Will there be a nurse?

Yes, we will have our own camp nurse on site and will be available during the entire duration of camp in case of any emergencies or ailments.

Will there be vegetarian or vegan food options? Should I bring my own food/snacks?

Mission Springs provides three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and there will be vegetarian options. Ask any of the Mission Springs dining hall staff members to see what is available for you at that meal. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but this is a nut-free campus!

What will I be learning?

RYLA focuses on developing your leadership style and community building. Campers will attend a variety of workshops where they can access these skillsets.

How will I get to camp? Do you provide transportation?

All campers MUST meet at either the West Valley College or Harbor High School location for pick up or drop off to check-in and board the bus to attend Camp RYLA. Buses will leave at exactly 12PM SHARP (for West Valley). Please eat lunch before riding with us! See more details here.

Can I communicate with my parents? Can they or friends visit during camp?

If your camper has a phone, you’re welcome to communicate with them during their free time and appropriate hours. When they arrive at camp they’ll receive an agenda and can update you with their free time. We do ask you to be respectful of camp time as this is their time to learn more and enjoy RYLA!
Please note that this is not an open camp and we ask that you don’t visit during camp. If an emergency occurs, please contact us at ryla5170@gmail.com

What are the due dates for medical records?

All camper registration forms must be completed by April 30th.
Any incomplete applications after April 30th will result in forfeiting your spot at Camp RYLA.

What should I pack?

Check out the pack list here!

It’s a camp, do I need a sleeping bag?

It’s a camp, do I need a sleeping bag?
Yes! While beds are provided, you’ll need to supply your own pillow, blanket/sleeping bag, and towel.