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Westminster to host Bright Futures, RYLA campers the first week of June

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Posted on Friday, June 3, 2022

Summer officially kicks off at Westminster College next week when around 200 high schoolers arrive on campus for two intensive development programs: the Bright Futures and Rotary Leadership Youth Award (RYLA) camps.

Funded by The Marion G. Resch Foundation, the Bright Futures camp—held June 6-12—will bring 51 students from Campbell Memorial High School to participate in a week of academic and enrichment activities centered around the theme “Superheroes.”

The Bright Futures camp, which has been held at Westminster since 2005, focuses on enhancing academic growth and encouraging preparation for higher education. Activities will blend the building of academic skills—particularly in the core areas of mathematics and writing—with performing and fine arts experiences.

The Marion G. Resch Foundation is committed to assisting and developing the youth of Ohio’s Mahoning Valley.

Westminster College will also host around 100 RYLA campers on campus from June 5-10.

The intensive week-long leadership development academy sponsored by Rotary District 7280 will provide students with activities and workshops designed to develop leadership and interpersonal skills while having fun and making connections. The RYLA camp targets students who have completed their junior year in high school and have been identified as leaders in their high schools and/or communities. Students are awarded a full scholarship to attend.

The RYLA Leadership Camp is under the direction of Ira Campbell and Colleen Wilson, a Westminster College 1997 alumna.

For more information on either camp, please contact Mackenzie Basalla at