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 Clyde North with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Wilandra Rise Primary 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 Wilandra Rise 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
Activate by Hardrock
Experience over 30 climbing challenges and craft activities at Activate by Hardrock. Race up the Speedwall or climb the Face to Face.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Thursday
22 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: $82.00
Friday
23 December
Make It Day and Disco
We're turning recycled goods into amazing creations. Then in the afternoon it's time to show us your best moves at our disco.
Category:
In house
Cost: 
$82.00
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
Maru Koala Park
We’re heading to Maru Koala and Animal Park to meet and learn about Australia's most famous native animals.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Wednesday
4 January
Step Back In Time
We’re time travelling. Discover how things were before you were born and try out some activities from the past.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Thursday
5 January
Let's Make a Mess
We're getting creative and messy. Think gooey slime, hands-on art projects and outdoor play. Wear clothes you can get messy in.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Friday
6 January
Twisted Science (Moorabin)
Experience a new way to play! Test your reaction speed, discover the future of food and challenge your peers to build a virtual river.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Hawaiian Luau
Aloha! Come dressed up for the beach as we discover art, costumes and food from this beautiful island.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Tuesday
10 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: $102.00
Wednesday
11 January
Friendship Day
We're celebrating our friends! We will spend the day playing games and creating arts and crafts with each other.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Thursday
12 January
Indigenous Incursion
Discover indigenous history and culture and learn to respect our land with Dreamtime storytelling, indigenous music making and more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
Friday
13 January
MCG Tour
Love sport? Don’t miss your chance to experience the glory of the MCG, then we'll head to the Sports Museum for more fun and games.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Circus Spectacular
Roll up, roll up! We’re learning circus skills including tight rope walking and juggling. Don’t miss out!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
Tuesday
17 January
Back to the Eighties (80s)
We’re hosting a totally rad dance party inspired by the 1980s. Wear retro clothes, make your own scrunchie and play arcade games.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Wednesday
18 January
African Drumming
Learn about African drumming techniques, then we'll get creative and make our own drums from materials around us.
Category: Incursion
Cost: 102.00
Thursday
19 January
Art Studio and Water Play
Get creative then cool off! We'll be creating masterpieces for our art gallery, then cooling off with an afternoon of water play.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Friday
20 January
IMAX & Melbourne Museum
We’re off to the Melbourne Museum to learn about dinosaurs and other ancient animals. Afterwards, we’ll head to an awesome IMAX movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 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: $102.00
Tuesday
24 January
Bounce Keysborough
Get your comfy clothes on, we’re going trampolining! Heaps of tramps, foam pits and challenges to keep everyone active and entertained.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Wednesday
25 January
Reptile Adventure
It’s an invasion of jaws, claws, scales and tails. This is your chance to meet some of the most amazing reptiles!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Disco Party
Celebrate the holidays with a party! Come dressed up in your disco threads as we boogie and sing along to tunes you love.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00

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 or nearby:

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.

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

Clyde North YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Wilandra Rise Primary School
25 Aayana Street
Clyde North
VIC 3978

Other programs available at this location or nearby