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  • The Power Of The Camp Experience Years Later

    Posted by on 03/21/2017

    Jonathan Klein (1979-1985) was one of my campers in the late 70’s. For the last 20 years, Jonathan has been out in Los Angeles working as an actor, director, producer and sound and lighting engineer as well as teaching acting classes. He was recently interviewed for a magazine article in VoyageLA Magazine. The last question in the interview was, “Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?”

    Jon responded, “By far, my favorite memory from childhood is the time I spent at sleep away camp. I come from the East Coast, where it’s common for kids to go to camp for eight weeks during the summer. I attended Indian Acres Camp in Fryeburg, Maine for seven summers, beginning when I was ten years old. Camp gave me a sense of who I was away from my family and set me on the road to becoming the man I am today. It’s probably why having a strong community of creative, positive people around me is so important in my life.”

    Not that it comes a surprise to me or anyone of us who have attended summer camp, but it is nice to hear that almost 30+ years later, the camp experience still affects his everyday life and what is important to him.

  • IA/FA featured on the World’s Greatest TV show!

    Posted by on 09/11/2015

    We are thrilled to share that Indian and Forest Acres was featured on the television program “World’s Greatest” as the The World’s Greatest Boys’ and Girls’ Summer camp! Click here to view the video and please share with your family and friends.

  • All I Want is Camp

    Posted by on 02/07/2015

    It’s another snowy day here in New England, and all I want is camp!

    The sunshine, the laughter, the music, the friends…anything to be in the 04037. But camp right now isn’t camp as we know it. Piles of piles of snow cover the cabin rooftops; the tennis courts, fields, and trails are all one blanket of white snow; there is no flow of the Saco.

    But changes are being made. The new Indian Acres totem poles are underway, all of the Forest Acres bathrooms have been completely renovated, FA now houses a school of rock, there are new camp clothing designs to sport this summer. Although it is only February, and there’s almost 5 more months until the first day of camp, there is so much for all of us to look forward to. Here is what the next few months might look like for you and your camp friends!

    February– IA/FA launched their virtual tours on the camp website. Take a break from homework to look through the tour. Remember how much fun last summer was and all of the good times that await. Click here (FA) and here (IA) to see each camp’s respective virtual tour.

    March– Take a few minutes to call a camp friend or even write a letter. Everyone loves getting letters at camp, why not extend the excitement of receiving letters to the school year!

    April– It’s April, and it won’t stop raining. If this is your first summer coming to camp, maybe you are starting to get a little nervous about the summer that is to come. Those who are returning can hardly contain themselves; your camp clothing orders have started to come in and you can’t wait to sport your Tan and Green or Red and Brown.

    May– You are ready for school to be over. It was a great school year but you are ready to be free from homework, sport and club commitments, and to have a few months off from studying! You’ll also receive your Big Sister/Little Sister or Big Brother/Little Brother. Your big sister/brother will be a good person for you to talk to about camp and will be there to answer any questions you may have.

    June– The final countdown has begun! In several days we will be back home at our summer place. How excited are you??

    We can’t wait for the next few months to fly by!

    Stay tuned for further blog posts coming your way soon! If you have not yet had a chance to check out the new clothing store, feel free to take a look by visiting the main page of the website where there are links for both camp’s stores. You can also take a look here (IA) and here (FA)! 

  • A Counselor’s Impact

    Posted by on 05/28/2014

    In 27 days, counselors will be finishing decorating and organizing their cabins as they anticipate the arrival of their campers. When the buses roll pass the IA totem polls and through the “Forest Acres Welcomes You” sign, the summer of 2014 will officially have begun.

    Although campers are the quintessential component that makes IA/FA who we are, counselors play a significant role in ensuring that your summer is nothing short of amazing. Just as camp is a time for fun, traditions, and memories for campers, it is also a period of growth and development for counselors as well. After having been a counselor for several summers now (and getting ready to come back again), I can confidently say that my experience as a counselor has helped me in my ability to work with others, to communicate effectively, to plan and organize, and to have fun, all on little sleep :).

    When reflecting on memories of summers past, counselors are often frequent characters in these memory reels. As a former camper, too, I have past counselors to thank for shaping my summers and ensuring that I had the best experience possible. With less than 4 weeks to the official start of camp, we are still in need of several counselors. Campers, alumni, parents: we ask that you please reach out to anyone you feel would be an amazing addition to the IA/FA family.

    boys with counsellors

    girls with counsellor

    So, tell us: What is your favorite memory with a counselor? Is there a counselor who shaped your camp experience or left a significant impact on you?  Please leave your answer in the comment section!