Youth Services


Adventure in Understanding

Ages 16-18

The “Adventure in Understanding” program is an annual six day ( five night) cultural canoe experience for young  First Nation and non-native youth ages sixteen to eighteen years old.

It is a co-ed canoe voyage along the Trent Severn Waterway from Beavermead Park in Peterborough to Curve Lake First Nation.

The program was developed by the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha with the assistance of the Curve Lake First Nation Youth Committee and is offered with the co-operation of Camp Kawartha and the Canadian Canoe Museum.

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Youth Exchange

Ages 15-18

Rotary Youth Exchange inspires young leaders to serve as catalysts for peace and social justice in their local communities and throughout the world, long after their exchanges end. This program is possible because of the dedication, leadership, and passion of the tens of thousands of volunteers — Rotary members and nonmembers alike — who make this unique program so successful.

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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.


Ages 16-18
Congratulations to Sami Elmoussa, Chloe Shaw, Aiden Gomes and Maria Mahfuz who won the high school bursaries this year. We wish them all the best as they start their next adventure in post secondary school.