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 Point Cook with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

The program is located within the YMCA Early Learning Centre on the grounds of Point Cook College.

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 Point Cook 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
Wizards and Warlocks
Abracadabra! Join us for a magical day of wizzadry. Make a magic potion, a wand and join us for a fun broom game!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
4 January
An Owlsome Day
Hoot! We’ll be learning all about owls and enjoy craft activities inspired by these nocturnal birds of prey.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Thursday
5 January
Gardening Day
Today we are weeding and planting in our own special garden. We will also plant some seasonal seeds!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
6 January
Butterfly Frenzy
A chance to get up close and personal with a room full of live butterflies!
Category: 
Incursion
Cost: 
$101.30
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Funtopia Maribyrnong
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Funtopia Maribyrnong.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Tuesday
10 January
Roller Skating Fun (Sunshine)
Get your roll on! We’re heading to our local roller skating rink, to practice our roller skating or blading skills.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Wednesday
11 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
Thursday
12 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
Friday
13 January
Minute 2 Win It
We’ll be playing a series of brain teasers and games in minute intervals. Keep your eye on the prize while the clock ticks down!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Dreadful Dragons
Join us for a medieval pantomime! A famous knight has disappeared and a fire-breathing dragon is heading straight toward the castle.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Tuesday
17 January
Little Heroes
Grab your mask and cape, and get here in a flash because it's superhero day. Join us for a day filled with superhero-themed activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
18 January
Aussie Outback
Adventure into our own backyard to learn a thing or two about our unique native animals and plants.
Category: In bouse
Cost: $81.30
Thursday
19 January
Life is Like a Dream
Have a feel good day of making dream catchers, friendship bracelets and lots of other activities that are sure to make you smile.
Category: In bouse
Cost: $81.30
Friday
20 January
Hawaiian Luau
Aloha! Come dressed up for the beach as we discover art, costumes and food from this beautiful island.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
IMAX & Melbourne Museum
We’re off to the Melbourne Museum to learn about dinosaurs and other ancient animals. Afterwards, we’ll head to an awesome IMAX movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Tuesday
24 January
Circus Challenge
Enjoy a circus workshop where we'll learn juggling, plate spinning and more. Then finish the day with a mini circus show.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
25 January
Skateboarding Skills
Learn how to skateboard with YMCA Action Sports Coaches! No equipment or experience needed. This one-day workshop will help you master the basics and get you ready to enter the skate park with skills for you to have fun and stay safe at the same time.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
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: $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).

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

If you have any questions at all, contact us:

Location

Point Cook YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

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

Other programs available at this location