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 – 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.
For regular updates go to the Capel Youth Collective Facebook page.
We have wrapped up our Summer school holiday program and will are busy preparing our April school holiday program. Check out our Facebook page for details.
In Term Programs
DRAMA CLUB: Capel Youth Collective started its first Drama Club has been running for more than a year. The group meets every Wednesday in school term 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.
YOUTH ART WORKSHOP: The Collective runs the youth art club every Tuesday afternoon from 4.15pm to 5.30pm in the Capel Community Centre with local artist Tracie Walsh. The group works on individual and team projects which are displayed at events throughout the South West.
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 has hosted two camps in 2018, one in January and September. The camps offer a raft of team building and fun activities. The next camp is in April 2019 and is for students in year 7 and above.
State Award Winning Projects
The Shire of Capel has excelled in the 2017 and 2018 Western Australia’s annual Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards winning the Child Health and Development category for the Capel Youth Collective Drama Club and received 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.