What happens at RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
This is a 4 day interactive experience for students who just finished their Sophomore Year in High School.
Camp Hines in Raymond Maine is the setting for this experience that becomes a practice field to establish leadership skills, enhance strengths, while learning to apply high ethical standards.
The facilitators use the high ropes course, low rope course, and many other vignettes as activities to help individuals achieve their personal goals for the week.  Camp life is alive and fun with time for swimming, canoe drills, camp fires and more.  The days are packed with outside activities that keep everyone involved in learning about their individual leadership style and how to apply it to their lives.
The low ropes challenge course was rebuilt for the 2015 season and offers many new obstacles and challenges.  Rotary Clubs throughout District 7780 pulled together in fundraising led by past camp Director Jared Avery to provide state of the art experiences. 
Rotary clubs sponsor the full financial cost of each participant and the facilitators that volunteer their time. Rotary Clubs select and sponsor talented young sophomores ages 15 – 16 to attend.
Often students ask two important questions.  First is who should consider attending?  The answer is simple if you have a desire to increase your confidence as a leader and as an individual, as well as, give yourself the challenge to grow personally then RYLA is the leadership experience you are looking for.  Second is what will I take away from this experience?  The answer goes well beyond a resume building experience.  Many alumni graduates report back years later that is was one of the most influential experiences of their lives, in which they gained lifelong friendships, increased confidence, and a willingness to continually be challenged to achieve positive growth.
NOTE: High School Sophomores (upcoming Juniors) from Scarborough can download an application from
  RYLA Leadership Camp Website

APPLICATIONS will be available at 
Get your application in early as these scholarships fill up each year.

For more information please contact
 Katelyn Pierson at