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 Torquay and surrounding areas with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Torquay Coast Primary School.

This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Autumn School Holiday Program which runs between Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 April 2021.

This nine day program includes a memorable set of 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.

 

Date

Activity details

Week 1
Monday
5 April
Public Holiday
Our program is not running on this day.
Tuesday
6 April
Easter Shenanigans
Don’t miss the celebrations as we make Easter bonnets and baskets, have our very own parade and decorate eggs.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Wednesday
7 April
Team Trivia
Today we will be working your brain muscles as you get together with your team and try our different trivia games.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Thursday
8 April
Movies
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax watching the latest new release film at the local cinema.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $116.00
Note: Please arrive by 8:30am
Friday
9 April
It's a Bug's Life
Let’s go hunting for bugs and then see how many we can spot while we watch a bug themed movie.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Week 2
Monday
12 April
Cake Decorating
Spend the day using your imagination and lots of icing to decorate all things cake related.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please speak to service about any dietary requirements
Tuesday
13 April
All About Fitness
Today we guide children through a fitness challenge with activities for all levels. Lots of energy and laughter in a fun day of fitness.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Wednesday
14 April
Circus Spectacular
Roll up, roll up! We’re learning circus skills from the experts including tight rope walking and juggling, to put on the best show ever.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $96.00
Note: Please arrive by 9:00am
Thursday
15 April
Ice Breakers
Can you solve the riddle, find the clues and discover the ultimate prize. A fun day of team building and friendship making.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Friday
16 April
Around the World
Pack your bags and travel with us as we explore art, craft and food from different countries around the world.
Category: In House
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please speak to service about any dietary requirements

  

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.

Prices and subsidies

Torquay YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activities, which each incur a cost: 

  • In house: $76.00
  • Incursion: $96.00
  • Excursion: $116.00
Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities planned and associated fees. 

Please note: The fees above 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

Torquay YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Torquay Coast Primary School
25 Stretton Drive
Torquay
VIC 3228

Other programs available at this location