ROTARY YOUTH TRANSITION SEMINAR (RYTS)

The Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) is designed for young people aged 16 to 18 to develop their leadership, interpersonal and practical life skills.  Participants will hear from inspiring guest speakers and participate in activities that will challenge them on many different levels.
 
Don't take our word for it though.  This is what one of our 2019 attendees, Jess, had to say about her experience at RYTS -
 
"I honestly feel like this week changed my life, the way you learn about yourself and the beautiful people around you, and the deep special connections you make are amazing beyond words.  On top of that it's literally so incredibly fun!  So incredibly grateful to have this experience as part of my life and the way I look at life now, I couldn't recommend it enough."
 
Read below for more information on the program and how to secure your spot at the next camp.  You can also email us or follow our Facebook page.
NEXT CAMP
 
Our next camp will be from Monday, 17 January 2022 to Saturday, 22 January 2022 and will be held at -

Bornhoffen PCYC
3510 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road
Natural Bridge  QLD  4211.
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Applications will open later in 2021 but you can EXPRESS INTEREST NOW.

APPLICATION PROCESS

 
All applicants will need to be endorsed by a local Rotary Club who may also be able to provide financial sponsorship to attend. 
 
The application process will open up later in 2021.  However, you can express interest in attending the next camp by clicking HERE or the link above.
STEP 1
Rotary Club Support
 
All participants are endorsed by a Rotary Club and these Clubs may also be able to provide support on the cost to attend.
 
You should start by contacting your local Rotary Club (a list of clubs and contacts can be found here) to endorse your application. They will need to provide you with a contact person at the club and their email and phone number to complete Step 2 (usually this is the club's Youth Director).  They may also refer you to another club if they are unable to assist.  If you are having any issues please email us at ryts@rotary9640.org.
 
Secondly, you should agree any financial sponsorship arrangements with the club endorsing your application. You and the club may find it useful to complete a Financial Sponsorship Agreement.  This form does not need to be submitted with your application but is a record for you, your parents  / guardians and the club
STEP 2
Complete Forms (when available)
 
Complete and submit the two part application form (both forms must be submitted for your application to be complete) by clicking each of the links below.
 
  1. Application Form (collects contact and other details of you, your parents / guardians and the Rotary Club sponsoring you).  Once submitted, an email approval will be automatically generated for your parent / guardian and the sponsoring Rotary Club.  They will both need to approve by clicking the link on the email sent to them.
     
  2. Medical & Dietary Requirements Form (collects details of any medical conditions and dietary requirements - please have any insurance details etc handy before completing the form) 

DETAILS, DETAILS

 
WHAT IS RYTS?
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) is a 6 day personal development and leadership program sponsored by Rotary aimed at developing the leadership, interpersonal and practical life skills of young people aged 16-18.
 
WHY SHOULD I GIVE UP MY HOLIDAYS FOR RYTS?
A common comment at the end of every RYTS is "that was the best week of my life!".  The skills and lessons learnt, the people met, the atmosphere and the fun all contribute to make this a great stepping stone to living the best version of your life.
 
WHAT AM I GOING TO LEARN?
During the program, participants will explore & develop -
 
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communicating & listen skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Personality types
  • Group dynamics
  • Relationships in all areas of life (work, personal)
  • Stress management skills
  • Short/long term goal setting
  • Characteristics of effective leaders
  • Various styles of leadership

WHO CAN GO?
Young people aged 16-18 years, generally those about to start or have recently finished Year 12.  All are welcome and the program best suits those who have demonstrated leadership potential in a variety of situations.  These may range from school or youth groups through to their place of employment.
 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The 2021 price was $590 per person.  2022 pricing is TBA.  Sponsoring Rotary Clubs may be able to assist with funding most, or all of the cost of the program.
 
WHAT DO I BRING?
All confirmed attendees will be emailed a packing list prior to camp.
 
WHAT ARE THE START & FINISH TIMES?
All confirmed attendees will be emailed drop off and pickup information prior to camp.
 
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Feel free to email us at ryts@rotary9640.org.or call the District Program Chair, Gareth Hunt on 0414 408 299.