Leadership Development Camp 2023

Canoeing in Algonquin ParkLeadership Development Camp is an intensive ten-day program that will prepare you for leadership in the real world. Running from Sunday June 29 to Friday July 8 in 2023, the camp is open to youth ages 16-18. LDC includes leadership workshops, games, small group discussions, a three-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park and many opportunities to practice leadership skills.

Based on Jesus’ example of servanthood leadership, LDC provides a chance for spiritual growth and personal develpment. It is a great way to prepare for being on staff at camp, and also looks excellent on a resume! You do not need to be an experienced leader to participate in LDC; all you need is a desire to grow as an individual and in your faith. It’s all about strengthening who you already are.


The fee for LDC this year will be $765. This fee covers program costs, your room and board, and includes a t-shirt and your tuck (snacks) for the week.  If you are selected to be a part of LDC, you will receive a letter and registration form with instructions on how to proceed with payment, what to bring and a health and permission form to complete.  If the fee is a problem, please let us know and we will work something out – you can email our registrar to ask about our “Geared-to-Income” plan.

Please plan to apply before May 15th, 2023 (although later applications may still be possible). We will begin to respond to applications in early May. To apply please email your responses to the following questions to goldenlakecamp@gmail.com.

  1. Full Name
  2. Age as of December 31st, 2023
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email address
  5. Name of Parent/Guardian (Required if under 18)
  6. Have you ever attended summer camp as a camper? If so, what camp did you attend and how did it go?
  7. Please list any leadership experience (including training) that you have had in the past, formal or informal?
  8. Please list any extracurricular activities that you are involved with:
  9. Are there any special circumstances that might affect your participation at Leadership Camp (e.g. Health conditions, important events scheduled during the summer. Please keep in mind that we are incredibly inclusive and accommodating, this information is primarily for program preparation.)
  10. Why do you want to participate in Leadership Camp?
  11. What are your greatest strengths related to leadership? What are some leadership skills you would like to improve on?
  12. What do you think it means to be a Christian?
  13. What does your faith look like in your everyday life?
  14. What are you hoping to gain from participating in Leadership Development Camp?
  15. Is there anything else you’d like to add?