Social Skills Travel Program for Quirky Teens
Beyond Akeela blends elements of a traditional teen tour with life skills, community service, and outdoor adventure. Families chose Beyond Akeela because their teens struggle to make lasting meaningful relationships with their peers. Some have a diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers), others may have NLD (or NVLD). Each day is filled with fun and camaraderie, while preparing campers for life in college and beyond. Beyond Akeela expands their horizons, reveals their leadership potential and creates bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime.
Not Just Another Teen Tour!
This is a travel program infused with the heart and soul of our summer camp community. Like any great travel program, campers will visit incredible places and see remarkable things. The difference is that Beyond Akeela was designed from its inception with an intentional and explicit focus on fostering lifelong camp friendships while molding independent, successful young adults. Meanwhile, parents can rest assured that their children are being cared for by our amazing staff and that they’re acquiring the “21st Century Skills” that will be critical as they enter college, the work force … and beyond!
Helping Teenagers Prepare for College … and Beyond!
The incidence of autism has risen dramatically in the last decade. More and more children are being diagnosed every year, while millions of others are not officially diagnosed on the autism spectrum or with Asperger’s Syndrome (which isn’t a diagnoses anymore anyway, since the release of the DSM V), but are described by their parents and teachers as “quirky” or “Aspie-like”. As a result, there are soon to be millions of teenagers and adolescents on the spectrum who are graduating from high school. Parents are concerned about what will be next for their quirky child: Will they attend college or university? Will they get employment at a good job that makes them happy and supports them? Will they make friends? Will they find love and be fulfilled, independent adults? Will they live at home forever? Beyond Akeela’s Life Skills Travel Experience helps to insure the best possible opportunities for success for your quirky teen.