Where is RYLA?

RYLA is held at Luther Heights Youth Camp at Coolum Beach, an engaging venue with ocean views and friendly staff who are dedicated to creating the best opportunities and experiences for you

Why RYLA is for You

Whether you are a young professional, tertiary student or anything in between, RYLA provides participants with a fantastic opportunity to learn, grow, have fun and make new friends. Those who undertake the RYLA journey are successfully able to transfer the skills they learnt into their personal lives and careers, as well as positively influencing their local communities. In hand with this, Rotary initiatives and local Rotaract Clubs are involved to encourage participants to find, design or support initiatives which help solve local and global issues.


In the words of past participants, “RYLA was the best week of my life”.

What Do We Do at RYLA?

That's Rotary's best kept secret.

You'll have to come along and find out 😉

What is Rotary?

Rotary unites a network of 1.2 million individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over. Together, Rotary allows ordinary people to do extraordinary things to create positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. 

How do I Apply?

Applying for RYLA is easy! First, visit our website and complete an application form. Next, you’ll be contacted by a RYLA leader and asked to attend a Rotary meeting with your potential sponsor club. If your application is successful, you will receive all the necessary information in the lead up to RYLA, ensuring you are thoroughly prepared for a life changing week.

How Much Does it Cost?

Successful applicants are sponsored in full by a Rotary club or their employer. There are no costs for applicants, only the expectation that you contribute and aim to get the most out of the week!

What Makes RYLA Special

The People “Everyone at RYLA was there for different reasons, but we all seemed to be on the same wavelength from the start. I was able to form new friends and I developed a support network for my everyday life.”


The Program “I’m not sure I’ve ever been through such an intense, valuable and fun program. The learnings from the activities related directly to our everyday lives as young adults – core values, personality types, teamwork, communications, goal setting, time management and leadership; all while having a lot of fun!”


The Challenges “RYLA challenged me to face my fears, to step out of my comfort zone, and gave me the confidence to deal with unfamiliar situations and different (or difficult) people”.


Rotary “The District 9600 RYLA brought together three nations, creating international friendships. The program afforded participants the opportunity to learn more about Rotary and how we could get involved in our local communities”.