Spring Prep Email #1: Dates, Transportation/Arrival, Packing List.

Dear Summer 2018 Families! 

We are so excited that Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. The first day of camp will be here before we know it! With that being said, we are starting our Summer Prep Emails to ensure that you and your family are prepared for spending the summer at Longacre. We will be sending weekly emails with various things to help you get ready for camp!

For this first email, we wanted to keep it simple. We will be sharing (1) the dates of camp, (2) transportation and arrival/departure details, and (3) the packing list! 

We will also be making phone calls from May 7-11th to ensure that everyone, both camper and family, are prepared for the Summer! Please let us know if there is a preferred time for us to call. If you ever have any questions, please check out our Parent Portal for Registered Families or call us at 717-567-3349!

 

1. Dates of Camp: 

TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP (AGES 12-18)

Session 1 - 3 weeks - 6/24 - 7/14

Session 2 - 3 weeks - 7/15 - 8/4

Double Session - 6 weeks - 6/24 -8/4

YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (AGES 8-12)

MiniCamp - 10 days - 8/5- 8/15

  

2. Transportation Details: 

Longacre Leadership Camp is located at the following address:

6525 Creek Road
Newport, PA 17074

You have four travel options: car (i.e., you drive), plane, train, and the Longacre Bus (which is actually a minivan). We charge fees for the plane, train and bus. If you would like to reserve a spot on either the way to camp or the way home from camp, please email me and we will invoice you the cost. Here are the details for each method of transportation:

Car: You are welcome to bring your child here by car, and we actually encourage you to do so if you can! We would love to meet you, and want you to see camp for yourself! Please plan to arrive between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the first day of the session!

 

Plane: For domestic flights, we will happily meet your child at Harrisburg International Airport. For international flights, we will happily meet your child at Newark Liberty International Airport or Dulles International Airport.

Please schedule arrivals between 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and departures between 9:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m.

When your child’s plane arrives, we will be waiting on the other side of security (not at your child’s gate). We will text you a picture of the counselor the day before your child’s arrival.

We will ask you to ship most of your luggage to camp prior to pick up, as we will not have room in the minivan for both passengers and luggage. More details will be provided soon.

Dulles Airport Van: $125.00
Harrisburg Airport Van: $40.00
Newark Airport Van: $125.00
Please note that these prices reflect a one way van trip either to or from camp.
 

 

Train: If coming by train, we will meet your child at the Harrisburg Amtrak station. Please schedule arrivals between 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m and departures between 9:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m.

When your child’s train arrives, we will be waiting in the main lobby (not on the train platform). We will text you a picture of the counselor the day before your child’s arrival.

We will ask you to ship most of your luggage to camp prior to pick up, as we will not have room in the minivan for both passengers and luggage. More details will be provided soon.

Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak) Van: $40.00
Please note that this price reflects a one way van trip either to or from camp.

 

Longacre Bus (It’s actually a minivan!):  The Longacre Bus picks up and drops off at the following locations:

  • New York, NY (for Connecticut and New York City) TBD - We are currently researching locations for parking lots in the Bronx and Manhattan near the George Washington Bridge.

  • Saddle Brook, NJ (for Northern New Jersey) at Garden Plaza Hotel, 129 Pehle Ave.

  • King of Prussia, PA (for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey) at Red Lobster, 425 W. DeKalb Pike.

  • College Park, MD (for Baltimore and Washington) at IKEA, 10100 Baltimore Ave.


Here are the pickup and drop off times:

  • New York City

    • Bus Departs for Longacre: 11:30am

    • Bus arrives from Longacre: 12:30pm

  • Saddle Brook

    • Bus Departs for Longacre: 12:30am

    • Bus arrives from Longacre: 11:30am

  • King of Prussia

    • Bus Departs for Longacre: 11:30am

    • Bus arrives from Longacre: 11:30am

  • College Park

    • Bus Departs for Longacre: 11:30am

    • Bus arrives from Longacre: 11:30am

Please arrive a few minutes early so as not to hold up the bus.

We will ask you to ship most of your luggage to camp prior to pick up, as we will not have room in the minivan for both passengers and luggage. More details will be provided soon.

NYC Van: $115.00
Saddle Brook Van: $107.50
King of Prussia Van: $97.50
College Park Van: $97.50
Please note that this price reflects a one way van trip either to or from camp.
 

3. Packing List:
Please find our packing list here, as well as in our Parent Portal.

A few things to keep in mind when packing!

  • Please label all articles so that we know what belongs to whom! Use a name tag, sticker, or permanent marker.

  • All items should be comfortable, especially shoes, which should be broken in and comfortable for safely navigating the hilly mountain terrain.

  • Longacre is a dirty, wet, crafty place, and we will be getting dirty, wet, and crafty. Please make sure that you are only bringing items that you are comfortable getting messy.

  • Longacre is not responsible for lost or damaged items, so please do not bring valuables to camp. We will not be replacing any items.

  • We will do laundry during camp as an activity, as well as for emergencies

  • We suggest packing everything in a trunk or duffle bag, as well as a personal backpack. We also suggest bringing a laundry bag!

 

Please do not hesitate at all to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns! We can be reached at 717-567-3349 or lindsay@longacre.com. Looking forward to spending the summer with you!

 

Sending all of our love from the farm!
Lindsay & Louise