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 Autumn School Holiday Program which runs between Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 April 2021.

This nine day program includes a memorable set of 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

Activity details

Week 1
Monday
5 April
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
Tuesday
6 April
Footy Colours Day
Embrace the footy season with a day of all things AFL and NRL. Come in your footy colours and participate in a fun sports clinic. 
Category: Incursion
Cost: $97.00
Note: Incursion
Wednesday
7 April
Camping Adventures
We're packing all the fun of a camping adventure into one day! We’re going to a YMCA Camp for a full day of fun outdoor activities.
Category: Excursion to the YMCA Camp at Lake Dewar Lodge.
Cost: $117.00
Note: Arrive before 9:00am for start of the excursion.
Thursday
8 April
A Trip into Space
Join us as we travel to outer space for some fun discovery and adventure activities that are out-of-this-world.
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
Note: Arrive by 11:00am for start of activities.
Friday
9 April
Art Party
Our friends from Craftpower help us explore electronic circuits - make your own creation to take home!
Plus we'll make edible finger paint, photo editing and juggling.
Category: Incursion provided by Craftpower.
Cost: $97.00
Note: Arrive by 10:30am for start of the incursion.
Week 2
Monday
12 April
Rainbow Warriors
Come along for a day of colour and fun! We will be participating in a challenging obstacle course under the cloud of colour.
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
Note: Bring a change of clothes and arrive by 10:30am for the start of activities.
Tuesday
13 April
Melbourne Zoo
Get up close and personal to your favourite zoo animals. Learn about the natural habitats of our favourite furry and reptile friends.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $117.00
Note: Arrive before 9:00am for start of the excursion.
Wednesday
14 April
Fun and Games
Challenge yourself to create an awesome new game then challenge your friends as we play.
Category: In House
Cost: $77.00
Note: Arrive by 11:00am for start of activities.
Thursday
15 April
Rabbit Hole Playcentre
Join us today for an excursion to Rabbit Hole Playcentre for some awesome fun on the indoor playground.
Category: Excursion to Rabbit Hole Playcentre.
Cost: $117.00
Note: Arrive before 8:30am for start of the excursion.
Friday
16 April
Movies
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax watching the latest new release film at the local Cinema.
Category: Excursion to Village Cinemas.
Cost: $117.00
Note: before 9:30am for start of the excursion.

  

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

Featherbrook YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activities, which each incur a cost: 

  • In House: $77.00
  • Incursion: $97.00
  • Excursion: $117.00
Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities planned and associated fees. 

Please note: The fees above 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