Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Trailbreakers Camp Grades 7, 8, 9

We are excited to announce that our Trailbreakers program will run in 2021! Registration is opening on Wednesday, April 21st at 9:00 am. Be sure to register early as we are limited to 25 slots for each session. Check out all the details below.

Trailbreakers is designed for our oldest campers who are ready to break out as they either enter their last years of middle school!

This program, like the Trailblazer program that precedes it, focuses on off-campus activities that provide new experiences and challenges that continue to refresh and renew the camp experience for our older campers. This year, Trailbreakers will include rising 7th graders who would typically be in our Trailblazer program; however with our rising 6th graders joining the K-5 program, we are adding our rising 7th graders to Trailbreaker group, and putting our Trailblazer program on hiatus for the year.

The Trailbreakers will run three 2-week sessions and campers will head out on 4 trips each week for a total of 8 trips per session. The schedule is designed to maximize campers time outdoors and, like always, our focus is on providing experiences that get these young teens unplugged and more connected to each other and nature. This year, we will be specifically focusing on more local destinations where we can maintain all of the safety protocols we would at camp including indoor mask wearing, social distancing, and hand hygiene. We will also only be going to destinations where we will not have any significant interaction with the public, meaning we are booking lots of private and semi private trips that will significantly limit our campers’ exposure to anyone outside of our cohort.

We are working with lots of great destinations check out our calendar below and then keep scrolling down to see more details about each trip and how we plan to keep campers safety a top priority at each one.

Boating in Boston at Hopkinton State Park – On this trip campers will travel to Hopkinton State Park for a day out on the water. They will spend the morning kayaking around the pond which includes several small islands where they can park their kayak and go for a swim. When they return to shore we will have some time to spend on the beach before returning to camp. Learn more at https://boatinginboston.com/boathouses/hopkinton/

Safety Precautions – Each camper will receive their own kayak and we will have reserved picnic tables on the beach.


High Ropes at Boundless Adventures – On this trip campers will travel to Berlin, MA for a day of high ropes adventures. Boundless offers 9 courses including over 90 rope bridges, 16 zip-lines and 3 leaps of faith! There are 4 levels of difficulty so there is truly something for everyone whether they be a first time climber or seasoned veteran. Learn more at https://boundlessadventures.net/ma-park/

Safety Precautions – Private time booked on course. Once on a course, only 1 camper is on an element at a time allowing for optimal distancing.


High Ropes at Tree Top Adventures – On this trip campers will travel to Canton, MA to test their climbing skills at Tree Top Adventures. With 10 trails ranging from beginner to expert and 27 zip lines, Tree Top always delivers sky high fun. Learn more at https://treetopcanton.com/

Safety Precautions – Private time booked on course. Once on a course, only 1 camper is on an element at a time allowing for optimal distancing.


Ceramics at The Painting Place – On this trip campers will travel to Wellesley, MA to show off their creativity. The Painting Place offers a chance to paint complex ceramic pieces, create mosaics, or express themselves on canvas in a private setting. Learn more at https://www.paintingplace4fun.com/

Safety Precautions – Private event. Six foot distancing can be maintained as there is space for optimal distancing. Individual supplies given for each project.


Urban Air Adventures – On this trip campers will travel to Bellingham, MA to Urban Air Adventures which houses a trampoline park, climbing walls, a ninja warrior course, and the famous skyrider that sends campers zipping across the park. Learn more at https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/massachusetts/bellingham

Safety Precautions – We have rented out the entire facility for a 2 hour private event. Urban Air has strict cleaning protocols in place that they conduct nightly and we will be the first ones in the park the next morning. Campers will be able to stay masked and distanced while experiencing all the park has to offer.


Breezy’s Waterslides – On this trip campers will travel to Douglas, MA for a day by the the lake! They will also get to travel down breezy’s 3 giant waterslides! Finally they will get to compete in our famous lawn game competitions.

Safety Precautions – Semi-private experience. Six foot distancing can be maintained from all other patrons.


A Scavenger Hunt With Watson Adventures – On this trip campers will travel to Concord Center for a scavenger hunt like no other. American patriots fought the British there, famous writers walked and talked there—and we will play there! The charming, very walkable streets and green spaces of downtown Concord make for a delightful hunt, as campers answer tricky, humorous questions and search out historic homes, charming stores, memorable monuments, and more. Learn more at https://watsonadventures.com/location/boston/concord/

Safety Precautions – Six foot distancing can be maintained as they walk to search for clues. Individual rentals and supplies are cleaned.


Swimming at Houghton’s Pond – On this trip campers will travel to the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA to visit Houghton’s pond. The day will be filled with swimming, volleyball tournaments, Kan Jam contests, and tons of fun in the sun. Learn more at https://www.mass.gov/locations/houghtons-pond-recreation-area

Safety Precautions – They will have reserved picnic tables on the beach. Supplies from camp will be cleaned and sanitized.


Mini-Golf at Paradise Family Golf – On this trip, campers will travel to Middleton, MA to a private mini-golf experience. The mini-golf course has eighteen holes of putt-putt fun complete with a pirate ship, and water features. Learn more at https://www.paradisefamilygolf.com/

Safety Precautions – Private mini-golf experience. Six foot distancing can be maintained as there is space and waiting time for optimal distancing. Individual rentals and supplies are cleaned.


Team Building and Adventure at La Vida – For this trip campers will travel to Wenham, MA for a series of team building challenges. The day will start with low ropes courses and then progress to high ropes elements in the afternoon. Unlike other commercial ropes courses, La Vida uses a belay system where campers literally support one another as they climb, building trust and responsibility along the way. Learn more at https://lavidacenter.org/adventurepursuits/

Safety Precautions– Private time booked on courses. Once on a course, only 1 camper is on an element at a time allowing for optimal distancing.


Bowling at Apex Entertainment – On this trip, campers will travel to Marlborough, MA for a VIP bowling experience. In an exclusive and glassed off VIP bowling room with 8 lanes, campers will be able to bowl their hearts out. With lights, music, and entertainment, they are sure to strike up some fun. Learn more at https://www.apexentertainment.com/attraction/bowling-2/

Safety Precautions – Private event in a glassed-off VIP room. Six foot distancing can be maintained as there is space for optimal distancing. Individual rentals and supplies are cleaned and an exclusive bathroom is included in the room.


Kayaking at Cochituate State Park – On this trip, campers will travel to Natick, MA for a fun-filled day of kayaking. After renting their kayaks and safety equipment, they will spend the day paddling on the peaceful waters and exploring the beautiful Lake Cochituate. There might even be time for a quick dip in the water! Learn more at https://boatinginboston.com/boathouses/natick/

Safety Precautions – Private experience. Six foot distancing can be maintained as each camper has an individual kayak and can maintain distance. Individual rentals and supplies are cleaned and multiple sanitizing/washing locations available.


Roller Skating at Roller Kingdom – On this trip, campers will travel to Hudson, MA for a private roller skating extravaganza. They will have the opportunity to safely rent skates or blades to cruise around a wooden arena. Campers will have the place to themselves with the music blasting and fun disco lighting, it is guaranteed fun! Learn more at https://rollerkingdom.com/

Safety Precautions – Private event in the arena. Six foot distancing can be maintained as there is space for optimal distancing. Individual rentals and supplies are cleaned and multiple sanitizing/washing locations available.


Disk Golf at Clement Farm – For this trip campers will travel to Haverhill, MA for a round of disk golf. Set on conservation land the course features many elevation changes and wide fairways through old logging trails. It has both near and far baskets on each hole making it ideal for beginners and more advanced players.

Safety Precautions – Private experience. Six foot distancing can be maintained as there is space and waiting time between holes for optimal distancing. Individual disks provided for each camper.


Rock Climbing with Vertical World Adventures – On this trip campers will travel to Paxton, MA for a day of top rope climbing. Campers will work together to keep each other safe as they climb actual rock faces and push their limits. Learn more at http://verticalworldadventures.com/

Safety Precautions – Private experience held outdoors. One climber on each section of the wall. Belay team stays 6ft apart.


We hope to have a calendar of which trips will be in which sessions available in early May.

Every Monday, campers will spend a day on campus. In the mornings they will hike through Lincoln Conservation land to Codman Farm where they will volunteer in the gardens, helping grow, pick, and clean produce for market. In the afternoon they will hike back to campus for traditional camp recreations capture the flag, dodgeball, rides down the giant slip and slide, and archery.