LINX Camps Frequently Asked Questions

LINX Camps proudly offer a traditional day camp experience for the entire family! We have many rituals and traditions that unite the entire community as one. We are often compared to a sleepaway camp that has the children go home each day.
LINX Camps offer a wide array of program options to meet the growing needs and interests of every member of your family. Each child can explore his/her personal interests under the direction of expert counselors, while enjoying a communal camp experience. Campers unite for opening and closing ceremonies, dine together and enjoy fun Friday Special Events that bring the entire family together. A family of four can easily have each child in a different program, while the campers come home with the same hysterical stories about what happened throughout the days and weeks.
LINX Camps is comprised of the best of the best within youth services industries. Unique to LINX Camps, over 30 school-year team members work in the summer as directors, coordinators and counselors. This gives LINX a true advantage, as they are able to train their core team for 12 months instead of just a few weekends. The rest of the staff is comprised mostly of teachers and college students who are training to become teachers. Each person must meet with Executive Director, Josh Schiering, who is a proud dad of four children who also attend the camp. Josh prides himself on only hiring those he would trust to work with his own children. He receives over 500 applications per year and only selects the top 8-9% to join the LINX Camps team.
  • Campers enjoy 3 out of 6 periods training within their chosen sport (they join the LX Sports campers for these 3 periods as appropriate by age). There is a period for lunch, a period for swim (lessons and free swim) and a bonus period (traditional camp games such as capture the flag, dodgeball, etc.). These LINX Campers also participate in the general camp opening and closing ceremonies and enjoy the campwide Friday Special Events. The level of intensity within their training is the same as LX (LX has 5 periods of training and LINX provides 3).
  • Campers are immersed in an intense sports development training program. 5 out of 6 periods are spent training and developing skills and technique. Campers receive a lunch period and a daily optional free swim period. LX Campers have separate opening and closing ceremonies that center around athleticism. Every Friday, the campers are divided into 3 teams (red, white and blue) and work hard to earn their team the Victory Cup (these campers have separate ceremonies and Friday events from the general camp program).
  • These campers receive 4 out of 6 periods within a wide array of sports (Basketball, Baseball, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer and Street Hockey). They receive a period for lunch and swim period (lessons and free swim). They are part of the general camp's opening and closing ceremonies and camp-wide Friday Special Events.
Our general camp is called FREEDOM CAMP becuase it gives campers the freedom to choose some of their daily activities. In a 6 period day, the program directors have carefully selected 4 out of the 6 activity periods that make up the Freedom Campers' mornings and early afternoons. Those four periods include lunch, swim (lessons and free swim) and a variety of other activities throughout that week that include boating, fishing, archery, rock climbing, crafts, sports and more! The campers meet with their counselors and select their two freedom choice periods each day (selections can be made as individuals or with clusters of friends - the offerings change from day to day to meet the needs of the groups).
LINX Camps was designed to maintain continuity even when a family does 4 different LINX Camps spanning 8 weeks of the summer! Our staff is trained to maintain consistent standards of behavioral excellence regardless of the program. Your child's swim records also travel with them from week to week. The routine of structure within the days and week is similar so campers feel at home and are comforted by knowing what to expect!
We review the number of weeks and types of programs each camper is registered for and match the campers up with campers doing similarly. We then match them up with counselros to provide them with as much continuity as possible.
You are provided with access to your child's camp schedule. We encourage you to use that schedule as a conversation starter. Ask you child about specific activities and events that happened! In addition, you will receive an end of week update from your child's counselor letting you know how he/she is doing and more specifics about your child's experience in camp! Feel free to email back or give us a call!
Contact the camp office via email or phone (781) 235-3210.
Your family will be given access to print an AD Card (arrival and dismissal) to keep on your dash and to give to those authorized to pick up. We have 8 different carlines on campus (signs and staff direct you where to go). The system in place is safe, fast and very efficient! Parents are in and out quicker than you can imagine!
AD Cards serve as your authorized ID at camp. Only give AD Cards to those you approve to pick up your child (AD = Arrival and Dismissal). Our staff members are equipped with iDevices and tapped into our custom database so they can also easily access your account to see who is authorized to pick up!

Campers are encouraged to take one of the 9 buses we have that serve over 15 towns with convenient locations to get to and from camp. Camper Families will receive an AD Card for ID purposes. Trained LINX Counselors will be there every step of the way to ensure your child gets on and off the bus and is delivered to an authorized adult each day. Bus rides are safe, fun and spirited - a true extension of the camp day!

The Commonwealth of MA does not require all buses to have seatbelts. However, LINX Camps only uses buses that have seatbelts. That said, campers are not required to fasten seatbelts as buses have been designed (high foam seatbacks) to protect campers at all times. If you would like to require that your child be seatbelted, please make a note of that at the time you complete your online camp forms.

