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Camp Information

Longacre Camp

Directors: Louise Warner & Matthew Smith

Programs
We offer two programs: a leadership camp for teens (ages 12-18), and a minicamp for children and tweens (ages 8-12).

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 Everyday
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 & Experiences
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.

Discounts
Early bird discounts before Apr. 8th!

  • Camp size:
    78
  • Directors:
    Louise Warner & Matthew Smith
  • Founded:
    1975
  • Gender:
    Co- Educational
  • Maximum age:
    18
  • Minimum age:
    8
  • Season opens:
    June 25, 2017
  • Season closes:
    August 16, 2017

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Engineering
  • Carpentry
  • Athletic Sport
  • Natural Horsemanship
  • Rock Climbing
  • Environmental Science
  • Archery
  • Cooking
  • Farming
  • Farm Animals
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpting
  • Textile Art
  • Community Service
  • Biking
  • Painting & Building
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • T-shirt Design
  • Yoga
  • Crafts
  • Drama
  • Costume Design
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Talent Show
  • Fishing
  • Wilderness Survival


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