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 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 returning for the Fall of 2023 on October 19th-22nd at Salvation Army Camp Heart O' Hills in Welling, OK (Just East of Tahlequah, OK)! RYLA for our Rotary District is only a couple months away and our application deadline is Monday, October 9, 2023. The cost per student is $300. 

The student application for 2023 (high school juniors) is available HERE and the camp FAQ’s are available HERE. We would prefer applications to be completed via typing into the fillable form, but clean and clear penmanship is the goal.

If you are looking for a great recruitment video  or video to share at a club meeting or you personally are unaware of what RYLA is check out the video here.

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RYLA is the Rotary District 6110 sponsored youth leadership training program. RYLA is traditionally focused on class leaders who are currently in their junior (11th grade) year of high school. In addition, if your club is hosting a student through youth exchange 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.

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.

We are also still looking for chaperones that will stay all 4 days at camp as well as Rotarians/Volunteers that have video/photo capabilities to capture the camp. Can’t stay all four days? We are also looking for Rotarians that can spend the day with us investing through mentoring and service.

The link to the chaperone application is HERE

Do you follow RYLA on Facebook? Click HERE to follow all the awesomeness leading up to camp! 

We look forward to the impact that we will make on RYLA 2023 and hope you are prepared to send campers or be a part of the camp yourself!

For More Information, please contact:

Matt Hancock, Rotary District 6110 Co-chair RYLA, Rotary Club of Tulsa (click name to e-mail) 918.260.3413 via text

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


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