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 week of Term 4 2020 (Monday 21 - Thursday 24 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

Christmas Week
21 Dec
Beautify your Bedroom
Freshen up your bedroom with heaps of new decorations. Maybe picture frames, wool words, art pieces and design your own door handle signs.
Set your imagination free with interior decorating.
22 Dec
Summer Fun
We make the most of the summer weather with a day filled with cool and fun outdoor summertime activities to celebrate the activities.
23 Dec
Come Fly with Me
Design and make your own kite, then try your luck at flying it outside. We can't wait to see how high they can fly.
24 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!
Week 1
4 Jan
Trip around the world
Make your own passport and travel around the world. We'll be cooking meals from different countries as we explore each stop on our journey.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
5 Jan
Construction Competition
If you're into Lego and Klicko -we've got the coolest construction competition today! Prizes awarded for more than just creativity, so bring your thinking caps!
6 Jan
Life at the Zoo
Zoos Victoria is taking us on a virtual excursion with an expert educator teaching us all about the animals at the zoo while we get to watch them live on screen. 
7 Jan
Music of the World
Celebrating our diversity, we’ll be learning the dances of the world, and we’ll make our very own traditional musical instruments.
8 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!
Week 2
11 Jan
Step back in time 
Take a step back in time and see how our world was in the past.  We will discover the way things were before we were born and try some traditional activities from the past.
12 Jan
Bike and Scooter Day
Everyone's favourite activity is back so bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
13 Jan
The Mad Scientist
Mess up your hair and become a mad scientist for the day. With heaps of fun and fascinating experiments planned, you’ll have an scienterrific day!
14 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!.
15 Jan
Crystal Growing
Get creative with us as we grow our own crystal's and watch them form into amazing sculptures right before our eyes. 
Week 3
18 Jan
Record Breakers
Lets break some records! Today we will be trying to beat some Guinness World Records! Do you have what it takes?
19 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
20 Jan
Around the World: Mexican Style
Get cooking in the kitchen Mexican style! Tacos, salsa, nachos, burritos and more! Learn about Mexican craft and culture while eating delicious food!
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
21 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.
22 Jan
Colour Party
It's a colour party! Wear your brightest, favourite colours and get ready for a day of playing party games.
There will be fun music and lots of dancing, plus face painting, coloured hair spray and so much more.
*Please speak to service about any dietary requirements.
Week 4
25 Jan
Great Aussie BBQ
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!! We're celebrating Australia's special day with a game of cricket, making Aussie arts and crafts
plus no celebration would be complete with a great Aussie BBQ for lunch!
26 Jan
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
27 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.

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

Download a PDF program flyer

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 or nearby:

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: $75.00*

*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


Point Cook YMCA School Holiday Program is located next to Point Cook College at:

Point Cook YMCA Early Learning Centre
63-65 Tom Roberts Parade
Point Cook
VIC 3030

Other programs available at this location