- What to Bring to Camp RYLA
- Where to Catch the Bus
- Transportation Plan – Bus Schedule for Students (North)
- Transportation Plan – Bus Schedule for Students (South)
- Schedule for Return Trip (North)
- Schedule for Return Trip (South)
1) Sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, jacket, sweat shirt, sweat pants, jeans, shorts, swimming suit, goggles, sport shoes, towels, flashlight, mosquito repellent, sunscreen. Clothes for Thursday Night’s dance. For all camp activities, camp-issued T-shirts will be worn everyday.
2) Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, brush, comb, etc. Some have brought hair dryers in the past. There are “modern” showers and restroom facilities near the cabins. The cabins are furnished with bunk-beds with mattresses, have electric heat and lights, but no water.
3) If you can play a musical instrument, and are comfortable bringing it to a campground, we encourage you to do so. We will have several opportunities for you to play in front of your peers.
Note: Cell phones will be strictly prohibited during camp activities. There is also no cellular reception at the campground.
On Sunday, June 18, 2017, a bus will pick you up near your home town and transport you to the Westminster Woods campground in Occidental, CA. There will be a North bus picking up students from Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Lake County, and Northern Sonoma County; and a South bus picking up students up from Napa County and Southern Sonoma County. Details of the bus schedule are provided below. Rotarians from your area will be available to help you!
Campers will not be allowed to use their own transportation beyond the pickup points or participate as part-time participants. If you are unable to attend camp for the entire week, please notify us immediately so that we can make arrangements for another student to attend for the entirety of the camp.
Participants will be dropped off at the campground between 3 and 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, and will be met by the Camp Director and Counselors. Departure from camp will occur around 11 a.m. on Friday, June 23. The return trip will be in reverse order as the pick-up schedule at the same location as the pick-up schedule. See below for the return trip scheduled drop-off times.
A group of students and one counselor will be assigned to each cabin. Counselors have been selected on the basis of their strong leadership qualities and enthusiasm for providing an exceptional experience for the students. All of the counselors have attended camp as a student and were hand selected by RYLA leadership and screened by Rotarians.
Students riding the bus are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time. It is important that you have your personal things ready to be loaded when the bus arrives. Please keep farewells to a minimum as the scheduled departure times need to be strictly adhered to in order for camp to start on time.
Students sponsored from the Rotary Clubs of Del Norte/Crescent City, McKinleyville, Arcata, Eureka, and Mad River will board the bus at the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, 2112 Broadway in Eureka at 8:30 a.m.
Students sponsored from the Rotary Clubs of Ferndale and Fortuna will board the bus at the Fortuna High School 12th St parking lot at approximately 9:00 a.m.
Students sponsored from the Garberville Rotary Club will be picked up at the Napa Auto Parts store located at the north end of town at 10:15 a.m.
Students sponsored from the Fort Bragg, Mendocino, and Willits clubs will board the bus at about 11:15 a.m. at Willits High School.
For the students listed above, the bus will make a stop in Ukiah at the McDonald’s restaurant near the corner of Perkins St. and Orchard Ave. at the south end of town. They will have the opportunity to buy lunch at the nearby restaurants. You may want to bring a sack lunch for this stop. This will be a 30 – 45 minute stop.
Students sponsored from the Rotary Clubs of the Lakeport and Ukiah areas will be picked up in the parking lot next to the South Ukiah McDonald’s Restaurant near the corner of Perkins St. and Orchard Ave.. Scheduled pick-up is 1 p.m.
Students sponsored from the Cloverdale Rotary Club will board the bus in front of Cloverdale High School at 1:20 p.m.
Students sponsored from the Rotary Clubs of Windsor and Healdsburg will board the bus at the Best Western Dry Creek Inn in Healdsburg at 1:40 p.m.
After leaving Healdsburg, the bus will go directly to Camp RYLA at Westminster Woods Campground in Occidental, CA.
Students riding the bus are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes before the schedule time. It is important that you have your personal things ready to be loaded when the bus arrives. Please keep farewells to a minimum as the scheduled departure times need to be strictly adhered to in order for camp to start on time.
Students sponsored by all of the Napa Rotary Clubs and the St. Helena Rotary Club will board the bus at the Elks Lodge in Napa at 12:30 p.m.
Students sponsored from the Sonoma Rotary Club will board the bus at 1:05 p.m. at Sonoma High School.
Students sponsored from the Petaluma and Petaluma Valley Rotary Clubs will board the bus at the Petaluma Community Center parking lot at Lucchesi Park in Petaluma at 1:45 p.m.
Students sponsored from the Rotary Clubs of Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa East, Santa Rosa West, Santa Rosa Sunrise, Santa Rosa, Oakmont, Calistoga, Kelseyville, Middletown and Clearlake will board the bus in the parking lot of Bailey Field at the Santa Rosa Junior College at 2:15 p.m.
Students sponsored from the Rotary Clubs of Sebastopol will board the bus at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Sebastopol located at 500 Robinson Rd. at 2:30 p.m.
After leaving Sebastopol, the bus will go directly to Camp RYLA at Westminster Woods Campground in Occidental, CA.
The Guerneville Club students will go directly to Camp, arriving at 3:15 p.m.
|Leave Westminister Woods||11:10 a.m.|
|Arrive in Healdsburg||12:30 p.m.|
|Arrive in Cloverdale||1:00 p.m.|
|Arrive in Ukiah||1:45 p.m.|
|Arrive in Willits||2:10 p.m.|
|Arrive in Garberville||3:30 p.m.|
|Arrive in Fortuna||4:45 p.m.|
|Arrive in Eureka||5:30 p.m.|
|Leave Westminster Woods at||11:15 a.m.|
|Arrive in Sebastopol||11:45 a.m.|
|Arrive at Santa Rosa Junior College||12:10 p.m|
|Arrive in Petaluma||12:35 p.m.|
|Arrive in Sonoma||1:25 p.m.|
|Arrive in Napa||2:20 p.m.|