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 on Phillip Island with our YMCA School Holiday Programs based at Phillip Island Leisure Centre.

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 Phillip Island 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
Closed
The program is not running on Tuesday 3 January.
Wednesday
4 January
Closed
The program is not running on Wednesday 4 January.
Thursday
5 January
Brickworks
We’ll use LEGO® bricks to complete a series of building challenges. Can we build it? Yes we can!
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
Friday
6 January
Brambles Berry Farm
We’re visiting Brambles Berry Farm to pick delicious fresh berries. Then, we’ll use our pickings to create ‘berry’ delicious creations.
Category: 
Excursion
Cost: 
$103.00
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Wheels Day
It's skating time! Bring your boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and cool tricks!
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
Tuesday
10 January
Under the Sea
We'll explore all things fishy. We have loads of craft activities and games planned and then fish and chips for afternoon tea!
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
Wednesday
11 January
Flavours of the World
Grab your passport, we're travelling! We'll be cooking snacks from different countries as we explore each stop on our journey.
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
Thursday
12 January
Summersalt Gymnastics
Enjoy an action packed session where we will learn ninja, trampoline, rock climbing, gymnastics and parkour skills.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $103.00
Friday
13 January
Team Trivia
Today we're working your brain muscles as we try different trivia games. Discover things you didn't even know you knew!
Category: In house
Cost: $73.00
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
OSHC Tennis Open
We are holding our very own OSHC Tennis Open! Learn how to play Tennis and participate in our very own tournament!
Category: In house
Cost: $80.00
Tuesday
17 January
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: $88.00
Wednesday
18 January
Wheels Day
It's skating time! Bring your boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and cool tricks!
Category: In house
Cost: $88.00
Thursday
19 January
Bowling - PI Entertainment Centre
Get ready to test your Tenpin bowling skills at our local bowling alley.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $103.00
Friday
20 January
Code Busters
Can you crack the code? Work in teams to complete STEM challenges and earn clues to unlock the case.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Dinosaur World
Have a go at being a palaeontologist for the day and discover the amazing world of dinosaurs, the ice age, fossils and more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $80.00
Tuesday
24 January
Splashtastic Water Party
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! Don’t forget to bring your spare clothes and a towel!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $88.00
Wednesday
25 January
Movies at Wonthaggi Arts Centre
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: $103.00
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Closed
The program is not running on Friday 27 January.

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 08:30 and 17:30 during the holidays, Monday to Friday, during the holidays (not on public holidays, see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

Phillip Island YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Phillip Island Leisure Centre which is run by YMCA Victoria and owned by Bass Coast Shire Council.

The following services are also available at this 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

Phillip Island YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Phillip Island Leisure Centre
10-14 Church Street
Cowes
VIC 3922

Other programs available at this location