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.

This four week 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.


Program details

Week 1
4 Jan
Sandtastic Art
Today is all about Sand!  Make your own sand art masterpiece and get creative with heaps of sand inspired activities.  It will be sandtastic!
5 Jan
Minute 2 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.
6 Jan
Bike and Scooter Day
Everyone's favourite activity is back so bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
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.
8 Jan
Welcome to Japan
Travel to the land of the rising sun to experience food, art and games as we explore all things Japanese.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
Week 2
11 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!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
12 Jan
Monster Madness
Calling all little monsters, come along and let your inner monster run wild with monster inspired activities.  Have a roarsome fun time!
13 Jan
What better way to spend a hot summer's day than getting wet and playing water games? If this sounds like fun then today will be perfect for you! Come prepared to get wet!
14 Jan
A Trip into Space
Join us as we travel to outer space for some fun, out-of-this- world activities as we explore all things space!
15 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?
Week 3
18 Jan
It's a Puppet!
Roll up, roll up for the greatest mini show in town! We’re making a puppet theatre and puppets, and then making our own popcorn to enjoy while we watch our puppet show.
19 Jan
The Mad Scientist
Mess up your hair and become a mad scientist for the day. With heaps of fun and fascinating experiments planned, you’ll have an scienterrific day!
20 Jan
Animal Mania
There is so much to learn about the creatures around us! Share your knowledge and learn cool facts. So many animal inspired art, craft and activities. What is your favourite animal?
21 Jan
Summer Carnival
Enjoy all the fun of a carnival with an array of exciting Summer games and activities. There will be prizes to give away just like a carnival!
22 Jan
Arty Party
Get creative with messy art projects you can take home. Use recycled and natural materials, clay, paint, paper, photos and more to create your master piece for our art gallery.
Week 4
25 Jan
Great Aussie BBQ 
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!! We're celebrating Australia's special day with a game of cricket, making Aussie arts and crafts plus no celebration would be complete with a great Aussie BBQ for lunch! *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 Jan
Chill Out Day
Spend the last day of the holidays chilling out in your pajamas watching movies and relaxing with your friends.
We will have some other cool activities and even cooking to finish off the day. Come prepared to relax!
*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

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


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


Clyde North YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Wilandra Rise Primary School
35 Aayana Street
Clyde North
VIC 3978

Other programs available at this location or nearby