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Each year more than 100 teenagers from around the region rock their summer by spending four days and three nights on a college campus (in a dorm, away from their parents and annoying siblings), learning the subtle and not-so-subtle traits of being a leader.
Campers participate in workshops and sessions on various “teen-related” topics, like public speaking (OMG NO!), volunteerism (OK, that’s cool) and ethics (I don’t know, what would you do?). There are also games, guest speakers and activities, all of which are structured to help youth recognize their leadership potential and encourage them to act upon it.
In short, it’s a camp for youth and by youth that empowers youth to become leaders. And it makes a huge difference.
So here’s what you need to know:
WHO: Youth from throughout the Cincinnati/Dayton region, ages 13–17 and entering grades 8–11
WHEN: Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16, 2017
WHERE: On the campus of Xavier University; campers will stay in dorms on campus
COST: $225 includes lodging, meals, camp materials and the AWESOME LDC 2K17 T-shirt
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Available on a limited, need-based basis
APPLY: Fill out the application form.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Diana Wood 513-579-3095 LDC.CincinnatiARC.OH@redcross.org