Akita Weekends

General information

About Akita Weekends

Akita Weekends are immersive virtual retreats for campers and families. 2020 has been a difficult time; we all crave relationships, deeper meaning, and the chance to be silly together. In July 2020, we hosted a 3-week virtual camp session that brought campers and families together over crafts, games, and lots of laughter. We were delighted by how successfully we formed camp friendships, even from afar. So, let’s keep the Akita Spirit going! Join us for a weekend “at” camp from your home.

Note:  Due to low registrations for both the Middle School & High School Akita Weekends, we have unfortunately canceled both events. Families may still participate in the K-5 & Families Akita Weekend on October 9-11.  Learn more...

How It Works

Before Akita Weekends:

Learn all about Akita Weekends. Review the schedule, watch videos from the Akita Staff, and read testimonials from parents and campers who have already experienced virtual Camp Akita programs.

Register. $35 gets your household a weekend of programming, a $10 credit to the Akita Store, and a bag of supplies.  There are options to pay more, less, or nothing at all depending upon your financial situation. Learn more about Cost & Registration.

Stop by our Drive-Thru Supply Pickup. On the Thursday, October 8, visit First Community North (3777 Dublin Rd.) to pick up your supplies. Live far away? We’ll send your stuff! 

During Akita Weekends:

Stay up-to-date on BAND. When you register, you’ll receive a code to join BAND, a free social media platform we use for posting the schedule, sharing photos, and keeping all the Zoom links in one place. Learn about our technology platforms and requirements.

Complete Team Challenges. Each camper will be assigned a Team before the weekend begins. Earn points for your Team by completing challenges like dressing in your team color or decorating your bedroom door. Learn more about the Team Challenges.

Participate in Options live on Zoom. Choose which Options you’re most interested in attending and jump in via Zoom!  If your weekend is wide open, you can attend them all. Did something come up? Watch recorded sessions later.

Come together as an Akita Family. Gather as a full group on Zoom for campfire songs, jokes, and a meaningful message during Tiki Time, and cheer on your new friends in the Camper Night talent show. We can’t wait to become a camp community, even from afar!