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.
April School Holidays
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.
INZONE April 2018
Gather your girlfriends and head down to the Gelorup Skatepark on Friday, April 27 from 11am until 3pm to learn some new skateboarding tricks!
This workshop will empower women and girls to try skateboarding for the first time or brush up on their techniques.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the Shire’s first skateboarding workshop for girls and women.
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Gelorup Skate Park
(Registration is required at least 48 hours before)
For regular updates go to the Capel Youth Collective Facebook page.
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.
The Inzone School Holiday Program holds a special place in many young people’s hearts as it has been running for a number of years. The program still runs every school holidays and continues to be a popular activity for the youth. Ahead of each school holidays the Shire’s Community Development team come up with fresh ideas to deliver a jam packed school holiday program, including trips to Perth and the lower South West. Check out the Capel Youth Collective Facebook page for regular updates.
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.