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UMC Hosts Camp RYLA

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) is hosting over 120 high school juniors and seniors and about 40 staff members from Minnesota, North Dakota, western Ontario, and northwestern Wisconsin are taking part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp July 10-16. Attendees, who are sponsored by the clubs of Rotary District 5580, spend the week working on teambuilding and leadership skills.

Camp RYLA provides outstanding student leaders and potential leaders an opportunity to expand and develop their leadership skills. RYLA is an international program that was created by the Rotary International as a way to encourage strong leadership in youth. RYLA for Rotary District 5580 began in 1992 with 27 participants and has been hosted at UMC since it began. Don Cavalier from UMC’s Counseling and Career Services office is the Camp RYLA chairperson.

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