Overnight Camping Trips
Every Akeela camper will have an opportunity to enjoy an overnight camping experience with their bunkmates and counselors. They’ll make amazing memories (and delicious s’mores!) at our ICON (In-Camp Overnight) Site, which provides all the benefits of a camping trip without having to leave camp property! There is no additional charge for these overnights.
Our oldest age groups at Akeela go on a special day trip towards the end of their camp session:
- 9th Graders* (going into 10th) – Weirs Beach, on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH
- 10th Graders* (going into 11th) – Burlington and the Ben & Jerry’s factory
* NOTE: Occasionally, in order to keep friends and bunkmates together, we will assign a camper to a trip that doesn’t exactly match with their school grade. In those cases, families will be invoiced for spending money that corresponds to the trip in which their child participates.
Grade Trip Spending Money
Generally speaking, our campers have no use for money at camp. When campers are on trips, camp pays all expenses: transportation, admissions, food, etc. However, campers finishing 9th and 10th grades do like to have some extra money on their special grade trips (described above) for purchasing snacks, gift shop memorabilia, etc. In order to simplify the process and to keep amounts reasonable, all families in these two age groups will be charged $50 for “trip spending money”. This charges will appear on your invoice, to be paid with camp tuition. We will keep the money in our safe and distribute it to campers on their trips. Any unused money will be returned to the child on the final day of camp.
Horseback Riding – Not Available In 2023
Sadly, we just learned from High Horses, our long-time partners in our riding program, that they are unable to accommodate Akeela campers this summer. We sincerely hope to offer this program again in future summers.
Family Handbook Table of Contents
- About Akeela & About CampGroup
- Camper Travel and Visiting Day
- Packing List & Baggage Shipping Information
- Purchasing Camp Clothing, Prohibited Items & Laundry
- Communication: Mail, Phone Calls & Parent Communication
- Health Care: Medications, Health Communication, Medical Charges, Other Health Concerns
- Food, Health and Wellness
- Electronics Policy
- Homesickness Prevention
- Success at Akeela
- Camper Code of Conduct
- Additional Activities and Trips
- “Open House” Orientation Day
- Driving Directions