Activities and Choice at Akeela

Philadelphia Summer camp the drama groupArts/Media:

Art, ceramics, cooking, dance, drama, music, rocketry, woodshop


Canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, recreational swim, rowing, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, swim instruction

Land Sports:

Archery, basketball, fencing, frisbee golf, golf driving range, martial arts, soccer, softball, tennis

Therapeutic Riding:

We’ve partnered with an amazing local therapeutic riding center to develop a horseback program for our campers. Learn more about the program here: Akeela Horseback Program

Outdoor Adventure:

Philadelphia Summer camp Outdoor adventure activitiesOutdoor adventure activities provide the perfect setting for facilitating group dynamics, social skill development and healthy risk-taking. Our program includes:

  • Animal care, farm & garden
  • low and high ropes courses & climbing wall
  • nature & science
  • campcraft and orienteering
  • weekly day hikes for every camper
  • optional overnight camping trips
  • canoeing treks (optional)
  • optional bike trips

We believe that our peaceful corner of Vermont and the natural beauty that surrounds. It play an integral role in what makes camp so special. Daily camp life is one that respects and values the environment. Being away from city or suburban life presents a wonderful opportunity for positive challenge in children’s lives.


Community service, special events, trips, visiting craftspeople, weekly campfires

Opportunities for Choice: Specialty Periods

While campers take comfort in the structure and predictability of the Camp Akeela program. They also thrive when given a chance to pick their own activities. Our program includes ample opportunity for choice and specialization.

In particular, two activities each day are called “Specialty Periods”. Each week, campers select two program areas in which to specialize.

This allows them time to further develop proficiency and confidence in their favorite areas. And to connect with others who share their interests.

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New England Summer camp Specialty Periods