For two weeks in June, the YMCA camp a Sequoia Lake, just outside Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, is transformed into Camp Royal. Camp Royal is organized to reward and further train high school students who have completed their 11th grade and have previously demonstrated leadership ability. The program is designed to improve those leadership abilities in preparation for their senior year of high school. At the camp, these participants are challenged with important opportunities and encouraged to think through, resolve conflicts of value, and create a “Leadership Lab” in an environment where individual attendees can apply leadership concepts in a “learn by doing” arena.
GOALS: Camp Royal provides a separate boy’s camp and a separate girl’s camp. The goals of the Camp Royal program include:
- To provide an enriching experience to all participants.
- To make it financially accessible for all participants.
- To achieve a high degree of Rotarian involvement.
- To have a cohesive District project that unifies Rotary Clubs throughout District 5230.
- To maintain a follow-up activity with graduates of the camp.
- To create an atmosphere at the camp that is one of learning, creativity, and teamwork.
The Pacific Grove Rotary Club participates in Camp Royal each year by selecting a boy and a girl from Pacific Grove High School to attend Camp Royal.