RYPEN, The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment, is for young people aged 14 to 16 years and caters for teenagers who have shown qualities and application in everyday life which deserve further development.

RYPEN uses the common bonds of learning, co-operation, and friendship to design activities which facilitate trust and self-esteem. RYPEN seeks to broaden each participant’s horizons culturally, socially, and academically, providing the inner foundations for a strong future.
The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick was pleased to sponsor Isabella to a recent RYPEN weekend.  Here is her report:
Hi my name is Isabella Daniels, I am 14 and went to RYPEN weekend 5th August at the Royal National Park. I would like to share my experience and what I got out of the camp. Getting there on Friday afternoon I was a little nervous. I didn't know anyone and didn't really know what to expect. I met others the same age as me from different schools.
We did activities over the three days, including talks about the land from elder Uncle Mark and on the Saturday night we had a campfire and told stories. By Sunday, I had a new amazing group of friends, I learned how to become more confident about myself and around others.
I learnt that not everyone is perfect and  everyone has their downfalls in life. Thank you to the members of Rotary Club of Botany Randwick for choosing me to experience this camp. I would recommend it to anyone.
For more information on RYPEN, visit https://rotarydistrict9675.org/Page/rypen