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 Friday 22 January 2021.

This program is based in Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC) and will be running for three weeks.

It includes a memorable set of in-house activities, opportunities to swim in BSC's pool and excursions to a local park.

Full program details 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.


Program details

Week 1
4 Jan
Summer Fun
We make the most of the Summer weather with a day filled with cool
and fun outdoor Summertime activities to celebrate the holidays
5 Jan
Life is like a Dream
Have a dreamy day making dream catchers, friendship bracelets
and other whimsical activities. Oh so relaxing!
Includes excursion to a local park.
6 Jan
Minute to Win It
A high action day! Keep your eye on the prize, as the clock is ticking! It’s
brain vs brawn as you have just 1 minute to master the skill and win yourself a great prize.
7 Jan
Gymnastics Galore and Craft
Come along and join us for some twisting, tumbling and all things
Gymnastics in our very own Gymnastics Facility.
8 Jan
Friendship Day and Swimming
Friendship Day is all about you and making friends. From get to know you games,
special art and craft activities to create and share with your friends to yummy snacks we can make together.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
**Includes opportunity to go swimming in the BSC pool..
Week 2
11 Jan
All About Sports
Come dressed in your favourite team colours and join in the fun for a day filled with heaps
of sporting activities. Bring all of your energy to this super sports day.
12 Jan
Let's Make a Mess
What better way to spend the day than getting creative with messy activities! Think of gooey slime,
messy art projects and messy outdoor play. We will have messy games as well. Wear clothes you can get messy in!
*Includes opportunity to go swimming in the BSC pool..
13 Jan
Outdoor Fun
Let's have fun in the great outdoors. It's not all about sport as we
take our awesome activities outside to create.
This day will include an excursion to the local park.
14 Jan
YMCA Talent Show
A star is born as it's time to test our skills and talent by putting on our very own YMCA Talent Show!
What talent can you bring to share with us on the day? Impress us with your crazy skills!
15 Jan
Fantastic Gymnastics and Sport
Come along and join us for some twisting, tumbling and all things Gymnastics in our very own Gymnastics Facility.
Week 3
18 Jan
Come Fly with Me
Design and make your own kite, then try your luck at flying it outside. We can't wait to see how high they can fly.
*Includes excursion to a local park.
19 Jan
Fantastic Gymnastics
Come along and join us for some twisting, tumbling and all things Gymnastics in our very own Gymnastics Facility.
20 Jan
Gardening Day
Calling all green thumbs! Come and join us in all our gardening themed adventures as we get
back to nature and reconnect with plants.
21 Jan
Recycled City and Swimming
Together we use all sorts of boxes and recycled items to create our very own city.
*Includes opportunity to go swimming in the BSC pool.
22 Jan
PJ's and Pancakes Day
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

*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 7:30am and 6:00pm during the holidays, Monday to Friday, during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

Co-located programs

Boroondara YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Boroondara Sports Complex, which is run by YMCA Victoria and owned by Boroondara Council.

The following services are also available at this 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

Daily program fee: $76.00*

*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


Boroondara YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Boroondara Sports Complex
271c Belmore Road
North Balwyn
VIC 3104

Other programs available at this location