Our Location


We are fortunate to call Franklin Pierce University our summer home. Set in beautiful Rindge, New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce is the perfect partner for the Beyond Akeela community. Just like Beyond Akeela staff “get” our campers, it’s important for the university to understand our community. Franklin Pierce is well known for its support of incoming students with learning differences, and Temple Grandin happens to be a Franklin Pierce graduate! The university clearly gets our mission and has the infrastructure and resources that will make the Beyond Akeela experience even better for our campers. Set on Pearly Lake with a private beach and boat launch, and with beautiful Mt. Monadnock as a backdrop, Franklin Pierce is a robust college campus with a “campy” feel!

Our Dorm

Beyond Akeela has exclusive use of Granite Hall. It is classic dorm style living, full of double occupancy rooms, lounge space, and common bathrooms on each floor.

Facilities and Surroundings

We have access to first class facilities at Franklin Pierce University. Check out the images below to see some of the spaces we use at camp.


Pearly Lake: Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and standup-paddleboarding!

Mt. Monadnock: A short drive away for a beautiful hike!
Amphitheatre: Our home for Evening Meeting!
Cheney Hall: Home to the famed Beyond Akeela Talent Show!
The “Bubble”: For our health and wellness time! Indoor track, weight lifting area, and turf fields.
“Bubble” Observatory: Lounge area for free time with billiards and ping pong.
Dining Hall: On-campus dining service for all three meals.
Dining Area: Beyond Akeela will have a collection of tables to share so we can all eat together.
Chesire Lawn: A great area to hang out during free time or pick up a game of soccer.
Dorm Kitchen: Where our campers will put their culinary skills to practice!