Young people urged to celebrate Youth Week with Camden Council

Young people urged to celebrate Youth Week with Camden Council

Local young people are invited to express themselves and have fun as part of NSW Youth Week in Camden this month.

Camden Council has put together an exciting Youth Week program for locals aged between 12-25 years with an opportunity to share ideas, attend live events, showcase talents and more.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said Youth Week celebrations were a great chance for local young people to get out and about and meet new friends.

"Camden has a wealth of creative, fun young people that are eager to have a good time in the area and Camden Youth Week is the perfect time for that," Cr Fedeli said.

"Council has put together a fantastic program to help young people celebrate Youth Week including events to allow young people to express themselves, have their opinions heard and also assist them in their everyday life.

"This is also a great time to make more friends in the local area. The pandemic did take a lot of freedoms away from us for a short period of time, but we have come out of that with flying colours.

"Our young people are truly our future and it is important for them to feel comfortable and happy in our area and I urge you all to get out and enjoy what council has on offer during Youth Week."

The Camden Youth Week program will include:

  • Spotlite - Local musicians aged up to 24 years will hit the stage and amp up to share a night of awesome music, friendship, and support. Where: Julia Reserve Youth Community Centre, Oran Park When: Friday 16 April Time: 4-7pm Cost: Free
  • Recording Studio Introduction - Join local producer, Isaac Lewis of Waratah Records, and learn how to use the recording and mixing equipment in The Space Digital Studios. Where: Oran Park Library When: Saturday 17 AprilTime: 10am-noon Cost: Free
  • Barefoot Bowls - Get your friends (or even your grandparents) together for a game of barefoot bowls. Where: Camden Bowling Club When: Sunday 18 April Time: 12-2pm Cost: Free
  • Youth Fun Day - A day full of activities for local youth and their families, including bubble soccer, jumping castle, pool inflatables, water slide, music and much more. Where: Mount Annan Leisure Centre When: Sunday 18 April Time: 12.30-3.30pm Cost: Free
  • Camden Soundscape - Work with the Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra and Violinist Jessica Arlo, in this musical workshop which will discuss local issues affecting Camden Youth, and create a soundscape to reflect the ideas shared. Where: Harrington Park Community Centre When: Sunday 18 April Time: 1-5pm Cost: Free
  • Mindful Monday - Learn the best tips to boost your wellbeing through mindfulness and leave feeling calm and relaxed. Where: Mount Annan Leisure Centre When: Monday 19 April Time: 4-5.15pm Cost: Free
  • Wellness Wednesday - This class combines stretching, muscle lengthening poses with controlled breathing to bring the body and mind into a more flexible, rested and relaxed state. Where: Mount Annan Leisure Centre When: Wednesday 21 April Time: 4.30-5.30pm Cost: Free
  • Rainbow Advocacy Youth Network - Celebrate with Camden's LGBTQI+ youth community and Big Yellow Umbrella's RAYN grand opening. Where: Julia Reserve Youth and Community Centre, Oran Park When: Wednesday 21 April Time: 3.30-5pm Cost: Free
  • Open Youth Reference Group Meeting - Ever wanted to get more involved with Headspace, or join their Youth Reference Group? Stop wondering what it is like and come along to sit in on this open group session and see what it's all about. Where: Julia Reserve Youth and Community Centre When: Wednesday 21 April Time: 6-7.30pm Cost: Free
  • Outdoor Boot Camp - This class is an outdoor session incorporating ropes, tyres, sandbags and kettlebells. Have fun with friends and get fit at the same time. Where: Mount Annan Leisure Centre When: Thursday 22 April Time: 4.30-5.30pm Cost: Free
  • To Your Own Beat - Dance and move with Headspace, to explore, express and share personal stories about culture, personal empowerment, and wellbeing. Where: Julia Reserve Youth and Community Centre When: Thursday 22 April Time: 4-6pm Cost: Free
  • Camden Shorts - This event will feature short performances by residents aged between 12 and 25 years, including live music, dance, and theatre. Where: Camden Civic Centre When: Friday 23 April Time: 7-9.30pm Cost: Free - Bookings essential from Monday 5 April at trybooking.com/BPIMV
  • Youth Movie Night - Enjoy a movie, popcorn and drink for only $5 this Youth Week, at any Tom and Jerry viewing during Youth Week. Available for school-aged students only. Where: United Cinemas, Narellan When: Friday 16 - Saturday 24 April Cost: $5
  • Express Yourself Wall - Throughout the week, Council will have a wall dedicated to youth of the Camden community. Young people are invited to express how they feel and what they would like to see in the community and in their lives. Where: Mount Annan Leisure Centre When: Friday 16 - Saturday 24 April Cost: Free

For more information visit: bit.ly/camdenyouthweek.