It's that time again!  Our 3-day weekend RYLA Camp is a great opportunity for our high school studens to learn important lessons in leadership, lessons in communication, and well, overall it's also just a great reason to spend some time in nature (don't worry, we have cabins and running water).  Click to learn more!
Camp RYLA strengthens leadership skills and capabilities of high school students through three days of physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual challenges through problem solving, teamwork, and interaction with other outstanding students, volunteer counselors and motivational speakers. 

Our 2024 District 5890 RYLA Camp will be held February 9-11th and the $350 Registration fee is paid by the sponsoring Rotary Club, not the student, parents, or Interact club.  

RYLA Camp is one of Rotary International's Youth Programs.  RYLA Campers gain an appreciation for how important the Object of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test are in establishing moral and ethical values and the ideals of Service Above Self.  RYLA includes programs on topics designed to teach those things seen as vital ingredients in successful leaders such as fundamentals of leadership, problem solving and conflict management, building self-confidence and self-esteem, elements of community and global citizenship, sportsmanship, competition, physical fitness, spirituality and character.

By working with today's leaders, Camp RYLA is trying to help guarantee a bright future for today's and tomorrow's generations.  The sessions at Camp RYLA provide informal talks by selected speakers followed by discussion groups.  Camp RYLA looks to remove the "generation gap" between adult and youth leaders and to foster understanding and goodwill for those who participate through its rap sessions and recreational activities in a beautiful setting.  RYLA Scholars are selected through a 200 word essay as part of the application process. 

RYLA Scholars are recognized by the District Governor at completion of the program during the presentation of "Certificate of Attendance" ceremony.

The following are Rotary objectives for RYLA:

  • To further demonstrate Rotary‚Äôs respect and concern for youth.
  • To encourage and assist selected youth leaders and potential leaders in methods of responsible and effective voluntary youth leadership by providing them with a training experience.
  • To encourage continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth. (To that end, we are including the leadership of our District Interact Clubs.)
  • To encourage youth to become role models for their friends facing decisions and important social issues.
  • To publicly recognize the high qualities of many young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders.
Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, Camper!
Quinn Edgecombe
2023-2024 Rotary District 5890 RYLA Committee Chair