COVID-19 update

The Victorian Government has announced that restrictions will ease in regional Victoria, effective from 11:59pm Thursday 9 September. We are seeking clarity on what this means for our regional services. Families will receive direct communications when this detail has been confirmed. There have been no restriction changes in Metropolitan Melbourne.

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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 Spring School Holiday Program which runs Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation within Victoria, this program will only offer in house activities facilitated by our educators.

The Victorian Government have introduced restrictions that limit who can currently access School Holiday Programs.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest detail on who can access the program under current Government Restrictions.

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
20 September
Gardening Day
Calling all green thumbs! Come and join us as we reconnect with nature. We'll have heaps of gardening activities for you to get stuck into and dirty with.
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00.
Note: Children are encouraged to wear sportswear and running shoes.
21 September
All About Sport
Come dressed in your favourite team colours and join in the fun for a day filled with heaps of sporting activities. Bring all of your energy to this super sports day.
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00
Note: Children are encouraged to wear football themed clothing.
22 September
Get set for a fruit filled day. We're making juices and smoothies, eating and playing fruit salad and having fun with some fruity games with a twist.
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00.
Note: Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
23 September
Game On
Get your game face on. We've got board games, party games, creativity and construction competitions and so much more!
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00
24 September
Public Holiday
The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.
Week 2
27 September
Messy Art
Load up your paint brushes and explore the different forms of art. Paint on tiles or use a canvas, switch to charcoal, make your own comic strip or create your own self portrait. The possibilities are endless!
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00
28 September
Y Talent Show
It's our very own Talent Show! Showcase your talents or impressive skills and maybe even learn some new ones from your friends
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00
29 September
Carnival Day
Roll up! Roll up! It's the much loved Carnival Day. The children get to take over and turn our stadium into their very own carnival complete with show bags!
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00.
30 September
Movie Mania
Come on down to our cinema experience right here at the school holiday program - complete with personalised popcorn holders filled with delicious homemade popcorn.
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00
1 October
See the world through your lens! Take photos, decorate your own photo frame or create props for the photo booth and have fun making posing for the camera.
Category: In house.
Cost: $86.00.
Note: Please advice of dietary requirements for pizza party.

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.

Prices and subsidies

Kangaroo Flat YMCA School Holiday Program offers in house, incursion and excursion activities during the school holidays.

Our set fee of $86.00 includes all these activities.

Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section above, 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



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