Camp RYLA is a one-week leadership camp located in Scotts Valley, California. At Camp RYLA, high school students learn leadership skills, participate in workshops and build relationships to strengthen themselves as tomorrow’s leaders. Campers are selected and sponsored by Rotary Clubs throughout District 5170. This year, Camp RYLA will take place Sunday, June 23rd to Friday, June 28th, 2019 at Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley, California.
Camp RYLA is seeking Counselors In Training (CIT aka first year counselors) and returning counselors (those who have served at Camp RYLA 5170 in the past but were not a part of RYLA 2019) to help facilitate this one-week program.
Counselors act as a mentor for 8-30 teenage campers and are responsible for their experience throughout the week. Counselors work in teams to facilitate and develop an activity workshop for approximately 40 campers (i.e. Speech and Debate, Service, Band and Chorus, etc.). Counselors support each other as a staff and help where needed. Counselors must uphold the Rotary Four-Way Test, and conduct themselves appropriately. All Counselors MUST be high school graduates at the time of Camp (current high school seniors who are on track to graduate may apply). All staff are required to be available from 5pm on Friday, June 21st, 2019 to Friday, June 28th, 2019. New Staff are also expected to attend a mandatory training prior to Camp and complete a LiveScan background check. In addition, all staff is expected to complete pre-camp preparation work and post-camp debrief in a timely fashion.
All CIT applicants and returning Counselors must complete this form and submit:
(1) a video introduction,
(2) a resume, and
(3) a headshot [OPTIONAL]
Applications are only considered complete if they include ALL three items: a video introduction, a resume and a headshot. Applications which do not include all three items will be considered incomplete.
Complete applications MUST be received by Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 11:59pm. Any applications time stamped after this deadline will NOT be considered.
CIT applications will be reviewed by a team of counselors and selected applicants will be invited to an interview on March 9th, 2019.
Returning Counselor interviews will be scheduled by request of the applicant only. Please note that counselors who served at RYLA 2019, should not complete this application.