This two-day programme for 14-17 year olds aim to provide ideas, motivation, team building and social experiences, through a range of outdoor activities designed to build participants self-worth in a way that they can value themselves as "Person of the Year", make new friendships and connections, perhaps listen to inspirational guest speakers, and use this developed belief in themselves constructively in a team environment.
RYPEN is designed for the “average” student and not for the outstanding few. Students who’ve shown qualities of courage, perseverance, sincerity, decency, leadership and a willingness to work with others and who deserve further development and guidance are the main focus for this program.
The principal aim is to communicate a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and to broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically.
Four RYPEN courses are held annually in the Waikato, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay areas.
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