Covid Requirements - All attendees, 18 and over, must be fully vaccinated by first day of camp. NO EXCEPTIONS. You must show proof of vaccination on application form. All others, under 18, must show proof of vaccination on health form, or provide proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours before camp. This also includes admit to bus transportation.

Ponderosa Camp Thursday, April 7 -Sunday, April 10, 2022

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District 5495

Arizona Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


  1. To be eligible to apply as a  RYLA team or program Counselor, you must have been a RYLA Delegate at either the Camp Pinerock, Camp Ponderosa, Or Virtual RYLA.  
  2. General counselor duties with the RYLA event include attendance at all team counselor meetings, leading breakout sessions, facilitating group discussions, and other miscellaneous duties. Serving as a RYLA counselor necessitates strong leadership, flexibility, empathy, and reliance on the 4-Way Test in making decisions. 
  3. There are two required events that counselors must attend:
    • Staff training
      • Saturday, March 26, 2022 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) in Phoenix metro area
    • RYLA camp--Wednesday afternoon, April 6  Meet at Fountain Hills Tractor Supply parking lot at 3 pm  to head to camp.  Dinner in Payson.  Arrive at Camp Ponderosa around 7:30 pm.  Leave camp on Sunday, April 10 around 2 pm back to Fountain Hills Tractor Supply.  Must supply own transportation to/from Tractor Supply.
    • Application instructions:
    • Application deadline is midnight, March 23
    • If you are 18 years old or will be during camp, please fill out background check form.  Also must be fully vacinnated against Covid.
    • You should receive an email copy of your completed application. Please save this for possible future reference.
    • You will be contacted by email shortly after the completion of your application with further counselor information. 
    • Please check your email regularly and reply in a timely manner – majority of  communications related to RYLA are done by email. 
    • Further roles, responsibilities, and tasks will be notified
    • Contact  John Wintersteen, cell (602) 390-3124 and email with any questions or concerns.


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