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!

Bookings are now open for our Summer School Holiday Program which runs from Monday 4 January to Wednesday 27 January 2021.

In addition, we are running Pupil Free Days in the last weeks of Term 4 2020 (Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 23 December) to support our school partner with their curriculum planning for the new year.

This program includes a memorable set of in-house activities which are listed below.

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.


Program details

Pre Christmas
15 Dec

A Trip Into Space
Join us as we travel to outer space for some fun, out-of-this- world activities as we explore all things space!
16 Dec

Chill Out Challenge
Have you got what it takes to relax to the max? We will me making things to help you to take time to chill out. Ahhh – all in a days work! 
17 Dec

Nature Discovery
Today is all about nature as we take a walk in our local natural environment. What plants, insects, birds and animals can we discover,
and what can we learn about the amazing natural world around us.
18 Dec

Sensational Science
We're bringing the excitement of science to blow your mind with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun filled day of STEM activities.
Challenge your curious mind a in fun and an interactive way.
21 Dec
Fun and Games
Today we get to enjoy the art of making our own games . Challenge yourself to create an awesome new game then challenge your friends as we play.
22 Dec
Christmas Cards and Decorations
Get into the spirit of the festive season as we make Christmas Cards and unique decorations for the tree. Take home some Christmas joy!
23 Dec
Media Madness
Watch out, the YKids are coming! We're hitting the streets to capture the essence of our local community.
We're taking photos, writing articles, scrapbooking, and much more! 
Week 1
4 Jan
Ice Breakers
Discover the world of ice breakers. Can you solve the riddle, find the clues and discover the ultimate prize.
A fun filled day of team building and friendship making. 
5 Jan
Life is like a Dream
Have a dreamy day making dream catchers, friendship bracelets and other dreamy activities. Oh so relaxing!
6 Jan
Cake Decorating
Spend the day using your imagination and lots of icing to decorate all things cake related.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
7 Jan
Minute 2 Win It
A high action day! Keep your eye on the prize, as the clock is ticking! It’s brain vs brawn as you have just 1 minute to master the skill and win yourself a great prize.
8 Jan
Fantastic Fitness
Bring your energy today as we test your athletic prowess with training challenges and a modified beep test! Achieve
a certificate and prizes for sportsmanship and participation and the loudest cheer! Find your champion within!
Week 2
11 Jan
A Day at the Races
Join us for a full day of racing challenges including egg and spoon, 3 legged and sack races, plus design the ultimate paper plane
for our flying competition and heaps more!
12 Jan
YMCA Talent Show
A star is born as it's time to test our skills and talent by putting on our very own YMCA Talent Show!
What talent can you bring to share with us on the day?  Impress us with your crazy skills!
13 Jan
It's a Puppet!
Roll up, roll up for the greatest mini show in town! We’re making a puppet theatre and puppets,
and then making our own popcorn to enjoy while we watch our puppet show. 
14 Jan
All About Fitness
Are you ready for the fitness challenge? Heaps of activities for all levels. Don't worry if you haven't tried it yet,
we will guide you through. Lots of energy and laughter in a fun day of fitness.
15 Jan
Creepy Crawlies
Today is your chance to discover the wonderful world of Bugs! We explore  these amazing creatures and
learn about their tiny worlds. Heaps of activities to inspire your love of bugs!
Week 3
18 Jan
PJ's and Pancakes* 
Roll out of bed and head over to the holiday program in your PJ's. Cook and decorate some yummy pancakes on our PJ Day!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
19 Jan
Gardening Day
Calling all green thumbs! Come and join us in all our gardening themed adventures as we get back to nature and reconnect with plants.
20 Jan
Ready, Set, Cook
Today the food journey is in your hands. You get to shop for your ingredients the make your recipe, then enjoy
the delicious food you've made with your school holiday friends.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
21 Jan
Exploring the Senses
Dive in and try activities that stimulate all your senses. We'll be exploring sight, sound, smell, taste and touch with a variety of interactive experiences. 
22 Jan
Movie Marathon
Today we welcome you into our very own cinema! Create your own popcorn box then chill out and relax with popcorn and popular movies.
During intervals, test your knowledge of movie trivia.
Week 4
25 Jan
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Happy Australia Day! We’re celebrating our mulitcultural nation. Come dressed in your own cultural outfit and enjoy heaps of Aussie inspired cooking,
and art and craft. Plus a game of backyard cricket and a sausage sizzle.
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 Jan
Pizza Party
There's no better way to finish our holidays than with pizza and party games. Come and join us to celebrate the end of the holidays!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

*On days where food is included in the activity, please speak to service about any dietary requirements.

Download a PDF program flyer

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

Daily program fee: $84.00*

*Please note, this fee is for in house School Holiday Programs. Different fees are set for each day, depending on whether it is a headquarters, incursion or excursion day. A list of fees for each holiday program will be confirmed prior to the holiday program start date (here on our website, or in hard copy at the centre).

Our programs qualify for the Federal Government's Child Care Subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees. Please note, the prices above do not include any child care subsidy you may be entitled to, which could significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

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