Akeela Spring Virtual Programming

Let’s have some VIRTUAL fun together, you’ve landed on the homepage of the home of Akeela family Spring virtual programming! We’ll post videos from your favorite staff members, book readings, dance lessons, and upcoming live events on this page. New content will be announced on our Instagram page, @campakeela. Give us a follow if you’re not already!

Upcoming Online Programming for 2020 Akeela Families:

Friday, May 22 – 7:45pm ET – Akeela VT Campfire

Families, check your email for Zoom links to each event

The First Akeela Virtual Staff Talent Show!

Akeela’s most talented staff members put on quite the show for our campers. We laughed. Our jaws dropped. The power of the vote was in the hands of Akeela campers… here’s how they voted:

Most Creative: Maggie & Tristyn
Funniest: Arlo/Simon (aka “The Twinbles”) & Cambell
Most Energy: Gillian & Juniper
Most Talented: Emilee & Sarah
Most Akeela Spirit: Courtney (aka “Mountain Mama”) & Kellie

Join the Akeela Gratitude Montage!

Akeela Family, let’s do our part to thank the many essential workers who are keeping us healthy and safe! Send us a video or picture of you with a sign thanking the essential workers for their incredible work during these challenging times. Big thanks to Ariana (camper ’10 – ’16) for helping us get the Akeela Gratitude Montage started. Let’s do this together, Akeela! #AkeelaAtHome

Friendship Bracelets with Margo and Julia!

Flourless Fudge Cookies with Eric, Margo, and Julia!

Jungle Book Readings, by Rob GJ from Akeela VT

At Akeela Vermont, we read Chapter 1 of the Jungle Book at each opening campfire. Looking for more Jungle Book in your life? Listen from Rob GJ from Akeela VT do his rendition of the remaining chapters!
Chapter 2, Kaa’s Hunting


Chapter 3, How Fear Came


Chapter 4, The Outcast


Chapter 5, Tiger! Tiger!


Chapter 6, Letting the Jungle In


Chapter 7, The King’s Ankus


Chapter 8, Red Dog


Chapter 9, The Spring Running


Mindfulness with Debbie

Practice some mindful meditation with Debbie!

Morning Routine

Gratitude Practice

Sleep, Part 1

Sleep, Part 2

Cooking Taco Salads with Kevin & Kristin, Beyond Akeela Directors

Follow along at home, and feel free to make any alterations you want to accommodate the tastes of everyone in your home!

Ingredients & Toppings


Olive Oil 1 TBSP
Salt 1 TSP
Ground Black Pepper 1/8 TSP
Chili Powder 2 TBSP
Cumin 1 TBSP
Garlic Powder 1/2 TSP
Paprika 1/2 TSP
Oregano 1/4 TSP
Cayenne Pepper 1/4 TSP
Water 1/4 CUP
Ground Turkey 2 LBS
Bell Pepper 1 Pepper
Sweet Onion 1 Onion
Super Greens 1 Box

Diced tomatoes
Tortilla chips
Pico de gallo
Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)


1) Dice onion and peppers and set aside.
2) Mix spices (salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper) together in a small bowl.
3) Lightly grease pan with olive oil and place ground turkey in pan over medium heat. Chop turkey with wooden until minimal amount of pink is left on the turkey.
4) Add in diced peppers and onions. Mix in with turkey until turkey is no longer pink and onions and peppers are cooked to your liking.
5) Pending the fattiness of your turkey, you may need to strain the turkey if you see a lot of liquid forming in the base of the pan. Use a colander in the sink to drain the fatty liquid out, the place the turkey, onions, and peppers back into the pan.
6) Add in the spice mixture along with a 1/4 cup of water (optional). Mix together until spices are evenly spread throughout the taco meat.
7) Add base layer of greens into a bowl. Top with taco meat and toppings of your choice.
8) Enjoy your hard earned meal!

Akeela VT Themed Crossword Puzzle