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 Drouin with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Bellbird Park Indoor Centre.

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 Drouin YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 2 January to Friday 27 January. 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 2 - Friday 6 January
Monday
2 January
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 2 January in recognition of the Near Year's Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday
3 January
Book Character Day
Come dressed as your favourite book character and bring the book to share with your friends. Plus, we'll be creating our own books.
Category: In house
Cost: $62.20
Wednesday
4 January
Bowling Centre
Test your ten-pin bowling skills at our local alley.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $90.60
Thursday
5 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: $80.30
Friday
6 January
Multicultural Day
We're travelling the world with our hand-made passports experiencing different arts, crafts and music from different countries.
Category:
 In house
Cost: 
$62.20
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Laser Tag and Rock Climbing
Come ready to have fun with Laser Tag and Rock Climbing activties!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $90.60
Tuesday
10 January
Fun and Games
This is your chance to invent your very own game. Then challenge your friends to play and see who is the true game champion.
Category: In house
Cost: $62.20
Wednesday
11 January
Arty Party
Using recycled and natural materials, clay, paint, paper, photos and more, we're creating masterpieces for our art gallery.
Category: In house
Cost: $62.20
Thursday
12 January
Ninja Warrior and Gymnastic Fun
Join us today for a day of ninja warrior and gymnastics!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $90.60
Friday
13 January
Back to Nature
Calling all green thumbs! We're decorating pots and then getting our hands dirty when we fill them with a plant for you to take home.
Category: In house
Cost: $62.20
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
AMAZEing Adventure!
Come on an adventure to explore A Maze N Things. There is mini golf, mazes and magic caves!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $90.60
Tuesday
17 January
Flavours of the World
Grab your passport, we're travelling! We'll be cooking snacks from different countries as we explore each stop on our journey.
Category: In house
Cost: $62.20
Wednesday
18 January
Mad Science
Blow your minds with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day of activities perfecting for curious minds.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
19 January
Emergency Services
Our local emergency services are coming to visit. We'll learn about the work they do and get to ask questions!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $80.30
Friday
20 January
Pyjama Party
Simply roll-out of bed and head over in your PJ's! We're having pyjama party fun, building epic forts and cooking!!
Category: In house
Cost: $62.20
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 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: $90.60
Tuesday
24 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: $62.20
Wednesday
25 January
Barn Yard Day
We're getting a visit from some barn yard animals that you can feed and pat!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Stadium 34
We're heading to Moe for a day of indoor sports and activities at Stadium 34. Don't forget to bring your game face.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $90.60

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 7:30am and 5:45pm Monday to Friday, during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

Drouin YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Bellbird Park Indoor Centre, which is managed 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.

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

Drouin YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Bellbird Park Indoor Centre
270 Settlement Road
Drouin
VIC 3818

Other programs available at this location