Beyond Akeela blends elements of a traditional teen tour with life skills, community service, and outdoor adventure. Families chose Beyond Akeela because their teens struggle to make lasting meaningful relationships with their peers. Some have a diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers),
On Beyond Akeela Teenage Travel Program, while teenagers are having fun and building life-long friendships, our staff is helping them achieve their goals. Specifically, here are some of the things that we’re working on.
- -A summer surrounded by a true peer group with similar experiences and interests
- -Ongoing facilitation of social interactions by trip leaders who are experts in helping campers feel connected and socially successful Teenage Travel Program
Self-Awareness and Self-Confidence:
- -Increasing amounts of independence and responsibility
- -Wilderness opportunities that help campers learn more about who they are and all that they are capable of