Bookings are open from Tuesday 22 November for our Summer School Holiday Program! Scroll down to view activity details.

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 Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our Armstrong Creek YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 27 January 2023. The program will not operate on public holidays.

We've prepared an exciting range of daily activities including incursions and excursions that take advantage of the warm summer weather.

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

Monday 19 - Friday 23 December 2022
Monday
19 December
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 19 December.
Tuesday
20 December
Closed
The program is not running on Tuesday 20 December.
Wednesday
21 December
Christmas Bonanza
Welcome to the holidays! We'll be preparing for Christmas by creating decorations and handmade gifts.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
22 December
Minute 2 Win It
We’ll be playing a series of brain teasers and games in minute intervals. Keep your eye on the prize while the clock ticks down!
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Friday
23 December
Christmas Party
Come and join in some fun Christmas-themed activities and create magical decorations to hang on your tree. Wear a festive outfit!
Category: 
In house
Cost: 
$80.30
Monday 2 - Friday 6 January 2023 
Monday
2 January
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 2 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday
3 January
Outdoor Sports Day
Join us for a day full of sun, fun and friendly competition! Will you be in the winning team for our outdoor games?
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Wednesday
4 January
It's a Puppet
It's the greatest mini show in town! We’re making puppets and popcorn to enjoy while we sit back and watch the show.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
5 January
Build a Billy Cart
Put your engineering caps on! We’ll be designing, building and driving our own billy carts, with help from Supreme Incursions.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Friday
6 January
Indoor Playground Fun
We are going to an indoor playground with giant slides, a rock-climbing wall and ball pit.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Game On
Fun and Games! We’ll be playing a variety of board games, party games and participating in construction challenges.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Tuesday
10 January
Silent Disco
It'll be a day filled with party games, food and a silent disco. Show off your dancing skills to some of your favourite songs!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Wednesday
11 January
Narana Aboriginal Centre
We’re learning the heritage and culture of First Nations People, plus boomerang throwing and we’ll feed the centre’s native animals.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Thursday
12 January
A Trip Into Space
Blast off! We’re exploring space and our solar system from earth! Make a rocket, and discover the wonders of outer space.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Friday
13 January
Splashtastic Water Party
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! There will be waterfall fun, water tag team and much more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Skateboarding Skills
It's skating time! Boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads and wrist guards provided; you just need to bring the cool tricks!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Tuesday
17 January
Oz Tenpin Bowling (Geelong)
Get ready to test your Tenpin bowling skills at our local bowling alley.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Wednesday
18 January
Soft and Fluffy Fun!
Today we get to play with all things soft and fluffy. Build your own stuffed creation to take home and treasure forever.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
19 January
Mexican Fiesta
Travel to the land of the golden eagle by experiencing Mexican art, games music and culture. We’ll also try famous Mexican food.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Friday
20 January
Colours of the Rainbow
Today is all about colour, from art and craft activities to cooking and games. We're exploring all the colours of the rainbow.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Celebrate our multicultural nation. Wear your own cultural outfit and enjoy different food, art, crafts and sport.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Tuesday
24 January
Video Games Bus
We’ll be visited by a mobile video gaming lounge. Try out the latest consoles and games with your holiday friends.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Wednesday
25 January
Inflatable World
Get ready for an amazing day at Inflatable World. Bounce the day away with your friends!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Pizza Party
We’re celebrating the holidays by hosting a pizza party and playing a series of party games.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30

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.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

Our Outside School Hours Care services include Before and After School Programs and School Holiday Programs.

Our orientation process for school aged children is focused on establishing relationships with their peers and our team of educators.

While introducing children to the OSHC space our educators build a rapport by asking about their current interests and focuses at school.

Children also receive peer orientation from other students who already attend OSHC, including friends, classmates or older siblings. 

Parent and guardian attendance is not required, as our OSHC services operate within school facilities that children are highly familiar with.

If you would like further details on this process or if your child requires additional support, please speak with your Program Coordinator. 

Activity types, prices and subsidies

YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activity days, which include:

  • In house: activities run by our Educator Team;
  • Incursion: activities run by visitors to our service;
  • Excursion: activities run at an off-site location.

Each activity day incurs a separate cost that is confirmed prior to each holidays when bookings are opened.

Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities types and associated fees. 

Fees listed on program tables 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