Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN)
RYPEN is aimed at young people in the 15 –17 age group who are still at school and are not likely to be selected for Youth Exchange or later for RYLA, but who possess qualities of decency, persistence and application and who deserve further encouragement.
The young people will be presented with a series of ideas, challenges and social experiences, which will hopefully assist them in broadening their horizons socially, culturally and physically.
It is suggested that students who have participated in previous outdoor education activities do not attend e.g. Outward Bound, Spirit of New Zealand, or any college outdoor pursuit type course. For details of the programme contact the convener.
             The 2019 event group
2019 event - see photos and video

Key Dates

RYPEN 2020: 27-29 March 2020  
Nominations close: Friday  6 March 2020. late applications not accepted.  
Remains the same as 2019 at the Vertical Horizons Outdoor Adventure Centre, Inglewood, Taranaki
UPDATE - 10 May 2019 - For Rotarians
Please NOTE - the much earlier cut off and programme dates in 2020.
There are 5 documents which all clubs need to download, read, pass to the relevant person and ensure paperwork is completed by due dates. There is a zip file of all the documents as well. We recommend clubs liaise with their local High School. Clubs are reminded that RYPEN functions best when the participants are an even mix of boys and girls. Any queries can be directed to the RYPEN Organising Committee at:
The 2020 event documents are now available in the document library. Go here, scroll down to RYPEN (login required)
Mel Cook (Inglewood)
Cell: 0274 426943
W: 06 756 6019