Leadership & Development Programs



When | Tuesday, 25 January 2022 to Sunday, 30 January 2022
Where | Bornhoffen PCYC, 3510 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Natural Bridge  QLD  4211
Who | Ages 19-29
Cost | $650
RYLA is one of those "once-in-a-lifetime"  experiences which truly has a lasting impact on your life.  The high intensity seminar is filled to the brim with Australia's leading inspirational and motivational guest speakers, who give up their time purely based on the benefits they see every year for those attending.


RYLA is a personal, professional development seminar program for young people aged between 19-29. The program is delivered at a 6 day residential camp. It focuses on enhancing leadership, communication, motivation, teamwork and interpersonal skills as well as building self-awareness of mental health and well-being, knowledge of a sense of community and a sense of belonging.

Participants will hear from inspiring guest speakers and participate in activities that will challenge them on many different levels.

Read below for more information on the program and how to secure your spot at the next camp.  You can also email us or follow our Facebook page.


Applicants are generally sponsored by a local Rotary Club or other organisation (e.g. employer) who may also be able to provide financial sponsorship to attend.  All applicants must also contribute a $100 non-refundable deposit.
The application process is open.  Please follows the steps below to secure your place.  Numbers are limited.
Rotary Club Support (if applicable)
If you are being sponsored by a Rotary Club, these Clubs may also be able to provide support on the cost to attend.
You can start by contacting your local Rotary Club (a list of clubs and contacts can be found here) to endorse your application. They will need to provide you with a contact person at the club and their email and phone number to complete Step 2 (usually this is the club's Youth Director).  They may also refer you to another club if they are unable to assist.  If you are having any issues please email us at
Secondly, you should agree any financial sponsorship arrangements with the club endorsing your application. You and the club may find it useful to complete a Financial Sponsorship Agreement.  This form does not need to be submitted with your application but is a record for you, your parents  / guardians and the club
Pay Deposit & Complete Forms (when available)
Pay your deposit and complete and submit the two part application form (both forms must be submitted for your application to be complete) by clicking each of the links below.
  1. Deposit Payment (a $100 non-refundable deposit must be provided by all applicants).
  2. Application Form - Collects contact and other details of you and the Rotary Club or organisation sponsoring you.  Once submitted, an email will be sent to your sponsor for approval.
  3. Insurance & Medical Information Form - Collects details of any medical conditions and dietary requirements, as well as an insurance declaration.  Please have Medicare and Private Health Insurance details handy before completing the form. 


What can I expect?
To be able to tap in to your true potential and discover what you really are capable of. You will meet other like minded youth, be inspired and experience life from a new perspective.
Who can go?
RYLA is designed for anyone aged 19-29.  Rotary Clubs and other other organisations may be able to offer financial sponsorship, reducing any barriers on attendance.  If cost is an issue, please feel free to email us to discuss the options available.
How is payment made?
You will need to pay the $100 deposit as per the application process.  Your sponsoring Rotary Club or other organisation are invoiced the balance.  As noted above in the application process details, any additional co-contribution payable (if applicable) should be negotiated with that organisation upfront..
What should I bring with me to camp?
All confirmed attendees will be emailed a packing list prior to camp.
What are the start & finish times?
The camp commences at 10:30am (QLD time) on the first day and finishes at 2:30pm (QLD time) on the final day.
Who runs RYLA?
Rotarians from our District, along with alumni from past RYLA camps and other youth programs volunteer their time to run RYLA each year.  RYLA is not run for profit but is part of Rotary's commitment to developing future leaders and equipping youth to face the challenges that life provides.
What protection policies are in place?
There are minimum of two trained First Aid officers on every camp.  In addition most volunteers will have undertaken Mental Health awareness training.  Rotary also operates under strict Youth Protection Guidelines. 
What about border closures and COVID-19 restrictions?
We are an optimistic bunch!  We hope that, by the time of the camp, restrictions levels will both allow the camp to proceed, as well as allow participants from both NSW and QLD to attend (the venue is in QLD).   We do, of course, monitor the situation at all times and, should changes be necessary, we will have plans in place to address them.
Any further questions?
Feel free to email us at call the District Program Chair, Peter Truer on 0438 540 936.


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