ROTARY YOUTH TRANSITION SEMINAR (RYTS)

The Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) is designed for young people aged 16-18 years of age 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.
Key stuff.
Who ?

RYTS is suitable for young people aged between16 and 18, particularly those in school or community leadership roles.
When ?

Our next camp is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 9 January 2021 -
Thursday, 14 January 2021
Where ?

Bornhoffen PCYC
3510 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road
Natural Bridge  QLD 4211
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Details, details.
**SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE**
Our venue for RYTS, Bornhoffen PCYC, operates under an approved COVIDSafe plan.  Our program for the camp will be tailored to ensure we meet all restrictions in place at the time of the camp.  Whilst the venue is in Queensland, we are accepting applications from both New South Wales and Queensland residents within our Rotary District on the basis that restriction levels at the time will allow all to attend.  Should circumstances require any changes to these plans then we will advise all attendees as soon as practicable.

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 years of age.
 
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 old, generally those about to start or have recently finished Year 12.  Whilst all are welcome, 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.
 
WHEN IS THE CUT-OFF FOR APPLICATIONS?
As we have limited numbers able to attend, we recommend submitting your application is soon as possible.  For planning purposes, the cut-off date will be sometime in December 2020 though we may be at capacity well before then.
 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$590 per person. However, your sponsoring Rotary Club may be able to assist.  Refer Step 1 of the application process below.
Sounds awesome ! Just 3 steps and you're in !
1.
Rotary Club Endorsement


Talk to your local Rotary Club (contact us if you are having trouble finding one) and have them agree to endorse your application for RYTS and possibly provide financial sponsorship as well.  If there are contributions you are making you will need to do this prior to the deadline agreed with your endorsing Club after which they will arrange payment to us.
2.
Agree Sponsorship

Download and complete the Financial Sponsorship Agreement by clicking here.  This agreement is the basis of the financial arrangements between you and the Rotary Club.  This form does not need to be submitted with your application.
3.
Complete Application
 
Submit your online application by clicking here.  Once submitted, a link will be emailed to your parent / guardian and sponsoring Rotary Club for them to approve the application - their approval is compulsory to finalise the application..
 
Closer to the camp date you will be sent further details, including a link to a Medical Information form that will also need completion.
Get In Touch !
If, after reading the information above, you still have any questions then click here to send us an email.  You can also get in touch via our Facebook page.