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District 5495

Arizona Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


What is expected of a delegate?

You will be expected to:

How much does RYLA cost?

NOTHING! Local Rotary Clubs sponsor each delegate. The cost for the full weekend's program, including accommodation and catering, is sponsored by the local Rotary Clubs. There is no need to bring money with you for the weekend.  There is nowhere to spend it.

How can I apply?

Complete directions are included on the Delegates page.

Where is my local Rotary Club  to find your nearest Rotary Club - via the District 5490 website

What are the accomodations like?

Our RYLA event is held at Camp Pinerock in Prescott Arizona.  A link is included or goes to The rooms are in various buildings with shared bath facilities and sleeping rooms.

Girls and boys are in separate facilities.

There are generally four bunks per room with a communal toilet, shower and washroom for each floor or in some cases, facilities shared between rooms.

You will need a sleeping bag.  See the section on what to bring.

What to pack for the weekend?

RYLA is an activity weekend, and consequently designer clothes and jewelry should be left at home.

You will need to prepare for both indoor and outdoor activities (including possible snow conditions), and the suggested RYLA guidelines will be helpful when deciding what to pack for the weekend.

Who is eligible?

RYLA is for outstanding high school students in their sophomore and junior years. They will be delegates who possess a high degree of positive leadership potential. They are young adults who are motivated to experience new challenges and take responsibility to create positive actions.

RYLA delegates are recommended by their school, other organizations and chosen by the sponsoring Rotary Club. RYLA delegates must be in good health and have proper insurance coverage. Delegates must be willing to participate in Family meetings prior to RYLA and they must agree to attedn for the entire Fri-Monday program.

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