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.cially, 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.
                                                                                                                               2020 group with Lydia the Alaskan Husky
For recent RYPEN events, see these facebook sites:

Key Dates

RYPEN 2021:  26-28 March 2021  
Nominations close: Friday 5th March 2021. Late applications not accepted.  
Vertical Horizon Outdoor Adventure Centre, 572 Everett Road, Inglewood, Taranaki
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 2021 event documents are available in document library here. Scroll down to YOUTH ACTIVITIES then RYPEN 2021
Mel Cook (Inglewood)