GET EXCITED FOR RYLA 2017!

September 20-23, 2017, Heber Utah

What is RYLA?  RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Participants are selected by a local Rotary Club to attend an all expense paid 3-day leadership conference designed to build character, teamwork, leadership and personal development. The “Award” part of RYLA is the actual scholarship the Rotary Club provides so that a participant may attend camp. Many participants have had life-changing experiences by attending RYLA Camp, and YOU could be one of those people!

Rotary District 5420 has hosted Utah RYLA for more than 1,500 students since 2001. Using the Heber Valley campground facilities near Heber, Utah, RYLA has trained young leaders through fun outdoor activities (such as a high/low ropes course), hands-on workshops, and a variety of presentations by world renowned speakers.

RYLA stresses the fundamentals and ethics of good leadership, problem solving, group building, and the importance of positive self-confidence and self-esteem. To advance leadership skills, one must put themselves in situations that will methodically train them to be a better leader. Through RYLA, specific programs and activities have been carefully chosen to do just that. In addition to the leadership activities, there are lots of fun activities and social events.

Are these goals you would like to achieve for yourself? If so, apply to participate in RYLA and join the many students from across Utah who have already benefited as young leaders. For more information about applying, contact your local Rotary club.

Who is eligible?

  • Enrolled as a student or home-schooled in a community that is located within the state of Utah. 
  • Students who will be sophomores or juniors in high school may apply.
  • A student can only attend only once as a participant.
  • Students selected must commit to full participation in the program and attend camp on all dates.
  • No late arrives to or early departures from RYLA camp will be allowed. No exceptions.
  • Participants must have a desire to develop and utilize leadership skills.
  • The number of students selected depends on the number of awards the local Rotary Club has available to give out for the year.
  • All students, regardless of their current grades in school or current stage of leadership development, are encouraged to apply. Having a parent or relative who is a Rotarian does not increase your likelihood of attending. 
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