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RYLA 2025

July 12th - 18th 2025


Please allow yourself 30 minutes to complete the application.


Q: Can Rotarians/Rotaractors and family members attend?

A: Yes! RYLA is unique in that it is open to anyone between the ages of 19 to 32, including Rotarians and their family members.

Q: Are exceptions made for age?

A: Exceptions are made on a case by case basis. Please contact the RYLA chair for details.

Q: Are visitors allowed at RYLA?

A: On Wednesday July 17th, we allow current Rotarians to visit the program. They will be given the choice of attending the 9am-noon AM session or the 2pm-6pm PM visitation session where they can attend and observe the program. Rotarian guest will be asked to only observe during their time as to not disrupt the participant’s experience. To register, contact RYLA Chair Daniel Spalding by June 1st.

Q: What is the tuition cost for the program and when is the application due?

A: Applications are due to the RYLA committee no later than May 31st in order to be considered. Because of the limited space, participants will be accepted in the order received. A tuition payment of $1,200 will invoiced directly to your Rotary club treasurer.

Q: What does the program tuition pay for?

A: 90% of the tuition pays for rooms and meals for the week at Menucha Retreat Center. The remaining tuition goes towards the supplies used during the week including binders, handouts, name tags, etc. The entire RYLA staff including all of the speakers are volunteers and donate their time to the program. 

Q: Who do we make checks out to?

A: This year we will be implementing a direct billing system to the club Treasurers. This will make the payment process easier for all involved. If you choose to make out a check, they should be made out to Rotary District 5100. If there is space, also include a note that the check is for RYLA 2024.

Q: How do I find participants to sponsor?

A: This is a common question by Rotarians. We encourage them to reach out to young professionals at their jobs, in their community organizations, and even within Rotary. Each year, a number of participants are Rotarians and Rotaractors.