We believe you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader.

Get ready to change yourself and the world!

Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a is a fun, intensive leadership experience where you develop leadership skills and make connections. This unique experience strengthens leadership skills and capabilities of high school students through physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual challenges.  There is an emphasis on problem solving, teamwork, and interaction with other outstanding students and volunteer counselors and presenters.
Who can attend and What are the costs?
About 100 high school students are selected each year from southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin by their local Rotary Clubs which pays the tuition for the camp experience. This five-day camp is completely free to students and families.

What are the benefits?

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships
  • Become eligible to apply for St Paul Rotary's $20,000 Centennial Scholarship to college!
When and where?
Camp RYLA is scheduled for the last week in April at YMCA Camp St. Croix near Hudson, Wisconsin on the St. Croix River. The closing session and award luncheon takes place at the St. Paul Rotary's Tuesday Lunch Meeting (downtown location TBA).
Camp RYLA has been scheduled for April 7-12, 2022.
Online registration will be open soon.
RYLA Video
How Can Rotarians Participate?
  • Join the St Paul Rotary RYLA Planning Team
  • Be a Camp Counselor or Featured Speaker
  • Help Transport students to Camp or to the closing Tuesday lunch with our club
  • Join the informal cook-out and ethics roundtable during Camp
  • Sponsor a local student to attend RYLA (a free opportunity)
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