Rotary District 9640

Our Rotary District offers a range of youth programs for young people aged 14 - 29 across the areas of Leadership & Development, International Exchange & Awareness and Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM). The programs range from single day events to week long residential camps to full year experiences!  Your local Rotary Club may be able to provide full or part financial sponsorship.  A summary of what is available is in the table below - scroll down for further details.

Leadership & Development

Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS)
(Jan 2022 | Year 11-12, Ages 17-18)
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

(Jan 2022 | Ages 19-29)
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
(May 2022 | Year 8-10, Ages 14-16)

International Exchange & Awareness

Rotary Youth Exchange Program (YEP)
(On Hold | Ages 15-17)
Virtual Exchange Program

(Ongoing | Ages 14-17)
Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
(April 2022 | Year 11-12)


National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
(Jan 2022 | Year 12)
The Santos Science Experience (TSSE)

(Jul 2021 | Year 9-10)
Engineering Summer School (ESS)
(Dec 2021 | Year 11 (NSW students only)


Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
Next Camp: 13 - 15 May 2022
Cost: TBC
RYPEN is a residential camp that takes place over 2.5 days. for school students aged between 14-16 (Year 8-10) that focuses on the development of self-concept, relationships, and is designed to develop skills that will assist them in the transition to adulthood.
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar
Next Camp: 17 - 22 January 2022
Cost: $650
RYTS is a transition program with the 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.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Next Camp: 25 - 30 January 2022
Cost: $650
RYLA is a personal, professional development seminar program for young people aged between 19-29. The program is delivered at a 6 day residential camp. It focuses on enhancing leadership, communication, motivation, teamwork and interpersonal skills as well as building self-awareness of mental health and well-being, knowledge of a sense of community and a sense of belonging.


Rotary Youth Exchange Program
Next Program: ON HOLD
Cost: TBC
YEP provides opportunity for long and short-term international exchange with another country for students 15 to 17 years old to immerse themselves in another culture, learn a new language, and develop their skills as leaders and global citizens.  Students are hosted by a local Rotary club, attend school in their host country for up to a full academic year, and stay with one or more host families for that period.
Rotary Virtual Youth Exchange
Next Program: Ongoing
Cost: TBC
Provides the opportunity to be paired with a student and their family abroad for a virtual Rotary Youth Exchange Program for between 8-12 weeks. Participants will get an insight into the life and culture of a student living in another country from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Model United Nations Assembly
Next Program: 30 April 2022
Cost: TBC
For teams of Year 11-12 students, MUNA is a one day event that encourages them to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations while they develop debating skills and gain self-confidence in public speaking.


National Youth Science Forum
Next Program: 10-25 January 2022
Cost: $1,900
NYSF is a not-for-profit organization which offers a variety of immersive and transformative youth-led experiences promoting science and science-related areas. The programs are conducted for students entering Year 12 in January each year.
The Santos Science Experience (TSSE)
Next Program: July 2022
Cost: TBC
Externally facilitated, TSSE provides 3-4 days hands on science participation at top universities and tertiary institutions for students of Years 9-10. It is designed to provide students, who have an interest in science, the opportunity to engage in a wide range of hands on science activities under the guidance of scientists who are dedicated science professionals.
Engineering Summer School (ESS)
Next Program: 5-10 December 2021
Cost: TBC
Externally facilitated over 5 days, ESS brings together students who are about to enter their final year of high school (Year 12) in NSW and ACT. It provides students with the opportunity to aid them in their decision of which engineering discipline and university they wish to study.