serving clubs and members in

Southern Alberta and Western Saskatchewan



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Southern Alberta Bible Camp (SABC)
September 24-27,  2015

RYPEN provides youth 13-18 years of age with the opportunity to enhance and develop individual self confidence and personal growth/life skills. This particular conference is focused on youth who have had limited opportunities to attend leadership development programs. The leadership development philosophy of the RYPEN program is based upon the “wholistic – meaning whole person” approach (developed by Lyle Benson), with self esteem enhancement through the small group process as the foundation. Youth will be involved in a variety of active experiential sessions addressing areas such as cooperation, goal setting, group decision making, interpersonal skill development, problem solving attitudes, values clarification, conflict resolution, active listening and communication. This is all accomplished through a “learn by doing” approach, and a “fun with a purpose” attitude.

The students that have gotten the most out of this experience in the past have been students that have been willing to participate, step out of their comfort zone, and be open to expanding their leadership style. Youth with varying levels of leadership skills have attended and gotten a lot out of the program. Priority should be given to students that have never attended this type of camp, have limited resources, and/or would get the most out of an opportunity like this.

Southern Alberta Bible Camp is located near Little Bow Provincial Park, a short 1 hour drive from Vulcan. This modern facility sits on the edge of Travers Reservoir and includes the Lodge building, lodge cabins and gymnasium. The camp also offers a soccer field, climbing wall, laser tag facility, giant swing, campfire, and water activities including canoes and kayaks. Campers will stay in the cabins located just outside the Lodge building.

Space is limited to 65 participants. Rotary clubs are asked to reserve spots as soon as possible in order to ensure there is enough room available.  When selecting participants please ensure they have not previously attended a RYPEN camp.

Cost is $400.00 per person provided by the sponsoring Rotary Club. Included in this fee is return transportation, meals, accommodation, program, and specialty equipment.

Registration deadline for cheques to be submitted to Karen Johnson is extended. Registration form deadline is September 14.

Cheques can be made payable to “Rotary District 5360” with a memo of "Fall RYPEN" Please forward payments to:
    Charlene Bearden
    Rotary District 5360 Inc.
    201 - 4 Parkdale Crescent N.W.
    Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 3T8
Transportation to SABC is the responsibility of the participant and/or the sponsoring Rotary Club. Please ensure arrangements for pick up at any other locations are pre-arranged with Karen Johnson.

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