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 Friday 22 January 2021.

This program is based in Phillip Island Leisure Centre (PILC) and will be running for three weeks.

It includes a memorable set of in-house activities based at PILC and excursions to local outdoor attractions.

Full program details 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.


Date

Program details

Week 1
Mon
4 Jan
Party on!
Dress up in your party gear – we’re celebrating everything about our holidays! There’ll be party games, plus music and dancing and even a karaoke competition.
Tues
5 Jan
Lego Masters
You've seen the show, now test yourself in our Lego Masters day. Use your skills in our solo and team Lego Challenges. Lots of brick building fun!
Wed
6 Jan
Bike and Scooter Day
Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
Thurs
7 Jan
Let's go on a picnic!
Get ready to bake some special picnic treats to eat with our friends at our YMCA picnic.
We will have heaps of fun games and activities to enjoy on our Picnic Day.
*Includes excursion to Erewhon Point Playground.
Fri
8 Jan
Gymnastics Galore
Come along and join us for some twisting, tumbling and all things Gymnastics in our very own Gymnastics Facility.
Week 2
Mon
11 Jan
Let's Make a Mess
What better way to spend the day than getting creative with messy activities!
Think of gooey slime, messy art projects and messy outdoor play.
We will have messy games as well.  Wear clothes you can get messy in!
Tues
12 Jan
Sports Galore
Today is all about sports as we dive into our sports bags and try out some exciting new games and play some of our favourites.
Wed
13 Jan
Gymnastics Galore
Come along and join us for some twisting, tumbling and all things Gymnastics in our very own Gymnastics Facility.
Thurs
14 Jan
Bike and Scooter Day
Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
Fri
15 Jan
Woodwork Creations
Get ready for a day on the tools. Our hammers and nails are waiting for you to build something awesome to take home.
Week 3
Mon
18 Jan
Bike and Scooter Day
Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
Tues
19 Jan
One Day Cricket
Howzat! Cheer on your team mates as we bowl, bat and catch in our very own One Day Cricket spectacular.
Learn and practice your batting and bowling skills. *Includes excursion to Cowes Foreshore Beach for beach cricket games.
Wed
20 Jan
Nature as art
We bring the beauty of our outside world in to create amazing art and craft inspired by nature and the seasons.
Thurs
21 Jan
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.
Fri
22 Jan
Colourful Fun
Dress head to toe in the colour of your choice and be ready for a day filled with colourful fun including our very own colour run. BYO white t-shirt.

*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 08:30 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 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.

Prices and subsidies

Daily program fee: $70.00*

*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

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