The Forest Acres Program
Campers receive high-quality instruction in a wide variety of fun and challenging activities at Forest Acres Camp for Girls. Under the guidance of the directors and head counselors of each camp, children design their own special schedule that reflects their interests, age and ability.
Junior campers are encouraged to try all activities. Intermediate campers elect activities they most enjoy from the many offerings. Senior campers may choose a daily schedule that provides greater focus on their favorite activities and those they wish to specialize in. The program remains flexible throughout the camping experience; the head counselor and program director are always available to assist and guide the growing and maturing camper.
Campers may choose both team and individual sports such as tennis, gymnastics, soccer, archery, softball, aerobics, field hockey, fitness, golf, volleyball and basketball. Girls can improve their skills in friendly intra-camp athletic events and can test those skills in competitions with other camps.
Activities include a full arts and crafts program that encompasses ceramics, basketry, enameling, printmaking, jewelry making, drawing, painting, sculpture, fabric arts and graphic arts. Also available are photography, journalism, culinary arts, campcraft and nature studies.
For campers interested in the performing arts, we offer music, chorus, ballet, folk dancing, jazz, modern dance, singing, drama, costume and set design, show production and annual theatrical performances.
Waterfront activities include swimming (required), water aerobics, fishing, canoeing, sailing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and kayaking. The camps also offer mountain biking, mountaineering, orienteering, backpacking, and canoeing trips. Excursions to the picturesque Maine coast and the snow-capped White Mountains of New Hampshire are a part of the regular program.
With a reputation for excellence in camping, Forest Acres has become known internationally over the years. Girls, many of them second- and third-generation campers, come from more than twenty states and all regions of the country as well as from Canada, Europe, Central and South America, and the Pacific Rim.
Typical Weekday Schedule
Typical Weekday Schedule
7:30 AM: Wake-up
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:20 AM: Cabin clean-up
9:30 AM – 12:45 PM: Four activity periods
1:00 PM: Lunch
1:45 PM: Rest Hour
2:45 PM – 5:30 PM: Three activity periods
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Evening activities
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Cabin Time