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Inbound Welcome, Outbound Kickoff, & Information Session

August 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - August 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am

If you’re planning to attend this weekend, you’ll need to RSVP

and bring the signed waiver with you:

WAIVER:  Copy and paste the link in your browser:  http://rye6690.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Camp-Mary-Orton-LCC-Participation-Form05-NEW.pdf

Come and learn more about Rotary’s high school study abroad programs!! Rotary offers two different programs – a summer short term, family-to-family student exchange and a long term scholarship program that allows students to live with host families and attend a foreign high school for a full academic year.

Please read the important information below–and print and bring signed waiver forms. All details will be communicated via email, our website, www.rye6690.org and our Facebook page. Please pass along this information to any students or friends that have an interest in learning more about Rotary Youth Exchange!

Inbound Orientation Weekend at Camp Mary Orton is designed to help our International Inbound students bond and connect with their peers and with American culture. RYE6690 Rebound students are encouraged to attend this weekend and to aid in the immersion process for the Inbound students.

Interested prospective outbound students and parents are invited to attend this Orientation weekend to connect with other interested students, our international inbounds and our local rebounds. Prospective outbound students should complete the I’m interested in Rotary Youth Exchange Student form in conjunction with their RSVP for the weekend.

Bring Air Mattress, Sleeping Bag, Pillow, towel, toiletries, casual clothing/shorts/sweats, sneakers/flip flops, jacket or sweatshirt, camera, bug spray, sunscreen, music to share, Mary Orton Waiver (see link below) and wear Tennis Shoes.

Please RSVP here.

Important driving information:

Route 23 near Camp Mary Orton is under major construction. Traveling north on 23 from I-270, it is impossible to turn left into CMO. You will need to go north to the next traffic light, turn left and follow a detour that takes you back to 23 South. Once you’re back on 23, heading south, the entrance to CMO will be on your right. The entrance is a big gravel area that might be easily missed. There is a sign that says “camp entrance” (or something to that effect). Once on CMO grounds, please follow “Rotary”signs.

Saturday: 3-3:30 – Registration (Prospective Outbounds and Parents, Host Families and Rebounds)

3:30-5:00 – Parents: Prospective Outbound Parent Orientation

3:30-5:00 – Host Parents: Host Family Chat with Judy Root

3:30-5:30 – Students: Games/Fun

5:30-6:30 – Dinner (all welcome): **It may be beneficial to bring a lawn chair. Please RSVP with the number of family members you will have.

6:30 pm-8:30 am – Student Orientation/Fun/ Food – hopefully some sleep

Sunday, 8:30 am – Student Pickup: Promptness is appreciated!


WAIVER:  Copy and paste the link in your browser:  http://rye6690.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Camp-Mary-Orton-LCC-Participation-Form05-NEW.pdf

All youth exchange events are chaperoned by Rotary Youth Exchange district committee members, and all members have completed background checks. Please email us if you have questions or need additional information.  We look forward to meeting you!

[Note:  inbound students should arrive at Camp Mary Orton at NOON, Saturday for a training session for newly arrived students.  Counselors are to bring the students and there is a training session for Counselors from 12:00-1:00pm)




August 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
August 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am
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Camp Mary Orton
7925 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43235
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