The RYLA course utilises both indoor and outdoor tasks designed to build individual self-confidence and the development of leadership skills.
Individual learning takes place through active involvement, and the receipt of feedback on both individual and team performance.
Each participant has the opportunity to undertake new personal challenges, and will be encouraged to adopt a leadership role within a team.
The District 1250 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will be held at the High Ashurst Outdoor Activity Centre in the beautiful Surrey Hills on Box Hill near Dorking. The newly upgraded activity centre with brand new Deluxe Log Cabins offering excellent opportunities for outdoor team building programmes and sports activities. The ultra-modern facilities all en-suite bedrooms, newly built climbing wall like no other. The refurbished centre provides a kaleidoscope of training and activity opportunities and offers you training like no other: stimulating, involving, challenging and above all fantastic fun.
Participants are supervised at all times, and every effort is taken to ensure their safety throughout the weekend. Trained instructors are provided by the Arethusa Venture Centre for a number of the physical outside activities.
Responsible Rotarians always supervise other Rotary organised events, evening work and free time.
All Rotary facilitators on RYLA courses are required to undergo disclosure by the Criminal Records Bureau and adhere to the RYLA Child Protection Policy.