Camp 2012

15th Youth Leadership Development Camp
Happy 15th year anniversary to Lên Đường

LIVE YOUR DREAM
conceive, believe, achieve


Location: Camp Courage Center - Maple Lake, Minnesota, USA
Date: May 25 - 28, 2012
Camp Master: Liêm Vũ, Minnesota

Key Note Speaker

Dat Nguyen
Former Dallas Cowboys Professional Football Player

As one of the most decorated collegiate football players Dat Nguyen battled the perception that he was too small to play linebacker for as long as he was involved in the game of football. Proving critics wrong at an early stage, he finished his college career with Texas A&M University as the Aggies' career record holder with 51 consecutive starts, 517 career tackles and a 10.7 tackles-per-game average. His 517 career tackles is a Texas A&M record. He is the only Aggie to ever lead the school in tackles for four consecutive years. 
The Dallas Cowboys drafted Nguyen in the third round (85th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. Nguyen made an impact with the Cowboys from the very beginning, leading the team in special-teams stops as a rookie and becoming Dallas' starting middle linebacker in his second season. In 2001, he completed his first full season as a starting NFL middle linebacker and recorded 112 tackles. In 2003, with Nguyen leading the team in tackles, the Cowboys were the most effective defense in the NFL by a very wide margin. He was selected second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press. 

Dat was the first Vietnamese-American to play in the NFL. Following his career as a player, he was hired as the Cowboys' assistant linebackers coach and quality control coach from 2007–2009. On February 14, 2010, Nguyen was named the new inside linebacker coach at his alma mater. 

Through his entire football career Nguyen was known for his involvement in the community and giving back to help others in need or less fortunate. Some of his humanitarian efforts include: Co-Honorary of the VANGUSA, Co Honorary of America Heart Walk Dallas, Advisory Board of Coaches for College all with his wife Becky, Fellowship Christian Athletes, Children Cancer Fund of Dallas, Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Nguyen married his college sweetheart, Becky, and they have three daughters.