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    Beyond Akeela


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Length: Other
    • Category: Special Needs
    • Sub-Categories: Autism Spectrum
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Beyond Akeela is a three week summer pre-college program with an intentional focus on helping teens transition into their post-secondary lives. Based in a college campus setting, participants are part of a community in which they practice independent living skills, experience adventure, and thrive socially. Beyond Akeela expands horizons, develops self-advocacy, and creates friendships that last a lifetime. The dynamic curriculum grows with teens each year.

    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.

    Social Growth:

    • -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