Youth Programs

Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

Ages 13-15

RAYEC is a week-long camp that takes place every August for youth ages 13- 15 who are interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship. The main focus of this camp is to educate youth about marketing, advertising, preparing a cash-flow statement and writing a business plan. Campers set up their own businesses and use real money which they borrow from actual bankers. The last day is “Business Day” at the camp, where campers have the opportunity to open and operate their businesses. The youth also get to participate in many fun recreational activities throughout their week at camp.

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Leaders of Tomorrow

Ages 11-17

Established in 1996, the community-focused Volunteer Leadership Awards celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding volunteers in our community in a partnership between the Town of Okotoks, Western Wheel, and Okotoks Rotary Club. The awards promote the value of volunteering and serve as an inspiration for others to embrace community involvement and become volunteers.

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Ages 12-18

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.

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Rotary Youth Exchange

Ages 15-18

Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity  that lasts anywhere from a few weeks to a full year.

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Ages 19-25
RYLA is an acronym for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  RYLA is leadership training for young adults (19-25 years) led by a professional facilitator experienced in youth leadership development and supported by RYLA graduates and Rotarians;
One week residential program on a college/university campus consisting of lectures, simulation games, discussion groups, committee work, public speaking, social activities;
An opportunity to learn, grow, share ideas, have fun and make new friends.