APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
 
DATE: 1st - 3rd November 2019
Run over the course of a Weekend, Friday 3.30pm - Sunday 2pm
VENUE:  The Family Camp Tea Gardens,
27 Gams Rd, Tea Gardens NSW 2324
 
 
 
WHAT IS RYPEN?
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), is a youth program that has been run in the Rotary District 9670 for the past 30 years.
The main focus of RYPEN is to introduce you to some new ideas and concepts that will help you transition from being a teenager to a young adult. 

Concentrating on finding your inner strength and abilities to help with those tricky situations in life where we have to jump out of our comfort zone.

We also aim to teach the life skill of Mindfulness to help look after the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of each individual.

 

Some of the themes we cover over the weekend are: 

 

MINDFULNESS   HONESTY   TRUST   PERSISTENCE   CONTRIBUTION  

TOLERANCE   GOAL SETTING   GIVING    TEAM WORK   MEETING PEOPLE

SELF AWARNESS    SELF TALK   VALUES  FEAR   COMMITMENT

   

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RYPEN program has been developed over many years of experience and is today presented to you by a group of dedicated volunteers,

past attendees called RYPENITES and Rotarians who have all experienced RYPEN and provide passion and commitment to its success and strive to

consistently grow and improve the program to meet the needs of today's youth and society.

 

TO APPLY AND THE COST?

Any Teenager between the age of 14 and 17 can apply to attend RYPEN. The Application forms are able to be downloaded to the left of this page. The cost of the camp is $230 and is covered by local Rotary Clubs who sponsor the participant to attend, so there is no cost to the Family.

             

            

MEET THE TEAM

Zoey Kirwan - Committee Chair,  Andrew Marselos - Vice Chair,  Kellie Hunt - Secretary, Zoe Bunt - Treasurer,  Darren Oxley - Rotarian,

Kev Yarrington - Rotarian,  Emma Carter - Program Facilitator,  Brooke Sweetman - Rotarian,  Katie Whelan-Sim - Rotarian, 

Lewis Lydon - Western Representitive, Thomas Baines - Rotarian,  Kirsty Polwarth - Rotarian.

             

                          
 
 
WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY
 
"I made about 10 new friends that I've kept in touch with and the whole experience was amazing. Definitely a great experience to let the rawest version of yourself connect with that of others, and for you to be the truest version of you"
 
"Change how I see myself"
                                                           
 
 "The experience was amazing and it changed my life. I don’t really know what to say but thank you so much for letting me participate and I’m sure you will help so many more kids."
 
 
WHAT THE PARENTS HAVE TO SAY
 

             "It was definitely a confidence booster"

 

               "She is so much more confident and happy in her own skin. It boosted her           self esteem incredibly. We are so grateful for the opportunity she had to attend the Rypen     camp."

 

               "He seems to take the initiative and do things without been asked, which is great        for a parent"

 

               "Very worthwhile program"

 

              

 

               FOR FURTHER ENQUIERIES

            Zoey Kirwan - Committee Chair

             0410 664 224

             rypen9670@gmail.com

             P.O Box 542 East Maitland 2323

              http://facebook.com/rypen9670