Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp 2019







Leadership In Action

Some people may define a leader as one who is in charge of a group or activity. However, a true leader is a servant first. Rotary Leadership Camp offers an opportunity to discuss the possibilities and responsibilities of being a servant leader, and highlights what Rotary is doing in different communities! Throughout the camp students will learn about themselves and others, and about motivation and teamwork. The students will discover that he or she cannot be a leader without being a servant first. Read below to find out more information on how you or a high school student you know can be a part of Rotary Leadership Camp!





“The first step to leadership is servanthood.” —John Maxwell






What will we do?

The week will be filled with both physical and mental leadership-building and motivational activities.

  • You'll work with other students in projects that will give you experience in teamwork, from a ropes course to a work project.
  • You'll set goals to help make a difference in your school.
  • And we'll make sure you have plenty of fun. Special events:
    • dodgeball, a cookout, movie night
    • swimming, ice cream, and more!


How do I sign up?

Do it online. Follow the Rotary Camp Application link below. Do it via hard copy. Print and fill out the forms below and take them to a local Rotarian. If you don't know anyone from a Rotary Club, call us here at Southwestern College, (620) 229-6393, and we'll put you in touch with someone. You can also e-mail us at



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May 29 - June 2, 2019

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp

Helping youth change the world for a decade!

Discover you can't be a leader without being a servant first.



Work alongside the Southwestern College Leadership Team for five fun packed days and make new friends.

Contact your local Rotary Club for

more information. Scholarships are available. 

Teambuilding activities 

Challenging ropes climbing course

Serve others with projects such as Habitat for Humanity Motivating Speakers

Meet other student leaders like yourself

Plenty of fun



By the end of the week, the campers will have broadened their perception of leaders as position holders to leaders as partners with followers in efforts for positive change" says Cheryl Rude, director of Leadership Southwestern. "The camp also gives them opportunities for service above self, which is the theme of Rotary." This is the 21st year that Rotary and Leadership Southwestern have teamed up to put on the camp. Dean Kennedy, district chairman for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), says Rotary and Leadership Southwestern are a good team. The camp is for students who have completed ninth grade but not yet graduated high school. Other highlights for the campers were playing mud volleyball, leadership workshops and going to the ropes course.