|A letter to each RYLA applicant from the Chair of the RYLA Program, Jill Eldred
Jill Eldred, RYLA Chair
May 12, 2017
Congratulations on being accepted into the Rotary District 6360 Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) for 2017. Camp will be held August 11, 12, & 13 this year. This is an exciting event that will provide you an opportunity to study the elements of
You should be aware of a few simple camp rules for operation:
You need to be prepared for a camp experience with outdoor activities. Comfortable clothes for outdoors and participating in group activities are required. For example, tennis shoes, a change of clothes, plus extra shoes and socks if there is rain. You might want to bring rain gear as well. Outdoor activities are only cancelled if there is lightning. The facility is large and activities can be held indoors if there is inclement weather. The essentials like toothbrush, brush/comb, soap, shampoo, should also be brought to camp with you. You might want to bring flip- flops to wear in the shower.
Some outdoor activities are at night, so you will want a long-sleeved shirt and some long jeans. A hat would be a good idea as well as some insect repellent. You might want to bring an extra towel and a flashlight. Every year we will hold a Rotary Reflection service on Saturday. While this is not meant to replace church service it is meant to be a time to pause and reflect on the time you have spent learning from others.
Jill Eldred, RYLA Chair
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (RYLA)
RYLA will be held Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, 2017. This is an amazing opportunity for high school students who are going to be Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors. Students are chosen for their leadership potential. They will attend camp to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. The focus of the RYLA program is leadership, citizenship and personal development with elements designed to:
To sponsor a RYLA student, the cost to clubs remains only $200, and your club may have District Foundation credits to cover some or all of the cost!
NEW THIS YEAR!
If your club sends one student to RYLA, the District will give your club a scholarship to sponsor the cost of a second student! Scholarships are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis!
APPLY HERE: RYLA_Application 2017 (5)
Questions about the Basic or the Advanced Program should be directed to: