Dates + Rates

2017 Sessions

Session Description Length Ages Dates Capacity Price
1 Leadership Camp 3 weeks 12-18 Su 6/25/17 to Sa 7/15/17 72 $4,324
2 Leadership Camp
3 weeks 12-18 Su 7/16/17 to Sa 8/5/17 72 $4,324
1+2 Leadership Camp
6 weeks 12-18 Su 6/25/17 to Sa 8/5/17 72 $7,209
3 MiniCamp 1.5 weeks 8-12 Su 8/6/17 to W 8/16/17 72 $2,224


Discounts and Rebates

We are offering one discount this year (international) and one rebate (The 250 Game).

International Discount

International diversity is very important to us. In 2016 we had campers from Australia, Belgium, China, the Dominican Republic, Guinea, Italy, Haiti, Jordan, Kuwait, Nigeria, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK and Venezuela.

International campers represented 19% of our population in 2016 — up from 15% in 2015.

We have a goal of 25% by 2018. To help us achieve this goal we created the international discount: an additional 20% off for the first representative of every non-US country.

The Fine Print

Here's the fine print:

  1. We're expanding the number of international discounts in 2017 to 17 — but that's the cap. No more discounts after 17.
  2. In the case of an international family living in the US or an American family living abroad, we'll use the camper's passport to determine international status.
  3. We cannot commit to this discount beyond 2017. We hope it continues but we'll make that decision one year at a time.

Please make sure you understand the three points above.

Below is the international discount:

Session Price
1 $3,459
2 $3,459
1+2 $5,767
3 $1,779

The expiration date is the last Friday of the month.

Referral Rebate (The 250 Game)

We'll send you $250 cash for every family you bring with you. We'll also send the family you referred $250 — so you both get $250!

(If you're interested in the rationale behind The 250 Game, check this out.)

You are our #1 source of new families. We started the 250 Game to thank you for keeping us in mind and sending us great kids.

The Fine Print

If there’s any chance you’ll play The 250 Game (it’s a very fun game) please read this fine print:

  1. We have existing referral agreements with a handful of camp consultants. In these cases, The 250 Game does not apply.
  2. We send out the checks via postal mail at the end of camp — not at the time of enrollment.
  3. You're only eligible for one referral per family. So, for example, if you refer four campers from three families, we will send you $750 ($250 x 3) because we count the families (three) not the campers (four).
  4. If a referred family wants to play The 250 Game, we will make sure they understand the part about the referring family also receiving $250.
  5. In the event of a dispute, we will side with the referred family, not the referring family. We’re taking this one summer at a time.
  6. Right now, it only applies to 2017. In September, we’ll re-evaluate for 2018.

If any of this is confusing, please call us at 717-567-3349 and we'll clear it up.

Changes for 2017

There are three changes for 2017: developmental progression, the Leadership Project schedule, and the Session 3 / MiniCamp schedule.

Developmental Progression

Developmental progression means programmatic structures that progress based on age and maturity.

We have always been age-integrated here. That won't change. Next year we will begin to add a few different structures based on age.

Because we're phasing in developmental progression over three years, most farmers will not be impacted in 2017. The farmers who will be impacted will be rising 7th and 8th graders. They will live together in the same bunks, with a CIT. They will have a structured rest hour, sometimes playing, sometimes resting. They'll watch movies at the campsite, not at the theater. And they'll have a bedtime of 9:30.

For a full explanation of developmental progression please check out this blog post on developmental progression.

Leadership Project

Leadership Kids (LKs) will arrive on the first day of camp with regular farmers — not in advance as in previous summers.

We experimented with an April weekend in NYC with the 2016 LKs. The weekend proved more effective and we are now replacing early arrival with this spring weekend.

Invitations to the Leadership Project will went out Sep. 1st, 2016.

Session 3 (MiniCamp)

Session 3 (MiniCamp) will begin one day later — on a Sunday, not on a Saturday as in 2016.

Application Process

Here is our two-step application process.

Step 1: Inquire

Thank you for considering Longacre Leadership Camp! We are very excited to talk to you.

The first step is to inquire — we'll field all your questions, big and small.

We will also want to learn a bit about you and your family. We're interested to know if our approach to social and emotional learning is consistent with your approach as a parent; and, if not, how your child might respond to the different messages. (If you're thinking, "What the heck?", please check out our principles.)

It's important that the adults be on the same page about this stuff.

Step 2: Enrollment Agreement and Payment

If you think this is a good fit and we do too, we'll create an account for on our portal. There, you'll complete our enrollment agreement and remit full payment. Once you're finished, your child is enrolled!


We give full refunds (no questions asked) before Feb. 1st, 2017. We give half refunds before May 1st, 2017. There will be no refunds after May 1st, 2017.


Need-based scholarships make Longacre Leadership Camp possible for families who cannot afford it. We have been awarding need-based scholarships since 1992 and we are much, much stronger because of it.

Typically, 10-15% of our campers are here on scholarship.

Scholarships are made possible due to four sources of funds: family contributions (you), tuition discounts (us), private donations (via the Longacre Foundation) and partner organizations.

Often times, family contributions have a variety of sources like extended family, fund raisers or church groups.

Examples of partner organizations are Summer Search, REACH Prep and ABC Wellesley. If you are not already affiliated with one of these organizations, or with an organization like them, it is unlikely you would receive a need-based scholarship; but anything’s possible, and you are welcome to inquire.

Future Summers

If you're not ready for 2017 but might want to take advantage of future discounts, please fill out the form below and we'll notify you.