Posted by Ben Bauer - District RYLA Co-chair
We have made the very difficult decision today to cancel our RYLA program for this upcoming May 15-17, 2020. Based on the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Upham Woods has decided to keep it's facility closed through the month of May. Ultimately, the safety of our students, staff, and Rotarians is highest priority for us. 
We plan to do whatever we can to provide some sort of experience for our students signed up to attend this year. The options include rescheduling the RYLA program for sometime this summer or early fall based on availability at Upham Woods. Another option would be to provide some sort of virtual program that our team has already begun working on! We’re carefully considering these options and will follow up with more information on those plans as soon as they become finalized.
We appreciate your patience with the decision making process and insight as we move forward. On behalf of the team, please know how incredibly grateful we are for your interest and support of the RYLA program and the opportunity to foster leadership in not only yourself but also those around you. We are remaining incredibly positive that we will have the opportunity to experience the RYLA magic we had been planning for over the past several months.