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 program is based in Bellbird Park Indoor Centre (BPIC), features  a memorable set of in-house activities and will be running for three weeks.

It also includes the opportunity to go swimming at Warragul Leisure Centre (WLC) and Neerim South Outdoor Pool (NSOP).

These three facilities are all managed by YMCA Victoria on behalf of Baw Baw Shire Council and follow the Y's COVID-safety procedures.

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

Program details

Week 1
Mon
4 Jan
What's in the box?
Today each activity will be determined at random as children choose mystery boxes to open throughout the day.
Will we be dancing or playing dodgeball?
Tues
5 Jan
Back To Nature
Calling all budding green thumbs! Today we get our hands dirty as we decorate our very own pots and plant them out.
You can then take your plant home to look after and watch it grow.
Wed
6 Jan
Gaelic Football
Today we learn to play Gaelic Football, an Irish team sport which is a cross between soccer and football. 
Thurs
7 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!
Fri
8 Jan
Ice Breakers 
Discover the world of ice breakers. Can you solve the riddle, find the clues and discover the ultimate prize.
A fun filled day of team building and friendship making.
*Includes opportunity to go swimming in the pool at Warragul Leisure Centre.
Week 2
Mon
11 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!.
Tues
12 Jan
Movie Marathon
Today we welcome you into our very own cinema! Create your own popcorn box then chill out and relax
with popcorn and popular movies. During intervals, test your knowledge of movie trivia.
Wed
13 Jan
Amazing Race
Ready, Set, GO! Get into teams and work out the clues to get to the end of the race. There will be plenty of tricks and roadblocks
on the way so keep your wits about you.
Thurs
14 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.
Fri
15 Jan
Who Am I? 
Let's learn all about you! Create your own body cut out and self portrait and join in fun activities that focus on you.
What can we learn about ourselves and our friends?
Week 3
Mon
18 Jan
Choose Your Own Adventure
It's choose your own adventure day! There will be something on offer for everyone. From ball games, to origami to taking on
your friends in Lego challenges. Let's stretch those brain muscles. 
Tues
19 Jan
Bricks and Blocks 
Today is all about bricks and blocks!  Learn about the history of Lego and take part in our quick build and master build challenges.
Prizes awarded for creativity, design and flair.
Wed
20 Jan
All About Sport
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.
Thurs
21 Jan
Colour 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. Bring your own white t-shirt.
Fri
22 Jan
Fun and Games
Today we get to enjoy the art of making our own games. Challenge yourself to create an awesome new game
then challenge your friends as we play. *Includes opportunity to go swimming at Neerim South Outdoor Pool.
Week 4
Mon
25 Jan
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. 
Happy Australia Day! We’re celebrating our mulitcultural nation. Come dressed in your own cultural outfit and enjoy heaps of Aussie
inspired cooking, and art and craft. Plus a game of backyard cricket and a sausage sizzle.
Tues
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
Wed
27 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! *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between [INSERT] and [INSERT] during the holidays, Monday to Friday, during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

Co-located programs

Drouin (Bellbird Park) YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Bellbird Park Indoor Centre, which is run by YMCA Victoria and owned by Baw Baw Shire 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

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.

Prices and subsidies

Daily program fee: $57.90*

*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

Location

Drouin (Bellbird Park) YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Bellbird Park Indoor Centre
270 Settlement Road
Drouin
VIC 3818

Other programs available at this location