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Area students spend a week at Camp RYLA

Sarah Oling and Dalton Hanson of Two Harbors, and Charlotte Sandell from Duluth recently attended Camp RYLA. Submitted photo.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp was recently held on the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus. Each camper was sponsored by their local Rotary club, and this year there were 149 RYLA campers who were sponsored by 57 Rotary International Clubs from District 5580. Sarah Oling, Dalton Hanson and Charlotte Sandell were sponsored by the North Shore/Two Harbors Rotary Club.

Most of the students who participated in this year’s RYLA camp will be high school seniors in 2014-2015. Camp RYLA’s mission is to provide outstanding high school students with a variety of educational and recreational activities. These activities provide numerous opportunities for leadership and team building, and they are designed to expand, improve and refine the participants’ leadership skills. Campers were hosted by the Crookston Rotary Club, Rotary International District 5580 and UMC. The students reside in the residence halls on campus during this weeklong program.

Information about Camp RYLA is available by going to the RYLA website at