The Red Cross Leadership Development Camp (LDC) is a 4-day, 3-night leadership conference for youth ages 13 - 17 and entering grades 8 - 12 from the tri-state area. This year’s camp will be held on the campus of Xavier University, from July 12 - 15. Camp fee is $225 with need-based financial assistance available on a limited basis.
Now in its 35th year of impacting young leaders, LDC is designed to give teens experience with and insight into leadership skills, traits and practices. Our camp is different from other leadership camps in that it is youth-led. Our peer counselor team has been working throughout the academic year to create the interactive classes (for example Public Speaking, Sports Leadership, First Impressions), large and small group sessions and team building activities that comprise camp. They can't wait to be your guides, small group leaders, and class facilitators at camp!
We are looking for campers who are ready to embrace new activities, meet new friends, and participate in leadership related activities that will stretch them out of their comfort zone. Campers say they come away from their LDC experience ready to take on new leadership challenges they never dreamed possible – at school, in their community, in their circle of friends and in their volunteer lives.
If you are ready to make THAT kind of experience a part of your summer - then it is time to get started by applying today!
For more information, email LDC.CincinnatiARC.OH@redcross.org.
You can also check out last year’s end of camp slide show here to see more of what goes on at LDC!
Dates: July 12-15
Camp Fee: $225 (Financial assistance available on a limited basis.)
Held on the campus of Xavier University.
The Red Cross Leadership Development Camp has a limited number of openings, so we recommend you apply as early as possible. The application includes two essay questions, information for parents/guardians to complete and selection of classes. New applicants also must include two references. Preference is given to those who complete the application by the priority registration deadline.
Priority registration deadline is April 15. This guarantees you a spot at the camp and gives you the best chance to get financial assistance if needed.
Final deadline is May 15.
ALL campers (new and returning) should apply by following this link LDC 2018 Application.
New campers must have TWO references complete the following link New Camper Reference Form.
Returning campers must complete a Returning Camper Record of Service Form.
For applicants accepted into the Leadership Development Camp, please create your Volunteer Connection profile. This will need to be completed by time the camp begins.