore their limits, all while building deeper bonds with their peers and accomplishing awesome tasks. Many of these trips also involve overnight experiences that have campers pitching tents, building campfires, and enjoying some old fashioned fun with games and stories.

Other adventures take us to the regions most popular amusements. From Six Flags to CoCo Keys, to Canobie Lake Park and Water Country, these trips will have us getting to know each other better while having a blast in the summer sun. During these trips campers are encouraged to try new things, while growing their personal responsibility, time management, and teamwork skills. It is not always easy to decide what ride to go on next, or if there is time for one last game before heading to a check-in with counselors, but groups must stick together and stay on time to show they are ready for more independence.

On the days we spend on campus, campers will be offered programming such as archery, sports, STEM, hiking, team building projects & more all as part of a Choice Schedule. Each day campers get to design their day by picking the activities that they want to do. Do they love the arts? Then they can spend the day in music, drama, and arts and crafts. Do they love sports? Then they can spend their day playing soccer, doing gymnastics, playing gaga ball and shooting hoops. Do they love both? Then they can do a little of both!

Throughout the camp experience, counselors are always nearby to provide support to campers as they work on developing all the aforementioned skills. Counselors also work to engage campers in activities they might not otherwise try so they can enjoy all camp has to offer. Even our bus rides are a blast, with trivia contests, musical bingo, Heads Up matches and other favorite games!

The basic camp day is 9am to 3pm but many of our trips have later return times. Each week our blog features a full itinerary with trip times.

We are currently working on our trips for 2020. To see where we are planning on going keep scrolling down. Please note the trips are subject to change at anytime but we hope to have them finalized by February. 

Trips 2020

Week 1 

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Tuesday, June 30th– On this trip campers will travel to Laser Quest in Danvers, MA for a day of laser tag fun. Laser Quest combines the classic game of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist. This multi-level arena has swirling fog, energetic music and fun lurking around every corner. Find out more at https://www.laserquest.com/ma-danvers/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


Wednesday, July 1st – On this trip campers will travel to Water Wizz in Wareham, MA for a day of fun in the sun while zipping down water slides, and splashing around the various pools and attractions. For a full list of thrills visit http://waterwizz.com/ride/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm


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Thursday, July 2nd-On this trip campers will get to explore a brand new trampoline park in Marlborough, MA. The indoor park includes a variety of specific activities such as 3D Dodgeball, Basketball Dunking Lanes, Foam Pits, Gymnastics “tumble tracks”, trapeze, wipeout, and bouncing Simon.  Altitude is also the only trampoline park in Massachusetts to have a Rock Climbing Wall and Battle Beam suspended over foam pits! Learn more at http://www.altitudemarlboro.com/ .

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


Week 2

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Tuesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 8th- Campers will travel to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in the Berkshire Mountains. This two day overnight trip will feature an Aerial Adventure High Ropes Course, a Mountain Park with Mountain Coasters, delicious meals, time in the pool, a sleepover in luxury condos, and hours and hours of fun! One of our most popular trips that tends to sell out fast.

Approximate Dismissal Time: Wednesday 4:00 pm


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Friday, July 10th – For this trip campers will travel to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, New England’s premier family amusement park with over 85 rides, games, live shows and attractions. They will spend their day flying down rides, like Boston Tea Party, Untamed, and Starblaster and splashing around in Castaway Island. To learn more about the attractions check out http://www.canobie.com/rides.php

Approximate Dismissal Time: 5:00 pm


Week 3

Tuesday, July 14th- On this trip campers will travel to Six Flags Amusement park in Springfield, MA. They will spend the day riding some of the coolest rides in our region, from Batman the Dark Night, to Goliath, to Mind Eraser, there is no shortage of thrills at this park. Campers will also be able to visit Hurricane Harbor water park, so if he or she might want to pack a bathing suit and towel.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 8:00 pm


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Wednesday, July 15th  For this trip campers will travel to Boundless Adventures in Berlin, MA for a day of challenges in the trees. Boundless Adventures is for thrill-seekers, adventurers, tree-climbers, zip-liners and outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts. The park is set on five acres of breathtaking hardwood forests in the Riverbridge mixed-use village. Adventurers can climb, swing, balance, jump and zip through the forest on their thrilling treetop obstacle courses.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


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Friday, July 17th– 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 

Approximate Dismissal Time: 5:00 pm


Week 4

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This week features our camp color war. Throughout the camp week campers will take part in a series of competitions to help their color team earn points. The trips for this week are specially selected to provide opportunities for Color War competitions while on the trips.


