What:     An intensive leadership development program developed in 1971 by Rotary International for young leaders.
When:   June 17th - 20th, 2021
Where:  Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX (hosted by the Rotary Club of Stephenville)
Who:      Students must be a high school junior or senior in the fall of 2021. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 18. Students should meet the following qualifications:
  • Leadership experience or potential, demonstrated through participation in youth group or service activities
  • Cooperative nature and willingness to participate in a group
  • Awareness of current events
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good performance in school and work
  • Enthusiasm for sharing newly found skills
Student Drop Off/Pick Up Information
  • Location is Legacy Hall at Tarleton State University, 1520 West Shirley Street, Stephenville, TX 76401
  • Drop off is Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Pick up is Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
No cost to the student. A local Rotary Club funds the $425 sponsorship of the student.
The RYLA Program is led in a professional, collegiate atmosphere where participants will:
  • Develop leadership skills through experiential and fun activities
  • Increase self-confidence and enhance teamwork skills through participation in challenge course exercises
  • Learn proper social and business etiquette while participating in a formal dinner event
  • Observe how city government operates while participating in a mock City Council meeting
  • Expand their civic and patriotic skills in ethics and responsibility classes
  • Learn about the purpose and objectives of Rotary International while attending a Rotary club meeting
  • Learn about the Rotary Four Way Test
  • Participate in a community service project
  • Participate in a global political exercise called Promises, Promises
RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary‚Äôs respect and concern for young people.
  • Provide leadership concepts for selected youth leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
RYLA provides:
  • An introduction of a variety of issues and people
  • An opportunity to make new friends.
  • RYLA is FUN!!
Coronavirus Information
Rotary District 5790 is taking precautions to ensure the safety of campers and staff. Coronavirus protocols and procedures for Camp RYLA will be published May 1, 2021.