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


RYLA is returning for the Spring of 2023 on March 16-19th at Salvation Army Heart O’ The Hills in Welling, OK (Just East of Tahlequah, OK)! As we near our 30th camp session I acknowledge that many 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. 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.

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  • Staff and Chaperone Application(Required for all 18 years plus that will be at camp as volunteers) Goes Live Nov 1, 2022 via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ryladistrict6110
  • Staff and Chaperone Selections mailed/e-mailed out December 5th with next steps
  • Staff and Rotarian Acceptance for those that were accepted by RYLA Leadership paperwork back to Matt by December 25th via email, mail, or hand delivered
  • 2023 RYLA Student Application goes live via District website January 1st.(There will be a MAX number of Campers that will be announced with this as well as potential criteria for the number of campers accepted by the district.)
  • 2023 RYLA Student Applications and Payment received by Tracey Dean by March 6th. Only complete applications with payment will be accepted.

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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