About Akeela

At Camp Akeela, our mission is simple: to provide our campers with the most incredible, life-changing summer experience on the planet. In particular, we believe in…
  • FRIENDSHIP. Camp Akeela facilitates social growth and helps campers develop meaningful, life-long friendships.

  • COMMUNITY. The Camp Akeela community accepts, values and celebrates each camper and staff member.

  • GROWTH. Camp Akeela fosters the personal growth of each camper by supplying safe and supported opportunities for choice and challenge.

  • PRIDE. Akeela campers develop and experience competence and are encouraged to take pride in their accomplishments.

  • FUN. Above all, Camp Akeela provides campers with lasting memories of summers filled with spirit and FUN!

About CampGroup

Akeela is a proud member of CampGroup, a family-owned organization based in White Plains, New York. CampGroup’s mission is to strengthen and improve all summer camps. It does so by staying at the forefront of the camp world – maintaining and sharing the highest standards in leadership, safety, program offerings, staff recruitment and training.

For us, being part of CampGroup means that we have a built-in network of colleagues with whom we share best practices. The organization also handles many of the “back-end” components of running a camp: purchasing, payroll, accounting, legal, insurance, etc. This allows us to focus on what we do best and love most: working with campers, parents, staff members and running our camp program!

Family Handbook Table of Contents

  1. About Akeela & About CampGroup
  2. Camper Travel and Visiting Day
  3. Packing List & Baggage Shipping Information
  4. Purchasing Camp Clothing, Prohibited Items & Laundry
  5. Communication: Mail, Phone Calls & Parent Communication
  6. Health Care: Medications, Health Communication, Medical Charges, Other Health Concerns
  7. Safety, Health and Wellness
  8. Electronics Policy
  9. Homesickness Prevention
  10. Success at Akeela
  11. Camper Code of Conduct
  12. Additional Activities and Trips
  13. “Open House” Orientation Day
  14. Driving Directions