Indian & Forest Acres Blog

  • 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!


  • 2014 Alumni Get-Togethers

    Alumni Get-Togethers for 2014 are now being planned. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with camp friends and other alumni for an evening of fun and memories of days’ spent at “our Summer Place”. For more information, please contact Assistant Director, Moe Burness Time and location information will be announced when confirmed.

    NYC Metro – Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Chicago Metro – Monday, February 3, 2014
    Los Angeles Metro – Monday, February 10, 2014
    Boston Metro – Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Two New Camper Events for 2014

    Two camper events have been planned for 2014. If you live outside of these areas and are planning to be in the vicinity of either event and would like to attend, please e-mail

    NYC Metro – Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 2:30pm to 4:30pm – Space Odyssey USA, Englewood, NJ

    Boston Metro – Sunday, March 2, 2014 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm – KINGS Dedham, Dedham, MA