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RYPEN

The Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment is an annual 4-day camp for aspiring leaders aged 13-17. This once-in-a-lifetime event is free to participants and sponsored by Rotary Clubs across District 5350. RYPEN takes place at a camp on the Little Bow Travers Reservoir.

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Experience

Ready to be creative, try new things, make new friends, succeed as a team, expand your comfort zone, and find your voice? RYPEN is your opportunity to reflect, support, and grow your leadership skills and leave a stronger person than you arrived! So what are you waiting for? Take the RYPEN Challenge and register today!

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Possibilities

RYPEN supports youth to find their voice, take leadership, explore other leadership opportunities, and make a difference in their community. All camp leaders are previous attendees, inspired by their camp experiences to continue their journey as growing leaders. You and your Club make that possible.

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RYPEN is ideal for teenagers looking to grow, develop their leadership skills, expand their comfort zone, and try out a new adventure. Participants must be between 13 and 17 years old when the camp happens, May 5 - 8, 2023.

When considering someone - maybe yourself? - as a participant, consider whether this person demonstrates perseverance, courage and resourcefulness. Academic standing should not be the deciding factor. Any young person that would benefit from developing their skills and confidence is welcome
Become a Sponsor

Sponsor a participant for $600, which includes all meals, accommodation, and program materials.

Identify camp participants. You can register and specify participants or simply sponsor a spot.

If you identify participants, you also provide transportation to and from the RYPEN camp. This is your chance to connect directly. Drop-off at the camp is no later than 3:30 pm Friday, and pick-up is Monday at 11:00 am. Typically there is a bus to and from Calgary (at an extra fee of $85 per participant).

Deadlines: Please confirm your commitments by March 31. This camp does fill up quickly - do not delay. We HIGHLY recommend that Clubs begin their search for students NOW! Consider connecting with local schools or Interact Clubs. Participants fill in a waiver form as a last step before the camp.

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Leadership

A group of committed professionals, many of them Rotarians, make RYPEN a memorable experience.

All adults at the camp carry current police record checks and have completed the Rotary Volunteer Application Process.

The team includes:

  • Camp Coordinator           Jerry Firth, Rotary Club of                                                        Lethbridge Mosaic

  • Activity Coordinator        Abe Crawford

  • Quarterback                     Karen Johnson, Rotary Club of                                                Lethbridge Sunrise

  • Counsellor                        Abe Crawford

  • Nurse                                Tayla Oosthuizen, BSc BN RN

  • Evaluations                       Khadija Samoylove

  • District Representative   Peter Imhof, Rotary Club of                                                      Lethbridge Mosaic

Join us!

Are you passionate about supporting youth? Does RYPEN sound like your cup of tea, and do you want to be a part of making a fantastic camp experience? People with a variety of talents are needed to make this successful. Send an email to find out more! 

Participants celebrate this life affirming experience.