Longacre Leadership Program has established an underlying philosophy of growth through challenge. Seventy-two teenagers learn independence and self-reliance by taking responsibility for all aspects of the community’s life. Learn construction and do wonderful community service projects. Take outdoor adventure trips−go rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking and rafting. Help run a 300-acre farm, growing organic vegetables, driving tractors and riding horses. Put on children’s theatre or help build with Habitat for Humanity. Expect free choice. Make great friends. Live in a close, caring community that promotes respect and acceptance between individuals, with emphases on group dynamics and communications skills.