Tuesday, July 21st & Wednesday July 22nd – On this brand new two day trip campers will travel to Caratunk Maine to tackle class III and IV rapids on the Kennebec River in an epic white water rafting trip. While historically we have gone to Zoar Outdoor, our campers have given feedback that the one class III rapid on the Deerfield is not enough, so we will push further north in search of an unforgettable experience. On day 1 we will climb aboard the bus and treck north, playing a host of bus games before stopping in Portland for lunch. Then it’s onto Adventure bound where upon arrival we will move into the bunk house and then explore the grounds where baseketball, volleyball, disc golf, soccer, and of course a pool await us. Then we will enjoy a pizza buffet dinner with fries, salad bar, and dessert. After dinner we head to an indoor rock climbing gym on site before a campfire and bedtime. On day 2 we are up early for a breakfast buffet before bussing up to the top of the river to begin our 12 mile rafting adventure. Mid way through the trip we stop for a bbq lunch where campers can select a steak, chicken, fish or vegetarian option. In the later part of the trip, once we are past the major rapids, campers will be able to swim and kayak the rest of the river. Then it will be time to hit the road. We will stop again never Portland for dinner before arriving back at camp.

Approximate Dismissal Time: Wednesday 8:30 pm


Friday, July 26th -On this trip campers will  travel to Breezy’s Waterslides in Douglas, MA. Breezy’s features three 300ft water slides as well as a lake for swimming. Campers will also be partaking in special Camp Color Wars competitions while at the picnic grounds such as a Kan Jam contest and Lake 500.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm


Week 5

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Tuesday, July 28th – On what is becoming a new camp favorite, now in its third year, campers 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/.

Approximate Dismissal Time- 5:00 pm


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Wednesday, July 29th – On this trip campers will travel to Brownstone park in Portland, CT for a day of unforgettable adventures. Built in an old quarry, Brownstone offers a host of exciting adventures. They have 14 ziplines that land in the water, giant water slides, rock climbing, rope swings into the water, cliff jumping, snorkeling, and giant water inflatables. See more in the video below or by visiting https://brownstonepark.com/  

Approximate Dismissal Time – 6:00 pm


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Friday, July 31st– On this trip campers will be transported into a real-world gaming environment; an experience what they call Questing. Teams of 3-5 campers literally move through the Quests tackling a variety of mental and physical challenges. Success in the first challenge means entry into the next challenge and so on… Failure in any challenge means starting over or selecting another Quest. Boda Borg is Reality Gaming; that means real people, trying to physically survive there life-like Quests: no video games, no special equipment, no virtual reality…just eager Questers…just like real life. Find out more at http://bodaborg.com/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm 


Week 6 

Wednesday August 5th, Thursday August 6th, and Friday August 7th–  On this trip campers experience all the best parts of a sleepaway camp in an epic 3 day trip to Club Getaway in Kent, Ct. On Tuesday campers will arrive in time for lunch before moving into their cabins, and heading out to zip lines, high ropes courses, kayaking, water tubing, rock climbing and so much more! In the evening campers are treated to a all you can eat buffet dinner, before Karaoke, dance parties, and game shows take over their night. On day 2 the adventure continues with favorites like the geronimo drop, pine climb, scavenger hunts, bungee trampolines, and ample amounts of free time for pick up basketball games, volleyball games, or just relaxing by the lake. Night two features more activities, and of course is still caped with a campfire. On Day 3 we travel to low ropes courses, jump around on inflatables, and swing on the giant swing. Club Getaway is the perfect capstone to summer, giving campers the chance to get away with their friends and enjoy so good old fashioned fun!

Approximate Dismissal Time – Friday 5:00 pm

FAMILY PROGRAM from Club Getaway on Vimeo.

YOUTH PROGRAM from Club Getaway on Vimeo.