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
Lets go on a picnic
Get ready to bake some special picnic treats to eat with our friends at our YMCA picnic. We will have heaps of fun games and activities to enjoy on our Picnic Day.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
5 Jan
Colourful fun
Dress head to toe in the colour of your choice and be ready for a day filled with colourful fun including our very own colour run. BYO white t-shirt
6 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?
8 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
8 Jan
Summer carnival
Enjoy all the fun of a carnival with an array of exciting Summer games and activities. There will be give aways just like a carnival!
Week 2
11 Jan
Aroud the World: Mexican Style
Get cooking in the kitchen Mexican style! Tacos, salsa, nachos, burritos and more! Learn about Mexican craft and culture while eating delicious food!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
12 Jan
Camping fun
We bring the camping fun to us. Enjoy toasted marshmallows by the fire plus fun games and activities throughout the day.
13 Jan
Gardening fun
Calling all green thumbs! Come and join us in all our gardening themed adventures as we get back to nature and reconnect with plants.
14 Jan
Big Birthday Bash
Lets celebrate all the birthdays that weren't celebrated this year! Join us for a fun filled birthday party like no other! Lots of delicious food and party games!
15 Jan
Safari adventures
See elephants, monkeys, zebras and giraffes come to life as you create your own African safari of exotic animals! Learn about the jungle kingdom with all our jungle themed activities.
Week 3
18 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!
19 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
20 Jan
Crazy Hair Day
There’s no better way to have some fun, than having crazy hair – the coolest colours, to the weirdest hairstyles, there’s hours of fun to be had. Plus face painting!
21 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
22 Jan
Spooky Party
Come dressed in your spookiest costume today. Will you be a skeleton, monster or even a ghost? We will play heaps of games and have our own monster mash disco.
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
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! *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:

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


Craigieburn West YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Aitken Creek Primary School
265 Waterview Boulevard
VIC 3064

Other programs available at this location