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 Point Cook with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Featherbrook College.

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 Featherbrook YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 9 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 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Explore Your Senses
Get ready for a sensory experience. We'll be exploring sight, sound, smell, taste and touch with a variety of activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Tuesday
10 January
Skateboarding Skills
Learn how to skateboard with YMCA Action Sports Coaches! No equipment or experience needed. This one-day workshop will help you master the basics and get you ready to enter the skate park with skills for you to have fun and stay safe at the same time.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
11 January
Stufflers
Today we get to play with all things soft and fluffy. Build your own stuffed creation to take home and treasure forever.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
12 January
Village Cinemas Sunshine
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax, because we’re heading to our local cinema to watch the latest new release movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Friday
13 January
Choose Your Own Adventure
From ball games to origami, to taking on your friends in Lego challenges. There's something for everyone.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Hip Hop
Break it down now! We’ll learn hip hop and breakdancing movies through an exciting workshop. 
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Tuesday
17 January
Bombs Away
Blow your minds with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun-filled day of activities perfect for curious minds.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
18 January
Funtopia Maribyrnong
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Funtopia Maribyrnong.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Thursday
19 January
Y Talent Show
We're putting on a talent show! Show us your talents or crazy skills and learn some new ones from your friends.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
20 January
Floating Movies
Float on! Today is the day for all children who need a break! We will be floating through the day in our pretend floating cinema.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Magic Mayhem
Dazzling Dan is visiting to provide an interactive magic workshop. Participate in the show and learn your own magic trick!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Tuesday
24 January
Obstacle Races
Get ready for some fun as we create our own obstacle races. Grab your team mates and start the race to see if you can make it through.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
25 January
Bounce Essendon Fields
Get your comfy clothes on, we’re going trampolining! Heaps of tramps, foam pits and challenges to keep everyone active and entertained.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Video Games Bus
We’ll be visited by a mobile video gaming lounge. Try out the latest consoles and games with your holiday friends.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30

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.

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

Featherbrook YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Featherbrook College
281 Boardwalk Boulevard
Point Cook
VIC 3030

Other programs available at this location