The Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor sponsors  sophomores to Camp RYLA -- the Rotary District 5110 Youth Leadership Academy.
BHHS sophomores Javin Fleshman, Meredith Horel and Emilee Bottoms have been selected for Camp RYLA for 2009.

CAMP RYLA is a 6-day leadership camp for high school sophomores who have a strong desire to make their school or community a better place. Up to 140 students, both boys and girls, will participate.

The camp teaches leadership skills while instilling the Rotary ideal of high ethical standards with the 4-Way Test. It inspires young people to create and carry out projects that exemplify Service Above Self. RYLA also introduces them to exciting opportunities through other Rotary youth programs.

CAMP RYLA seeks students with leadership potential, not necessarily proven leadership skills. Ideal RYLA candidates have the creativity and capacity to think outside the box, compassion for others, and the courage to step out of their “comfort zone” in facing challenges.

The week is designed to be fun for all participants, but students should come to camp expecting to work hard, not just play.

ONLY CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES may apply, in other words, students who will be juniors in the Fall of 2009. No exceptions.

Cost of the camp is paid entirely by the sponsoring Rotary clubs, who recruit and select the campers. There is no cost to the campers or their parents. Interested students should contact their local Rotary club, high school counselor or leadership teacher for information about applications, interviews and student application deadlines.

Camp RYLA 2009 — June 22-27

At Camp Cascade near Lyons, Oregon, southeast of Salem

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