Discover a world outside the classroom through an intensive leadership experience that builds communication skills, teaches creative problem-solving, and challenges you to change not only yourself but the world.

High School Sophomores and Juniors: Apply today for RYLA camp April 17-19, 2020 (applications are under legal review and will be posted ASAP. Meantime contact RYLA Chair Lori Benton to take your name and information.)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp ALLOWS YOU to:

  • Learn about yourself and what drives you
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

What’s Rotary?

Rotary is a global network of neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world. Very simply: We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. As a student, you can become a Rotarian through our Interact and Rotaract clubs yet first, join us at RYLA.


RYLA participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs or their high school teachers and counselors. Other than being a sophomore or junior within District 5650, there are NO restrictions for enrollment; we love equally. District clubs cover all expenses associated with the program. There is an application and acceptance process so don’t delay - competition is fierce and sadly, not all are accepted. Download the general student application in the link box to the left. CLUBS, PLEASE ACCESS THE CLUB APPLICATION AND OTHER INFORMATION FROM THE LEFT MENU, UNDER CLUB INFORMATION.

The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. For pictures and videos of past RYLA camps visit our Facebook page HERE.