Leadership Development Program
LDP Program (Leadership Development Program)
This is a three-week, intensive leadership program designed to teach and develop leadership skills in 16 and 17-year-olds. This select program goes far beyond what it takes to be a great camp counselor, and instead focuses on what it takes to be a GREAT person. We raise the expectation level of what 16 and 17-year-olds can and should do and we challenge them in ways that will benefit them for decades to come. If you are looking for more than just your average leadership program, this is perfect for you!
LDP Year 2s must have completed LDP Year 1.
What is the difference between LDP 1 and 2?
As an LDP 1 you help out at camp by serving meals, distributing snacks and sorting mail. You work with the head counselor to determine your skills, talk about faith and learn about leadership. When you finish your LDP 1 the head counselor reviews your performance to recommend you for LDP2. In this next step you work closer with counselors by shadowing and helping out in daily life. This is an opportunity to really experience what it means to be a counselor and what you can bring to that role.
If you are ready to experience camp in a different way, apply for an LDP position. You will need to fill out an LDP application, complete a registration form and three reference forms.
Note: LDP sessions are available for online or paper registration. You must complete both the LDP application AND the summer camp registration form. The deadline for applications, registrations and reference letters is February 1st.
Program Dates and Rates
Leadership Development Program(LDP) Year 1 — for ages 16-17
Leadership Development Program(LDP) Year 2* — for ages 16-17 *must have completed LDP 1
Leadership Development Program (LDP) Registration
You may apply to be an LDP I if you will be 16 by the first day of camp. LDP IIs must have completed the LDP I program. Email the completed application to email@example.com by February 1. LDP I applications require three completed reference forms and LDP II applications require two completed reference forms (to be mailed or emailed by the reference). Completed packets (application and all references received) will be reviewed and processed as they are received. There are only a limited number of LDP slots per session and you are highly encouraged to submit your application at your earliest availability, and encourage your references to do the same, as well. If you are accepted and your preferred session is already full, you will be added to the waiting list with a deposit. If accepted into the program, you will receive instructions on how to proceed with payment and enrollment.
You must have completed LDP Year 1 before you can apply for LDP Year 2.