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 Campers 2019

As we enter the holiday season I am excited to announce that RYLA is returning for the Spring of 2022! As we near our 30th camp session I acknowledge that may new Rotarians may not be aware of this lifechanging youth program as well as some of you have slept quite a few times since our last camp in the fall of 2019!

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, however the spring of 2022 will be for High School Seniors and then in the fall of 2022 we will serve high school Juniors. You read that right, 2 RYLA's in 2022. 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 30th RYLA camp for District 6110 will be held at the Salvation Army Heart of the Hills facility located in Welling, Oklahoma just outside Tahlequah, Oklahoma on March 17-20th, 2022. 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.

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Spring 2022 Camp Details

Who can attend: Seniors of the class of 2022 and Inbound Youth Exchange Students

 Starts: March 17, 2022

Ends: March 20, 2022

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. 

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Dates to Remember
January 1: CIT and Chief Applications Due

January 18: CIT and Chief Acknowledgement; Letters Sent
March 6: Student applications due
March 17-20: 2022 RYLA

Get Student Application 

Get the RYLA Student Application here

For More Information

Tracey Dean, Rotary 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 Tulsa (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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