Rotary District 5340 RYLA 
District 5340 RYLA Chair:  
Kelly Mayberry

(760) 519-7704 (Mobile)

kmayberry@turnkeysr.com

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Code of Conduct

 

Exercising good judgment will prevent occurrences that are not in the best interest of students at RYLA. Curfew violation, failure to participate in the activities of the weekend, unauthorized use of vehicles, inviting non-delegates to visit, and disturbing the peace are examples of disruptive activities. The RYLA Committee, in its sole discretion, will determine what penalties are imposed for disruptive activities and violations of the Statement of Leadership Responsibility. Students are expected to have respect for public and private property, respect the privacy needs and personalities of others, have respect for the facilitators, speakers, and staff, and be on time to all scheduled activities.

 

STATEMENT OF LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY

I understand that:

  1. I have made a commitment to attend the RYLA conference and will notify the sponsoring Rotary Club immediately if a conflict arises.

  2. I may not arrive late, or leave RYLA earlier than scheduled, and I MUST USE the RYLA supplied transportation.

  3. I will attend all meetings and activities with my discussion group, referred to at RYLA as a “family.”

  4. Meals are to be eaten with my family, and my family is responsible for cleaning our table after each meal.

  5. I will sleep in my assigned dorm and observe lights out/quiet time.

  6. There are separate dorms for males and females. Males are not allowed in female dorms, and vice-versa. This is for the privacy and security of all concerned. The ONLY exception will be for inclement weather and evening family meetings.

  7. Use of personal electronics, including phones, are permitted only during scheduled breaks/free time. Uses at other times will result in devices being confiscated and returned at the end of the conference.

  8. The RYLA schedule is planned to the minute. Breaks, free time, recreational activities are limited to those reflected in the schedule.

  9. If any person is injured or becomes ill, I WILL NOT MOVE THEM. I will contact the Camp Doctor or a member of the RYLA Committee immediately for assistance.

  10. I will report any damage or breakage immediately to a facilitator, a dorm monitor, the RYLA Committee or the camp staff (All participants are responsible for taking care of the facilities).
    11. SMOKING IS PROHIBITED (including e-cigarettes).

  11. ALL MEDICATIONS, whether prescribed or “over the counter," must be identified on the container. Unidentified medications, alcohol, weapons, or tobacco products found in the possession of any student will be confiscated.

  12. Foul or abusive language (including anything of a discriminatory nature) will not be tolerated nor will physical violence or threats of any kind be allowed. If I observe such behavior, I will contact a facilitator, a dorm monitor, the RYLA Committee or the camp staff immediately.

  13. Any sexual or lewd behavior is unacceptable.

  14. I may not leave the camp area for any reason without the permission of the RYLA Committee Chair.

  15. Confidentiality is important. Anything shared by a member of my family will remain private, with certain legally mandated exceptions, such as self-harm risk and reports of abuse, which will be reported by RYLA officials to the proper authorities.

  16. I will respect the environment of the camp and surrounding area and will do all in my ability to protect it for future generations.

  17. I am to conduct myself in all sessions, in all activities, in my family, in the dining hall, in sports, and in my dorm, in a manner that will bring credit to myself, my school, my sponsoring Rotary Club and my personal family, and in a manner that will not cause injury to another person.

 

I have read the Statement of Leadership Responsibility and do hereby agree and commit to honoring its provisions. SHOULD MY CONDUCT BE CONSIDERED UNACCEPTABLE AT ANY TIME, AT THE DISCRETION OF CONFERENCE OFFICIALS, OR SHOULD I TRANSGRESS ANY OF THE CODES STATED ABOVE, I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE CONFERENCE AND WILL BE SENT HOME AT MY PARENTS’ OR GUARDIANS’ EXPENSE.

 

As a condition of my participation in the RYLA Conference and by my signature below, I agree to be bound by the terms of the Statement of Leadership Responsibility. I understand that the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference will be held at Idyllwild Pines from 8:00 a.m., Friday, April12, 2019, until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019, and I AGREE TO MAKE MYSELF AVAILABLE FOR THOSE DATES AND TO OBEY ALL CAMP RULES.