The Capel Youth Collective will aim to bring young people in the community together to create a sense of belonging and inclusion through a range of experiences. The Collective hopes to build on its programs and gain community support to take on larger projects through establishing a core group of young people. The Collective will empower young people and give them a voice, so they can make a difference in their community and contribute to the growth of the region.
The Inzone school holiday program runs every school holidays and we are always looking for new activities, ideas and places to go. The program is for 10 to 17 year olds who live in the Shire of Capel. The idea of the program is to engage youth in the community and combat some of that holiday boredom. The cost of all activities is subsidised by more than half and we try to keep the cost as minimal as possible so every one can take part. If you have any activity suggestions please email the Youth Development Officer.
Some of the places we have been to include: Forest Adventures South West, Yallingup Maze, Gravity ETC, Perth Royal Show and Ngilgi Cave in Margaret River.
Inzone – July School Holiday Program coming soon!
For regular updates go to the Capel Youth Collective Facebook page.
April School Holidays was a Blast!
The Capel Youth Collective was excited to be part of Youth Week WA 2018.
Youth Week WA (formerly National Youth Week WA), is an annual statewide celebration of the positive contributions of young people to our community throughout Western Australia.
The theme for 2018 is Illuminate – Djoondal Djoomba.
This theme has a twofold meaning. Illuminate relates to space; time; the future of young people, bringing light to young people, and shining bright, and positive mental health. Djoondal Djoomba was inspired by the ‘Carers of Everything’ Nyoongar Dreamtime story of country, which is about the star woman and spirits coming from darkness to light.
The Shire of Capel secured funding from the Department of Communities, which enabled us to run two FREE workshops for Shire of Capel Youth.
Dalyellup Youth Collective
We are calling all youth in the shire to join the Collective’s first group of young people to help inspire change for the future and be the driver of events and programs in the shire. Get in touch and come along to the monthly meeting in Dalyellup.
WHEN: The first Thursday of every month
WHERE: Dalyellup Community Centre
TIME: 3.30PM TO 5PM
Free food and drinks will be provided. RSVP to Shire of Capel’s Youth Development Officer – Chloerissa Eadie contact us or call 0428 176 032.
Capel Youth Hangout Zone
PLAYSTATION, NETFLIX, INDOOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES AND BOARD GAMES!
The Capel Youth Collective hosts a Youth Zone Hangout Space for youth between to ages of 10 and 17 every Tuesday from 4pm to 5.30pm in the school term at the Capel Community Centre.
This is a trial ahead of our fabulous new youth centre which will be opened next year.
There is PlayStation, Netflix, board games and bean bags to chill out on. Youth are welcome to bring along their own devices or board games as well.
You can sign up here. Registration before attending the hangout zone is essential.
In Term Programs
DRAMA CLUB: Capel Youth Collective started its first Drama Club last year and will continue for Term 2, 2018. The group meets every Wednesday from 4pm-5.30pm in the Capel Community Centre. The workshops are about building basic acting skills through improvisation, characterisation and scene work. The Drama Club is all about having fun and being involved in something new, while meeting like-minded young people and forming new friendships. The workshop is open to 10-15 year olds. You can register here.
YOUTH ART WORKSHOP: The Collective is trialling a youth art workshop on Tuesday afternoons in the Capel Community Centre with local artist Tracie Walsh from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. You can register here.
You can be a volunteer which involves assisting with the supervision and implementation of youth activities and excursions aimed at promoting youth development, activity and teamwork for young people who reside within the Shire of Capel.
This opportunity would be suitable for people qualified in, or studying social work or youth development related fields.
A National Police Clearance and Working With Children Check are essential and First Aid qualifications are desirable for the role.
Need more information? Contact Youth Development Officer on 9727 0222.
Capel Youth Team Building Camps
The youth team hosted its first camp in the January 2018 school holidays. The two day, one night camp to Perth offered a raft of team building and fun activities. Youth going into Year 7 in 2018 or those already in high school attended the camp. It was a great way to spring back into the new year and make some new friends. Expressions of interest are open for an Adventure Camp in September.
State Award Winning Projects
The Shire of Capel has excelled in the 2017 Western Australia’s seventh annual Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards receiving a commendation for The Young People Making a Difference category.
The Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards are presented annually by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, showcasing local government’s progress in creating environments that protect and support the health of children.
The Shire of Capel’s community art projects received a commendation in the Young People Making a Difference in Communities category. The program empowered local young people through a series of skill development workshops under the guidance of professional artists resulting in a new vibrantly decorated skate park.
This idea was extended further by a whole public community art project taking place on the launch of Captivate Capel, with children being encouraged to paint on the Shire water tank and get involved in a chalk street art project. The Shire plans to hold creative events each year.