If your child needs quality care during school holidays, is between five and 12 years old, and enrolled in primary school – they will love YMCA School Holiday Programs!

 About us

We're proud to support families in Armstrong Creek with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Armstrong Creek School.

This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Autumn School Holiday Program which runs between Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 April 2021.

This nine day program includes a memorable set of activities which are listed below.

Current families can sign into My Family Lounge to make a booking.

New to our programs? Follow the steps outline on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.

 

Date

Activity details

Week 1
Monday
5 April
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
Tuesday
6 April
Yoga and Meditation
Get ready for a day of calmness and wellbeing as we learn some yoga moves and the basics of meditation.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Note: Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in. Arrive before 9:00am for start of the incursion.
Wednesday
7 April
Baking Beads
Make your own salt dough, mould and shape it then bake it before you create your one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Thursday
8 April
Movies
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax watching the latest new release film at the local cinema.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $116.00
Note: Arrive before 9:00am for start of the incursion.
Friday
9 April
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Come along for some edible tea-cup fun. We will create mad decorations and food for our very own Mad Hatters Tea Party!
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please advise us on any dietary requirements.
Week 2
Monday
12 April
A Trip into Space
Join us as we travel to outer space for some fun discovery and adventure activities that are out-of-this-world.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Tuesday
13 April
Rainbow Warriors
Come along for a day of colour and fun! We will be participating in a challenging obstacle course under the cloud of colour.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $96.00
Note: Remember to bring a change of clothes. Arrive before 9:00am for start of the incursion.
Wednesday
14 April
Walk like an Egyptian
Can you find your way out of the Pyramids before it's too late? Join us for an Egyptian escape room challenge and fun games.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Thursday
15 April
Reptile Adventure
It’s a reptile invasion – if it has jaws, claws, scales or tails, you’ll find it here. Get up close with some amazing animals!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $96.00
Note: Arrive before 9:00am for start of the incursion.
Friday
16 April
Pirate Party
We're making pirate hats, eye patches and treasure chests and then going on an epic scavenger hunt.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00

  

Activities and learning outcomes

YMCA School Holiday Programs offer a variety of activities to interest your child, such as:

  • arts and crafts
  • music and movement area
  • outdoor and physical space
  • puzzles and board games
  • reading and quiet space
  • science, nature and sensory activities
  • incursion and excursions.

Strict departure hours apply for excursions (please note the times when booking the activity).

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 06:30 and 18:30 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

The Y also offers the following services at the same location:

What to bring

  • Lunch and snack (nutritious & NUT FREE)
  • SunSmart hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing and shoes
  • Where activity involves water, please bring swimwear, towel and a change of clothes as required

 

Inclusion

We believe in an inclusive society for all children and families. Children with additional needs are welcome to attend our program. Families must contact the OSHC Coordinator at least four weeks prior to the holiday program to discuss the individual needs of your child and complete any funding applications. Find out more about inclusion at YMCA Children's Programs.

Prices and subsidies

Armstrong Creek YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activities, which each incur a cost: 

  • In House: $76.00
  • Incursion: $96.00
  • Excursion: $116.00
Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities planned and associated fees. 

Please note: The fees above are not inclusive of any Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlements, which may reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

Debit process

Our programs operate on a fortnightly debit cycle, which withdraws payment for the next two weeks of care your family has booked.

If you book an additional day of care during our School Holiday Program, your account will be back charged in the following debit cycle.

Visit our debit process page for a list of forthcoming debit dates.

Bookings and enquiries

To enrol your child in a YMCA School Holiday Program or submit a booking request, go to the bookings page for step by step instructions on how to to get started. Bookings are managed through an online system called My Family Lounge.

If you're not quite ready to book and have a few more questions, our team will be happy to help – simply fill in our enquiry form and someone will get back to you.

Contact details

 

Location

Armstrong Creek YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Armstrong Creek School
100 Central Boulevard
Armstrong Creek
VIC 3217

Other programs available at this location