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!

Bookings are now open for our Summer School Holiday Program which runs from Monday 4 January to Wednesday 27 January 2021.

In addition, we are running Pupil Free Days in the last week of Term 4 2020 (Monday 21 - Thursday 24 December) to support our school partner with their curriculum planning for the new year.

This program includes a memorable set of in-house 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

Program details

Christmas Week
Mon
21 Dec
Christmas Cards and Decorations
Get into the spirit of the festive season as we make Christmas Cards and unique decorations for the tree.
Take home some Christmas joy!
Tues
22 Dec
Game On!
Get your games face on – we've got board games, party games, paper plane competitions and so much more!
Could you be our game day champion?
Wed
23 Dec
Let's get festive!
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! We'll be making decorations for the tree, stockings to hang
and yummy Christmas goodies to eat.
Thurs
24 Dec
Christmas Movie Marathon
Today we welcome you into our very own cinema!
Create your own popcorn box then chill out and relax with popcorn and popular movies.
During intervals, test your knowledge of movie trivia.
Week 1
Mon
4 Jan
Construction Challenge
If you're into Lego and Klicko -we've got the coolest construction competition today! Prizes awarded for more than just creativity, so bring your thinking caps!
Tues
5 Jan
Dress Up Day
Will you be a Superhero, Doctor or a Princess? Dress up in a costume of your choice and join in a heap of fun activities throughout the day.
Wed
6 Jan
Great Aussie BBQ!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!! We're celebrating Australia with a game of cricket, making Aussie arts and crafts
plus no celebration would be complete with a great Aussie BBQ for lunch!
Thurs
7 Jan
Exploring the Senses
Dive in and try activities that stimulate all your senses. We'll be exploring sight, sound, smell, taste and touch with a variety of interactive experiences.
Fri
8 Jan
Y Cinemas
Today we welcome you into our very own gold class cinema! Select your session time and movie, then be welcomed into the movie with your gold ticket.
Yes, of course there will be popcorn!
Week 2
Mon
11 Jan
Old School Games
Step back in time to learn all about games from the past. With egg and spoon and sack races just to name a few.
Do you know how to play these games?
Tues
12 Jan
Around the World
Pack your bags and travel with us as we explore art, craft and food from different countries around the world.
Wed
13 Jan
PJ'S and Pancakes*
Roll out of bed and head over to the holiday program in your PJ's. Cook and decorate some yummy pancakes on our PJ Day!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
Thurs
14 Jan
We're Going on a Hunt!
On your marks and get ready to join your friends as we take you on a scavenger hunt adventure.
Grab your list and see how many items you can find today.
Fri
15 Jan
Cake Decorating*
Spend the day using your imagination and lots of icing to decorate all things cake related
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
Week 3
Mon
18 Jan
Record Breakers
Lets break some records! Today we will be trying to beat some Guinness World Records! Do you have what it takes?
Tues
19 Jan
Tie Dying Workshop
Let's get tie dying and create colourful items to take home. What can we make with cool colours and our imagination?
Wed
20 Jan
Flying Fascinations
Get your engineering thinking caps on, as we design and make our very own flying fascinations,
from kites and planes, to helicopters and more. Aviation has never been so much fun!
Thurs
21 Jan
Choose your own adventure
It's choose your own adventure day! There will be something on offer for everyone.
From ball games, to origami to taking on your friends in Lego challenges. Let's stretch those brain muscles.
Fri
22 Jan
Lego Masters
You've seen the show, now test yourself in our Lego Masters day. Use your skills in our solo and team Lego Challenges. Lots of brick building fun!
Week 4
Mon
25 Jan
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Happy Australia Day! We’re celebrating our mulit-cultural nation.
Come dressed in your own cultural outfit and enjoy heaps of Aussie inspired cooking, and art and craft.
Plus a game of backyard cricket and a sausage sizzle.
Tues
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
Wed
27 Jan
It's a Beach Party
Pack your summer gear for a day of beach style fun and games!
Prepare and make some yummy summer time and tropical treats to enjoy at our Beach Party!.

*On days where food is included in the activity, please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

Download a PDF program flyer

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

Daily program fee: $74.00*

*Please note, this fee is for in house School Holiday Programs. Different fees are set for each day, depending on whether it is a headquarters, incursion or excursion day. A list of fees for each holiday program will be confirmed prior to the holiday program start date (here on our website, or in hard copy at the centre).

Our programs qualify for the Federal Government's Child Care Subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees. Please note, the prices above do not include any child care subsidy you may be entitled to, which could significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

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