The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 11, 2014

Rotary camp for youth

The Commercial-News

DANVILLE — The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) weekend camp will take place April 11-13 at Allerton Park just outside of Monticello. The program is available to sophomore, juniors and seniors in high school that reside in Rotary District 6490. Youth can have a local Rotary Club sponsor them. Scholarships are available to those who do not reside in an area where there is a Rotary Club.RYLA is a leadership development camp where the participants learn to communicate with and trust others. They will work on a variety of tasks to help develop them into future leaders. They learn about volunteering, how to start a business and more.

Those interested can contact Tiffany DeSpain at or go to the District website, All of the paperwork can be printed out from the website.

The early bird deadline is Feb. 23. The final deadline is March 23. Program fee: $165 per participant; the clubs would pay this or the scholarship would. There are three different opportunities for a discount.