Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary

— and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.
 
 
 

Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30

in universities and communities worldwide to organise service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.
 
To find a local Rotaract Club, please email.
 
 
 

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18

who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organise at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
 
To find a local Interact Club or to start a new one at your school, please email.
 
 
 

Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (RAYEC)

 
is for youth aged 13-15 and have an interest in business.  This one-week entrepreneurial-based camp combines the education of business training with a summer camp atmosphere. Campers hear from guest speakers and participate in workshops to learn the components of a business plan such as marketing, advertising, cash flow and record keeping.
 
Youth are put into business teams where they come up with a business idea, meet with suppliers and bankers and build a product or a service.  On the final day of camp these youthful ventures are open for business. Campers pay back their business loans and split their profits amongst their business team.  It’s not only about numbers and business plans, though. The youth get to participate in a variety of summer camp experiences and recreational activities as well.
 
Campers attend for free, thanks to the generous support of community sponsors, Community Futures offices and Rotary District 5360. Sixty youth from South and Central Alberta will attend the camp running August 12th to the 18th, held at Eagles Nest Ranch in Cypress Hills, Alberta.
 
Interested Youth interested in more information or
to apply to the camp can visit www.ayec.ca
 
Application Deadline is May 31st, 2018
 
 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
 
APPLY for RYLA Conference in Chestermere HERE
Email questions to Program Administrators HERE
Read Important Changes for 2018 Program HERE 
 
Earlybird: $450/student
After March 1: $500/student
 
   NOTE:  PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM BOOKING STUDENTS
 
 
 

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

is a Rotary-sponsored District Youth Service program. Students, from 13 - 17 years of age, from across District 5360 attend a weekend-long camp designed to develop their potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning.

Its aim is to communicate to young people a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards.  A program of thought-provoking speakers, social situations, and personal challenges is offered. 
 
Spring RYPEN camp
Camp Alexo
Thursday, May 10th - Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Earlybird: $425/student
After April 18: $450/student
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION  Email Craig Torry
 
 
Fall RYPEN camp
Southern Alberta Bible Camp
2018 Dates TBD
$550 per student
Registration details to follow
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION  Email Karen Johnson
 
 
   NOTE:  PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM BOOKING STUDENTS
 

Long-Term Exchange

Are you interested in learning a new language or meeting new people? Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime for the more than 8,000 students who participate each year. By sharing your own culture and embracing a new one, you help foster global understanding—and learn a great deal about yourself and your home country in the process.
 
Please see Rotary Youth Exchange website for more information
 

Short-Term Exchange

Rotary Short Term Exchange presents opportunities for students to advance their knowledge and world understanding by allowing them to live abroad for a brief time over the summer. Participants live with one host family in the destination country for approximately one month in the summer, under the sponsorship of their local Rotary Club. This is a true exchange program because the host brother/sister from abroad will also spend a month with the participating student in his/her home in during the same summer.
 
Please see Rotary Youth Exchange website for more information
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