Camp Information & Instructions
The American Red Cross of Utah will be holding its 14th annual High School Leadership Development Camp (LDC) at Camp Pinecliff (East of Coalville, Utah) from June 24-28th, 2024. This camp is for Utah students who are currently in 9th, 10th and 11th grades for the school year 2023-2024. LDC is designed for both students who already have strong leadership skills and for those who have no leadership experience yet. The camp is also designed for students who feel they are not the type of person for a leadership role but would like to learn how they, with their own set of values and characteristics, can help in their schools, churches and communities in other ways.
Filling out this application does not guarantee you a spot at camp. We realize that you have lots of questions, so we interview all youth and their parents who apply for camp via Zoom. This is not a job interview, but we do want to make sure that both the delegate (youth who attend camp) and their parents understand the camp and also agree to all that we require while up there. We also want to make sure parents and youth have all their questions answered. Once you finish this application, you will be sent an important email with a link to the Orientation Video. Please watch this WITH a parent and you will be contacted to schedule a Zoom chat where you will be quizzed on the video content, discuss and pay for camp. Our camp spots fill up very quickly; your spot is not reserved until you completely fill out this application, have been interviewed and paid for camp. There will be a mandatory packing meeting in May (with multiple dates to choose from). More details will come about that in March.
Because our camp is non-profit, the cost of camp is only $300. This includes lodging, food, transportation, and expenses for the whole week. We offer a reduced rate of $150 for those that fit within the income guidelines (you can find these guidelines in the application). Payment is due at the time of your interview. Payment is required to hold your place at camp. If conflicts arise, 50% of the fee is refundable if you withdraw from camp prior to January 31, 2024. If you cancel for any reason after January 31, 2024, NONE of the fee can be refunded.
Application Steps At-A-Glance
- Fill out this application completely and preferably together with both Parent and Delegate
- Watch our Orientation Video with a parent (it will be emailed to you)
- Attend the Zoom Chat with a parent and pay your camp fee
- Create a Red Cross Volunteer Account so your hours at camp can be counted as volunteer hours
- You and at least one of your parents or legal guardian must attend a mandatory Packing Meeting in the spring.
- Attend Camp
- Graduate to awesomeness
If you have any further questions regarding this camp, please contact either of the following persons:
Heather McKinnon, Camp Director
cell: (801) 688-2699
Meesh Gapinski, Camp Coordinator
cell: (801) 209-2266
In order for us to stay in contact with you after acceptance to camp, you must contact Heather or Meesh at the emails listed above if you change any contact information provided on this application.