We're beyond excited for our upcoming Rotary Youth Conference, April 19-21
, but that's because it really
will be amazing. Here's the skinny. Please read it all.
- Registration is mandatory and is due before April 1 so we can get exact numbers required for camping, service projects & catered meals. Click here to register.
- The cost is $40-60 per person depending on how many nights you'll be sticking around. The cost includes (most) meals, snacks & water, your pass into Zion National Park, as well as our group campsite at the Watchman Campground Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. Once registered, we'll e-mail more details and instructions on how to pay.
- We know everyone can't arrive or leave at the same time or day, so the official "conference" is Friday afternoon (3-9pm) and Saturday morning (6-1pm). But you're free to come early or stay late! Service projects will be available before or after the conference, and we'll have lots of recommendations for hikes & such!
- Transportation is up to each club. If you need a ride, please let us know. Once you're in Springdale, we'll be utilizing the free shuttle which goes from our campsite to the conference every 12 minutes.
- WE'RE CAMPING! We opted not to stay in hotels because they cost a fortune, or to be split up in home-stays with local Rotarians because we wanted to be together. As such, you are responsible to bring your own gear, including a tent (with rain protection), sleeping pad, bag & pillow, appropriate clothing & shoes, water bottle, etc. Please don't underestimate mother nature in the spring!
- Don't sweat (or do!)-- we'll set up a way you can take showers inside Springdale, near the conference center.
- Weather: Late April in Zion can get super warm in the day (as warm as 80 degrees) and cold in the evening (as low as 40 degrees). There can also be lots of wind & rain, so prepare accordingly. If the forecast predicts extreme conditions, we may cancel the event & refund you.
- What to expect: At the conference, you'll mingle with like-minded folks from around the state, both your age & older Rotarians. There'll be break-outs on leadership, planning projects, traveling with Rotary, etc. allowing you to pick & choose what is most beneficial to you. We have a sunrise/breakfast-burrito hike in the works, service projects together in Zion, and of course, s'mores around the campfire.
- What to bring: Camping gear, regular travel stuff (clothing, toiletries, yada yada yada), bring your bike & lock if you're into it, bring your guitar or clarinet for the campfire, bring friends, and bring your positive attitude (ha ha...had to write that!)
If you have questions or concerns, e-mail Miriam Barth.