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RYPEN (Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment)

RYPEN is aimed at young people in the 15 -17 age group who 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.

It is organised by Kapiti Rotary's  District 9940 by the Rotary Club of Taihape. The facility owned by the Rotary Club of Taihape , and administered by a local Trust made up of Rotarians and local outdoor enthusiasts.

RYPEN students at KawhatauAttendees 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.





The programme is planned to challenge all participants in situations that develop,

  • Confidence
  • Leadership
  • Team co-operation
  • Physical limits
  • Social skills
  • Bush craft 

It is suggested that students who have participated in previous outdoor education activities e.g.  Outward Bound, Spirit of New Zealand, or any college outdoor pursuit type course do not attend.

Dates for 2015  

Friday 02 October, 10:00 am to Sunday 04 October, 02:00 pm


Kawhatau Outdoor Education Centre

(30 minutes south east of Taihape)


$220.00 per student



RYPEN (Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment)

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