Camp Akeela is a traditional New England co-ed overnight (sleepaway) camp in Vermont that is designed specifically for “quirky” kids. Within a well-rounded, traditional camp program, Akeela is a small, supportive community that helps campers improve their social skills. Akeela campers are bright, creative boys and girls ages 9 – 17 who have difficulty connecting with their peers. Akeela also has a program for older teens who have completed 10th – 12th grades.
Most of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, NVLD (or NLD) or a similar neurodiverse profile. Many are undiagnosed but are described as “quirky” and share some characteristics with those with a Level I autism spectrum diagnosis.
Akeela campers thrive in a world in which they are surrounded by peers with similar experiences and a staff who understands and embraces them. Not only do they have the time of their lives at camp, but they return home with skills and a newfound self-confidence that they carry with them throughout the year.