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 set up in 2 week clusters. During the first week of each cluster campers will visit some of the region’s best amusements. From Six Flags to CoCo Keys, to Canobie Lake Park and Water Country, these weeks will have us getting to know each other better while having a blast in the summer sun. During these trips campers are encouraged 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 back 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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The second week of each cluster will focus on outdoor adventures that include an overnight experience. These weeks will take us white water rafting, ziplining, 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.

 

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While you can still sign up for a single week (as we know schedules and your child’s interests vary), each two week cluster will give campers an unforgettable experience.

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 that get them off of their devices and out enjoying 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 3 pm 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 2017 Trips. Please note that while we make every effort to finalize our schedule, the weather and unforeseen scheduling conflicts do occur and therefore all trips are subject to change.  


Trips 2017 

Week 1 

imgres-1Wednesday, July 5th – 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 6th – 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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On this trip campers will travel to Mel’s Funway Park in Litchfield, NH to Enjoy All Six Park Activities -Three (3) Go Kart Rides, Unlimited Mini Golf, Unlimited Laser Tag, Unlimited Laser Maze, Unlimited Driving Range, Unlimited Batting Cages. Visit http://www.melsfunwaypark.com/ to learn more about all the attractions.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm 


Week 2

header-logos-jiminy-logoTuesday, July 11th and Wednesday, July 12th- 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: Wednesday 4:00 pm 



imgresFriday, July 14th-
On this trip campers will get to explore an amazing trampoline park. The indoor park includes a variety of specific activities such as 3D Dodgeball, Basketball Dunking Lanes, Foam Pits, Gymnastics “tumble tracks”, as well as a large Main Court. Altitude Billerica is the only trampoline park in Massachusetts to have a Rock Climbing Wall and Battle Beam suspended over foam pits! Learn more at http://www.altitudeparkma.com/. If your camper is going on this trip you can sign a waiver here.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm 


Week 3

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Tuesday, July 18th- 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!

 

Approximate Dismissal Time: 5:00 pm 


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Wednesday, July 19th -On this trip campers will  travel to Breezy’s Waterslides in Douglas, MA. Breezy’s features 3 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.

 

Approximate Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm 


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Thursday, July 20th– 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 

icon-logo Wednesday, July 26th and Thursday, July 27th –  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: Wednesday 7:30 am 
  • Approximate Dismissal Time: Thursday 4:00 pm 

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Friday, July 28th– On this trip campers will travel to Kimball Farm to play Adventure Style Mini-Golf, swirl the waters in their Bumper Boat Pond, take a swing in the Grand Slam Batting Cages and play state-of-the-art games in the Olde Sawmill Arcade. Find out more at http://kimballfarm.com/westford/

 

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm 


Week 5

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Tuesday , August 1st- On this trip campers will travel to  Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA. They will begin at5 Wits Interactive Adventures at where they will set out as spies on a crazy adventure: Time is ticking and everything is on the line when an evil corporation threatens the world. Do they have it takes to save the day? Their mission? Break into enemy headquarters, dodge security lasers, hack the computer system, unravel the clues, diffuse the threat, and get out alive! Every challenge they conquer and mistake they make will change the outcome, so they must stay sharp, move fast and avoid getting caught! After this adventure campers will head next door for bowling and lunch at Splitsville USA.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm 


home_logoWednesday, August 2nd- 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 


venue_search_venue_finder_sports_accommodation_friendly_fire_paintball971242462Friday, August 4th – Campers will travel to Friendly Fire Paintball in Upton, MA. Friendly fire is one of the first dedicated paintball fields in the country and continues to be among the best outdoor fields. Friendly Fire Paintball Field enforces strict regulations regarding conduct, safety equipment and the power of paint-guns to ensure a safe and fun visit for all!

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm 


Week 6

brownstone-logo-4Tuesday, August 8th – On this trip campers will travel to Brownstone park in Portland, CT for a day of unforgatable 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/ 

Camp 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.


kommunikatör-sociala-medier-boda-borg-oxelosund.pngWednesday, August 9th– 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: 3:00 pm 



treeThursday, August 10th –
Tree Top Adventures is an aerial forest high ropes course consisting of more than 130 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form bridges and zip lines. Groups of bridges link together to form separate trails. Although every trail has zip lines on them, you will need to climb to get to them. There is much more fun than just zip lining to be had! There are 10 trails in total  and each trail has varying difficulty level ranging from beginner to expert. The experience is safe, fun and most importantly exciting!

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm