Driving Directions

Please take our advice and follow these directions instead of using your GPS!

From New York/Connecticut

I-91 North through Connecticut and Massachusetts into Vermont.
EXIT 14 in Vermont: Thetford, Vermont.
Turn left onto 113 and continue 3.5 miles, through Thetford Hill and Thetford Center.
Turn left onto Sawnee Bean Road.
Take Sawnee Bean 4.3 miles to its end at a T.
(When you come to the large, beautiful horse farm, you will have to bear right to stay on Sawnee Bean.)
At the end of Sawnee Bean, turn right onto Miller Pond Road.
The camp entrance (Thoreau Way) is 2/10 of a mile ahead on your left.
After turning into the camp, stay right into the Guest Parking lot.

From Boston

I-93 North to 89 North to 91 North.
Take I-91 North to Exit 14 in Thetford, VT.
Turn left onto 113 and continue 3.5 miles, through Thetford Hill and Thetford Center.
Turn left onto Sawnee Bean Road.
Take Sawnee Bean 4.3 miles to its end at a T.
(When you come to the large, beautiful horse farm, you will have to bear right to stay on Sawnee Bean.)
At the end of Sawnee Bean, turn right onto Miller Pond Road.
The camp entrance (Thoreau Way) is 2/10 of a mile ahead on your left.
After turning into the camp, stay right into the Guest Parking lot.


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. Food, 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

Important Note for 2021

One of the reasons we have made this Handbook available on our website, rather than sending it by snail mail, is that we anticipate making changes well into the spring, as we learn more about how COVID-19 will affect our plans for this summer. To be clear, camp is definitely opening and we’re ready to keep our campers healthy and safe in any scenario. However, current conditions, as well as guidance from health professionals and the State of Vermont, might affect some of our programs, schedules, policies, etc.