RYLA 2021 IS A GO!

April 30, 2021
It’s official! We will definitely stage three RYLA sessions on June 13-18, June 20-25 and July 11-16. There may be some masking and social distancing requirements and we will update you as we get closer to the session dates. There will be no mandatory vaccinations required of student participants but we recommend vaccinations whenever possible.


A Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening for this years
High School Juniors and Seniors and tomorrows leaders.

Both the State of California and the Health Authorities of Plumas County, CA have cleared the way for “co-habitation” camping, which RYLA falls under because students share a cabin space.  And while neither the state nor county is imposing any restrictions on us, we are working with our counterparts at Sierra Nevada Journeys on a best practice plan to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

Review the COVID19 information under the FAQ page.

Young men and women spend a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a character building program provided by the Grizzly Creek Ranch Ropes Course, which focuses on leadership, effective communication, trust and cooperation. Utilizing adventure, personal commitments and shared insights, you will gain an increased sense of confidence in yourselves and in your team.

This year, the men and women Rotarians of the 91 clubs in Rotary Districts 5180 and 5190 will present this superb educational retreat at the Grizzly Creek Ranch located near Portola.

If you are selected to participate, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas about current issues and discuss leadership and personal development with knowledgeable local and regional leaders including many District Rotarians.

Attendance at RYLA is by scholarship only. All winners are selected and funded by their local Rotary Clubs.

Considered one of the outstanding youth programs in Rotary, our comprehensive, volunteer staff makes RYLA a highlight of each participant’s educational experience.


WEEK 1 JUNE 13 – 18
WEEK 2 JUNE 20 – 25
WEEK 3 JULY 11 – 16