RYLA Weekend – Gear List

What to Bring to RYLA

Students will be staying in a dorm room on the college campus and will be assigned one or more roommates.

Bedding:  Pillow, sleeping bag or bedding for a twin bed.

Toiletries:  Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deoderant, shampoo, etc. Towels: bath & hand towel (Students may wish to bring two towels so that one is always dry.) Optional: Bug-spray and Sunscreen: (While not required these might come in handy.)

Program Attire:  Attendees will be required to wear a provided RYLA t-shirt most of the time but may wear any bottoms they wish (pants, skirt, shorts, etc.— keep it clean & non-promiscuous). Students will be participating in both indoor and outdoor activities throughout the day. Dress is casual.

The Sunday afternoon schedule & Award Reception is a little more formal than other activities, and you will be expected to be dressed nicely (no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, etc.). Men may choose to wear a shirt & tie. Women may choose to wear dresses, skirts, or dress pants.

Footwear:  No open-toed shoes are permitted due to the potential for injury. Non-marking sneakers (those with white soles) should be brought and may be required for use during certain activities.

Be Prepared: Don't forget to check the weather and make an educated decision about what attire would be appropriate.

Carry-all:  Students will be given a RYLA backpack when they arrive. Each morning they will be expected to be prepared to leave the dorm for the day; access to the dorms will be extremely limited.

Writing Instruments:  Please bring some pens and pencils, and/or highlighter for the activities.

Electronics:  Small portable ipods/MP3 players are permitted. However, use is restricted to limited, scheduled recreation time.

Cell Phones:  Students may bring their cell phones however, NO TEXTING/CELL PHONE USE is allowed during the day time.

Camera:  Don't forget lots of extra batteries/charger and an extra memory card (or enough space on your device)! Students should make sure that they clearly identify their camera/phone because many look alike.

Fan (optional):  You may want to bring a small fan. The dorms are NOT air conditioned. (The daytime session rooms are air conditioned.)

What NOT to Bring to RYLA

Cars: PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A VEHICLE ON CAMPUS DURING THE CONFERENCE.

While many RYLA students choose to be driven to and from the conference by a family member, the sponsoring Rotary Club is prepared to assist with transportation if necessary.

What to Bring

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