Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Trailblazers Camp Grades 6, 7, 8

Our Trailblazer camp is for campers entering grades 6, 7, & 8. 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, playing paintball, 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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

Below you can find an overview of our 2018 trips. We are still in the process of confirming trips so please check back in February for a more finalized list. Please note that all trips are subject to change.


Trips 2018 

Week 1 

imgres-1Tuesday, July 3rd – On this trip campers 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/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm 


logoThursday, July 5th – 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 


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Friday, July 6th– 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-westroxbury/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm 


Week 2

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Tuesday, July 10th-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! Following their jump campers will head downstairs to APEX Entertainment for pizza lunch and bowling and arcade time. Learn more at http://www.altitudemarlboro.com/ and https://www.apexentertainmentcenter.com/ . If your camper is going on this trip you can sign a waiver here.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


header-logos-jiminy-logoThursday, July 12th and Friday, July 13th- 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, group dinner at John Harvard’s Tavern, time in the pool, a sleepover in boys and girls cabins, and hours and hours of fun!

Approximate Dismissal Time: Friday 4:00 pm 


Week 3

images.jpgTuesday, July 17th –For this trip campers will travel to Barnstead, NH to explore the number one rated paintball course in New England. There are 11 fields on 43 acres including a full size tri mast pirate ship and a full size castle.  OSG enforces strict regulations regarding conduct, safety equipment and the power of paint-guns to ensure a safe and fun visit for all! For more information visit https://www.osgpaintball.com/ 

Approximate Dismissal Time: 6:00 pm 


home_logoThursday, July 18th- 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


Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 11.12.07 AM.pngFriday, July 20th  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 


Week 4 

images-1.jpgThis 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

Mount_Monadnock_as_seen_from_Bald_RockTuesday, July 24th- On this trip campers 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! Color war points are awarded for each camper who makes certain milestones up the mountain.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 5:00 pm 


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Wednesday, July 25th -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.

 

overnight-camp-3Camp Overnight- When campers return to camp the fun is just beginning. They will learn how to pitch their own tents, start their own fires, before having a bbq dinner, a Glow in The Dark Capture the Flag game across the campus, and of course S’mores and stories by the campfire.


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Friday, July 27th – On this brand new trip 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: 6:00 pm 


Week 5 

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Tuesday, July 31st – For this trip campers will travel to Barnstead, NH to explore the number one rated paintball course in New England. There are 11 fields on 43 acres including a full size tri mast pirate ship and a full size castle.  OSG enforces strict regulations regarding conduct, safety equipment and the power of paint-guns to ensure a safe and fun visit for all! For more information visit https://www.osgpaintball.com/ 

Approximate Dismissal Time: 6:00 pm 


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Thursday, August 2nd and Friday, August 3rd –  On this trip campers experience the Berkshire hills from two perspectives. The Zoar Gap and Zipline Canopy Tour combines two amazing activities into the perfect getaway.

  • Day 1: 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.
  • Overnight: Cabin Tent Lodging – Campers will camp out in comfortable Cabin Tents. Each raised platform has a large canvas tent set up on it, with four cots inside, and a small gas grill for simple meals.
  • Day 2: Zip Line Canopy Tour – Campers will start their morning with a three-hour tour through the trees. The trip includes 11 zips, two sky bridges, and 3 rappels.
  • Approximate Departure Time: Thursday 7:30 am 
  • Approximate Dismissal Time: Friday 4:00 pm 

Week 6

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Tuesday, August 7th– 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 

 

overnight-camp-3Camp Overnight- When campers return to camp the fun is just beginning. They will learn how to pitch their own tents, start their own fires, before having a bbq dinner, an American Ninja Warrior Competition, Flashlight Tag across the campus, and of course S’mores and stories by the campfire.


brownstone-logo-4Wednesday, August 8th – 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 


kommunikatör-sociala-medier-boda-borg-oxelosund.pngFriday, August 10th– On this trip campers will be transported into a real-world gaming environment; an experience what they call Questing. Teams of 3-5campers 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