Rotary District 5890 RYLA Committee Chair:
Mark Solano -
(832) 248-7704
2022 RYLA CAMP - March 25 - 27, 2022
Dates: March 25th - March 27th, 2022
Due Date:  Applications are due by February 18th, 2022 (we will likely extend the deadline). 
COVID-19 Requirement:  We're doing things a bit different this year - for your safety we're only accepting applications from students who can show partial or full proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Additionally, we're adding protocols to ensure that we can successfully host RYLA in a way that satisfies Rotary's requirements and good public health. 
It's that time again. Applications are open for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Scholarship (RYLA 2022). This 3 day weekend camp is a great opportunity to learn important lessons in leadership, lessons in communication, and well, overall it's also just a great reason to spend some time in nature (don't worry, we have cabins and running water). 
I know that I can speak for the many coaches who are excited to see you in person this year. This year, RYLA will be from March 25th through March 27th, 2022 and will take place at Carolina Creek Camp in Huntsville, Texas. 
The application is due on Feb 18th, 2022. There are a few writing components so please make sure to give yourself at least 15 to 20 minutes to complete the application. Once the application is complete we will coordinate with your club sponsor and Rotary Club.
Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, Camper.
Mark D. Solano, MPPA
Rotary District 5890 RYLA Committee Chair


Camp RYLA strengthens leadership skills and capabilities of high school students through three days of physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual challenges through problem solving, teamwork, and interaction with other outstanding students, volunteer counselors and motivational speakers. 

Our District 5890 RYLA Camp will be held in February 2022 and the $300 Registration fee is paid by the sponsoring Rotary Club, not the student, parents, or Interact club.  

RYLA Camp is one of Rotary International's Youth Programs.  RYLA Campers gain an appreciation for how important the Object of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test are in establishing moral and ethical values and the ideals of Service Above Self.  RYLA includes programs on topics designed to teach those things seen as vital ingredients in successful leaders such as fundamentals of leadership, problem solving and conflict management, building self-confidence and self-esteem, elements of community and global citizenship, sportsmanship, competition, physical fitness, spirituality and character. 

By working with today's leaders, Camp RYLA is trying to help guarantee a bright future for today's and tomorrow's generations.  The sessions at Camp RYLA provide informal talks by selected speakers followed by discussion groups.  Camp RYLA looks to remove the "generation gap" between adult and youth leaders and to foster understanding and goodwill for those who participate through its rap sessions and recreational activities in a beautiful setting. RYLA Scholars are selected through a 200 word essay as part of the application process. 

RYLA Scholars are recognized by the District Governor at completion of the program during the presentation of "Certificate of Attendance" ceremony.

The following are Rotary objectives for RYLA:

  •  To further demonstrate Rotary‚Äôs respect and concern for youth.
  • To encourage and assist selected youth leaders and potential leaders in methods of responsible and effective voluntary youth leadership by providing them with a training experience.
  • To encourage continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth. (To that end, we are including the leadership of our District Interact Clubs.)
  • To encourage youth to become role models for their friends facing decisions and important social issues.
  • To publicly recognize the high qualities of many young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders.