2020 RYLA | POSTPONED

We have made the very difficult decision to cancel our RYLA program for this upcoming May 15-17, 2020. Based on the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Camp Upham Woods has decided to keep it's facility closed through the month of May. Ultimately, the safety of our students, staff, and Rotarians is highest priority for us.

We plan to do whatever we can to provide some sort of experience for our students signed up to attend this year. The options include rescheduling the RYLA program for sometime this summer or early fall based on availability at Camp Upham Woods. Another option would be to provide some sort of virtual program that our team has already begun working on! We’re carefully considering these options and will follow up with more information on those plans as soon as they become finalized.

We appreciate your patience with the decision making process and insight as we move forward. On behalf of the team, please know how incredibly grateful we are for your interest and support of the RYLA program and the opportunity to foster leadership in not only yourself but also those around you. We are remaining incredibly positive that we will have the opportunity to experience the RYLA magic we had been planning for over the past several months.

 
RYLA Co-Chairs:
Michelle TerMaat-McGrath
(Madison Downtown Rotary Club)
Email -or- Phone: 608-886-9272
 
Ben Bauer
(Marshfield Sunrise Club)
Email -or- Phone: 715-650-1060
 

RYLA - Rotary District 6250

2020 Date & Location:
May 15-17, 2020 (Postponed)
Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, WI

What Is RYLA?

Established as a Rotary Structured Program in 1971, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.

The Rotary District 6250 RYLA program is a camp designed to build future leaders and Rotarians who exemplify the four way test.

  • Is it the Truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build good will and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Check out the video from last year!

 

Where is it?

  • RYLA will be held at Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, WI
 

When is it?

  • The 2020 Rotary District 6250 RYLA Program is May 15 - 17, 2020 (Postponed)

Who can attend?

  • Each year Rotary Clubs can sponsor students from local high schools to attend (it is strongly suggested sophomores be chosen, however this is not a requirement)
  • Adult Rotarians are always welcome and needed to help facilitate the Conference (and to come have fun!)

What is the cost?

The cost to attend the camp is:
  • $200 if complete paperwork is submitted by April 1, 2020 and is paid by the local Rotary Club.
  • $225 for any registrations with paperwork arriving after April 2, 2020 - April 17, 2020.
  • Please Note: Due to club response and camp limits we will be at a a maximum occupancy this year.  Availability will be on a first apply, first filled basis.  All paperwork must be submitted to guarantee a spot.  
  • Please note that transportation is the local Rotary Club’s responsibility.
 
RYLA Co-Chairs:

Michelle TerMaat-McGrath
(Madison Downtown Rotary Club)
Email -or- Phone: 608-886-9272

Ben Bauer
(Marshfield Sunrise Club)
Email -or- Phone: 715-650-1060

REGISTRATION FORMS:

Forms for Registering Students:

2020 Student Camp Packet.pdf
-or-
2020 Student Camp Packet.doc
 

Tookit for Student Selection:

2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Toolkit for Student Selection.pdf 
-or-
2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Toolkit for Student Selection.doc 
 

Adult Rotarian, Leadership Guru and Junior Counselor Application:

RYLA Staff Application - (Online only)

 

Transportation:

Each student should arrange for transportation to/from the conference. Most Rotary clubs provide this transportation on a volunteer basis, but there may be situations where a parent would transport their students.

Directions to Upham Woods:

N194 County Rd N
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

From I-90/94:
Use exit 87. Turn left at the second stoplight onto Hwy 12/16 West. Drive ½ mile from stoplight, turn right onto County A. County A becomes N beyond the railroad underpass. Upham Woods is on the right, 0 .6 mile beyond the railroad.
 
From the EAST on WI-16 or 23:
Follow Hwy 16/23 through the city of Wisconsin Dells. Cross the Wisconsin River. Turn right onto Hwy 12/16 West. Drive ½ mile from stoplight, turn right onto County A. County A becomes N beyond the railroad underpass. Upham Woods is on the right, 0.6 mile beyond the railroad.
 
From the South on Hwy 12:
Follow Hwy 12 north through Lake Delton.  Do NOT turn at the 1st County Road A  (Old Newport Road – directly across from “Top Secret”, the upside down White House amusement park).  Proceed through the major intersection of Hwy’s 12/16/13/23 in Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells.  Continue 0.5 miles north and turn right onto County Road A.  County Road A becomes County Road N beyond the railroad underpass.  Upham Woods is on the right 0.6 miles beyond the underpass.

 

Want more information on RYLA?

  • Click here to learn more about RYLA on the Rotary International website. 
 

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April 2, 2020
Grant Management Seminar
Eau Claire
 
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June 19-21, 2020
Fort Atkinson
 

 
 

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