Lincoln Summer Camp

Lincoln Parks and Recreation – Lincoln, MA

Trailbreakers Camp Grades 8 – 9

Trailbreakers is designed for our oldest campers who are ready to break out as they either enter their last year of middle school, or who are ready to break into high 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.

The Trailbreakers will head out on 4 trips each week. The schedule is designed to maximize campers time outdoors. Our focus is providing experiences that get these young teens unplugged and more connected to each other and nature. Three of the trips each week coincide with the Trailblazers and one trip each week will be a Trailbreakers exclusive. The pictures below show some of the exclusive trips from the last few summer.

During the one day each week campers spend on campus they will engage in a community service project. Campers will work on a project that gives back to our community while teaching them about work ethic and job responsibility. We partner with local organizations such as Codman Farm, St Vincent’s Food Pantry, The Lincoln Rural Land Foundation, and the Conservation Department to scale our impact.

We are currently working on our trips for 2023. To see where we are planning on going keep scrolling down. Please note the trips are subject to change at any time.

Trips 2023

Session 1 –Week 1 

Monday, July 3rd – On the first day of camp Trailbreakers will take part in community service at Codman Community Farm in the morning and then will head down to Walden Pond for a picnic lunch and swimming. This local landmark is sure to provide a cool and relaxing afternoon for our campers.


Wednesday, July 5th– On this trip campers will travel to Launch Trampoline Park in Framingham, 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 6th – 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 7th- 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 pm


Session 1- Week 2

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Tuesday, July 11th – On this 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, July 12th –On this trip campers will head just north of the Massachusetts border 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/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 5:00 pm


Thursday, July 13th – On this Trailbreaker exclusive 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/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


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Friday, July 14th– 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


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 18th – 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. https://breezysummer.com/photo-gallery/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm


Wednesday, July 19th – 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. https://www.zoaroutdoor.com/whitewater-rafting/

Approximate Departure Time: 7:30 am

Approximate Dismissal Time: 6:30 pm


Thursday, July 20th – 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/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


Friday, July 21st –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

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


Session 2 –Week 4

Tuesday, July 25th- 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. https://www.sixflags.com/newengland/things-to-do

Approximate Dismissal Time: 8:00 pm


Wednesday, July 26th 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. https://www.level99.com/explore/entertainment

Approximate Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm


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Thursday, July 27th – On this trip campers will travel to Breakout Games in Marlborough, MA. This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms that follow unique storylines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, end-to-end fun.

Approximate Dismissal Time – 3:00 pm


Friday July 28th – On this trip campers will travel to Candia, NH for a day of adventure. Candia Springs Adventure Park features an arial adventure high ropes park and a water park all in one. Campers will spend their morning flying through the trees and their afternoon flying down water slides.

Leran more at: https://candiasprings.com

Approximate Dismissal Time – 5:00 pm


Session 3 –Week 5

Tuesday August 1st – On this trip campers will travel to Hudson, MA where they will skate and play games with lights, music and a whole lot of action. Rollerblading and traditional skating are just the beginning. They have even more fun with Laser tag, games at the arcade, and prizes at our Prize Center. With more than 25,000 sq. ft. filled with programmed light and sound shows, a video arcade, the karaoke and dance “Beat Box,” as well as a beautiful hardwood skating surface, Roller Kingdom guarantees you fun! https://rollerkingdom.com/about-us/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


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Wednesday, August 2nd – 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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Thursday, August 3rd- 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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Friday, August 4th– 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 


Session 3 – Week 6 

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Tuesday, 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


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Wednesday, August 9th  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. https://boundlessadventures.net/ma-park/tickets/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm


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Thursday, August 10th – On this trip campers will travel to Hopkinton State Park for a day of Kayaking on the water. After paddling around during the morning campers will have a picnic lunch before jumping into the lake for an afternoon swim.

Approximate Dismissal Time – 3:00 pm


Friday August 11th For this trip campers will travel to Kings in Burlington, MA for a day of bowling, buffet, and some time in the 1Up Retro Arcade. As this is the final trip of year campers will wrap up their Ice Cream League competition on the lanes, and celebrate all our adventures with a fantastic lunch! https://www.kings-de.com/burlington-ma-venue-features/

Approximate Dismissal Time: 3:00 pm