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

Christmas Week
21 Dec
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!
22 Dec
Celebrate Your Pet
Today we celebrate your furry family members. Bring along a picture and tell us what makes them special. Be inspired to make a special treat to take home for your own pet.
23 Dec
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.
24 Dec
Christmas Cards and Decorations
Get into the spirit of the festive season as we make Christmas Cards and unique decorations for the tree. Take home some Christmas joy!
Week 1
4 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?
5 Jan
Pizza Party
There's no better way to finish our holidays than with pizza and party games. Come and join us to celebrate the end of the holidays!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
6 Jan
Messy Art
Load up your paint brushes and explore lots of different forms of art. Paint on tiles or use a canvas, switch to charcoal, make your own comic strip or create your own self portrait.
7 Jan
Construction Competition
If you're into Lego and Klicko -we've got the coolest construction competition today! Prizes awarded for more than just creativity, so bring your thinking caps!
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.
Week 2
11 Jan
Art and Craft Spectacular
Are you ready to get creative? We have a day full of arty, crafty fun to help you create your own masterpieces! Have a go at new art ideas and crazy art activities!
12 Jan
Dress Up Day
Will you be a Superhero, Doctor or a Princess? Dress up in a costume of your choice and join in a heap of fun activities throughout the day.
13 Jan
Get set for a fruit spectacular, as we make juices and smoothies, eat and play fruit salad and have fun with fruity games with a twist.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
14 Jan
Diorama Creations
Let your imagination run wild and create a mini world in a box using all sorts of miniature materials.
15 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?
Week 3
18 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.
19 Jan
Art Attack
We explore many ways to make art using clay, paint and even recycled materials. What masterpiece will you create?
20 Jan
Little Heroes
Grab your mask and cape, and get here in a flash because today is all about superheroes. So many Superhero activities. POW! ZAP! BAM!
21 Jan
Multicultural Day
Today we travel around the world with our hand-made passports experiencing different arts, crafts  and music from  many countries in our big wide world.
22 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.
Week 4
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. *Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 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

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:

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: $77.00*

*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


Epping North YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Harvest Home Primary School
355 Harvest Home Road
Epping North
VIC 3076

Other programs available at this location or nearby