Big Changes 2018

Missouri RYLA Academy has set the dates for TWO Academies in 2018.  RYLA 1 date: June 24-27, 2018, and RYLA 2 date: July 8-11, 2018. Students will be allowed to choose one Academy or the other on a first come basis.  Registration is capped at 100 students per Academy.  Once the academy is filled students will be placed on a waiting list.  Send questions to:


Information on Interns

A Missouri RYLA Academy intern is a high school student who has attended RYLA, and is currently involved in service leadership in their school and community.  The purpose of having interns is threefold:


1               To provide real time peer models for participants

2               To provide logistical support for group leaders

3               To lead in the spirit and morale of RYLA


The responsibility of interns:


1               To act as a role model for current participants

2               To share ideas and experiences related to service leadership

3               To encourage participants to start/join InterAct

4               To “host” the Tuesday night party

5               To lead in whole group energizers, cheers, skits and team builders


Ten interns will be selected for each Academy.  To be eligible, you must have completed Missouri RYLA Academy, still be attending high school, and be active in school/community service projects.


Selected interns would be asked to attend a separate training, lead by the Assistant Curriculum Director. 


We are now accepting applications to become a student intern for both RYLA Academies this Summer!  Please download and complete the Intern Application found on the Forms page.  You MUST still be in school to be eligible, and we are only selecting ten interns per Academy.  Deadline is April 15th.

Registration Deadlines Changed for 2017

Missouri RYLA Academy will be hosting TWO academies for 2017.  Changes to the registration process and website will be posted by January 1st.  As such, registration for 2017 Academies will begin JANUARY 1st 2017.  Rotary Clubs may begin identifying candidates now, but registration will not start until January 1st.  This is different from the November 1st registration date of previous years.  Registration will be capped at 100 students per Academy.  Thank you for your support of Missouri RYLA Academy!

You Tube Channel

Be sure to check out the You Tube Channel, with videos going back to 2011!

Every year during RYLA, the counselors, as well as the students, take videos of the events, training, and projects all day long, all three days. At the end of each day, the day's video is gathered up and stitched together for a montage of the day. These videos are then directly uploaded to our channel so that parents and sponsoring Rotary clubs can get a glimpse of whats been going on.