In our 24th year of RYLA 5830, staff and campers are gearing up for another life-changing experience at Clements Scout Ranch in Athens, TX. With two sessions of camp, February 7-9 and 21-23, RYLA will host over 200 students from across the district for team building, outdoor activities, group discussions, and more in order to promote the 8 leadership traits of integrity, team building, communication, problem solving, planning, decision making, trust, and self-esteem.
Campers should come prepared with their medical forms (if not already emailed to, warm layers of clothes, and a positive attitude! Parents and campers will receive an email with general reminders of what to expect, but club coordinators can help by confirming students have everything they need before heading off to camp. Check-in begins at 3pm and activities will kick off at 5pm, sharp.
As part of our goal to carry RYLA into our lives beyond the weekend(s) we spend at camp each year, several alumni are working to charter a new kind of Rotary club, the Leaders in Service E-Club. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to join, so we’ll be encouraging students to look into this exciting new opportunity as they finish high school.
For RYLA questions, contact Sarah Jenkins at And for more info on the new e-club, email Sarah at
Sarah "Cookie" Jenkins
Registrar, Webmaster
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