2018 Rotary Youth Conference in Zion National Park

We're excited for this year's Rotary Youth Conference, April 20-21, 2018. Below is the skinny. Please read it all.

  • Registration is closed.  Contact Miriam at youthrotary@gmail.com with questions. 
  • All participants must e-mail two signed forms to youthrotary@gmail.com: The Rotary Youth Code of Conduct & Liability Waiver and The National Park Volunteer Form (only the highlighted sections need to be filled out).
  • Cost & payment info:  Registration is $20/person + camping ($15/night at the Watchman Campground) + whichever meals you'll need. The registration cost covers snacks & water, conference supplies and a National Park pass (good for 7 days). Once registered, we'll e-mail more info & instructions on how to pay, which you can do by clicking here.
  • The official "conference" starts Friday April 20 @ 2pm and goes until Saturday April 21 @ 1pm. But come early and stay late! Camping is available April 19-21. There's so much to do, and spring is amazing in Zion.  Click here for tips on seeing Zion and here for the schedule.  
  • Transportation to the conference is up to each individual. Once in Springdale, we'll be utilizing the free shuttles which go from our campsite to the conference every 12 mins.  Click here for shuttle times.  We'll only be able to fit 8 cars at our campsite, so some cars might need to be moved into the nearby Visitor's Center.
  • WE'RE CAMPING! We opted not to stay in hotels because $, or to be split up in home-stays with local Rotarians because we wanted to hang out. As such, you are responsible to bring your own gear, including a tent w/ rain protection, sleeping pad, bag & pillow, appropriate clothing & shoes, etc. Please don't underestimate mother nature in the spring! 
  • Don't sweat (or do!)-- you can shower at Zion Outfitters until 10:30pm, which is walking distance from our campsite. Click here to learn more.  
  • Weather: Late April in Zion can get up to 80 degrees, and as low as 40 degrees. There can also be lots of wind & rain, so plan accordingly. If the forecast predicts extreme conditions, we may need to cancel the event.  
  • What to expect: At the conference, you'll mingle with like-minded folks, doing hands-on service in Zion, dinner with Rotarians, a sunrise hike, an interactive conference, and of course, s'mores around the campfire. Click here for the schedule.  
  • What to bring: Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, camping chair, etc.), regular travel stuff (clothing, toiletries, yada yada), bring your bike + lock if you're into biking, bring your guitar or clarinet for the campfire, bring friends, and bring your positive attitude (ha ha...had to include that!).

If you have questions or concerns, e-mail Miriam Barth.


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