RYLA Participant Information        

Check-in:  Sunday from 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.at Dome Building at William Woods University

 Check-out:  Wednesday before the closing ceremonies at 5:00 p.m.


.         Male and female participants stay in different dorm buildings. Students stay two to a room in rooms with twin beds. 

Men’s bathrooms are community style, while the women’s bathrooms are ensuite. .    There will be a lost key charge of $30.00.


       All participants must bring a pillow, bed linens, blankets or a sleeping bag. Bring a wash cloth, towel, alarm clock, and personal toiletries. William Woods does not provide these or any other personal items.


    Students are not allowed to transport themselves to or from the Academy. Transportation is the responsibility of families. If you have concerns, contact your local Rotary club.


Electronic devices may be used during sessions as allowed by academy directors and team counselors.  Use of devices during free time is allowed.


All meals are provided for the students, including a meal Sunday evening after arrival and check in.  You may also bring personal snacks for break times and before bed. 


  Students are required to stay for the entire Academy.  The curriculum is designed to build on each successive activity, culminating in a fully developed service leader.  Leaving early diminishes the training experience for the student, and their team.  


  Optional items to bring:  camera, sports equipment, books, card games.  There will be optional early morning exercise if you would like to participate.  There are tennis courts available if you are interested but you will need to bring your own racquets and tennis balls. 


The Missouri RYLA Academy or William Woods University will not be held responsible for the loss or theft of personal items or electronic devices brought to the academy by participants.


 Bring comfortable, casual attire for daily wear including tennis shoes.  We ask out of respect for others, that you bring school-appropriate clothing.  Business casual or dress attire for the closing ceremonies on Wednesday night is encouraged.