Staff Reference Form

A candidate has applied for a position on our summer staff at Camp Akeela and has listed you as a reference. We would appreciate your assistance in evaluating his/her/their candidacy. Camp work is challenging and counselors must be able to relate effectively to children and teens, adult supervisors and their peers. A staff member must be a great role model for our children and teens and be able to live within community standards, such as a nightly curfew. We are looking for mature young adults who love children, are spirited and fun and who approach their responsibilities seriously.

Camp Akeela offers a traditional sleepaway experience to campers aged 9-16 who struggle socially with their peers. Our campers are bright, creative and “quirky” kids who have difficulty forming and maintaining friendships. Many have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level I (formerly called Asperger’s) or a similar neurodivergent profile. However, Akeela is not a therapeutic camp. While our counselors will receive training and on-going support in helping campers make connections, their primary responsibility is support our effort to provide campers with a life changing and fun summer camp experience.

Please do not hesitate to call us at 802-333-4843 with any questions or additional comments.

Thank you!