2022 theme is: Tomorrow’s Leaders Begin Today.

 
RYLA Camp
April 1-3, 2022
YMCA Camp Kitaki
14917 E Park Hwy
Louisville NE 68037
CONTACT: Kathy Rieger at ryla@rotarydistrict5650.org
 
STUDENT APPLICATION - click here.
Please note - this form MUST BE FILLED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN!
DEADLINE to apply is MARCH 10, 2022!
 
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Seminar will be April 1-3, 2022 at Camp Kitaki near Louisville NE.  RYLA Seminar is an intensive 3-day training program for High School Sophomores and Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues; share ideas with talented peers; learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects; discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world; and learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national borders.  

The seminar, in its 8th year, focuses on youth leadership development.  Participants will learn about Rotary International and what clubs do to make our world a better place. They will participate in small groups and will work together to hone their leadership skills and learn more about the 7 initiatives of Rotary International. Participants will also have the opportunity to build their leadership skills with several outdoor team building activities that the YMCA staff facilitate. There is also time for fun and fellowship with many opportunities to get to know fellow campers.
 
One of the projects of the weekend will be the “Initiative Challenge” where groups will be selecting an aspect of Protecting the Environment and develop ways to act and minimize how our world can work toward saving our planet from the radical changes in our climate, our ecosystems, and the health of every living thing in the world. Participants will learn about how to make a positive impact as emerging leaders in their communities, as well as a knowledge of our impact on the world and how impact can be changed by the choices we make.