RYLA | Rotary District 5280

200 Students

2 ½ Days

Training New Generations of Leaders

Life Changing

RYLA 2018

Important Dates

Event Date
Payment Due January 26, 2018 ($20 late fee per student)
Applications Due March 23, 2018
RYLA Weekend April 27-29, 2018


Each spring, between 180 and 200 high school students from the Greater Los Angeles area, (Rotary International District 5280) meet for 2 ½ days to improve their skills as leaders in their communities. Students participate in experiential learning activities, including active leadership workshops, team building activities, and a RYLA Olympics and talent show. Set high in the San Bernardino Mountains, the camp is breathtaking and completely private, giving the students a peaceful environment in which to learn more about themselves, and their peers.


If you are a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior passionate about leadership, service, and Rotary, RYLA is for you!

Each Rotary Club is assigned a RYLA Liaison responsible for facilitating the signup process. Contact your Interact Club Leadership, or Rotary Club to sign up to attend RYLA!


District 5280's RYLA is located at the Alpine Camp and Conference Center in the San Bernardino Mountains. Immersed in nature, this camp provides the perfect location for self reflection and an incredible learning experience. RYLA takes place in April, but it does get cold at night. Pack for rain and shine!


Payment Deadline: January 26, 2018

$190 per student, $20 late fee after deadline

Make checks payable to Rotary District 5280/RYLA

Application Deadline: March 23, 2018

RYLA Application 2018 Application & Info (PDF)
RYLA Application 2018 Application & Info (Word)

RYLA Application 2018 Application Only (PDF)
RYLA Application 2018 Application Only (Word)

RYLA Packing List (Word)

Counselor Package & Application (PDF)
Counselor Package & Application (Word)

Mailing Address

  • RYLA C/O Elyse Beardsley
  • 2618 Vargas Way
  • Redondo Beach, CA 90278


The RYLA counselors train year-long to create the magic that is the RYLA weekend. They are composed of previous RYLA attendees who wish to pass on lessons learned. You will never find a friendlier mix of Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary. We promise an amazing weekend!