2018 Leadership Development Camp

  • 2017 Leadership Development Camp
LDC 2018 will be held August 6th through August 10th Applications for LDC 2018 will be available March 1st through July 13th. Check out the 2018 Leadership Development Camp Information Packet for application details.

LDC combines learning activities with hands-on interactive games to create an extremely fun, positive, and powerful experience.

Watch a snapshot of previous LDC here!

What is LDC?

The American Red Cross is committed to training and empowering youth in our community. Over five days, high school and college students build confidence and cultivate core leadership skills such as teamwork, public speaking, and diversity/cultural understanding. These are skills that can later be applied on school campuses as young adults and throughout life. Throughout the week, American Red Cross youth volunteers and staff members create sessions and activities that reinforce delegates’ individual and team leadership skills. Over 100 youth come back from camp each year as stronger individuals. Delegates form friendships that last a lifetime. Moreover, they become leaders who make a difference in their schools and communities.

What Makes LDC Unique?

LDC is leadership by youth, for youth! LDC is entirely planned and staffed by high school and college youth. What is most unique about LDC is that the leadership lessons learned do not end on the last day of camp – they continue for the youth who come back to staff the camp, and spread to those around them. Youth learn fundraising, marketing, and time management/planning skills. We focus on core leadership skills in an active environment. There are no lectures! Sessions and activities are hands-on and that is the standard at LDC.

What Can I Expect To Get Out Of Attending LDC?

Expect to get your world expanded by sharing your experiences with youth from all over Southern California. Be prepared to learn something new about yourself and about what is going on in the world through opening your mind. Discover what you can do to make a positive impact in your life and in your community.


2018 Details Coming Soon!

LDC 2016 Testimonials

Dalton W: “Even though it last a week, LDC has left with me with friends that will last a lifetime.”

Amy X: “LDC is where I learned to be myself.”

Kevin X: “What made me personally feel the LDC ‘magic’ was really the environment that the staff and delegates created. This environment was caring, loving, and friendly, and I was able to freely express my own thoughts without fear of others’ judgments. This made me feel safe, and I truly thought that this place was my second home. Through this one week at camp, worries were set aside and our individual differences were embraced at camp.”

Kaitlyn C: “I don’t think I’ve ever met so many people who were so loving, encouraging, and just willing to open their hearts to each other.”

Click here for pictures from past LDC