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Honours for Camden’s jam-packed youth week

Camden Council’s “jam-packed, innovative and excitement-filled Youth Week 2019 program won recognition at this year’s NSW Local Government awards.

Camden took home the Best Ongoing Commitment to Local Youth Week Programs award and was named a finalist in the best local youth week program category.

Almost 5,000 young Camden residents participated in the 24 different local events, of Youth Week 2019, which was held between April 10 and 18 this year.

Camden Council coordinated the various activities during Youth Week..

Plenty of things to do in Camden: members of Camden’s Youth Council.

Mayor Theresa Fedeli pointed out that with more than 28,000 residents below the age of 25 years calling Camden home there was a need to have something for everyone as part of youth week.

“We had a Sporting Fun Day, our much-loved Camden Shorts, the music-filled Youth Fest, writing and recording workshops and even a movie night,” Cr Fedeli said.

 “Year after year, I am so proud of the activities we schedule for our young people.

 “This is the ninth year Camden has been selected as a finalist for these awards.

“We’ve previously won the best local youth week program award in both 2014 and 2015 and the best ongoing commitment to local youth week programs award in 2018.

“And we’re working hard to make sure our Youth Week Program in 2020 will be bigger and better than ever!”

In the meantime, if you’re under 25 years of age and live, work or study in the Camden area, you can get involved in events such as:

  • Late Night Basketball (16-25 years) on the last Friday of every month, 9pm-midnight, at YMCA NSW Mount Annan Leisure Centre;
  • StreetgYm Youth OutReach Program (12-18 years) on Tuesdays, 3.30-5.30pm, at Birriwa Outdoor Youth Space, Mount Annan; and
  • Skateboarding Clinics (12-25 years) on one Saturday each month, 10am-noon, at Kirkham Skate Park, Hilder Street, Elderslie.

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