Sunday, April 19, 2009

12th Annual Camp Len Duong - 2009


Register is OPEN now with limited space. First come, first served basis. Please register today!
Click HERE to register.Check out our Scholarships as well!

Press Release
The Vietnamese Culture & Science Association cordially invites Vietnamese-American/Canadian 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 Independence Day 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:

Testimonials:"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 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)

JOIN US!!! CAMP LEN DUONG 2009 Youth Leadership Development Camp

Time and Date:

6:00 pm July 3, 2009 - 2:00 pm July 6, 2009

Location: Crieff Hills Conference Center - Puslinch, Ontario, Canada

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 sponsored byBank of America,CenterPoint Energy, Shell Oil Company,Texas Instruments,Thoi Bao Magazine,WinMagic, Saigon Houston Radio, Little Saigon Radio, Farmer Insurance, Chevron, TME, Ameresco Canada, Greatland Investment, Saigon Tex-News Len Duong 2009 is hosted by VCSA-Toronto chapter and with the following partnered organizations Vietnamese Association of Toronto, Canada (

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (


Supported by Le Hoang Nguyen, Manh Xuan Thai, Dr. Rick Ngo, Dr. Hai Ho, Saigon Houston Radio 900AM and Greatland Investment Scholarship Foundation I.

Goal: To promote participation of Vietnamese-American/Canadian students in volunteerism in the Vietnamese community in the local city, VCSA will award eight (8) $500.00 scholarships to outstanding young community activists who want to attend camp Len Duong 2009 and need financial help.II. Requirements:1. Applicants can be college students or senior in high school whose GPA is 3.00 or above on the 4-point scale. 2. Applicant must be active in a Vietnamese community organization or Vietnamese Student Association3. Submit an application (download form HERE). 4. Submit an essay about the topic "What Vietnam means to you? Why are you active with the Vietnamese community and what is your plan to contribute to Vietnam in the future?"5. Submit a personal resume showing leadership ability and current active involvement with the community. 6. Scholarship fund will be awarded to the applicant at camp Len Duong 2009.

Please submit the essay, personal resume, Len Duong camp expectation statement to or or send the hard copies to VCSA Len Duong scholarship - 4615 Belle Park Dr. Houston, TX 77072 Attn.

LD scholarship committeeNO LATER THAN May 4th, 2009For more information please contactVietnamese Culture & Science Association(281) or

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