Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN)
The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a Youth Leadership over a weekend long camp for Year 11 and Year 12 students, designed at developing young people’s potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning.
The weekend will be run by young Rotaractors and past RYLA awardees sharing their experiences, hopes and ideals with participants with keynote speaker invited on Saturday evening.
RYPEN is designed for students who are seen as the upcoming leaders in your school, not those students who are already leading and achieving amazing things or those at the bottom end, but those students who just need a bit of a push and a confidence boost to start achieving at their full potential.
RYPEN has as its principal aim, to communicate to young people taking part in the program a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards and allow them to broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically.
RYPEN weekend is designed to promote teamwork and participation, friendship and social interaction; integrity, respect for other people and their cultures, accountability, empowerment and leadership.
Dates:                                                   Friday 22 to 24 July 2022
Applications Close:                            30 June 2022
Club payment:                                   
Cost:                                                      $375.00
Venue:                                                  Kokako Lodge, Falls Road, Hunua, Auckland
The Camp will be run under the strict guidance and mandate of Ministry of Health. We will be guided by Ministry of Education EOTC policy. Kokako Lodge is a Vaccine Mandate Event Centre and therefore, RYPEN 2022 will be a My Vaccine Pass event. There will be a limit of 48 students to the Camp.
Please apply online                  
Students wanting to participate should contact their local Rotary club in the first instance.  Find clubs HERE  or phone 0800 4 ROTARY
RYPEN2022 Leadership Team
·       Bogdan Bujoreanu, Rotaract Auckland City (
·       Ariana Andrews, Rotary Club of Newmarket (
·       Craig Sionetuato, RYLA 2018 (
·       Emily Muli, RYLA 2021 (
District Committee oversight          Ainie Kwok (Pohutukawa Coast Passport)
Phone:                                                  0212203090
District Committee oversight          Tim Wilcock (Papakura)
Important Documents: