Here's what past participants have had to say:
"RYLA was such an eye opening experience. The friends gained and lessons learnt will stay with me forever"
"Within 24 hours, I knew I was in for a fantastic week"
"RYLA helped me enhance my trust in the strengths I have"
"Reflecting on myself helped me identify the finer details about myself I had not noticed."
"RYLA forced me to break myself down, and look at who I am, and what things i am defining myself with. Often this being the lack of a clear passion or career. I always define myself with my failure, and the week helped me to look beyond that for the first time in years and actually see the things that make me who i am."
"It confirmed things that I thought about myself, which in turn reduced a lot of self doubt about my abilities and impact on the world"
"Without RYLA I wouldn't have learned that it's okay to be myself"
"RYLA was able to show me how important different leadership styles are. Prior to the camp I pictured leadership as a single person leading a group of people, however it is clear to me now that there are multiple types of leadership which are all equally important."
"It was a safe space to share, and talk about the seminars, and hear others' opinions, and be exposed to ideas I probably wouldn't have though of myself. Also great to challenge my own thoughts and justify them to myself."