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.


Date

Program details

Week 1
Mon
4 Jan
It's A Bug's Life
Let’s go hunting for bugs and then see how many we can spot while we watch a bug themed movie.
Tues
5 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.
Wed
6 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.
Thurs
7 Jan
Trip around the world
Make your own passport and travel around the world. We'll be cooking meals from different countries as we explore each stop on our journey.
Fri
8 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!
Week 2
Mon
11 Jan
Step back in time
Take a step back in time and see how our world was in the past.  We will discover the way things were before we were born and try some traditional activities from the past.
Tues
12 Jan
Let's Dance
Get your dance shoes on, we’ve got a huge day of hip hop dancing, dance jam and karaoke planned. Create your own dance routine and show us your moves.
Wed
13 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!
Thurs
14 Jan
Mini Olympics
Join your friends to make our Olympic flame, medals and flags then Ready! Set! Go! for lots of sport events at our very own Olympics.
Fri
15 Jan
Dinosaur World
Be a palaeontologist for the day and discover the amazing world of dinosaurs. It will be ROARsome!
Week 3
Mon
18 Jan
Pirate Party
We're making pirate hats, eye patches and treasure chests and then going on an epic scavenger hunt. 
Tues
19 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.
Wed
20 Jan
Ready, Steady, Cook!
Today the food journey is in your hands. You get to make a variety of delicious foods to enjoy throughout the day. Yummy!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
Thurs
21 Jan
Lego Masters
You've seen the show, now test yourself in our Lego Masters day. Use your skills in our solo and team Lego Challenges. Lots of brick building fun!
Fri
22 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.
Week 4
Mon
25 Jan
Sensational Science
We're bringing the excitement of science to blow your mind with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day
of STEM activities. Challenge your curious mind a in fun and an interactive way.
Tues
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
Wed
27 Jan
Party on!
Dress up in your party gear – we’re celebrating everything about our holidays! There’ll be party games, plus music and dancing and even a karaoke competition.

*On days where food is included in the activity, please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

Download a PDF program flyer

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

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: $75.00*

*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

Location

Featherbrook YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Featherbrook College
281 Boardwalk Boulevard
Point Cook
VIC 3030

Other programs available at this location