Counselors, Counselors – Are You Ready? We’re Ready!

  • That’s right – we’re welcoming campers and getting Summer 2018 underway!

    Over the past several days, all of our staff has settled into Indian and Forest Acres to complete pre-camp training. Our pre-camp training covers just about everything our staff needs to know for their summer in Fryeburg.



    We’ve been diving into all of the traditions that make Indian & Forest Acres so special. After 95 years, there’s a lot to learn! For many of the staff, this is their first time working as a camp counselor. During the week, our sessions have covered the nuts & bolts of camp – policies, procedures, and where you can find the things you need around camp. Once the staff gets the basics down, they work within their cabins and units to start planning activities for the summer. They also to get to work within their activity area – gathering supplies, making lesson plans, and general prep work that needs to be completed before campers arrive.

    Even with all of the training, there have still been plenty of opportunities for fun! After long days of pre-camp training, the staff has had the opportunity to enjoy some fun in the evenings. From co-ed staff competitions to an evening karaoke party, we’re soaking up the last few calm moments before the campers arrive. Creating a strong community amongst the staff is one of the first steps to having a successful summer at camp.

    We’re so excited for camp to start! The summer of 2018 is going to be one for the record books! Our 95th summer under the pines is here!