We'll be back in April 2023
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the District 5340 RYLA Committee has made the very difficult decision to pause the RYLA program in 2022.
Each year, we look forward to hosting high school junior student leaders from San Diego and Imperial counties for an inspiring and unforgettable weekend. We are proud that we were able to quickly adapt the program last year to a virtual half-day event with more than 200 participants.
Last fall we began planning another special-format RYLA in 2022, focused on a one-day in-person event. Since that time, the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions across all sectors, including local schools and many of our district clubs. Even though we hope and expect this to pass by April, the coordination of RYLA registration and logistical planning is at its most intense during the months of January through March. The combination of staffing shortages at schools due to illness and new health precautions being rolled out means that many of these key partners do not currently have the capacity to support RYLA.
Please know that the RYLA Committee is already developing RYLA 2023, so we can come back bigger, better, and stronger than ever before. We will be working on many things behind the scenes and will be eager to share those with you this fall as we launch registration for RYLA 2023.