Rotary RYLA Reps: click here to request slots, view and select applicants, and update your contact information. Admin AreaRMYLA, Inc.  
High School Sophomores and Juniors click here to apply!7th Graders click here to apply!Brief description of this organization called RotarySuccess StoriesFAQ'sAPPLICANTS click here to find whom to contact in order to interview for RYLA and Young RYLA; RYLA REPS click here for payment info.Important dates for applicants (the dark green and blue bars) and for RYLA Reps (the light green and white bars)Applicants register via the webRegistration details, paperwork checklists, PDF Flyers, sample letters to schools - everything a RYLA Rep needs can be found here!Conference Counselor Resources

August, 2021

The 2021 Virtual RYLA was a huge success!

We hope you were able to attend.

Registration for the 2022 RYLAs opens Feb 15, 2022.

2021 Virtual RYLA was a huge success!
It was held on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Presenters included:
o Cory Ciocchetti – DU professor, many-time keynote speaker at RYLA, top-rated by RYLArians
o Gitanjali Rao – Time Magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year!

We have begun preparations for the 2022 RYLAs!

2022 Registration starts Feb 15, 2022

Rocky Mountain RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. RYLA encourages and assists current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"

Rotary clubs in districts 5440 and 5450, throughout Central and Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Idaho and Western Nebraska sponsor students to participate in these 5-day leadership conferences known as Rocky Mountain RYLA.

            Watch this amazing video!

DONATE! Click here to make your tax-deductible donation to help sponsor our future leaders! Donations are always welcome, but donations on or before Dec 10 include a partial match so over 100% of your donation goes to RYLA!


The two RYLA Conferences for 200 participants each are held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. These conferences are also referred to as Senior RYLA.

Any high school sophomore, junior or SENIOR may apply to attend RYLA. Generally, applicants selected have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement and have potential or proven leadership experience. Applicants MUST be able to stay for all 5 days of the conference!

Since 2015 we've been running TWO RYLA Conferences for 200 each (400 total).
        RYLA-1: Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 22, 2022
        RYLA-2: Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29, 2022
Click on the About RYLA link toward the upper left corner to start your application!

Young RYLA

Any current 7th grader may to apply to attend the Young RYLA Conferences
for 144 participants each (288 total).

        Young RYLA-1: Sun-Fri, JUNE 19-24, 2022
               at the YMCA's Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park

        Young RYLA-2: Sun-Fri, July 24-29, 2022
               at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park

Click on the About Young RYLA link toward the upper left corner to start your application!

Click on one of these links for further information and to apply, or Contact Us! for more information:
                              RYLA                Young RYLA


RYLA Plus for physically-challenged teens is held at Easter Seals' Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO.

        Click HERE for more info!

This section is for ROTARIANS ONLY!

Video for Rotarians

Self-running PowerPoint presentation is HERE (12 Megs in size).

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