Camper Travel and Luggage

Please let us know your teen’s travel plans by completing the online Transportation Form.

Travel to Camp

Air Travel

Beyond Akeela teens traveling by air on Opening Day should plan to arrive at Boston Logan airport as close as possible to 1:00 PM. Beyond Akeela staff can meet teens at their gates or in their baggage claim area, whichever your family prefers. Please check with Kevin before making any flight reservations.

We love it when teens fly with other campers to camp and find it leads to a smooth transition to camp. Let us know if you’re interested in this option and we’ll do our best to connect you with other families in your area.

NYC Metro Camp Vans

There is no additional transportation charge for taking a camp van to camp. Beyond Akeela staff members will meet and greet you and your teen at the designated location below.
Tarrytown, NY: Please meet our team at 10:45 AM in the Super Stop & Shop parking lot at 610 White Plains Road (Rte 119) in Tarrytown, NY. The bus will leave at 11:00 AM.


Teens arriving by car should plan to arrive at camp between 2-3pm ET. Drop-off will be on campus at Curry College, and more specific details will be provided closer to arrival day. Please expect a quick drop-off process to allow your teen to have a smooth and independent transition into Beyond Akeela.

Travel from Camp

Air Travel

For teens flying home on their own, please schedule a departure from Boston Logan Airport as close as possible to – but no earlier than – 12:00pm. Please check with Kevin before making any flight reservations. Families can also choose to meet their teens at the airport to fly home with them. A designated meeting location in the airport will be determined and shared with families.

Campus Pickup at Curry

Families who would like to pick up their teens at camp on closing day can plan to pick up their teen at Curry College between 9:30-10:00am. Specific instructions and directions will be shared with families prior to closing day. There will be Beyond Akeela staff available to meet and greet families, light refreshments for families, and families will have a chance to tour the dorm with their teen. Families can expect to depart campus around 11-11:30am, and lunch will not be served.

Amtrak to Stamford, CT / NYC Metro

Teens will depart from Route 128 MA Station via Amtrak. We will provide transportation to the Station and staffing on the train to Stamford, CT (if needed). Campers can deboard the train at any point on the Northeast Regional line, but staff will only be available to deboard and greet families in Stamford, CT. Parents are responsible for ticket purchases. Please purchase a ticket for Amtrak Northeast Regional 161 departing the Route 128 MA Amtrak Station (RTE) at 9:55am.

Luggage Information

Your teen should come with their belongings on Opening Day. Soft duffels or large backpacks are preferable to hard-sided trunks without wheels. We have found that teens travelling with two medium sized duffels prefer that option as compared to one very large bag. Please see our Packing List for very important packing tips!

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. Food at Beyond Akeela
  9. Success at Beyond Akeela
  10. Camper Code of Conduct