What’s Len Duong?
Once a year, Len Duong brings together a happy group of 250-300 young adults from across North America to develop leadership skills and cultural appreciation at a campsite. It’s designed to empower young Vietnamese-Canadians/Americans to become effective leaders in their communities through leadership education and hands-on experience.
And for the first time since 1998, Len Duong will be making its first appearance to Vancouver, British Columbia – home to gorgeous mountain views and vast beaches!
What’s in it for me?
Len Duong is one of the biggest success stories for the Vietnamese community in North America. By attending, you are contributing to the never ending drive to grow our heritage’s leadership and community influence.
It’s also much more than a ‘camp’. At the end of the day, Len Duong is a personal experience that’s tailored to you! Young adults from all over the continent have established lifelong friendships, been greatly inspired by Vietnamese leaders and peers, and have walked away with a greater appreciation and understanding of their heritage and family. And if this doesn’t convince you, watch the video below to get a flight taster of what we’re all about.
2017 Lên Đường camp is excited to announce its scholarship program aimed at promoting excellence and provide subsidy to our campers. Please see the modules below and visit www.lenduongcamp.org for more information on the application process. Please note that the deadline for all submission is April 24, 2017 11:59 p.m. CST. Good luck to all and see you at camp.
- VCSA Scholarship – $750
People face challenges every day. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Were you able to find the voice to stand up for something you passionately supported? Did you find the courage to create a positive opportunity for yourself or others? How did you persevere when the odds were against you?
- Essay Contest – $500
Option 1: Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself as a North American Vietnamese?
Option 2: What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
- Envision Scholarship – $250
As we commemorate 20 years of Len Duong Camp, create an art piece that demonstrates Vietnamese pride.
Please answer in one of the following formats accompanied with a short description (100 word max) of how your work supports the scholarship prompt. Content must be appropriate for public viewing at camp.
Audio (2-3 minutes) Video: (2-3 minutes) Poem (100 words max) Short Story (1000 word max) Two Dimensional Artwork: Painting, drawing, sketch (Submit image in JPEG/GIF/PNG)
How do I sign up?
If Len Duong is right for you or you’re super excited already, visit www.lenduongcamp.org to register! Camp will be hosted on May 26th for 4 days, 3 nights.
If you’re teeter-tottering or want more information about the organization or event itself, feel free to contact us or visit the official VCSA website for more details as well as success stories from past camps all over North America. Note: Scholarships/Grants are available for this event.
“I think Len Duong was successful in creating in me a sense of self-confidence and responsibility.”
“I met a lot of people who were very motivated, really good spirit of just being energetic and being out there in the community.”
"If you don’t understand your heritage and how you got here, you risk being a tree without roots. Len Duong makes us aware of that."