Our gymnastics facility offers campers the chance to grow their skills on the floor, bars, balance beam and vault. Our experienced gym staff brings the campers to at least one meet during the summer, pushing your kids to shine.
One of the crown jewels of Forest Acres is the Lower field where softball is played. Campers can take part in intra-camp scrimmages as well as compete against other camps in games and tournaments.
Campers play “ball” in our spectacular gymnasium or on our outdoor court. Instructions and games are available for all age groups under the directions of our outstanding coaching staff. All campers are invited to participate in inter-camp sports.
With six tennis courts and experienced staff, campers of any skill-level have the chance to expand their skills. Throughout the summer, any child wanting to compete against other camps will be included on the team. We have an annual 6-8 camp invitational.
Our dance program is open to girls of all ages. Dance teachers historically are most experienced in choreographing hiphop, jazz and musical theater styles, and create dances for each age group. The best part about the dance program? We host our very own competition against six other camps.
We offer beach volleyball, 2-on-2 volleyball,indoor volleyball, and volleyball at the lake. Our volleyball staff has made this activity a part of our regular program. Lots of instruction, in-camp tournaments, inter-camp tournaments and just a whole lot of fun.
We have two full sized soccer fields with regulation sized goals. Whether during instructional hours or simply during free time, you will always see campers enjoying themselves on the field. Our expert coaches from the U.S and Europe ensure that our campers receive only the best instruction.
Our lacrosse program offers instruction for all levels. We have in-camp and inter-camp games available for anyone interested in playing this fast moving and exciting game. Quality instruction from coaches versed in all aspects of Lacrosse make this one of our popular actvivites.
Each day campers can practice their driving, putting, and pitching skills. Those campers committed to golf may also travel to local driving ranges or take a day to play 9 or 18 holes.
Our heated Olympic pool is a unique feature for a sleep away camp in Maine. Campers attend instructional swimming in the pool everyday. Swimming is supervised by instructors holding WSI licenses and campers are taught following Red Cross certification levels.
We offer block scheduling for maximum opportunity to learn these awesome skills. Campers spend up to 3 hours at a time on our lake (Lovewell Pond). We are proud to maintain and operate four power boats on the waterfront allowing your child ample time to practice their skills.
Waterski + Wakeboarding
We offer block scheduling for maximum opportunity to learn this invaluable skill. Campers can spend up to 3 hours at a time on our lake (Lovewell Pond). They can practice and learn their sailing techniques on our 8 sunfish sail boats and 1 Javelin which is for multiple people at one time.
We offer block scheduling for maximum opportunity to learn this invaluable skill. Campers can spend up to 3 hours at a time on our lake (Lovewell Pond). In addition by good fortune of being situated on the pristine clean waters of the Saco River campers with appropriate supervision can “put in” right on our banks and go on day long canoe trips.
Kayak + Canoe
Our state of the art ropes course is the backbone of our outdoor education and leadership programs. With 13 low ropes elements and 10+ high ropes elements, three way climbing wall and two famous zip wires, campers gain a world of confidence from our course.
Ropes Course + Zipline
Inspired by the hit television show, we have our own America Ninja Warrior course. This course promotes physical strength and calculation while providing excitement and challenges to children of all ages and strengths.
America Ninja Warrior
It may look like just a circle, but inside is where the excitement happens. A popular game among junior and intermediate campers, gaga is a fun way to get your kids outside, involved and active in friendly competition.
Campers can choose to go on hikes almost everyday on some of the most famous trails in America. From a night hike to our annual overnight to the top of Mount Washington, it's one of the favorite memories of camp.
Campers will enjoy the thrill of this X-treme activity. Campers ride thru the woods on pre-cut trails. Occasionally after a tough ride, campers will get a special treat at the local Fryeburg Ice cream store located right at the end of a trailhead that we use.
The Art Center is always full of activity. Campers get to create many different projects using watercolors, oil paints, drawing, crafts, lanyard creation and so much more.
Each summer, we have 3 productions: one for the Juniors(7-10), one for the intermediates (11 and 12), and a co-ed musical for the oldest kids(13-16). All three plays are performed during Parent's Weekend.
We offer a full range of Digital Photography with state of the art camera’s and color printers so the campers can see their work immediately after taking the pictures. In the Photo room kids can do projects both on the computer using Adobe Photo Shop or with real printed photos.
Twice a week, campers have the chance to cook a sweet treat, savory snack, or even dinner that they eat with their cabin in our cooking center. There is always at least one staff member who has chef experience with cooking equipment and culinary recipes present in the cooking center at all times, ensuring your child's safety.
Our art center has five potters wheels for kids to build their own pots, cups and other ceramic goods. Campers get the chance to form, fire and paint their artwork, and are often excited to bring at least one piece home to mom and dad!
Campers 13-16 can get their workout in with our certified spin instructors. The spin room boasts over 20 Schwinn spinners and plenty of towels to wipe down after a strenuous workout.
Coming Summer 2020