LINX Camps proudly offers 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 referred to as a day camp with an overnight camp feel. If you are looking for a traditional camp try our General or Junior camps. Within these camps, your camper will get a taste of everything LINX Camps has to offer.
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 year-round team members work in the summer as directors, coordinators, and counselors. This gives LINX Camps 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, Meesh Farrell, or founder and CEO, Joe Kahn. LINX Camps prides ourselves on only hiring those we would trust to work with our own children. We receive over 500 applications per year and only select the top 8-9% to join the LINX Camps team.
Our general camp is called FREEDOM CAMP because 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, and a variety of other activities throughout that week that include archery, rock climbing, crafts, sports and more! See: http://www.linxcamps.com/Details/Activities .
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 - 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. 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 other campers who have similar schedules. We then match them up with counselors to provide them with as much continuity as possible.
Every week counselors send parents up to date information on their child's progress and activities at camp via MyLINX Scrapbook. This custom tool enables parents to view pictures and updates of THEIR child at camp. All information about your child is password-protected and only available to families whose children appear in each of the updates. It's a great conversation starter between parents and children. Ask your child to share more specifics about their camp experience with you.
If your child will be absent, please give as much advance notice as possible! To report an absence from camp, please go to your personalized schedule. Then click the date your camper will be absent and follow the directions you see.
Please try your best to notify us as far in advance as possible of any late drop-offs or early pick-ups! We ask for 24 hours notice of any early pick-ups required for your camper. We do our best not to disrupt our campers' scheduled day, and having ample notice will allow our staff to make sure your camper is where they need to be with little interruption. In a late notice situation, please let us know about your early pick-up requests no later than first thing in the morning.
To request a late drop-off or early pick-up, go to your personalized schedule. Then click the date you want to make a late drop-off or early pick-up and follow the directions you see.
All pick-ups and drop-offs are at our Dana Hall Campus. 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 car lines 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!
You can also load a picture of your AD Card onto your phone so that you always have it with you.
Arrival and Dismissal Cards (AD Cards) serve as your authorized ID at camp. Only give AD Cards to those you approve to pick up your camper. Our staff members are equipped with technology connected into our custom database so they can also easily access your account to see who is authorized to pick-up your camper!
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 is identified, 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. We train our 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 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!
Please send your camper in with a bottle of labeled sunscreen:
Counselors are trained and required to help campers reapply sunscreen at approximately 10am, 12noon, and 2pm daily!
All campers must be fully potty trained prior to the start of their camp experience at LINX Camps. Campers must be able to use the bathroom on their own without wiping assistance as counselors are not permitted to touch campers in private areas.
We understand that all children develop their potty training at their own pace. If a camper is not ready for camp this year, we will apply 100% of their tuition paid towards camp for the following year in the hopes that they will be ready next year.
We want to make sure every camper feels comfortable and confident at LINX Camps. We are happy to work with you 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 at 781-235-3210.
LINX SPORTS CAMPS: Campers enjoy 3 out of 6 periods training within their chosen sport. There is a period for lunch and bonus periods (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 camp-wide 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). LX SPORTS CAMPS: 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 join opening and closing ceremonies with all campers. ALL STAR SPORTS: These campers receive 3 out of 6 periods within a wide array of sports (Basketball, Baseball, Flag Football, Soccer and Street Hockey). They receive a period for lunch and bonus period. They are part of the general camp's opening and closing ceremonies and camp-wide Friday Special Events.
At LINX Camps we organize our summer groups by age or grade the child is going into in the fall. At the end of the school year, or June 21st, we consider they have moved to the next grade. We recommend if you are setting up a new account prior to June 21st you put the grade your child(ren) is in currently and our system will update it following June 21st.
Family campers may see each other throughout the camp day. Their lunch 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.
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. You will 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!
In order for your camper to enjoy LINX Lunch Box, you must sign-up in advance and for an entire week.
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 camper's counselor and it travels with the counselor at all times. Should the camper change activities throughout the day, the Epi travels with whichever counselor is responsible for the camper at any given time!
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 camper'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!
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 camper's counselor and it travels with the counselor at all times.
Campers who require EpiPens must have their EpiPens with them at all times. Campers must bring it with them to camp in order to be able to participate. If the camper’s EpiPen is left at home, the camper must sit in the office until one is brought into camp ensure their safety is maintained.
Each campus has a registered nurse who is trained to deal with a wide array of medical needs. They can handle anything from small scrapes and bumps, all the way to administering and monitoring diabetes.
Yes, it is always a good idea to let us know when your child(ren) will be absent from camp. Please give as much notice as possible.
To report an absence from camp, please go to your personalized schedule. Then click the date your camper will be absent and follow the directions you see.
For the most up-to-date information about the flu please consult the Mass. Department of Health’s “Flu Facts."
LINX Camps does not issue credits or refunds for sick days.
The deadline for submitting scholarship applications for summer 2020 has passed. We hope that your family will still be able to join us for camp!
We will begin reviewing scholarship applications for summer 2021 in January 2021.
LINX Camps is proud to support many local organizations and events. We would be happy to consider working with or donating to your organization or event. Make a request
Please give at least 3 months lead up time for donation requests as we are not always able to accommodate last minute requests.