What is RYLA? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:

  • Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

RYLA students 2015Each year Rotary in South Africa organises various RYLA Camps for young people. This weekend is a time for personal growth and development and a whole lot of FUN for those who attend.

In 2017, we organised one in Parys on behalf of our Rotary District. Internationally acclaimed Annette Jahnel, the first woman to drive round the world, opened on the Thursday night with an inspirational video and talk: Energy, Environment, Economy, Evolution, Equality and Education. On Friday night, representatives from Youth forLions answered questions following a private screening of the full feature Blood Lions that sheds light on South African predator breeding, canned hunting and lion bone trade.

Other activities included swimming, hiking, leadership training, an educational game drive, finance management, orienteering, fly-fishing clinic, potjiekos competition and survival adventures.

The 2018 RYLA Camp is being organised by the Rotary Club of Ladybrand. It will be held from Thursday 1st March to Sunday 4th March 2018 at On Track Adventures, situated on a farm close to Hobhouse in the Free State.

2018 Cost: Charge from RC of Ladybrand R1200. This includes accommodation, all meals, a host of activities and guest speakers.

In addition, you are responsible for the transport arrangements and cost of transport to and from Hobhouse and pocket money. Please also note the list of things to bring, see below.

RC of Parys is donating limited scholarships to Ngwathe learners with good references. We are identifying suitable students whom we think will benefit from the experience but who would otherwise be unable to go. If you think you have such a student, please email the club secretary on secretary.rotaryparys@gmail.com

Delegates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in Grade 10 or 11
  • Not have attended a RYLA camp previously

How to register.

Download and complete the 2018 application and other forms, pay by EFT and email forms directly to Len Cousins at RC of Ladybrand on megaworld@vodamail.co.za

Here is the application form. One to be completed for each student attending. RYLA Application Form

You will also need to complete an indemnity and medical information form for each student attending. RYLA Indemnity and Medical Information Form

The payment advice form is here. Please put as reference RYLA and name of student if applying as an individual. (To follow)

The list of things to bring is here. Please note this includes sleeping bag and pillow. RYLA What to bring

Contact information for further information or queries 

Club Secretary on secretary.rotaryparys@gmail.com




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