June 2, 2017
Dear Rotary Youth Leadership Award Participants (RYLARIANS):
Congratulations on receiving a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp Scholarship! You have been selected by your community Rotary Club in District 5580 for your outstanding leadership potential. It is quite an honor to represent your community and Rotary Club with approximately 150 other students from Canada, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The twenty-sixth annual Camp RYLA will begin at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC), on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Registration is scheduled for Sunday, July 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm in the Evergreen Residence Hall (2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716). A light lunch will be provided at check-in.
The Camp will officially start at 1:15 p.m. with a Welcome Ceremony and an action packed, fun-filled week to follow. Camp RYLA will end Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (Please inform whomever will pick you up on Saturday that the camp ends at 11:00 a.m.).
The three items listed below need to be completed or accounted for prior to arriving to Camp:
Campers will spend the week in one of the UMC residence halls with 2-4 other campers. Bedding will be provided by UMC Residential Life (sheets, one pillow and case, and a light blanket). If you would like an extra pillow, blanket, or comforter, you may want to bring those items with you. All rooms are air-conditioned.
You should bring one formal outfit for the fine dining experience on Thursday, July 13. No need to go out and buy a new formal dress or suit. If you play a musical instrument you can carry, we encourage you to bring it, as we have a skit night and talent show during the week. We have pianos on campus for your use during the camp.
We want you to get the most out of your RYLA experience; therefore, please plan to limit cell phone use to scheduled breaks/free time and refrain from using cell phones during all camp sessions.
The following is a list of items that you should definitely bring with you:
_____$40.00 CASH for Room Key _____money for snacks/bookstore (optional)
_____1-2 bath towels _____1 Lightweight Jacket
_____1-2 hand towels _____1-2 pairs of tennis shoes
_____2-3 wash clothes ____3 pairs of shorts
_____bag for dirty clothes _____4-5 pairs of socks
_____pajamas/sleepwear _____handsoap/bodywash, etc.
_____3-4 pairs of jeans/slacks/shorts _____hangers
_____4-6 short sleeve t-shirts _____swimsuit
_____mosquito lotion _____workout clothes
_____suncsreen _____shower shoes/slippers
_____1 formal outfit for fine dining _____sunglasses
_____backpack (optional) _____notebook, pens, pencils
There are refrigerators and microwaves available in the residence halls.
We use the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” written by Sean Covey at RYLA. You may want to review this fantastic book if you have a chance! The camp will be a fun experience with a variety of activities planned: i.e. discussion groups, RYLA presenters, outdoor activities and games, an afternoon at the waterpark, skits and a talent show, team challenges, etc.
The camp will be a fun experience with a variety of activities planned: i.e. discussion groups, RYLA presenters, outdoor activities and games, an afternoon at the waterpark, skits and a talent show, team challenges, etc. The RYLA camp staff is anxiously waiting to get acquainted with you on Sunday, July 9. In the meantime, if you have any questions or problems, please Beth Althoff at email@example.com