Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment (RYPEN)

                                                            

The motto of RYPEN is ‘the Cultivation of Youth’.

The main aim is to help young people form their own values and standards, as well as broaden their horizons

by sharing a series of ideas, problems and social experiences. This program is not for your highest performers

nor is it for the high needs students, but rather for the middle of the road students that just needs that little

push to help them achieve something special. They may even be over looked at school as they are too

“normal”.

It is an intensive program of plenary sessions, workshops and sport activities. Participants will be given an

opportunity to hear from achievers from all walks of life. Through keynote sessions and workshops they will

share their experiences while emphasizing the need to work hard and stay focused. At the same time,

students are interacting with peers from different backgrounds and improving their teamwork and

communication skills. All this is done in an informal atmosphere.

Participants are encouraged to play an active part in introducing and thanking guest speakers, presenting group reports, assisting in camp tasks as well as being involved in various group sessions.

 

Through this program students achieve:                                                                                                                                                  

Improved leadership skills                                                                                                                                                  

Improved self awareness                                                                                                                                         

Increased motivation and life skills                                                                                                                                                     

Improved self-image and confidence                                                                                                                                                                               

Develop an understanding of setting and achieving team and personal goals                                                                                                                                  

Increased confidence to overcome problems and take control of their future

 

WHO IS IT FOR?                                                                                                                                                                            

Students who are aged 14 to 16 years and in Years 8 to 10.                                                                                                                   

If you think a young person has qualities worth developing, then they are suitable for RYPEN. They simply have to show qualities that would be worth developing; such as decency, courage, persistence, sincerity and application in everyday life. The advice is for a student not to go with friends as they develop greater in this environment as they do not have to maintain labels they have a school and will quickly make friends with the other participants. Lifelong friendships start at these camps.                                                                                          

WHEN ?  11.00am 15th June to 3.00pm 17th June 2018                                                                                                              

COST ?  Nothing for the student, their family or the school; the Sponsoring Rotary Club pays all costs      

WHERE? Blue Gum Lodge Springwood in the lower Blue Mountains.                                                          

Accommodation is in dormitory style rooms (eight to a room) with meals provided in a communal dining room. Special dietary requirements can be catered for by the camp chefs.

Rotary’s District RYPEN committee provides the organisation and planning, and the special guest speakers cover a wide range of topics. We also provide Security throughout the night.Rotarians and their Partners live-in for the duration of the camp as counsellors and become camp mums anddads. Our rules are simple and consistent with civilised behaviour; breaches may result in the student being sent home. If you know of any student that would benefit from this program please contact your local Rotary Club

Application form provided below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT KAYE AT GALSTON ROTARY 0451728120

Next RYPEN  11.00am 15th June to 3.00pm 17th June 2018                                                                                                              

COST ?  Nothing for the student, their family or the school; the Sponsoring Rotary Club pays all costs      

WHERE? Blue Gum Lodge Springwood in the lower Blue Mountains.                                                           

                                                                    

RYPEN Camp Application Form 

 

Nominee’s Details (Please print clearly) 

 

Full Name…………………… ………………………………… (This will go on your certificate) 

 

Preferred Name or Nick Name for your name badge…………………………………………… 

 

Birth date…………………………………… Sex   Male/Female/Other pls specify……….. 

 

Home Phone………………………… 

 

Email (required)………………………………. ………Mobile………………………………… 

 

We only send out your acceptance information via email so we need someone’s email address (please   

print CLEARLY)  you need to monitor that email address for your acceptance information. If you do   

not receive any information by the middle of May 2018, please contact David Clark  

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Parent/Guardian email (if different from above)................................................................................ 

 

Home or Postal Address…………………………………………………………………….. ………. 

 

Suburb/Town…………………………. ……………….Post Code……………………… 

 

School Attending and Year………………………….. ………T Shirt size (S) (M) (L) (XL) (2XL) 

 

Talents, Sport, Hobbies and Interest (there is a talent show as part of the camp, participants are  

encouraged but not required to participate with individual talents)…………………..…………………. 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 

 

Any matters that may affect camp participation or that mentors should be aware of:(This will be kept completely confidential, but is essential for mentor preparedness – excluding  

dietary requirements, see page 7 for this - eg medications, physical or mental disabilities,  

transgender, social or behavioural issues) ………………………………………………………………. 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………  

 

A colour head and shoulders photo will be taken when participants arrive at camp. 

PARENT/GARDIAN ACCEPTANCE 

This RYPEN Seminar is conducted and supervised Rotarians, their partners and mentors, who live-in with participants, all have working with children check numbers, under the Child Protection Act 2014. Strict Rules will be enforced to ensure the safety and well-being of each participant. A security guards patrols the camp at night. 

Accident Insurance has been taken out for the duration of Seminar. We do need your approval to seek medical assistance should an emergency occur. Please sign below to give your approval for your child to attend the; RYPEN Seminar 15th-17th June 2018 at Blue Gum Lodge Springwood.  Applicants will not be accepted unless the Medicare Number is filled in 

 

Any special medication that has to be taken ……………………………………to be given, with dosage and instructions to mentors at arrival to camp – without exception 

 

Medicare Number………………………....... Reference # on Card……… Expiry…………  

 

Signed Parent/Guardian……………….. ……………Emergency Phone No.................................. 

 

Sponsoring Rotary Club…………………………………………………………………… 

 

Photos will be taken during the weekend, these will be circulated to participants and may be used for  

promotional purposes, they may be stored by the district camp committee to be used at a later date - If  

you do not approve of this please notify us in writing when you return this form. 

 

David Clark Chairman District 9685 0414364812 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.