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.

Other adventures take us to the region’s most popular amusements. From Six Flags 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, baking, team-building projects & more all as part of custom-designed daily schedules. Unlike in our K-5 programs, the Trailblazer schedule includes more flexibility, allowing staff to tailor it to the interests of the campers attending a given session. The schedule also includes choice blocks that allow campers to further tailor their camp experience to best meet their interests.

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 2022. To see where we are planning on going keep scrolling down. Please note the trips are subject to change at anytime, and this year due to the ingoing pandemic, some trips may need to change as public health guidelines shift.

Trips 2022

Session 1 –Week 1 

Wednesday, July 6th– On this trip campers will travel to Launch Trampoline Park in Woburn, MA for a day of jumping, dodging, ducking, climbing, and of course laser tag. Campers will also get to test their physical and mental agility in the all new XP Arena and try out some virtual reality games! Learn more at https://launchtrampolinepark.com/woburn/attractions/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


Thursday, July 7st – 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


Friday, July 8th- 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! For more information visit: https://treetopcanton.com/

Approximate dismissal time: 3:00


Session 1- Week 2

Tuesday, July 12th – On this trip campers will head to Apex Entertainment in Marlborough, MA for a day filled with fun. Campers will enjoy 1.5 hours of bowling, followed by time in the arcade and choice of attractions ranging from laser tag, mini golf, and bumper cars. This trip also includes a pizza lunch!

Approximate dismissal time: 3:00


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Wednesday, July 13th– 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


Friday, July 15th –On this trip campers will head just north of the Massachusetts boarder for a day of fun at Mel’s. Mel’s boasts the #1 rated go-cart track in New Hampshire, batting cages, and bumper boats. It also features, mini golf, laser tag, a laser maze, and ice cream. Campers are sure to have a blast. Find out more by visiting https://www.melsfunwaypark. com/


Session 2 – Week 3

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This session features our camp color war. Throughout the camp session campers will take part in a series of competitions to help their color team earn points.


Tuesday, July 19th –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


Wednesday, July 20th – On this trip campers will travel to Charlemont, MA and the Deerfield River for a day of whitewater rafting! Our ten-mile white water rafting trip on Zoar Gap begins at Fife Brook Dam. Rapids such as Hurricane Hole, Freight Train, and Pinball allow crews to hone their skills in preparation for the exciting class III whitewater of Zoar Gap. Below the Gap, we pull over in a state forest for a delicious picnic-style lunch with, sandwiches, and cookies. After lunch, there are opportunities to swim or simply relax as we raft back to our basecamp.

Approximate departure time: 7:30 am

Approximate dismissal time: 6:30 pm


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Wednesday, July 22nd  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


Session 2 –Week 4

Tuesday, July 26th- 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 they might want to pack a bathing suit and towel.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 8:00 pm


Wednesday, July 27th On this trip campers will travel to a first-of-its-kind destination for challenge-based entertainment with three types of challenges rooms, hunts, and arenas. There are 40 different challenge rooms that will test campers’ mental and physical abilities as they seek to beat challenges and unlock doors or they can meet in arenas and compete against each other in head-to-head challenges.

Approximate Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm


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Friday, July 29th – 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


Session 3 –Week 5

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Tuesday, August 2nd – On what is becoming a new camp favorite, 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, and 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


Wednesday, August 3rd – On this trip campers will head to Apex Entertainment in Marlborough, MA for a day filled with fun. Campers will enjoy 1.5 hours of bowling, followed by time in the arcade and choice of attractions ranging from laser tag, mini golf, and bumper cars. This trip also includes a pizza lunch!

Approximate dismissal time: 3:00


Friday, August 5th –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


Session 3 – Week 6 

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Tuesday, August 9th – 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


Wednesday, August 10th – On this trip campers will travel to Fitchburg, MA the largest indoor waterpark in New England. Campers are bound to have a blast sliding down the Alberta Falls, spinning around the Howlin’ Tornado, and for the brave, plunging down the Wolf Tail. To learn more about tall the attractions visit: https://www.greatwolf.com/new-england/waterpark-attractions/indoor-water-park

Approximate Dismissal Time – 4:00 pm


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Friday, August 12th– On this trip campers will be transported into a real-world gaming environment; an experience that 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 their 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