Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Program (LDP):

This program is designed to develop leadership skills and provide training in child development and behavior, program development, and teaching techniques.

During all three levels of the LDP program, these skills — as they apply to camping situations — are taught by Camp Downer’s experienced staff.

A majority of the camp staff are former campers that have successfully completed the LDP program.

LDP 1: Must be 14 years old. (Only offered during the two-week session)

LDP 2: Must be 15 years old. (Only offered during the two-week session)

Selected by the Resident Director:

LDP 3 (Staff Aide): Must be 16 years old and either successfully completed the LDP 2
course or be recommended by the Resident Director.