Are you ready for a once in a lifetime experience?
Here is a welcome message that was sent to RYLA campers today (May 24). We’re still receiving registrations, and will do so through May 31st.
Rotarians – please try to connect with your campers and make sure they’re receiving information. We will email bus schedules the week before RYLA (June 20), and a separate email to campers called “What to Bring to Camp.”
WELCOME TO ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)!
Greetings, RYLA camper! Congratulations – you have been selected by your school and a Rotary club for a full scholarship to attend a unique, powerful leadership development opportunity. Rotary International is a worldwide, non-religious and non-political service organization with 1.2 million members in 200 countries. Rotary clubs deliver services in their local communities and internationally – Rotarians believe that investing in young service leaders like you ensures our positive future.
Camp RYLA takes place at Grove Camp in Dorena, Oregon – it’s a rustic, forested environment with a traditional lodge and cabins that are simple but comfortable. For 5.5 days, you will live and work collaboratively with other students in an inclusive, supportive, and safe place that is designed to help you grow as an individual and team leader. RYLA is often described as “life-changing” – but it’s also engaging and fun!
Here are a few details about camp:
- RYLA begins on Tuesday, June 20 and ends the morning of Sunday, June 25, 2023.
- You must be available for the entire camp to attend.
- You will be transported by bus to and from RYLA. We will email you specifics about times and pickup locations shortly before the start of camp.
- We will send you information by email about “What to bring to camp” and dress guidelines about a week before the start of camp.
- We take your health and safety seriously. We will have a doctor on site, who will be available for medication management and will help you in case of emerging health or safety issues. We will be vigilant about potential COVID or other exposures.
- You or your parents are welcome to contact me with questions: email@example.com
We look forward to meeting you! We hope the remainder of your school year is pleasant and productive. Warmly, Mary Hoskins and Dell Gray – Rotary District 5110 RYLA Co-Chairs and 2023 Camp Directors.