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 Kangaroo Flat and the wider Bendigo area with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at St. Monica's School.

This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Winter 2023 School Holiday Program based at St. Monica's School.

The program runs between Monday 26 June to Friday 7 July, 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.


Activity details

Week 1
26 June
Recycle, Reuse, Rebuild
Got broken or odd toys that don't really belong anywhere? Bring them along today we will use them to make a new work of art.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.90
27 June
Wood Workshop
Get ready for a day on the tools. Our hammers and nails are waiting for you to build awesome woodwork creations to take home.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $90.90
28 June
Active Attitudes
Enjoy a day with the team from Active Attitudes. Active bodies and active minds give you the skills for greater wellbeing.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $90.90
29 June
Flipping Fun - Jumpz Kangaroo Flat
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: $90.90
30 June
Colourful Fun
Prepare to get colourful! it's a day filled with colourful fun including our very own colour run. Wear clothes you can get dirty.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.90
Week 2
3 July
Footy Fever
Dress in your favourite team colours and enjoy a day of games. Options available for all skill levels.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.90
4 July
Wool Workshop
We're using wool today to make toys, decorations and gifts for family and friends.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.90
5 July
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: $90.90
6 July
Movies - Village Cinemas Bendigo
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: $90.90
7 July
Pizza Party
We’re celebrating the holidays by hosting a pizza party and playing a series of party games.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $90.90


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

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



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



Kangaroo Flat YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

St. Monica's School
91 High Street
Kangaroo Flat
VIC 3555

Other programs available at this location