Family campers may see each other throughout the camp day. Their lunch and swim periods may overlap, but for the most part, they follow their own schedule and group leaders. Family members are typically reunited at the end of the day when they get into their pick up lines and participate in some fun camp antics! The stories, camp traditions and rituals will be shared by all campers.
Executive Director Josh Schiering shares, "As the dad of 4 kids, it was important to me to help create a camp that all my children could attend. The programs and physical layout allow each child to explore his/her own interests and passions, to make his/her own set of friends and have a unique camp experience while still sharing in the same camp rituals and traditions. I love gathering around the dinner table and hearing them have common stories about camp, while they also have found their own niche and circle of friends. It truly is a perfect camp experience they can enjoy as individuals and as a family!"
We are happy to accommodate switches based on availability. Please never hesitate to contact us with any issues or concerns. We have found that most issues can easily be fixed and resolved in the moment! Call the office and ask to speak with a director at 781-235-3210.
Executive Director Josh Schiering shares, "We proudly maintain a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for any acts of meanness, cruelty or bullying of any kind." LINX Camps works to build positive group dynamics that ensure all campers are in an emotionally safe place and that they are surrounded by caring and inclusive staff and campers. If bullying behavior does show up in camp, the staff members act swiftly and remove the aggressor and work with parents to address the issue immediately. In the event a parent learns of a problem within a group, we strongly advise that you call the camp office immediately so it can be addressed. Our staff members work to build trusting relationships with each camper so the campers know they can count on the staff to be there for them as needed. Josh Schiering trains the staff to know, "We will remove 10 campers from a group by our choosing, before we will lose a single camper by his/her choosing when it comes to negative behavior affecting the group or individual." All staff members know we are serious about positive character development!
Each counselor is trained extensively to help campers feel right at home and make friends. From ice-breakers and getting to know you games on every Monday to buddying campers up throughout the week, the campers can't help but get to know and appreciate each other for their differences and similarities. We can often make play date suggestions as we work to facilitate the bonds of friendship each and every day!
In order to be on the LINX lunch plan, you must sign up in advance and for the entire week.
LINX Camps is a nut-free facility. Campers are not required to be on the meal plan and may bring in their own lunch. No one is allowed to share food and absolutely no nuts are allowed in camp (that includes foods that may have been processed in a factory that contains nuts). Our staff is very vigilant and we confiscate all nut products should they arrive to camp and notify parents immediately.
Campers with EpiPens must first have their EpiPens arrive through the camp nurse. Epis must be in the original container and have the prescription label on the packaging. Then, the Epi is given to the child's counselor and it travels with the counselor at all times. Should the child change activities throughout the day, the Epi travels with whichever counselor is responsible for the camper at any given time!
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Please send your camper in with a bottle of labeled sunscreen (bottles of lotion are preferred for campers under the age of 10. Campers 11 and older may use spray). Counselors are trained and required to help campers reapply sunscreen at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30 daily!
All campers must be potty trained prior to the start of their camp experience at LINX. Swim diapers are an indicator that a camper is ALMOST fully potty trained - BUT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED in our pool.
We conduct swim assessments on their first day of camp and after a camper returns to us after being away for more than a week. We rely on parent's swim assessment forms (completed by parents prior to camp) to establish the initial placement of each camper. As campers progress (at their pace), we are able to move them up to the next level!
Campers are supervised at all times to ensure our behavior standards are maintained at all times. Counselors are always available to campers in the event they need help!
Yes! Younger campers swim in the shallow end of the pool and use teaching platforms as necessary.
That's up to you! We will communicate with you at home if your child doesn't wish to swim. We will do our best to encourage him/her unless you tell us you do not want him/her to swim. Campers who do not swim will be at the pools with their group, but will be supervised by another instructor on the pool deck.
1 to 5 ratio (1 to 4 at swimming for 3 and 4 year old campers)
We take the total number of camper weeks your family is registered for and give you a group discount based on current promotions and rate packages. EXAMPLE: 2 children attending 4 weeks each - this family enjoys the 8-week discounted rate being offered at the time of registration.
The LINX Camps Scholarship Committee has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships since the camp opened in 2008. With a growing number of requests for aid, the committee is limited in what it can provide each year and offers need-based scholarships. To apply, please visit: .
Your child is eligible for member benefits if you are registered for a camp week. Your child can receive member benefits starting June 1st of the summer that you are registered for camp through May 31st of the following year. Member benefits for camp families include discounts on birthday parties, Friday night events, and vacation programs.
We do accept children with special needs. We require that children with an aid in school attend camp with an aid. That could be a babysitter, parent, or school aid. All aides must be CORI'd before joining a child's camp group. That means, we must have at least 1 weeks notice for children who will require an aide in camp. We believe that with as much open communication as possible, we can set up your child for success. If your child has any special needs, we request that you inform us prior to your child's first day.