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June 25-28, 2023
Happiness is Camping
Hardwick Township, NJ
Ensure spots for your participants now!
$515 per Scholarship
Checks should be made out to:
"Rotary District 7490 - RYLA"
Checks should be sent to:
15 Mary Street
Lodi, NJ, 07644
What is RYLA?
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
What are the benefits?
Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
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
RYLA 7490 is an experiential leadership training program for high school juniors entering their senior year of high school from Bergen, Hudson & Passaic Counties. RYLA 2023 is scheduled for Sunday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 28 at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick Township, NJ.
At RYLA, students hone their leadership potential, develop creative problem-solving strategies, and learn ethical business practices in addition to many other leadership lessons.
How can I participate?
RYLA participants are nominated and sponsored by local Rotary clubs. Contact your local Rotary club to find out more about its specific procedures, and utilize this website for District-wide RYLA information!
Rotary Youth Protection
RYLA 7490 and its staff adhere to the Rotary Youth Protection Guidelines: https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/youth-protection
Statement of Conduct for Working With Youth
Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotary members, their partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people with whom they come into contact and protect them from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.
RYLA 7490 Documents
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This trifold may be printed out and/or emailed to anyone who should know what RYLA is. For example, provide a copy to students who might interview with your Club to be selected as a participant, or a student who is already selected as a scholarship recipient looking to familiarize himself or herself with the program!
A complete guide to RYLA 7490 2023 for Rotarians. Includes a step-by-step checklist for selecting and registering participants for RYLA 2023, general RYLA details, RYLA 2023 COVID-19 Policy, Rotary Youth Protection Statement, contact information and bio of RYLA Chair David Edelstein.
A complete guide to RYLA 7490 2023 for Participants and Parents/Guardians. Includes program objectives, goals, mission and vision; program and camp rules; forms to complete; contact information and bio of
RYLA Chair David Edelstein.