Rotary connects the world

2019-20 Theme

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment


RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) is a 3 day camp and program for 14 to 17 year old boys and girls. The aim is to communicate to these young people a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards, and also to broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

Last Edited: Sat, 01 June 2019 | Report Error

RYPEN is an intensive program, consisting of plenary sessions, workshops, sport and entertainment activities. Participants are given the opportunity to learn from achievers in the worlds of business, sport and entertainment and presenters will talk at keynote sessions and share their experiences with participants while emphasizing the need to work hard and stay focused. At the same time participants are interacting with peers from different backgrounds and also improving their teamworking and leadership skills. This is all done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debate are encouraged.

Nominees are accommodated in dormitory style modern rooms, and all meals are provided in a communal dining room. The District RYPEN Committee live in for the duration of the camp and provide counselling and security.

The motto for RYPEN, 'The Cultivation of Youth', emerged from the very first camp  back in 1980.

If you think a young person has qualities worth developing then they are suitable for RYPEN and you should nominate them now.


  • Maureen Manning (Batemans Bay)
  • Brian Wallace (South Nowra)
  • Sandy Miles (South Nowra)
  • Sue Trevaskis (Merimbula)


To access RYPEN forms and supplementary information on this site please click here.

Important Dates

Date Event
 17th-19th May 2019 RYPEN Camp - Old Mogo Town

All RYPEN Camps are held at Old Mogo Town in Mogo, 10ks south of Batemans Bay.