Students are selected for ELC through a competitive application process and spaces are limited. Selected students should reply as soon as possible to confirm their commitment to attend or release their spot to another student.

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Students and a parent or guardian MUST ATTEND one of two Orientation Sessions, typically held in the early evening on a weekday. This is an opportunity to meet your teammates, Rotary Team Advisors (RTAs), and other ELC participants, and to ask any questions you may have. At the orientation, you will submit a completed Student & Parent/Guardian Signature Form.


Prior to and following the conference, students will be expected to complete anonymous online surveys, which should take less than 15 minutes each. The first survey will be used to gather information that will be shared with all of the students as part of the curricula. The second will be used to adjust the curricula according to student responses.


  • Laptop computers with WiFi capability
  • Pens and pencils (all other office supplies provided)
  • Casual, comfortable, and appropriate clothing for both working and recreational sessions — including warm outerwear for outdoor activities
  • Personal toiletries, necessary medications, hair dryers and other grooming products
  • An open, inquisitive, and creative mind with a winning attitude


Students are expected to attend all scheduled sessions with their team. Being on time and prepared to participate with peers is a sign of respect for the team, the conference, and the Rotary Team Advisors (RTAs). A student may be released to their parent or guardian during the conference only by express permission of one or more of the ELC Co-Chairs.


All students must use Rotary-provided transportation for the duration of the conference. Transportation to the conference venue is provided by contracted bus. Under no circumstances are personal vehicles of students (or those of non-participants) allowed at the conference.


Physical limitations requiring special accommodation or special medical dietary needs should be included in your application so that ELC leaders can explore necessary accommodations at the venue. All meals have a standard vegetarian option.


Any medication, whether prescribed or “over-the-counter/retail” must be fully identified on its container. The student must inform their Rotary Team Advisor (RTA) of the need to take medicine. Students may not have in their possession or in their rooms any unapproved medicine or alcohol/wine/beer or other controlled items, or weapon. A student confronted by another student with any of these items or any other dangerous practice, is required to seek out adult help (usually their RTA) in distancing him/herself from the situation.


The end of each conference day may vary, but “lights out” and sleep time are strictly supervised and enforced. Any conference participant disturbing the group or other venue guests is subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to immediate parent pick-up. Conference participants are to conduct themselves in a fashion that brings credit to themselves, their school, and their parents. Violation of these rules may result in termination of participation in ELC at any time, day or night.