Beyond Akeela is a three week summer program with an intentional focus on helping teens transition into their post-secondary lives. With a home base at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, participants are part of a community in which they practice independent living skills, experience adventure, and thrive socially. Beyond Akeela expands horizons, develops self-advocacy, and creates friendships that last a lifetime.
College & Job Readiness: Organic opportunities to practice independent living skills in a college setting. Self-Advocacy: Choice based activity options provide environment to take control of own experience. Social Connection: Form lifelong connections with a true peer group through travel and engaging camp activities. Executive Functioning: Camper planned days promote organization, flexibility, and time management.
Beyond Akeela is for teens who have completed 11th or 12th grade, or a post-graduate year. Our teens are successful academically and need additional support to maintain meaningful relationships with peers. They typically fit a profile of a young adult with Asperger’s syndrome, high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or NVLD. Beyond Akeela teens are college bound or seeking employment options after high school.
A Unique Camp & College Readiness Program for Quirky Teens
Beyond Akeela blends elements of a traditional summer camp with components of a teen tour. Participants are part of a tight-knit community, in which they practice post-secondary life skills, experience adventure, and thrive socially. Each day is filled with fun and camaraderie, while preparing campers for life in college and beyond.