Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can attend?
      Summer camps are open to people who will be 14-18 years old when camps begin.



How much does it cost? 
      A one-week camp costs $525, a two-week camp costs $1050.



What does the cost of camp cover?
      The cost of attendance for each Teen Leadership Camp covers the camper's housing, meals, field trips, and technology costs.



Where will campers stay?
      Teen Camps are located at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. Campers stay in the college’s residence halls.



What is the food service like?
      Food is served in the PHC dining commons and is provided by BON APPÉTIT Management Company. BON APPÉTIT was named #1 College Food Service in the country by the Princeton Review (2001) and was recipient of SAMCEDA’s Award of Excellence for service to the community (2006).



What about special dietary needs or allergies?
      Special dietary needs are accommodated. Campers with special needs must advise camp staff both through the Health Form and upon registration.



How do I request a roommate?
      E-mail your request to Such requests are accommodated to the best of our abilities.



What does a typical day look like?
      Patrick Henry College’s Teen Camps are fast paced and full of opportunities to learn and have fun. Although there are a variety of camp options, the following schedule is a sample program of an ordinary day at camp to give you some idea of what it is like to attend a PHC Teen Camp. Schedules vary significantly depending on the camp. Camps like drama, music, Strategic Intelligence, and debate necessarily diverge from the schedule to fit the needs of the respective programs.


     7:30am Breakfast & Morning Devotional
     8:30am Introductory Lecture by camp coordinator
     9:30am Break
     10-11am Lecture: Camp Coordinator
     11-11:15am Break
     11:15-12am Lecture: Guest Lecturer
     12-1pm Lunch
     1-3pm Group Activities: break-out sessions, scenario briefings, special guest lecturers etc.
     3-5pm Free Time/Supervised Rec. Activities
     5-6pm Dinner
     6pm Evening Activities (the classic Teen Camp Challenge Course, missions, counselor hunt, etc.)
     10pm Curfew
     11pm Lights Out!


This is, of course, just an ordinary day. Various Teen Camps have special camp-specific activities (like the Moot Court tournament, drama and music productions, and intelligence missions) and most include a field-trip. Come prepared to experience an action-packed summer with us through the PHC summer programs.