Family Handbook

Welcome to Beyond Akeela! We are excited that you have chosen to (re)join our camp community. This handbook will help you prepare for the coming summer. It’s updated each year; families of new and returning teens are encouraged to read it carefully.

Beyond Akeela is a very intentional program, with a robust itinerary and lofty goals. The experiences our teens have during these three weeks will help them develop confidence and independence in all areas of their young adult lives. Our staff will encourage them to push themselves and try new things in order to grow and develop as young adults. They foster a sense of community based on kindness, friendship, participation and acceptance.

One of the ways you can help support our goals is by adhering to our rules and policies — and ensuring that your teen understands them as well.

As the summer approaches, questions are sure to arise, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time with questions or concerns.

Kevin & Kristin Trimble, Directors

Family Handbook Table of Contents

  1. About Beyond Akeela
  2. Camp Forms
  3. Camper Travel and Luggage
  4. Packing List & Purchasing Camp Clothing
  5. Laundry, Electronics Policy, and Spending Money
  6. Communication: E-mail, Phone Calls & Parent Communication
  7. Health Care: Medications, Health Communication, Medical Charges, Other Health Concerns
  8. Success at Beyond Akeela
  9. Camper Code of Conduct
We’re excited to introduce you to Campanion, the new mobile app we’re using to share your teen’s experience at Beyond Akeela with you this summer. With a personalized stream of content featuring photos and news from camp, our hope is that Campanion makes you feel closer to your teen’s experience than ever before. It’s also the easiest way to complete your camp forms.

To get started, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the Campanion app (If that link doesn’t work for you, find the Android version here or find the Apple iOs version here.)
  2. Login to the app using your CampMinder Account login and password

Per the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, parents/guardians have the right to request a copy of our background checks, health care and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances. Please reach out to Kevin if you would like to request or discuss any of the above.