Welcome to Camp Akeela
Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight (sleepaway) camp with a traditional New England camp site in Vermont and a Midwest location on a college campus in Wisconsin.
A Summer Camp for Social Skills
Within a well-rounded, traditional camp program, Akeela is a small, supportive community that helps campers improve their social skills. Akeela campers are bright, creative boys and girls ages 9 – 17 who have difficulty connecting with their peers. Akeela also has a program for older teens who have completed 11th or 12th grade.
A Summer Camp for Aspergers Syndrome and NLD
Most of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non verbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD). Many are undiagnosed but are described as “quirky” and share some characteristics with those on the very highest functioning end of the autism spectrum.
Akeela campers thrive in a world in which they are surrounded by peers with similar experiences and a staff who understands and embraces them. Not only do they have the time of their lives at camp, but they return home with skills and a newfound self-confidence that they carry with them throughout the year.