About RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, is a leadership training program that enhances your community's youth leaders leadership and communication skills while breaking them out of their comfort zones and encouraging service above self.  RYLA gives students that confidence to spread their ideas of impact to their community and world while becoming life changers in the lives of those that they come in contact with.

RYLA is the Rotary sponsored youth leadership training program. RYLA is focused on class leaders who are currently in their junior (11th grade) year of high school. If your club is hosting a student from a foreign country as long as the individual is attending high school (10-12th grades), he or she may attend RYLA camp with the permission and participation of the sponsoring club.

The 27th annual RYLA camp will be held at the Salvation Army Heart of the Hills facility located in Welling, Oklahoma just outside Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Our camp is looking for bright leaders who have displayed leadership characteristics.  We accept students who have outstanding records and are looking for new ways to learn and grow in the areas of leadership, communication, diversity, vision, mission, teamwork, service, selflessness, and ROTARY.

Click here view a Video from RYLA 2016 2.0, which gives you a snapshot of what to look forward to!

Camp Details

StartsThursday October 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM (Registration and Lunch)  Official Program begins at 1:00 PM

Ends: Sunday October 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Where: Salvation Army Camp, Welling, OK

Cost: $300 per student

This includes all meals, snacks, lodging, program materials, leadership development through Heart of the Hills outstanding low and high ropes course, all the Rotary knowledge one could ask for, entertainment, and other activities/items. The clubs will need to provide transportation to and from the campsite near Tahlequah, OK. 

Click here for additional documentation covering frequently asked questions.

Get Student Application 

Get the RYLA Student Application here

Dates to Remember 

  • July 1: CIT and Chief Applications Due
  • August 1: CIT and Chief Acknowledgement; Letters Sent
  • October 4: Student applications due to Tracey Dean
  • October 19-22: 2017 RYLA

For More Information

Tracey DeanRotary District 6110 Co-chair RYLA 2016, Rotary Club of Pryor (click name to e-mail)

Matt HancockRotary District 6110 Co-chair RYLA 2016, Rotary Club of Broken Arrow (click name to e-mail)

Send student applications to:

Rotary District 6110
Rotary Youth Leadership Award 
208 S. Vann Street
Pryor, Oklahoma 74361 

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