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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 Spring School Holiday Program which runs Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation within Victoria, this program will only offer in house activities facilitated by our educators.

The Victorian Government have introduced restrictions that limit who can currently access School Holiday Programs.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest detail on who can access the program under current Government Restrictions.

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
20 September
Ocean Adventure
We will be learning about our marine environment and how we can protect it in the future. We will be watching interesting videos and making ocean inspired crafts.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Tuesday
21 September
Safety First
We're discovering all things First Aid, CPR and how to apply bandages. Plus we'll learn about how to stay safe, fit and healthy.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Wednesday
22 September
Flavours of the World
Kids will make a passport to go on a trip to explore the cuisines of the world. We'll be cooking snacks from different countries as we explore each stop on our journey.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
Thursday
23 September
Spooky Science
We're bringing some some spooky science experience your way. Grow a squishy eye ball, mix some gooey green slime and learn some fun eye tricks to try on your friends and family.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Friday
24 September
Public Holiday
The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.
Week 2
Monday
27 September
Step Back In Time
Take a step back in time and see how our world was in the past. Discover how things were before you were born and try out some activities from the past.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Tuesday
28 September
Y Talent Show
It's time to test our skills and talent by putting on a Talent Show! Show us your talents or crazy skills and learn some new ones from your friends.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Wednesday
29 September
Animal Mania
There is so much to learn about the creatures around us! Share your knowledge, learn cool facts and enjoy animal inspired creative activities.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Thursday
30 September
Colourful Fun
Prepare to get COLOURFUL! There's a day filled with colourful fun including our very own colour run.
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Please bring a change of clothes.
Friday
1 October
Bike and Scooter Day 
Everyone's favourite activity is back. Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
Category: In house.
Cost: $76.00
Note: Children are encouraged to bring a bike or scooter and bring a helmet and padding. Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.

  

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