Success At Akeela

Through our thorough application process and our extended conversations with all of our camp families, we do our best to ensure that each camper is a good “fit” for our camp community. However, children respond to new environments in different ways, and we occasionally determine that camp is no longer the best place for a certain camper. Before this decision is made, the camper’s parents will be engaged in problem-solving discussions. After all other possibilities are exhausted, a camper may be asked to leave our community. Parents must make arrangements to pick up their child at that time. No refunds will be granted.

This decision is always a last resort. Most importantly, we want all of our campers to leave Akeela feeling great about themselves. In cases of early departures, we will make sure that campers recognize the successes they had during their stay at camp – and we hope that parents will be equally committed to emphasizing the positive.


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.