“If I were to describe LDC in one word, it would be ‘community’ because everyone is so involved and we’re just like a family.”
Miraal Haq - LDC Delegate
“I decided to participate in LDC because I’m part of the Red Cross club at my school, and I thought this would be a great way to meet Red Crossers outside of my school so that in the future we could do events with each other.”
Gina Fang - LDC Delegate
“I liked the part where we did Search and Rescue because I learned a lot about how to do CPR, first-aid, and how to react when there is an emergency.”
Kalvin Lam - LDC Staffer
“The connections are the things you remember. No matter where the camp is, and no matter what activities are there, you remember the friendships and conversations, and those things really last.”
Robin Fu - LDC Staffer
“Learning about different people in this kind of environment where everyone is close really brings out a new perspective and you start to look at other people differently.”
Joanna Hu - LDC Staffer
“I think I’ll take away a lot of different skills from LDC; communication skills, social, skills, and leadership skills most definitely.”
I have questions about...
What is LDC?
The Leadership Development Center (LDC) is a four-day conference designed to empower youth to serve their communities through service learning and interactive games.
What happens at LDC?
LDC is place where youth engage in activities that promote leadership skills, cultural and diversity awareness, teambuilding, and much more.
Who is eligible to apply for LDC?
LDC is open to persons 13 years of age and older or entering or enrolled in grades 9-12.
Do I need any experience to apply?
No, you do not need to have any Red Cross experience. However, a desire to gain experience is a plus.
How do I apply?
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Click here to fill out an application.
How are delegates selected?
Delegates are selected on the basis of their application questions with preference given to first-time/new applicants to LDC.
What is the cost to attend LDC?
The total cost to attend is $250. The full cost includes a non-refundable deposit fee of $50 dollars and $200 dollar camp fee. The $200 fee accounts for delegates' meals, lodging, t-shirt, and camp materials. Need-based scholarships are available.
Who is responsible for completing the online application?
The student’s parent or legal guardian is responsible for completing the application.
Where is LDC held?
LDC is held at Redwood Glen, a campsite in Lora Mar, California. For more information please contact NorCalLDC@redcross.org.