What is LDC?
LDC is a camp in which the American Red Cross engages in its goal to train and empower youth in their communities. Over five days, high school students build confidence and cultivate core leadership skills such as teamwork, public speaking, emotional awareness, and diversity/cultural understanding. As American Red Cross youth and young adult volunteers, staff members create sessions and activities that reinforce delegates’ individual and team leadership skills. Over 100 youth leave camp each year as stronger individuals. They form friendships that often last a lifetime and become leaders who make a difference in their schools and communities.
What can I expect to get out of LDC?
Expect to expand your perspectives 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.
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 in an active environment. Sessions and activities are about doing, and that’s a standard at LDC.
Do I have to be vaccinated and updated on the booster shot to attend camp?
For LDC 2023, we will not be requiring Covid-19 vaccinations or masking. However, it is highly recommended.