News August 6, 2014: Longacre releases pricing, dates and discounts for Summer 2015.

  • 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.

Leadership Camp for Teens

Longacre uses the summer to prepare ambitious teenagers for long term success. Our 40th summer. Ages 8-18. PA, US.

Longacre develops leadership using these four pillars: decision-making, responsibility, passion and direct communication — all this during a summer chock-full of fun and friendship.

Our leadership camp for teens emphasizes learning — but not through academic-like instruction. Instead, think of the Longacre experience as a string of opportunities for your child. The flexibility means that high-achieving students like yours can advance as fast as they want.

You won’t find a summer camp like this anywhere else.

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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.


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.

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.


Many Choices

There are three activity periods: morning, afternoon and evening. 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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