Thank you for choosing to send your child to Camp Akeela this summer. We know that in doing so, you are trusting us with the physical and emotional safety of your most prized possession. Camp is a wonderful gift that you are giving to your camper and we truly believe that Akeela is a great place for growth, friendship and fun!
It is common for our campers to feel both excited and nervous about coming to Akeela for the first time! We want you to know that we’re here to help and to support your family. In particular, we find that our campers (and their caregivers) feel most comfortable when they have more information and know as much as possible about what to expect.
Keep an eye out for newsletters with important information and for ongoing updates to our online Family Handbook. In the spring, we’ll send instructions for how to access our mandatory camp forms. Lastly, a few weeks before your camp session, you will receive an email with the contact information of another camper or two in your child’s bunk. This is a wonderful opportunity for our campers to connect and make friends before they even arrive!
– Debbie & Eric
Highlighted Information For First-Time Akeela Families
- Meet The Directors
- What Are Head Counselors?
- Packing List
- A Note About Medication
- Akeela’s Daily Schedule
- Family Communication at Akeela
- A Word About Homesickness
- Package Policy
- Electronics Policy
Full Version of Our Family Handbook
- Family Handbook – Includes important details about forms, travel to/from camp, health care, what to pack & how to get it to camp, camp policies, homesickness prevention, and more.