Choice Camps Recommendation of Longacre Expeditions: Sea to Sky Leadership Expedition
Since 1981, Longacre Expeditions has been offering wilderness-based adventure travel experiences for teens in the midst of breathtaking settings throughout the world. The Longacre experience inspires students to grow in leadership and personal responsibility, to feel empowered by their adventures, to discover self-confidence, to lead healthy and active lives, and to become more environmentally conscious.
In general, students who enjoy the Longacre Experience are enthusiastic about the activities and the outdoors. Many have never engaged in adventure travel before but the idea sounds great to them. They are intrigued about testing themselves in a physically challenging environment. And, they like the idea of becoming part of a tightly knit group in which members deal with each other in a caring manner. For students looking for an unforgettably transformative summer experience, Longacre Expeditions may be the perfect choice.
Sea to Sky in the Pacific Northwest offers the energetic expeditioner boundless opportunity to hone their outdoor skills in the wilderness. Snow-covered summits, majestic forests, remote islands, and the Pacific coastline appropriately challenge participants each day on this 24-day Leadership Expedition. From surfing the waves on Vancouver Island to attempting a summit bid at Mt. Baker, travelers are guaranteed a wilderness experience like no other as they travel from “Sea to Sky!”
Longacre Expeditions maintains the philosophy that “great staffers make great trips.” Each summer approximately 60% of Longacre staffers are returnees. These individuals understand the company, its expectations, and provide a core leadership that reinforces Longacre’s commitment to safety and appropriate behavior. The average staff age is 26.
Setting & Accommodations
Longacre participants are immersed in the world’s most magnificent natural settings. Accommodations vary throughout the trip but typically have a wilderness camping focus.
Longacre’s motto is “food is love.” The company takes pride in the quality, quantity, and variety of food prepared during the summer. Menus are designed with individual travelers in mind, and Longacre is especially good at meeting each traveler’s special dietary needs throughout the program.
All Longacre staff members obtain emergency wilderness medicine certifications from highly qualified organizations throughout the country – all staff members are certified in Wilderness First Aid and most are Wilderness First Responders. In addition, all staff members attend a nine-day leader training session which integrates the company’s safety management philosophy before the summer begins.
Students are heavily involved in the safety process while in session. Before participating in any activity during their trip, students receive a safety briefing. This briefing includes a presentation of all the possible risks involved in the activity and the procedures used to minimize those risks.
Longacre Expeditions: Sea to Sky Leadership Expedition Session Dates
- Theme: Hiking and Backpacking
This Trip has Multiple Themes:
- Wildlife Viewing
- Trip Gender: Co-ed
- Group Size : 15
- Camper-to-Counselor Ratio: 5:1
- Religious Affiliation: None
- British Columbia
- Community Service
- Rock Climbing
- Leadership Development
- Peanut Allergies
- Vegetarian Friendly
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