Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYLA- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


RYLA in District 5110 is a five and a half day leadership development camp for 144 high school sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities or leadership potential, as determined by their schools and Rotarian sponsors. Camp takes place from Tuesday through Sunday of the last full week in June, at Grove Camp in Dorena, Oregon. Led by professional facilitators from True North Consulting, RYLA employs an active, age-appropriate curriculum designed to challenge and develop collaborative leadership skills. Campers participate in counselor-led, small group activities and reside in rustic lodges supervised by cabin counselors, many of whom are RYLA alums and/or Rotaractors. RYLA participation is made possible by full scholarships from sponsoring Rotary clubs, at no cost to campers or families.

After two years without an in-person camp, we were delighted to offer a return to “traditional” in-person camp in 2022.


RYLA 2023 is scheduled for June 20-25.


For more information, contact your high school counseling office or Rotary Club. Each Rotary Club determines their interview dates to meet the District deadline.

Rotary Club of Ashland contact: Shelia Foster (541) 778-7356

District Rotary Contact: Mary Hoskins (541) 531-8538); (Rotary District 5110 Chair/Camp Director)


                                       First RYLA Camp 1991


RYLA 2022