Posted by Franz Huber on Jan 14, 2023
This weekend, our District 9640 is running the Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) at Camp Bornhoffen. Our club has sponsored two participants: Zahra Forbutt (you may remember her: she attended the RYPEN camp last year and also spoke at our club - left picture ) and Chelsea Owen (right). Hopefully, we'll see the two young women at one of our future meetings to relate their experiences.

RYTS is a transition program with a focus to assist the transition from one area of study into the next phase of life. The program is delivered at a 6 day residential camp for students who are in the senior years of school (Year 11-12) or who are aged between 17-18 if not within a school system.

Participants will hear from inspiring guest speakers and participate in activities that will challenge them on many different levels.  Our program covers personal growth, teamwork, self awareness and practical skills for life after school.  Participants will also develop lifelong friendships and connections that will help them later in life.  A key element of RYTS is that the full details of the program are not shared pre-camp.  This allows participants to head to camp with an open mind and increases the value of the activities that are undertaken.