Posted by Ainie Kwok

The weekend weather forecast of heavy rain and thunder did not dampen of those involved in organising another fun and inspirational RYPEN program held at Sir Peter Blake Marine Educational Reserve Centre, Long Bay Auckland. The 68 students from 25 schools including 5 students from International Youth Exchange Programs attended the weekend camp. Our speakers for the weekend include MP for Tamaki, Simon O’Connor, Lee Warn and Nick Tuatasi with the students engaging with the speakers with vigour and thought provoking questions. During the day, the team from MERC were exuberant in encouraging the students in team building exercise and in perseverance and cooperation. Thank you the Rotaractors for getting involved as team leaders and the members of Rotary Club of St Johns for their enthusiasm in making the RYPEN camp a memorable weekend for the students.