Our Summer School Holiday Program is running in over 20 locations

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YMCA School Holiday Programs are a fun and active way to keep your children engaged over school holidays!

After a really big year, summer is going to be even more special as we're able to reconnect, enjoy the warmer weather and venture beyond our own backyards.

Our Summer School Holiday Programs offera
great range of in-house activities that are filled with discovery and adventure.

Leave it to us to keep the kids entertained and active, all the while in a COVID-safe manner.

Key dates

Bookings are now open for the four week program which runs from Monday 4 January to Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Selected locations are also running Pupil Free Days in the last week of Term 4 2020, to support our school partners that are completing curriculum planning for the new year.

We expect our programs to fill up quickly due to the limited travel options available to Victorians this summer.

Book in early to avoid disappointment.

Locations

Our Summer School Holiday Program is running in over 20 locations across Victoria. They operate within local schools and recreation facilities.

Each location runs their own set of activities and themed days.

Select a location to learn more about their individual programs details and facilities.

COVID-safe practices

Although many restrictions have eased in Victoria, we understand families may still be anxious about sending children to child care and education services during this period.

Please be assured the health, safety and wellbeing of children, families and staff remains our number one priority.

This page includes further details on the COVID-safe approach we are taking for our 2021 Summer School Holiday Program.

  • Incursions and excursions will not be running

    Although many restrictions have eased in Victoria, we will still be running all our programs in-house.

    There will be no incursions or excursions provided by third party suppliers in our summer program.

    We have made this decision based on recommendations and health advice related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

    It's simply the safest way to protect children, families, staff and third party suppliers as we operate in a COVID normal period.

    Our upcoming program features a great range of in-house activities filled with discovery and adventure.

    Please note some locations are running excursions to local parks for outdoor play or other local YMCA managed facilities.

    We're confident these in-house activities will keep the kids entertained and active, all the while in a COVID-safe manner.

    Select a location to learn more about their individual programs details.

  • COVID-safe procedures

    Please be assured YMCA Children's Programs is taking every precaution recommended to ensure the health and safety of the children, staff and families who attend our services.

    We have also implemented strict health and safety procedures which everyone who attends our services are required to follow. Some of these include:

    • Contactless sign-in and out process
    • Distancing 1.5m from other families when arriving and leaving
    • Temperature checks on arrival (any child with a temperature above 37.5 degrees will not be permitted to attend)
    • Stay home if anyone in your household is experiencing cold or flu symptoms

    A full list of procedures and associated symptoms are available on our main COVID-19 Updates page.

  • Use of face coverings

    All adults across Victoria who are dropping off or collecting children are currently required to wear a face mask or covering.

    Masks are not required for children in primary school below the age of 12. Some may choose to wear them while attending our services, and we encourage it.

    Wearing face masks is not a requirement for people working in childcare. However, you may see our staff wearing masks at times.

    The Government is advising teachers to wear a face cover wherever practical at school but not while teaching.

YMCA School Holiday Programs are a fun and active way to keep your children engaged over school holidays!

Our programs are a part of YMCA Children's Programs.

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