Post-Grad Summer

*FOR TEENS WHO HAVE COMPLETED GRADE 12 OR A GAP YEAR

Program Highlights

Internship Experience – You will select a community-based internship during which you work on meaningful projects and receive feedback from a supervisor and Beyond Akeela Advisor. These internships sites create real world job-like environments for you to practice your emerging job readiness skills. Past internship locations include public libraries, youth camps, and community share gardens.

Post-Grad Workshops – These workshops are designed to be interactive and practical. The goal is to create roadmaps for your transition to college next year. You will walk away with written out plans and reminders for how you’ll stay connected socially in college, the routines that are important for you to maintain, and how you’ll access accommodations in school.


A Typical Day

Wake Up & Morning Prep
(7:30-9:15am)
You are responsible for setting your own alarm each day and getting yourself ready for breakfast. We’ll also have a quick morning meeting which will be a refresher on what your plans for the day are.
Internship
(9:15-11:15am)
You’ll pick an community-based internship and gain meaningful job-like experience in an area of interest. You’ll get feedback and coaching from a Beyond Akeela staff member along the way, and have opportunities to learn how to leverage the experience on your resume and in interviews.
Free Time
(11:15-11:55am)
This is a great chance to hang out in the dorm or around campus with your best friends from camp.
Lunch
(12:00-12:35pm)
Most of our lunches will be in the campus dining hall, and on day trips we typically have a bagged lunch while we are out. There are usually a few different choices for you to select from, and we work with the team of chefs to make sure there is something for everyone.
Rest Hour
(12:45-1:35pm)
You don’t need to nap!… but we do ask that everyone takes some time to relax in our dorm building to re-energize before the afternoon.
Camp Activity Elective
(1:45-2:35pm)
You can choose from a selection of specialty camp activities facilitated by Akeela staff. Options typically include, Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Strategy Games (eg. D&D), Team Sports, Tennis, Theatre/Drama, Wilderness Survival, Yoga/Mindfulness and more!
Snack
(2:45-3:00pm)
Everyone gets together for a healthy snack as a community.
Curriculum Elective
(3:00-3:50pm)
You will engage in group activities and discussions on topics like healthy relationships, advocating for accommodations in college, mock interviews, etc. You’ll pick your own sessions, and get a custom schedule!
Health & Wellness
(4:00-4:50pm)
You will have the chance to exercise in a way you enjoy. Whether that’s going for a walk, run, swimming in the lake, or using exercise equipment, maintaining a basic level of active exercise each day is a good routine to build.
Free Time
(5:00-6:00pm)
This is a great time for you to email back and forth with family back home, get some rest, or hang out in the lounge with your best camp friends. More active options are also available each day, as you can use the exercise facility and other areas on campus at during this time.
Dinner
(6:00-7:00pm)
You’ll have a chance to prepare two meals with a small group of camp friends. You will plan the menu, budget for the grocery store trip, and prep the meal as a team with as needed support from the staff. Dinner on other nights are at the campus dining hall.
Evening Meeting
(7:00-7:15pm)
As a whole community, we share announcements about the day and what’s coming next, and acknowledge the accomplishments of our friends.
Evening Activity
(7:15-8:15pm)
Evening activities range from nights out bowling to movie nights, and camper planned parties to talent shows.
Evening Routine
(8:15-10:00pm)
After evening activity, you’ll have a quick evening huddle with your cohort to bring some closure on the day and review the plan for the next day. Then it’s time to start your evening routines in preparation for sleep. There is no set bedtime, but we do ask that the dorm floors are quiet after 10pm.

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