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.