2014 Leadership Development Camp

  • Red Cross Los Angeles Leadership Development Camp

Now Accepting Applications for LDC 2014

Click Here for the 2014 LDC Application

The Los Angeles Region Leadership Development Camp (LDC) offers youth one of the most inspirational, introspective, and life-changing experiences through our one-week leadership camp. Through LDC, youth have the opportunity to learn about and improve leadership skills, discover their true potential, and gain appreciation for community service. LDC combines learning activities with hands-on interactive games, to create an extremely fun, positive and powerful experience.

What is LDC?

The American Red Cross is committed to training and empowering youth in our community. Over five days, Over five day, 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 came 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: LDC 2014 is set for August 4th – 8th (this is an overnight camp)

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 on Monday, August 5, 2013 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 30: $360
  • General Tuition by June 20: $400
  • Late Application by July 18: $450
  • Click Here for the 2014 LDC Application

    For more information, contact: Samantha Forcum, Volunteer and Youth Services Coordinator

    Work: (310) 775-7430; Email: Sam.Forcum@redcross.org

    View the LDC 2012 Photo Slideshow