2016 Leadership Development Camp

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Applications for LDC 2016 are NOW AVAILABLE!

*Applications are due 11:59pm on July 6, 2016

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

Download the 2016 Delegate Package.

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 which can later be used on school campuses and in life. As American Red Cross youth volunteers, staff members create sessions and activities that reinforce delegates’ individual and team leadership skills. Over 100 youth come back each year as stronger individuals. They form friendships that often last a lifetime. Moreover, they become leaders who make a difference in their schools and communities.

What Makes LDC Unique?

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

What Can I Expect To Get Out Of Attending LDC?

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


Who: Southern California youth enrolled in 9th – 12th grade, including graduating seniors

When: August 1 - August 5, 2016

Where: Held at Pilgrim Pines Camp and Conference Center, located at 39570 Glen Road, Yucaipa, 92399 (Bus transportation will be provided to the camp site from the West Los Angeles Headquarters of the American Red Cross)

What: The price includes all lodging, materials and activities associated with the camp

How Much:

  • Early Bird Discount by May 16: $375
  • General Tuition by June 20: $415
  • Late Application by July 11: $465
  • If you are a current active Red Cross Youth and have a Volunteer Connection account, click here for the 2016 LDC Application!

    For more information, contact: Regina Xu, LDC Delegate Coordinator

    Phone: 909-234-2990; Email: Regina.Xu@redcross.org

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