Your Beyond Akeela Experience

At Beyond Akeela we believe in experiential learning in a socially immersive camp setting. This core philosophy is ingrained in everything you’ll do at camp. You will not feel like you are in a classroom, and there are no “classes” or “lectures.” We want to give you opportunities to have fun, with friends who you can relate to, through activities that allow you to build and practice skills that will help you be successful after high school.

There are three different groups within Beyond Akeela, which we establish based on grade level and where you are in your post-secondary journey. As we get to know you, we’ll help you decide which group is best for you. Some activities we will do all together, and others we will split into our smaller groups. Below, you’ll see what a sample weekly schedule would look like for you, and some of the activities and trips you’ll enjoy at camp.

Sample Weekly Schedule

**Every teen gets an individualized schedule based on their activity preferences. For a detailed hour-by-hour schedule of a “typical day” check out the cohort specific schedules by clicking the program specific buttons at the bottom of this page.**

Activity Highlights

Outdoor Adventure: Day hikes, river kayaking, challenge courses
Health & Wellness: Exercise opportunities, swimming, yoga/mindfulness
Camp Activities: Choice-based activities in the arts, boating, outdoor adventure, sports, strategy games (D&D), and theatre
Group Outings: Bowling, farmer’s markets, mini-golf, museums
Community Fun: Talent shows, campfires, game nights, movie nights

Curriculum Sessions

Teens engage in discussions and activities led by Akeela staff or college faculty on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
College: Application process, college social life, accessing accommodations, college essays, college visits
Health & Wellness: Healthy relationships, healthy living habits, nutrition
Career: Mock interviews, resume building, professionalism at work
Life Skills: Time management, cooking lessons, budgeting

Trips

Day Trips/College Visits – You’ll get to experience different college environments and explore  some cool nearby cities. Past destinations include Northampton, MA, Brattleboro, VT and attractions like Canobie Lake Park. Thrill seekers have opportunities for adventure based activities like river kayaking and a self-guided ropes course!

Boston Trip – We end camp with a 3-day trip to Boston! You’ll have opportunities to do research the different attractions and choose your schedule while we’re there. We stay at the Mass. College of Art & Design in suite style dorms, right next to the Green Line (Boston Metro). In the past we’ve checked out the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common, Museum of Science and Industry, and explored all of the great history Boston has to offer!


Now that you have a better sense of what activities will fill your days, take some time to learn about what makes each program unique and how they will help prepare you for your post-secondary goals.

FOUNDATION SUMMER (GRADES 10-11) TRANSITION SUMMER (GRADES 11-12) POST-GRAD SUMMER (GRADES 12 - GAP YEAR)