You will be participating in a dynamic learning experience with 90 to 100 other students from south-central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. When you arrive at camp, you will be assigned a color group and cabin to stay in. Each color group includes approximately eight young women and eight young men who will work together as a team. The men stay in one cabine and the women stay in another.
Your sponsoring Rotary Club is responsible for arranging your transportation to and from RYLA. All students should plan on the following schedule: Arrive between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Friday. Dinner will be provided at 6:00 pm after everyone has checked in and moved their gear to their cabins. Most of the events occur on site at Camp St. Croix, however, Sunday’s community service event for Feed My Starving Children will be held at their facility in Eagan, Minnesota. You will be bussed to that facility and back to camp.
From Friday evening to Tuesday noon, your days will be filled with activities and challenges. You will learn how to communicate and work effectively with the members of your color group to solve these challenges. You will hear speakers and interact with members of Rotary to learn from their experiences as well.
On Tuesday, we will again board busses and travel to downtown St. Paul for closing ceremonies and to attend the noon luncheon for the St. Paul Rotary Club before hooking up with your transportation home, saying goodbye to fellow campers that you have probably gotten to know better than anyone in your lives, and hopefully, leaving with experiences and knowledge that will help you in developing as leaders for the rest of your lives.