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Longacre Leadership Camp
Newport, PA

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6565 Creek Rd.
Newport, PA 17074


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT IS COMMITTED TO FINDING OUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELVES. Through empowered decision making, open and honest communication, and relationship building, teens and young leaders will experience independence, self-expression, and living joyfully. Join us for Overnight Summer Camp on a working farm outside of Harrisburg, PA. June 24th - August 15th 2018.

Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Organic Farming, Animal Husbandry, Leadership Development, Community Service, Construction & Woodworking.

TOP PENNSYLVANIA SUMMER CAMP: Longacre Leadership Camp is a Top Summer Camp located in Newport Pennsylvania offering many fun and enriching camp programs. Longacre Leadership Camp also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: We are 25 miles north of Harrisburg, PA. We are 2.5 hours from Philadelphia, 4 hours from New York City, 3 hours from DC and 4 hours from Pittsburgh.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located on a beautiful 114 acre Farm, our programming occurs in our vegetable garden, on our horse trails, and in our wooden barn. Our Camp Site is located in a beautiful wooden canopy, near Little Buffalo State Park, with rustic cabins, a separate bath house, and family style dining hall.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We practice leadership at the farm. It looks like learning to care for our community spaces together. It looks like square dancing in the barn and growing closer through shared experiences. It looks like eating together as one big family for every meal, sharing stories from our days and a laugh over spilled milk. It looks like learning to give and receive open and honest feedback in more effective ways. They say that the best way to learn a language is to live immersed in a native culture. We're a culture of leaders. We hope you'll come learn with us, and teach us about what's inside of you.


Being a leader means striving to understand, know, and love your community.

We can’t lead if we don’t know ourselves. Try new things, teach what you know, and listen to feedback.

Communication is the bridge between ourselves and the community. It is where the magic happen.

Go camping, play Magic, learn the ukulele, climb a rock face, play soccer, learn to cook, have a barn dance, ride a horse, read a book, make up a new game, have a cardboard sword battle. These are just a few of the incredibly fun activities you will have to choose from at camp. The magic of Longacre happens as we bring learning leadership into all aspects of camp life and come together as a community. We believe in learning by living, and learning to better communicate how we feel about our experiences.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership is the backbone to our program. To us, Leadership looks different for everyone. By building relationships, practicing open and honest communication, and empowered decision making. Our community values self-expression, compassion, cooperative leadership, and living joyfully.

Throughout every aspect of our program, campers and staff develop lifelong friends, indelible memories, and tangible skills. We grow leaders each summer who make lasting impacts on their communities, families, and the world.

Two aspects of our program that specifically are designed for intentional communication, empowered decision making, and relationship building include Crew and Group. Crew is the daily "chores" group that every camper participates in. This is anything from cooking breakfast, to cleaning the stalls and feeding the horses, to taking out the trash and recycling around camp. We do hard work, and then we get to play! Group is our evening program that is defined as "the part of Longacre that makes us unique". This is an intentionally facilitated communication workshop for all of our campers and staff. This is where we use communication tools and skills to better understand ourselves, others, and how we interact with the world.


Please contact us if you are interested in Financial Aid.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Please contact us at lindsay[AT] if you would like to join us for a Family Farm Weekend this fall!

Session 1 - 3 weeks - 6/24 - 7/14 ($4,324)
Session 2 - 3 weeks - 7/15 - 8/4 ($4,324)
Double Session - 6 weeks - 6/24 -8/4 ($7,209)

MiniCamp - 10 days - 8/5- 8/15 ($2,224)

Newport, PA
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Longacre Leadership

Longacre Leadership Camp is a residential, co-ed summer camp located in Central Pennsylvania for students aged 8 - 18. We are located on a 114 acre farm 40 minutes north of Harrisburg and will be enjoying our 44th summer this year. Position dates are from June 14th - August 15th 2018.

We hire camp counselors, AKA Big Kids aged 21 and over who are passionate about working with young people and who are committed to building a community. We are looking for staff with a range of skills and expertise including, carpentry, horse riding, arts and crafts, animal husbandry, outdoor education and organic gardening. This position is a blend of farm work and youth work.

Please reach out and tell us about yourself. More details can be seen here on our website: Our Camp Website Link:

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