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LEN DUONG CAMP 2009 Press Release

posted Aug 25, 2012, 5:14 PM by VCSA Admin

The Vietnamese Culture & Science Association cordially invite Vietnamese-American youths 18 years or older to the Twelfth Annual Youth Leadership Development Camp, Len Duong 2009. Embark on this short, but unforgettable journey, during the Memorial Holiday weekend (July 3 to July 6). If you are or aspire to be a community activist or leader Camp Len Duong is for you.

Camp Len Duong has been the place to be for over 2,700 Vietnamese-American students and professionals during the past eleven years. Interested attendees are highly encouraged to register early. Space is limited and Camp Len Duong has consistently received more registrations than available space.

Other reasons to attend Camp Len Duong:


“I have been trying to describe what the Len Duong experience was like and have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to describe it fully with words. It has been said that during the year if you have not laughed from the bottom of your belly or cried from you heart, then you have not lived that year. I think at Len Duong…many of us have more than enough to live for many years to come as our hearts and minds were opened and lifted.” --- Luu Duc Cuong, Toronto, Canada

“Never have I found a weekend as fun, as stimulating, or as rewarding as the weekend I spent at Camp Len Duong…I had many doubts about coming…because my Vietnamese isn't fluent, my opinions are often considered radical by my more conservative Vietnamese friends…But when the time came to say goodbye to my fellow campers, I resisted the idea of leaving.” --- Katherine Vu, Houston

"…The experience was truly inexplicable…I managed only to exclaim, "Awesome!" Awesome is an understatement…I had expected Len Duong…to be just another summer camp, where friends are made and games played in an effort to "de-stress" from the everyday hectic environment. But was I wrong! Len Duong…was a learning experience, beyond all my expectations…" ---Tom Nguyen, Houston

“Len Duong camp…was the best present I have ever [gave] myself…there wasn't a dull moment…”--- Lan Anh Le, Orlando, Florida

“Len Duong truly is more than just any camp; it is one with a heart. What I discovered at Len Duong I cannot simply describe in words, for it is a feeling you have to experience to understand…” --- Ann Vo, Toronto, Canada

“I will always treasure 4 days at Camp Len Duong. It was probably one gift among the best gifts I received in my life. Camp Len Duong gave me the opportunity to become a much better leader, the opportunity to interact and observe other leaders.” --- Chu Ngoc Lan Anh, Ottawa, Canada

“… At Len Duong Camp…I learned many things which benefited both my professional and my personal life. Not only did it allow me to have a chance to meet other Vietnamese youth with such energy and vibrancy, but it also inspired me to be a positive…”---Pham Oanh, Oklahoma

“… I was overwhelmed by all the love that I was surrounded by...because in their eyes, I was a brother, a Vietnamese opened my heart and touched my soul. My Len Duong experience helped me find out who I am...I loved every moment of it. I cried on the plane ride back to New York.”---(Pham Minh Bao, New York



Youth Leadership Development Camp – 12th Anniversary Celebration

Time and Date: 6:00 pm July 3, 2009 - 2:00 pm July 6, 2009
Location: Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Center – Puslinch, Ontario

For complete information about Camp Len Duong 2009, including pictures from previous years, special speakers, directions, fee schedule, and online registration, please visit VCSA’s website at or

Online registration is available now at click on Len Duong camp.

Len Duong 2009 camp was underwritten by
Bank of America
Shell Oil Company
Texas Instruments
Willows Foundation

Len Duong 2009 is hosted by VCSA-Toronto with the following partnered organizations
Vietnamese Association of Toronto, Canada ( )
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (