Welcome to Camp RYLA

2015 RYLA Camp Photo
Westminster Woods
Occidental, CA
  • A youth leadership
    training camp for next
    year’s High School Seniors
  • Camp is held 3rd
    week in June
  • Westminster Woods
    6510 Bohemian Hwy.
    Occidental, CA 95465
    General Camp Phone (707) 874-2426
  • All scholarship winners are local and are selected and funded by your local Rotary Club in District 5130

Each year, the men and women Rotarians of the 43 clubs in District 5130 present the superb educational retreat in the California Redwoods. Regarded as one of the outstanding programs in our District, our comprehensive, professional staff makes Camp RYLA one of the highlights of each participant’s educational experience. If you are selected to participate, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas about current issues and discuss leadership and career opportunities with knowledgeable local and regional leaders including many District 5130 Rotarians.

“Each day is filled with surprises, fun,
recreation, leadership activities and much more!”

The excerpt below is from the 2001 Leadership Manual, published by the attending students, and briefly describes their experience.

“Students came from all over Northern California to participate in Camp RYLA. From Crescent City to Petaluma, Lake County and Napa County, we traveled the distance to become champs.

Each morning we were awakened by the sound of a train whistle and then enlightened by motivational speakers. Each speaker was unique and inspiring in his/her own way with each of us hearing their words and interpreting them to fit our individual perspectives. Overall, we as a family, had a great week at Camp RYLA and would recommend it sincerely to future leaders. We wish we could stay longer, but hey, it’s been a great five and a half days together. Have a great summer and keep in touch.”

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