I've been selected to attend RYLA.  Now what?



Dress in layers (temperatures change throughout the day) and wear clothes that allow you to be active and comfortable. You’ll be sitting on the ground, hiking and participating in games involving running and jumping. Tank tops, sheer fabrics, tight fitting clothes and other revealing attire is not appropriate at RYLA.



  • A positive attitude and sense of humor

  • Sleeping bag or sheet and blankets (Dorms are heated) and a pillow. Camp beds have mattresses only.

  • Toiletries and other personal hygiene items – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.

  • Prescription medication(s) (must be listed on your application)

  • Bath and hand towels

  • Walking shoes, tennis shoes or hiking boots only. Sandals and other open-toed shoes are not allowed

  • Long pants/jeans

  • Short sleeved t-shirts

  • Sweatshirts/sweaters

  • Winter jacket, gloves and a hat (borrow these if you don't have them)

  • Shorts are acceptable, but keep in mind temperatures drop quickly at night (30s to 50s)

  • Underwear and socks

  • Lightweight flashlight – remember fresh batteries.

  • Please leave all electronic devices other than phones at home. Phones may only be used at designated “free” time or as allowed by your facilitator


  • Review the list of what to bring (below). 

  • Keep in contact with your Rotary Club Coordinator so that you can ask them any questions about RYLA that you have.

  • Notify the Rotary Club and the RYLA Registration Coordinator if for any reason you are no longer available to attend RYLA or any of your personal information has changed.

  • Look for an e-mail from the RYLA Registration Coordinator the week before RYLA to let you know when and when you meet your bus Friday morning, the first day of RYLA.

  • Friday morning show up at your assigned RYLA bus stop and be ready for a great weekend!  


Kristina Ray​

RYLA Registration Coordinator

760-828-0509 (call/text)


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