What is RYPEN?

​RYPEN stands for Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment which through a weekend live in seminar, aims to create in young adults an awareness of their place in and responsibility towards, society. Participants are sponsored and paid for by the many Rotary Clubs within District 9465 who see RYPEN as a great opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to youth in their community.   

Who Should Apply?

Young people, 14-17, who have not had any experience in leadership positions and would benefit from a structured learning program focused on confidence building and having exposure to introductory  leadership training.

What Does RYPEN Offer?

  • Increased motivation and improved life skills
  • Better self image and more pride in self
  • An understanding of how to set and achieve goals
  • The confidence to overcome failure and take control of the one's future
  • An opportunity to challenge personal boundaries.
What Does it Involve?
RYPEN is an intensive programme which includes developing and implementing problem solving skills. At the same time participants from different backgrounds are interacting with each other and improving their teamwork skills. Activities may include a low ropes course, a team building course, workshops, games and more done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debate are encouraged.
Where is it Held?
The camp is held at the Baptist Churches of WA-Serpentine Camping Centre, 22 Transit Road, Jarradale WA 
When is it Held?
There are usually two camps scheduled each Rotary year, but the one scheduled for September 2022 has been cancelled for want of sufficient volunteer facilitators. The next camp will be held in May 2023. 
The Application form will be made available in due course. To contact the Project Chair Click here
Please note that as the District Committee must commit to payment to the campsite two weeks prior to the Camp it is generally unable to refund late withdrawals or ‘no shows’.  It is therefore important that clubs select applicants carefully and follow them up to ensure commitment.