MEDIA RELEASE: Rotary camp offers teenagers support

Posted on Sep 25, 2017
Although adolescence can be a challenging period at times, Rotary is offering the opportunity for young people to develop and grow as part of a three-day camp at Myuna Bay.
 
Applications are currently open for the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) which encourages teenagers to develop life skills, whilst providing them with the knowledge needed to approach challenging situations and overcome adversity.
 
Rotary District 9670 Governor, Helen Ryan, said RYPEN offers young people the opportunity to engage with like-minded peers, while having fun and learning new skills in areas such as problem solving and public speaking.
 
“Rotary values the contributions of young people in our community, and we want to ensure they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to continue to make a difference in their area and town” Mrs Ryan said.
 
RYPEN is open to young people aged between 14 and 17 who will benefit from the opportunity to develop increased motivation, improved life skills, better self-image, pride in themselves and an understanding of setting and achieving goals.
 
“There are a variety of activities and programs over the 3-day camp that will challenge participants to think about their role in their community and how they can have a positive influence on the lives of others”.
 
Local Rotary Clubs will fund a young person’s attendance at the Camp, including transport and food costs.
 
“Rotarians right across our District are interested in helping young people grow, that’s why we want to provide them with the financial assistance to attend. All we want in return is for their time and participation”.
 
“I would urge any parents, teachers or friends who know a young person that would benefit from attending RYPEN to nominate them today. It is an opportunity not to miss out on” Mrs Ryan said.
 
The RYPEN Camp will be held at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre between 3-5 November 2017.
 
Nominations close on 27 October 2017. For more information and to nominate please email rypen@rotary9670.org.au