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Dear Future Forest Lake Family Campers,

What is Family Camp? Well, it’s basically, summer camp, except mom and dad and even grandparents are welcome to join in the fun! Our Family Camp is part of Forest Lake Camp, a traditional summer camp serving children and families since 1926. Every summer following our 7-week summer session, families (related and unrelated to FLC) join us on August 12th- 18th to spend a full week together, exploring and enjoying our 800 acre Adirondack campus and private spring-fed lake.

Why should you choose Forest Lake Family Camp for your family? The answer is simple: It provides countless opportunities to try new things and enjoy the much needed quiet and rest a parent deserves while on vacation and equally affords the wonder of witnessing your own children flourish under the watchful, loving and fun wings of an excellent staff.

Forest Lake Family Camp is unique for four reasons:

#1 – Forest Lake Camp is breathtaking. You are constantly reminded daily of the value of being in the moment. Whether it is on a walk down to the waterfront for a swim, to the Mess Hall for an evening meal or down to the stables, you are confronted with a contemplative beauty that makes you grateful to be living.

#2 – Our staff are engaging and fun. In a short time they become a member of your family and make it even harder for your family to leave at the end of your week stay.

#3 – Our returning and new families bring energy, camaraderie and companionship that enriches and shapes the experience for others.

#4 – Family Camp is a great way to try out summer camp and see if it is a good fit for your children. Many of our Forest Lake Camp families initially begun as family campers.

Activities are endless at Forest Lake Camp and laughter is constant! There is something for everyone and each participant is able to find a pace that meets his or her immediate needs.

Early risers can begin with yoga or an early fish down at the waterfront. The day unfolds, offering tennis matches, hikes to nearby Big Rocks and Vampire, rocket launching, trail rides and lantern making in arts and crafts.

Mid day brings a much welcome opportunity to catch up on quiet reading and play. Fun competition in the late afternoon is enjoyed through parent-child soccer games and parent-staff softball.

And there is always the option to simply spend the entire day down at the waterfront, building sandcastles, canoeing, swimming or sailing. You can participate in as much as you want or in as little as you want. There is always fun to be had or fun to watch. That is the beauty of Family Camp!

We hope you will consider joining us as we look to share the wonder and beauty of Forest Lake’s Family Camp with your family. Enjoy exploring our website and be in touch with any questions that you might have. See you in summer 2015!


Lilly, Gene, Skyler, Camden and George Devlin

Devlin Family