Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, Forest Acres/Indian Acres offers some of the best horseback riding experiences in the nation, among many other great activities.
Forest Acres Camp for Girls & Indian Acres Camp for Boys, Maine
Camp owners Neal and Julie Waldman met at camp in 1976 and have spent more than 25 summers at Forest and Indian Acres. Their daughters, Johanna and Sarah, both hold leadership roles at camp Forest Acres Camp for Girls and Indian Acres Camp for Boys which are a “brother/sister” camp located two miles from each other. These two camps offer the best of the single gender camp experience and the co-ed camp experience.
Located in the foothills of the White Mountains, campers climb many of these gorgeous peaks and get to frolic in the Ocean beaches of Maine and New Hampshire which are just a short drive from camp. In addition to the traditional ball fields, their facilities include Olympic style swimming pools, a state of the art climbing tower, zipline, a high and low ropes circuit course, tennis courts, archery ranges, two darkrooms, a dance studio, a theater, and much more. At least once a week, campers travel to explore the great New England sites.
What we love:
This camp sits on the shores of one of New England’s most precious resources, the Saco River, where campers can swim, canoe or simply watch the sunset. They also have a beautiful lake where campers can water-ski, wakeboard, knee board, sail, kayak, and take advantage of one of Maine’s great lakes.
They boast one of the finest riding programs in the country. Mount Holyoke College’s CJ law directs the riding program which includes children of every level. Riders participate in local and regional horseshows and are taught by CJ and the members of her riding team. Their barn can house 30 horses and we have 3 riding arenas. They also have a one week intensive program.
Since 1924 Forest and Indian Acres have had the same shared mission. “Kids First.” Their communications system allows parents instant access to our entire camp family. It is not only the camper that comes to camp; it is their entire family that becomes part of our community. Their diverse community of children from 25 states and numerous countries help build a global community and help our children truly prepare for future.
More info: www.indianacres.com