Camp RYLA
 June 28 - July 3, 2020 (Sunday thru Friday)
 
RYLA Round-Up Registration is Open! 
Come learn all about RYLA and find out about a few new updates in the registration process.
When:   August 31, 2019
Where: Georgetown Healthcare Foundation
              2425 Williams Dr., Ste 101
              Georgetown, TX 78628
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Information from Email sent by District Governor Jim Henry:
 
Camper Registration Fees/Deadlines:
If submitted by November 30, 2019: $550
If submitted after December 1, 2020: $575
 
No sponsorship forms or payments will be accepted after January 1, 2019
 
Club Sponsorship Form & Camper Maximum Process Change:
All club sponsorship forms and fees need to be submitted by January 1, 2020. The deadline has been moved up by one month. If you do not have your paperwork and payment in by this deadline, your club will not be able to send campers. We will be filling camper slots on a first come first serve basis.
 
All clubs will have an initial opportunity to send 2 campers. If your club was previously approved for 4 campers, we will try to accommodate that number, but cannot guarantee 4 spots at this time. If we have a number of campers that is above our limits (total 98 campers), we will have to randomly choose clubs that send 4 campers, and ask that you only send 2 this year. It will be done completely at random to keep it fair. Please make sure that you do not guarantee camper spots with students until you have been told your maximum number. Any clubs that have to be changed will be notified by January 15, 2020. We will issue refunds according if your maximum number needs to be changed.
 
If your club has never sent campers, and would like to, please let us know. We will try to accommodate new clubs. Our District would love to allow all clubs the same opportunity to send campers.
 
The deadline for Camper Registration Forms will still be March 15, 2020. If you can get these in early, that would be greatly appreciated so that the RYLA Registrar team has time to checks for corrections needed. 
 
Additional Needs:
We would also like to let you know where the RYLA needs are, so that your club can consider extra donations.
 
Meals
In the past few years, the donations sent for food have allowed us to have a budget of $2.70 per camper per meal. 2018-19 that was increased to $3.33 per camper per meal. During the 2018-19 Rotary year, only 11 clubs sent money to cover the 16 meals that are served at RYLA. As a District, we need to ensure that we have the proper budget for food costs. We ask that all clubs, whether you are sponsoring a meal or not, consider sending some money for food. There is an area on the attached form to indicate a meal sponsorship.  We do not want to continue to increase registration fees to cover food.  For those clubs that send the $500 meal sponsorship, you will still have the opportunity to come out and serve a meal at RYLA. This will continue to be done on a first come first serve basis. 
 
Rise Against Hunger: Stop Hunger Now
Our RYLA staff would love to grow this program. July 2019 was the first year that the campers have been able to participate in this program. The campers had an amazing time, and RYLA staff would love to increase their reach. Any extra donations would be greatly appreciated.
 
Staff Scholarships
Did you know that every year RYLA provides a $500 scholarship to one or more campers, if the budget allows? We even award an Amazing Ali scholarship in memory of Carroll Sharps granddaughter. Luckily, we are always able to award at least one, but it would be amazing if you club wanted to help one of our counselors pay for college. Interested staff are able to fill out applications at camp, and our Camp Director reviews them to make a decision on who will be awarded a scholarship.
 
I want to thank all Rotarians for their continued support of RYLA.  It is one of the best things we do all year and we want to be able to continue the great camp we have always been able to provide.  Thank you so much for your help and support.
 
 
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Check out some of our fun videos from previous camps!
All of the videos below can be viewed on YouTube and Shared via Email/FB/Twitter/etc.
Simply click on the arrow in the top right corner of each video and it will bring up a URL which can be copied and pasted into an email or direct links to share via social media platforms!
 
 
 
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Contact Info
District Chair: Barbara Najera    
512.934.3764
 
RYLA Registrar: Jennifer Pakenham
512.773.4745
 
Programs Director: Erin Bocanegra