The Red Cross Leadership Development Camp is a 4-day, 3-night leadership conference for 150 youth ages 13 - 17, and entering grades 8 - 12. This year’s camp will be held on the campus of Xavier University, from July 13 - 16. Camp fee is $225 with need-based financial assistance available on a limited basis.
Now in its 34th 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 classes, sessions and 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 from throughout the tri-state area, and interact with leadership ideas that will stretch them out of their "comfort zone" and into a zone of growth, learning and change. 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. And – oh yeah! – did we mention that camp is also a TON of fun?!
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!
We want you to know a couple of things as you begin to work on your application.
The application consists of several parts:
Once this on-line application is submitted, you have one more step to the application process.
NEW APPLICANTS must ask 2 references to submit a NEW CAMPER REFERENCE FORM.
RETURNING CAMPERS must submit a RECORD of SERVICE FORM FOR RETURNING CAMPERS.
Links to each of these forms are also available on the LDC Landing Page on the Cincinnati Red Cross website.
If you have issues with any part of the application process, please contact the LDC Team at: LDC.CincinnatiARC.OH@redcross.org .
APRIL 15: PRIORITY REGISTRATION DEADLINE (guarantees your spot at camp and gives you the best chance to get financial assistance if needed)
May 15: FINAL DEADLINE
Are you ready to begin? Let's get started!
Notification regarding the award of sponsorship funds will be sent along with the Camper Acceptance Packet.
You will be taking one of these 2-hour classes at camp.
Please read carefully the class titles and descriptions below. Then, rank order the classes from 1 to 6, according to your interest. 1 = most interested; 6 = least interested
Please use each number only once.
You will be taking two of these 1-hour classes at camp.
Once submitting this form, you have one more thing to submit in order for us to consider your candidacy.
IF YOU ARE A NEW CAMPER: Please provide two NEW CAMPER REFERENCE FORMS.
Ask two adults who know you well and are NOT related to you to complete the NEW CAMPER REFERENCE FORM. Examples of people to consider as references: a teacher, a neighbor, a coach, someone you've worked for (either a job supervisor or an adult who has employed you to babysit, mow lawns or do other work for them). You will be able to forward the link to your references and when they complete the form, it will come directly to us.
IF YOU ARE A RETURNING CAMPER: Please provide a RECORD OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE.
If you received financial assistance to attend camp, please submit a record of TWELVE HOURS of volunteer service.
If you did NOT receive financial assistance, please submit a record of SIX HOURS of volunteer service.
We are accepting campers on a rolling basis. We will not consider your candidacy until we receive your 2 NEW CAMPER REFERENCE FORMS (for new campers) or your RECORD OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE (for returning campers).