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Description: DISCOUNTS: Early bird discounts before Apr. 15th! —— PROGRAMS: We offer two programs: a leadership camp for teens (ages 12-18), and a minicamp for children and tweens (ages 8-12). —— LONGACRE WAS A TRUE HAVEN FOR ME ... "Longacre was a true haven for me. Growing up in Los Angeles as a teenager, I got so wrapped up in the day-to-day drama and relentless schedule of high school life that I rarely had time to focus on personal growth and development … or just having fun! Longacre afforded me the opportunity to learn how to develop deep and meaningful connections with my peers and how to slow down and find fun in the simple activities of day-to-day life." —— MISSION: To offer both campers and employees a growth experience, with a focus on communication. —— VALUES: Our five core values are self-awareness, loyalty, independence, inclusiveness and hardworking. —— CAMPERS CHOOSE ACTIVITIES EVERY DAY: Discover life outside. We like to build, explore, work, play, rest, care and create. Your child will choose their activities every day, and get to do more of what they love. —— DEVELOPING NEW SKILLS AND INDEPENDENCE: We make our campers a deal: "If you take some responsibility, we'll give you some independence." Campers who like that deal do well at Longacre. They are making decisions, making mistakes (it's ok), and developing new skills as they go. They are being inclusive of others, receiving feedback from their friends, and reflecting on their growth experience. —— LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY: Our leadership philosophy has four pillars: decision-making, responsibility, passion and direct communication. Each pillar has a specific programmatic application. For example, re: responsibility, we have no cooks or maintenance staff, and everyone pitches in to make sure the trains run on time. —— ACCREDITATION: The safety of your child is our #1 priority. Longacre Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, meaning we meet 300 standards of health and safety. —— PASSIONATE, FUN-LOVING STAFF: We look for staff who are passionate about what they do. Passion is the key. If staff are passionate about creating (or exploring, or playing, or building) then campers will feed off of it. We've seen it time and time again: with a garden-novice, kids are bored and hot; but with a garden-lover, kids are asking questions, digging in the dirt, goofing around, spraying each other with hoses, filling their baskets, and eating vegetables raw. That's experiential education. —— INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY: 15% of our campers come from other countries. Our goal is to reach 25% by 2018. Last year we welcomed kids from Turkey, Ukraine, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Nigeria, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Diversity makes for a vibrant community. Plus, exposure to different cultures early on has a lasting impact.
Basic Details
Camp Name: Longacre Camp
Director: Louise Warner
Type: Overnight
Campers: Coed
Ages: 8-18
Capacity: 78
Cost & Sessions: Session 1, ages 12-18, 6-26-7/16, $4,198; Session 2, ages 12-18, 6/17-8/6, $4,198; Sessions 1+2, ages 12-18, 6/26-8/6, $6,999; Session 3, MiniCamp, ages 8-12, 8/6-8/16, $2,159
Accreditation: American Camp Association (ACA)
Camp Location/Contact
Phone Number: (717) 567-3349
Fax: (717) 567-3955
Street: 6514 Creek Rd
City: Newport
State: Pennsylvania
Postal code: 17074-8110
Special Programs
Leadership Training
 
General Activities
Adventure Programs
 
Archery
 
Arts & Crafts
 
Backpacking
 
Bicycle Trips
 
Camping Skills
 
Ceramics/Pottery
 
Community Service
 
Cycling
 
Environmental Ed
 
Farming/Ranching
 
Fine Arts
 
Fishing
 
Hiking
 
Horseback/English
 
Horseback/Western
 
Leadership Training
 
Nature Study
 
Outdoor Skills
 
Rafting
 
Rapelling/Climbing
 
Soccer
 
Swim Recreation
 
Team Building
 
Wilderness Camping
 
Yoga
 
Operator Info
  • Louise Warner
  • Louise Warner
  • Newport
  • PA
  • (717) 567-3349
  • (717) 567-3955
  • susan@longacre.com