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About Longacre

Longacre MiniCamp for tweens ages 8-12.

MINICAMP FOR TWEENS

Longacre's location.

LOCATION

Longacre's directors, Susan, Louise and Matt.

DIRECTORS

Frequently asked questions.

FAQs

Longacre's technology policy.

TECH POLICY

Our activities.

ACTIVITIES

Longacre's philosophy.

PHILOSOPHY

Camp living at Longacre.

CAMP LIVING

Longacre's core values and beliefs.

CORE VALUES

College prep at Longacre.

COLLEGE PREP

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VIDEO

Testimonials.

TESTIMONIALS

Longacre's mentor program.

LEADERSHIP PROJECT

The Longacre foundation.

LONGACRE FOUNDATION

Longacre in the media.

LONGACRE IN THE MEDIA

Free guidance for parents.

FREE GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS

Longacre's page for the press.

PRESS PAGE

What's new at Longacre, our blog.

WHAT’S NEW

Contact Longacre.

CONTACT US

Health and safety.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Summer jobs.

SUMMER JOBS

Session dates.

DATES

2015 pricing, dates and discounts.

PRICING

Full merit scholarships.

FULL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply now.

APPLY NOW

Testimonial

Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of the anthology Mommy Wars, the memoir Crazy Love, and The Baby Chase, an examination of surrogacy’s impact on the American family. Her TEDTalk about relationship violence has been viewed by over one million people. She lives in Washington, DC with her three children, four cats, and one dog. Visit her website at www.lesliemorgansteiner.com.
Leslie Morgan Steiner

“I first came to Longacre Farm as a 13-year-old girl growing up in Washington, DC surrounded by lawyers, politicians, and lots of cement sidewalks. I craved a summer of animals, farm work, and learning to drive a tractor and to bale hay. A few life-altering weeks later, I came home transformed into a kid with a hard-charging work ethic, a 360-degree sense of community responsibility, and new skills for expressing my feelings. My mother was most impressed that I came home knowing how to — and wanting to — wash all the dinner dishes for my family, including the pots and pans.
“After that first summer, in some sense I never really left Longacre Farm. I returned to the farm for three additional, transformational summers, and more weekend visits, weddings and reunions than I can count. It’s been over 35 years since then. I’ve lived in Madrid, gone to Harvard and Wharton, survived an early divorce, become the mom to three amazing children, and realized my lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Along the way, the farm has been my second home. I’ve taken the Farm values — hard work, taking responsibility for every glass I dirtied and every tomato I ate, being candid with myself and others — everywhere I’ve gone.
“It’s been especially meaningful to watch my teenaged daughter grow up during her summers at the farm. She left our home that first July as a somewhat cautious, reserved, headstrong child. She came back to us with a striking way with words, along with renewed self-confidence and leadership skills. Plus she washed all the dishes, including the pots and pans, after dinner every night! Now in our discussions about friendships, life’s frustrations, world politics, my daughter often looks at me and says, ‘Mom, that person could really use a summer at Longacre Farm.’ I couldn’t agree more.”
~Leslie Morgan Steiner

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