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 Horsham families with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Horsham Community Sports Pavilion.

This 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 Horsham YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 27 January 2023. 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 19 - Friday 23 December 2022
Monday
19 December
Sensational Science
Challenge your curious mind with a day filled with STEM activities and science experiments, run in a fun and interactive environment.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Tuesday
20 December
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: $81.50
Wednesday
21 December
Christmas Competition 
Who will win the Santa Hat in our Christmas competition day? Do you have the team work, communication skills and desire to be #1?
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Thursday
22 December
Chill out challenge
Come dressed in your relaxing clothes and have a chilled day of movies and arts and crafts.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Friday
23 December
Aussie Christmas
G'Day and Merry Christmas! Today we'll be making yummy food, doing craft and singing aussie Christmas carols!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Monday 2 - Friday 6 January 2023 
Monday
2 January
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 2 January in recognition of the New Year's Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday
3 January
Water Day
Bring your bathers and have a day splashing and a water fight, children vs educators.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Wednesday
4 January
Animal Day
We're getting a visit from some animals that you can feed and pat!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $81.50
Thursday
5 January
Camping with a Difference
Bring your sleeping bag and camping skills as we transform school holidays into an indoor camping adventure!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Friday
6 January
Colour run
Be sure to wear white and bring some sun glasses, we are going to get bright and colourful.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Record Breakers
Let's break some records! Today we're going to attempt to beat some World Records and have a heap of fun along the way.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Tuesday
10 January
Woodwork Creations
Get ready for a day on the tools. Our hammers and nails are waiting for you to build something awesome to take home.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Wednesday
11 January
Wacky Wednesday
Come on in and do some wacky crafts and games, style yourself and wacky ways.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Thursday
12 January
One Day Cricket
Howzat! Cheer on your team mates as we bowl, bat and catch in our very own One Day Cricket game.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Friday
13 January
Amazing Race
Work in teams to solve clues and complete the race. There will be plenty of tricks and roadblocks on the way so stay alert!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Mystery Bag
In teams, we'll be racing against the clock to build an object from a mystery bag of different materials.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Tuesday
17 January
Fruitylicious
Get ready for fruity activities. We're making juices and smoothies, play fruit-themed games and learning fun fruit facts. 
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Wednesday
18 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: $81.50
Thursday
19 January
Wheels Day
It's skating time! Bring your boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and cool tricks!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Friday
20 January
Zumba For Kids
We’ll learn Latin dance moves through an exciting workshop provide by FunFit Junior Fitness.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $81.50
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Superhero Party
We're calling all superheroes to wear your favourite superhero gear to save the world!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Tuesday
24 January
Backwards day
It’s backwards day, come dressed backwards and a day of backwards activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Wednesday
25 January
Friendship Day
We're celebrating our friends! We will spend the day playing games and creating arts and crafts with each other.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Beach day
Come along to our beach! Rest on the sand and play a game of volley ball
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50

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 08:00 and 18:00 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

Horsham YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Horsham Aquatic Centre

The Y also offers the following services nearby:

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 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

Horsham YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Horsham Community Sports Pavilion
59 Dimboola Road
Horsham
VIC 3400

Other programs available nearby