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 Spring 2022 School Holiday Program based at Horsham Community Sports Pavilion.

The program runs between Monday 19 September to Friday 30 September, on weekdays.

We've prepared a range of engaging experiences that will spark your child's interests and connect them with new friends.

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
19 September 
Back to the Eighties
We’re hosting a totally rad dance party inspired by the 1980s. Wear retro clothes, make your own scrunchie and play arcade games.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Tuesday
20 September
Wheels Day
It's skating time! Boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads and wrist guards provided, you just need to bring the cool tricks!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Wednesday
21 September
Wizards and Warlocks
Abracadabra! Join us for a magical day of wizzadry. Make a magic potion, a wand and join us for a fun broom game!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Thursday
22 September
Public Holiday
Friday
23 September
Public Holiday
Week 2
Monday
26 September
All About Art
Bring out your inner artist as we paint a canvas, sculpt clay models and learn cartoon drawing!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Tuesday
27 September
Animal Mania
There is so much to learn about animals! Share your knowledge, learn cool facts and enjoy animal inspired creative activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Wednesday
28 September
Construction Challenge
We're using cardboard and other recycled materials to create engineering masterpieces. Then we’ll test how much weight they can hold. 
Category: Excursion
Cost: $81.50
Thursday
29 September
Halloween Day
Beware and join us if you dare for this spooktacular day of Halloween-themed activities and games!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.50
Friday
30 September
Pizza Party
We’re celebrating the holidays by hosting a pizza party and playing a series of party games.
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