This page has been created to assist RYLA chairs in District 5170 sponsor campers for Camp RYLA. If you are not your club’s RYLA chair and would like to sponsor a camper, please contact your club’s RYLA chair. Note, individual Rotarians are not able to directly sponsor campers through Camp RYLA, arrangements must be made through your District 5170 Rotary Club.
Complete a Club Reservation Form by January 31, 2021
The Club Reservation form is used for each Rotary Club to indicate how many campers they would like to send to Camp RYLA. The initial allocation of camper spots will be 2 per each Rotary Club + 1 additional spot for each Interact Club they sponsor. Following the deadline, if available, additional spots will be allocated to clubs requesting clubs and timeliness will be a consideration.
The cost for each timely reserved camper spot is $200.00. Note, reserved camper spots are not finalized until payment is received.
Pay Camper Fees by February 15, 2021
Following the club reservation, your club shall send a check to the District Office for payment of fees. Reserved camper spots are not finalized until payment is received. All checks payable to: Rotary District 5170.
Checks may be mailed to the District Office at:
Rotary District 5170
c/o Camp RYLA District 5170
2570 N. First Street, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95131
Any payments not received by February 15th will be subject to a $50 per camper late fee and will risk forfeiting the camper spot. Please submit your check requests early!
Select Campers – Camper registration will go live and begin on March 1, 2021 and conclude on May 15, 2021
Each club may follow their own camper selection process. You may consider an interview process to select campers for RYLA. This allows both students and Rotarians the opportunity to meet and discuss leadership, values, and expectations. Below we have a downloadable PDF of interview questions. Feel free to tailor your questions according to your interview styles and preferences…this is an example and good starting point.
Please start your camper selection early—if you wish to sponsor leaders for the next academic year, encourage your students to hold early elections to meet registration deadlines.
Camper Registration – Online – Due by May 15, 2021
Direct Campers to Register Online – Information Coming Soon
The final step for Rotarians is to keep in touch with perspective campers as they work through camper registration. During camper registration, campers will be asked for the name of their sponsoring Rotary Club and the associated RYLA chair—please provide them with this information!
Camper Registration is now FULLY online. There are no papers to print or submit. Campers will be able to submit all their information, including parent waivers, through our online registration system and will receive a confirmation email when complete.
Once you have selected your campers, provide them with the RYLA registration link that has been sent to the RYLA chairs by email from Jenn Chang. Note, the camper registration link should only be sent to selected campers, and not alternates.
District RYLA Chair