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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 Spring School Holiday Program which runs Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation within Victoria, this program will only offer in house activities facilitated by our educators.

The Victorian Government have introduced restrictions that limit who can currently access School Holiday Programs.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest detail on who can access the program under current Government Restrictions.

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.


Activity details

Week 1
20 September
Celebrate Your Pet
Today we celebrate everyone's furry family members. Bring along a picture and tell us what makes them special. Get inspired and create a crafty replica of your pet.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please bring a photo of your pet or favourite animal.
21 September
Making Magic
Learn magic tricks and discover secrets to performing the perfect illusion. Bring your tricks, learn new ones and amaze your friends and family.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
22 September
Bike and Scooter Day
Everyone's favourite activity is back. Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Bring a helmet and padding. Children are encouraged to bring a bike or scooter.
23 September
Footy Fever
Kids can dress in their team colours and practice football skills. We’ll run skill, handball, kicking and agility challenges. Kick some goals and have some fun!
Category: In house
Cost: $76.00
Note: Children are encouraged to wear themed clothing.
24 September
Public Holiday
The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.
Week 2
27 September
Let's Make a Mess!
We're getting creative with a heap of messy activities! Think of gooey slime, hands-on art projects and messy outdoor play. Wear clothes you can get messy in!
Category: In house. 
Cost: $76.00
Note: Wear clothes you can get messy in!
28 September
Kids in the Kitchen
Start the day with decorating aprons and weaving placemats, then put them to use as we make some yummy food in the kitchen. Delicious!
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
29 September
Sensational Science
We're bringing the excitement of science to blow your mind with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day of STEM activities. Challenge your curious mind in a fun and interactive environment.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
30 September
We're spending the day getting wet and playing water games. Beat the heat and come prepared to get wet!
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please bring a change of clothes. Bring swimwear, a towel and googles for the pool.
1 October
Pyjama Party
Simply roll out of bed and come in your PJ's! We're feasting on a brunch of pancakes, toasties, scrambled eggs and more. Then we'll relax with a movie and popcorn.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please advise us of any dietary requirements.


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



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



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