Camper Travel and Luggage

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

Travel to Camp

In effort to minimize our community’s possible exposure to COVID-19, we are requiring all families who are able to drive their teen to directly to camp.

This includes families planning to fly to New England. If your family is able, please have a parent/guardian fly with your teen and drive them directly to camp. Teens are able to travel with other members of their age group, and we will help connect families looking to carpool/fly together as appropriate.

We understand that travel to camp requires more effort on everyone’s part this summer. Being together at camp this summer is so important after a year with limited social opportunities. To that end, we will partner with you to help ease this process, so that your teens can have the wonderful experience they deserve!

Car

Arrival times will be staggered between 1-3pm ET as follows.

To keep group sizes small and minimize wait times, arrival times are staggered:

  • Teens traveling from New England … 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Includes families that live (or are spending the previous night) in ME, NH, VT, MA, and RI.
  • Teens traveling from the Mid-Atlantic, or further … 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Includes families that live in CT, NY, NJ, PA and points South and West.
  • Teens flying into New England on Opening Day & driving to camp with parent/guardian … 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
    Please schedule flights accordingly, allowing from driving time from the airport to camp.
  • We are planning for drop off at camp to be a relatively quick process. Parents will not be asked to wait for COVID test results, and parents/guardians will generally be asked to remain in their cars aside from saying goodbyes to their campers.

    Air Travel

    We recognize that driving your teen to camp may not be possible for reasons beyond your control. We do plan to provide transportation from Boston Logan airport directly to camp for families unable to drive their teen to camp OR travel with another family.

    Please contact our office before booking any flights for your teen. Teens flying to camp should plan to land as close to 1pm ET as possible. We will do our best to connect teens flying from the same region to fly together.

    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 – 12:30pm. Please check with Kevin before making any flight reservations.
    Boston Logan Pickup
    Families who would like to pick up their teens in Boston, or who will be flying home with them, can meet them at Boston Logan Airport. The specific airport meeting time and location will be determined once we know everyone’s travel preferences. However, families can anticipate meeting their teens in the late morning.
    New York Metro Pickup
    We will provide transportation back to Tarrytown, NY where families can plan to pick up their teen at 12:00pm. We will plan to meet families picking up their teens at the Super Stop & Shop parking lot at 610 White Plains Road (Rte 119) in Tarrytown.
    On Campus Pickup
    Families who would like to pick up their teen at Franklin Pierce University are able to, and we ask that they arrive for pickup between 9:00-10:00am. We should note that there will be no visiting day activities or guided tours of campus lead by Beyond Akeela staff.


    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 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. Success at Beyond Akeela
    9. Camper Code of Conduct

    Important Note for 2021

    One of the reasons we have made this Handbook available on our website, rather than sending it by snail mail, is that we anticipate making changes well into the spring, as we learn more about how COVID-19 will affect how we operate this summer. To be clear, camp is opening and we are ready to keep our campers and staff healthy and safe in any scenario. However, current conditions, as well as guidance from health professionals and the State of New Hampshire, might affect some of our planned activities, travel opportunities, policies, etc.