Our Indigenous, Youth and Family teams have been making the most of the summer weather to bring a range of fun, free activities, events and workshops to locals on the NSW South Coast. Read on to find out about some of the awesome things we’ve been up to over the school holidays.
Summer Beats Block Party
We were thrilled to be a part of the Summer Beats Block Party in Moruya along with our partners and other local organisations including Eurobodalla Shire Council, The Family Place , Headspace Batemans Bay, Katungul ACRHCS and PCYC Far South Coast.
Our team put on a heap of activities including water cannons to keep cool, a tie-dye workshop and other fun games and we loved checking out the other awesome things on offer like the local musicians and skate workshop.
Keep an eye on Campbell Page Facebook to see when we’re running more great events!
Eden Canoes holiday program
In this week- long holiday program, 3 young boys got the opportunity to build and paint two canoes with their own designs, led by Indigenous mentors who are expert craftsmen.
Not only did they learn the hands-on skills to build a canoe and get a feel for woodworking, it allowed them to connect with their peers and mentors in a meaningful way. It also allowed them to explore the local environment and waterways with their creations. Creating opportunities for young people to have meaningful connection to culture and country through safe and healthy relationships supports them to thrive. We couldn’t be prouder of the work these young people have put in.
If you’d like to find out more about our canoe building program, contact: Molly.Reynolds@campbellpage.org.au
Way Ahead Program Pizza Party
Our Way Ahead program hosted a pizza party at Moruya High where year 7 students and their families were able to have a crack at making their own wood fired pizzas! It was a great way to meet and make new friends before the start of the school term and to share some delicious food.
Way Ahead is an in-school coaching program designed to help students imagine, create, build and live their best lives. You can find more info on our Way Ahead program here.
Open Arms for Young Parents
Our ongoing young parents group had its first meetup for 2023, enjoying an afternoon at the new Bay Pavilions in Batemans Bay. It was an absolute hit with the little ones, no one wanted to leave!
Open Arms for Young Parents meet weekly to support parents with young children to socially connect and support their parenting journey. They meet in various locations in the Eurobodalla Shire. If you’d like more information on Open Arms for Young Parents, contact Anita.Macartney@campbellpage.org.au
Hangtime Skate Comp
Creativity and concrete collided at the Hangtime skate comp in Pambula. A chance for young people to show off their skills and take part in a range of other activities including an interactive art workshop, crafts, games, basketball plus heaps more. There was delicious pizza for all to enjoy provided by South Coast Eats and drinks provided by youth volunteers alongside Bega Valley Shire Council.
It was all hands on deck to dry the park after two rainfalls, from young people to workers and event volunteers! We had participants young and old engage in the skate comp riding skateboards, scooters and roller skates! A big shout out to all of our partners and donors on the NSW South Coast for making this event possible.
If you’d like to find out more about our youth programs on the NSW South Coast contact Molly.Reynolds@campbellpage.org.au
We can’t wait to run even more events and programs in 2023! Supporting local communities to thrive is at the heart of what we do. That’s why we’re working in collaboration with community and the locals who live in them to create a range of initiatives to bring people together and provide opportunities for community and connection. If you’d like to find out more, visit our youth and family programs page or visit our about us page.