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 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 Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our Kangaroo Flat YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 2 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 2 - Friday 6 January
Monday
2 January
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 2 January in recognition of the Near Year's Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday
3 January
Minute 2 Win It
We’ll be playing a series of brain teasers and games in minute intervals. Keep your eye on the prize while the clock ticks down!
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Wednesday
4 January
Circus Spectacular
Roll up, roll up! We’re learning circus skills including tight rope walking and juggling. Don’t miss out!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $90.90
Thursday
5 January
Spies and Detectives
Calling all detectives... There's a mystery and we need your help. Invisible ink, hints and clues will help you solve this puzzle!
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Friday
6 January
Teddy Bear Picnic
Children will have a "beary" excellent day building their own take home bear and attending a teddy bear picnic.
Category: 
In house
Cost: 
$90.90
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Sandtastic Art
Get creative with heaps of sand-inspired activities. Use your imagination to make kinetic sand sculptures and sand art masterpieces.
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Tuesday
10 January
Big Bake Off
We're making yummy food to eat today. Plus, making a recipe book to take home with leftovers to share with family and friends.
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Wednesday
11 January
Mad Science
Blow your minds with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day of activities perfecting for curious minds.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $90.90
Thursday
12 January
Discovery Centre
We’re heading to the Bendigo Discovery Centre to learn all about the amazing world of science and technology!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $90.90
Friday
13 January
Pyjama Party
Simply roll-out of bed and head over in your PJ's! We're having pyjama party fun, building epic forts and cooking!!
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
When I Grow Up
Dress up and come along with your ideas about what you want to do or be when you get older.
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Tuesday
17 January
Drumming Workshop
DTM Education will teach us about rhythm and melody using drums and percussion instruments.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $90.90
Wednesday
18 January
Deep Blue Sea
Discover the wonders of the ocean and the creatures that live there. Then we'll design some sea creatures of our own.
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Thursday
19 January
Superhero Party
We're calling all superheros to wear your favourite superhero gear to save the world!
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Friday
20 January
Gardening Day
Today we are weeding and planting in our own special garden. We will also plant some seasonal seeds!
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
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
Tuesday
24 January
Fantastic Fitness
Let's get physical! We’ll be challenging ourselves with a variety of fitness activities with options for all skill levels.
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Wednesday
25 January
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Celebrate our multicultural nation. Wear your own cultural outfit and enjoy different food, art, crafts and sport.
Category: In house
Cost: $90.90
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
OSHC Party
Celebrate the school holidays! Let's groove to the ultimate party playlist, eat party food and play party games.
Category: Incursion
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

 

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

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