• A girl throws a water balloon.
  • A camper and a counselor go down the slip and slide.
  • Two students sit together on the deck eating lunch (new).
  • Marc performs with his guitar on the deck. (test)
  • Two girls on the sofa together.
  • Three horseback riders look out over Longacre Farm.
  • Five campers and a counselor showing off their homemade cookies.

Summer Camp

Leadership Camp for Teens

Longacre uses the summer to prepare ambitious teenagers for long term success. Our 41st summer. Ages 8-18. PA, US.

We develop leadership using four pillars: decision-making, responsibility, passion and direct communication — all during a summer full of fun and friendship.

Lots of learning happens here — but no academic-like instruction. Instead, think of it like this: the Longacre experience is a series of opportunities. The inherent flexibility means high-achieving students like yours can advance as fast as they want.

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Camp Overview

We’re Inclusive

A Little Responsibility

Students here have a little responsibility. Responsibility helps new students to feel included quickly.

Returning Teen Leaders

Longacre is a student-driven program. This means that older, returning students in our Leadership Project set the pace.

Direct Communication

Our leadership style emphasizes direct communication. Four nights a week we gather together to reflect on the day.

Enjoy Independence

Unstructured Time

If you want to be successful as a young adult you have to learn independence as a teenager. It takes time to learn independence. The earlier you start, the better.

It’s College Prep

Reflecting on Experience

Longacre is college prep. We prepare students to get into college the old-fashioned way: by preparing them for success in college.

Does Summer Camp Prepare You for College?

The answer is, it depends. It depends on whether the culture at the camp is growth-oriented.

You Choose

Choose Activities Every Day

There are three activity periods: morning, afternoon and evening. Each period you’ll have 8-12 options.

The Importance of “Dropping”

It’s important to understand, you won’t always get your first choice. We think about how our actions affect other people. Sometimes you’ll put your needs aside so your friend can get what he wants.

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Longacre not for you?

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We can help you find something else. Download our free guide, “Finding a Fit in 5 Easy Steps: How to Choose the Right Camp or Summer Program.”
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