1. If you had students attend last year and forgot to pay, please settle your account.
  2. Fill out the 2019 Rotary Club Electronic Registration. This helps us plan for staffing and track payments.
  3. Select your students. (You can use the 2019 Nomination Form if you wish).
  4. Fill out , or have your selected students fill out, the electronic Student Registration. We do not need the nomination form. The information we need is all on the electronic registration.
  5. Have students send **2019 Release Form**  to This form must be signed by a parent/guardian for underage students. This is mandatory by the YMCA.
  6. Arrange transportation for your students. Note that non-parents need to go through the Rotary District 5960 youth protection program (or equivalent 5950 program)
  7. Invite your students to attend a meeting to share their experiences.

Rotary Clubs from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin may sponsor students to attend Camp RYLA. Our programming targets juniors in high school, and we will accept sophomores and seniors. Preference will be given to clubs that sponsor both a male and female student.

If you have already signed up to sponsor a student, thank you very much for your commitment!  As you know, Camp RYLA has been helping build young leaders across our two Rotary districts for over 60 years.

Below is a brief calendar of your clubs responsibilities. For the deadlines in any given year, please refer to the official announcement and the Guidelines for Sponsoring Clubs that can be found on the sidebar to the left. Please use the electronic registration form for clubs (menu to the left) to help us track the total registration, club payments, and help distribute new information. 

Involvement Needed from Your Club


  • Make a commitment to participate!
  • Appoint a Club RYLA Chair
  • Submit the 2019 Rotary Club Electronic Registration
  • New this year, we are going to issue invoices to help us manage the cash flow and provide clear payment instructions.
  • Contact staff of youth-serving organizations, such as high school principal(s), and deliver RYLA Information and Student Applications (which you will receive when we get your faxed commitment).


  • Reconfirm attendance with your student.  Arrange transportation.  Publicize in local media.
  • Transport student(s) from home to Camp St. Croix, and from the InterContinental in downtown Saint Paul.

After the camp's session:

  • Invite your RYLA awardees to participate in a Rotary meeting. Student enthusiasm for the camp experience is catching!
  • Help RYLA participants remember the importance of talking about their experience to other students-and to recommend it to others.


There is no cost to the participating student. Clubs pay $350 per student. Please return with invoice. Registrations after April 1 will be charged $375.

Make checks payable to:

Rotary Club of St. Paul
401 N. Robert Street, Suite 150
Saint Paul, MN 55101

(please put RYLA in the memo line)


Your Rotary Club is responsible for your students' transportation from their home to Camp St. Croix and from the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel (site of the closing event) to their home. We require that the student bring the name and phone number, preferably cell phone, of the person(s) who will be picking them up on Tuesday. Students are not allowed to drive their own cars to Camp St. Croix!

If you have questions, please call Jodi at the St. Paul Rotary Office or email the RYLA Camp Director at

April 1, Registrations on or before April 1 will be invoiced at $350. Registrations after April 1 will be $375

March 31, last chance for a 100% refund upon a cancelation

April 7, last chance to register

Instead of asking for a refund, please consider supporting a student from outside your area. We can probably match up additional students with a little notice and may be able to help arrange for them to visit your club.

Note that we will do everything we can to accommodate folks. As long as we have space, get the dues paid, and get the release forms, we will get your campers in camp.