Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

RYPEN stands for Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

RYPEN is a 2.5 day residential experience, where participants are involved in a variety of sessions, workshops and activities, which provide an opportunity for them to develop personally, challenge themselves, build friendships with like-minded people, and build life skills.

Participants develop awareness in areas such as:

  • leadership
  • working in a team
  • communication
  • decision making
  • building relationships
  • contributing to community

RYPEN also provides an opportunity for participants to:

  • build confidence and self esteem
  • increase self awareness
  • consider the impact of life choices
  • build trust
  • explore values

RYPEN is about having fun

Throughout the seminar, participants work together in small groups with paired youth leaders from the RYPEN 2017 Experience.  Each group also has an adult mentor allocated to the group.

The 2018 RYPEN camp will be held from 4pm Friday 14 September to 3.30pm Sunday 16 September 2018.

The RYPEN application form and brochure are available for download by clicking on the following links.

2018 Application Form

2018 Brochure (click on pages to view and print)

Chairman of the District RYPEN committee is Rotarian Sean Darbyshire, supported by:

Rotarian Diane Fisher (Club Past President)
Lachlan Fennen*
Rotarian Iain Uren
Daemon Dickerson*
Jessica Heathcote*
Jarod Thompson*
Ben Savedra*
Grace Marshall
Roshni Hunkar*
Rotarian Lizzy Oscar
Christine Tolotochkov*
Sam Barrett*
Danielle Darbyshire*

* denotes members that are past participants in Rotary Youth programs and have chosen to give back to their community, such as through volunteering with the RYPEN program.

Click here to send an email to Sean Darbyshire – mobile: 0429 169 917