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.

Camp Bus

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 designated locations near Boston and New York.
Boston Metro: Please meet our team at 1:45pm at the Northbound McDonald’s Rest Area on Route 128 (I-95) in Lexington, MA. The bus will leave at 2:00 PM. Note: Rest Area is accessible from Route 128 Northbound only at Exit 40.
New York Metro: 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.

Car

Teens arriving by car should plan to arrive at camp between 2-3pm ET.

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.

Boston Pickup

Families who would like to pick up their teens in Boston and are not planning to fly home on closing day can plan to pick up their teen at the Mass. College of Art/Design in Boston (Fenway area) between 9-9:30am. The specific meeting location on campus is TBD and will be shared with families prior to closing day. There will be Beyond Akeela staff available to meet and greet families, but there will not be a traditional “Visiting Day” program planned given we will not be on our main campus.


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