Transition Summer

*FOR TEENS WHO HAVE COMPLETED GRADES 11-12

Program Highlights

teens on a college visit College Planning – You’ll learn more about the college application process with educational consultants and explore different post-secondary options on college visits. Along with other campers, you’ll set goals for the upcoming year that will prepare you for a successful transition to college.

teens working in kitchen Community Service & Career Exploration – You’ll pick a community service project YOU are interested in. You’ll earn 10 service hours over the summer and walk away with something to add to your resume! Career Services will lead engaging sessions on mock interviews and resume building.


A Typical Day

Wake Up & Morning Prep
(7:30am-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.
Community Service
(9:15am-11:15am)
You’ll pick your community service location and gain job-like experience at that site over the course of several days of service work. Each day you’ll have a consistent group and staff member accompanying you, and receive instruction from a volunteer coordinator at your site.
Free Time
(11:15am-12:00pm)
This is a great chance to hang out in the dorm or around campus with your best friends from camp.
Lunch
(12:00pm-12:45pm)
Pending the day, lunches are predominantly in the campus dining hall, in addition to occasional pre-packed lunches to eat out of camp picnic-style.
Rest Hour
(12:45pm-1:45pm)
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.
Activity Elective
(1:45pm-2:35pm)
You can choose from a selection of specialty camp activities facilitated by Akeela staff. Options include, Arts, Dance, Music, Strategy Games (eg. D&D), Team Sports, Tech Tent, Tennis, Theatre/Drama, Wilderness Survival, Yoga/Mindfulness and more!
Snack
(2:45pm-3:00pm)
Everyone gets together for a healthy snack as a community.
Health & Wellness
(3:00pm-4:00pm)
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.
Teen Chats
(4:00pm-5:00pm)
You will engage in group activities on topics like healthy relationships, the college application process, resume building, college visits, etc.
Free Time
(5:00pm-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
(6:00pm-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
(7:00pm-7:30pm)
As a whole community, we share announcements about the day and what’s coming next, and acknowledge the accomplishments of our friends.
Evening Activity
(7:30pm-8:30pm)
Evening activities range from nights out bowling to movie nights, and camper planned parties to talent shows.

Want to learn more about the other stages of Beyond Akeela? Click the buttons below to see what other groups are doing at camp!

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