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 Burnside Heights with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

The program is located within the YMCA Early Learning Centre on the grounds of Kororoit Creek Primary 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 Kororoit Creek YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 27 January 2023. 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 19 - Friday 23 December 2022
Monday
19 December
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 19 December.
Tuesday
20 December
Closed
The program is not running on Tuesday 20 December.
Wednesday
21 December
Russian Nesting Dolls Creations
Build your own Russian Nesting Dolls to take home and treasure forever.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
22 December
Outdoor Sports Day
Join us for a day full of sun, fun and friendly competition! Will you be in the winning team for our outdoor games?
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
23 December
Party Time!
Today will be filled with party games, food and a silent disco. Show off your cool dance moves to some of your favourite songs.
Category: 
In house
Cost: 
$81.30
Monday 2 - Friday 6 January 2023 
Monday
2 January
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 2 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday
3 January
Welcome to India
Join us in learning about Indian culture and traditions, through music, dance and art!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
4 January
Zone Bowling and Laser Tag (Watergardens)
Test your ten-pin bowling skills at our local bowling alley and then try a game of laser tag!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Thursday
5 January
Yoga and Mindfulness
Explore mindfulness and movement through our yoga session. You'll learn breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Friday
6 January
Food Journey
Today we're going on a food journey. We'll be making a variety of delicious treats to enjoy throughout the day. Yummy!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Animals around the world
Learn about different animals around the world! We travel the globe to find out more about the amazing creatures who live here.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Tuesday
10 January
Just Clowning
Ever wondered how clowns got to be so silly? You can find out exactly how in this seriously silly workshop.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
11 January
Hip Hop Dancing
Break it down now! We’ll learn hip hop and breakdancing movies through an exciting workshop provide by FunFit Junior Fitness.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
12 January
Geelong Gaol Museum
We’re visiting Geelong Gaol Museum for a guided tour and learning all about our convict past.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Friday
13 January
Ball Games Bonanza
We're getting active today! Football, soccer, netball, basketball and tennis is just the start with options for all skill levels.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Marine Life
Come see an amazing display of marine animals! We'll be visited by some experts today and learn all about sea creatures!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Tuesday
17 January
Village Cinemas Sunshine
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: $111.30
Wednesday
18 January
Smoothie Creations
Imagine, make and taste! Master your entrepreneurial skills by making creative, delicious and nutritious blend smoothies.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
19 January
Step Back In Time
We’re time travelling. Discover how things were before you were born and try out some activities from the past.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
20 January
Creating With Clay
Explore the wonderful world of clay. From pots to sculptures, let your imagination run wild and create a clay masterpiece to take home.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Year of the Tiger
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger. There's plenty of activities including creating Chinese New Year masks and a giant Dragon for our parade!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Tuesday
24 January
Funtopia Maribyrnong
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Funtopia Maribyrnong.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Wednesday
25 January
Explore Your Senses
Get ready for a sensory experience. We'll be exploring sight, sound, smell, taste and touch with a variety of activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Cartoon Workshop
Today we're learning about cartooning. Learn to draw eyes, put faces together and draw hand movements to develop characters.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30

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 06:30 and 18:30 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 separate 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

Kororoit Creek YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Kororoit Creek YMCA Early Learning Centre
5 Millport Drive
Burnside Heights
VIC 3023

Other programs available at this location