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A DAY AT CAMP

Our days are filled with activities and camp traditions that encourage campers to pursue new interests, cultivate friendships and develop individual strengths.

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 all campers.

Campers may choose both athletics or outdoor adventure such as tennis, gymnastics, soccer, archery, lacrosse, mountain biking, hiking, 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, enameling, printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic arts. Also available are photography, journalism, music, camp craft and nature studies.

For campers interested in the performing arts, Forest Acres offers music, chorus, singing, drama, show production, and annual theatrical performances.

Waterfront activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, sailing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and kayaking. We 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.

OUR DAILY SCHEDULE

 
  • 7:30 AM Wake Up
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM Four Activity Periods
  • 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:45 PM Rest Hour
  • 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM PM Four Activity Periods
  • 6:00 PM Dinner
  • 7:00 PM Evening activities
  • 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Cabin Time