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 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 Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our Torquay Coast YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 27 January 2023. 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 19 - Friday 23 December 2022
Monday
19 December
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 19 December.
Tuesday
20 December
Closed
The program is not running on Tuesday 20 December.
Wednesday
21 December
Aussie Christmas
G'Day and Merry Christmas! Today we'll be making yummy food, doing craft and singing aussie Christmas carols!
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
22 December
Christmas Competition
Who will win the Santa Hat in our Christmas competition day? Do you have the team work, communication skills and desire to be #1?
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Friday
23 December
Christmas Party
Come and join in some fun Christmas-themed activities and create magical decorations to hang on your tree. Wear a festive outfit!
Category: 
In house
Cost: 
$80.30
Monday 2 - Friday 6 January 2023 
The program is not running. 
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 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: $80.30
Tuesday
10 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: $100.30
Wednesday
11 January
Splashtastic Water Party
An action-packed water-based party of games and activities! There will be waterfall fun, water tag team and much more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Thursday
12 January
Inflatable World
Get ready for an amazing day at Inflatable World Geelong. Bounce the day away with your friends!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Friday
13 January
Sandtastic Art
Get creative with heaps of sand-inspired activities. Use your imagination to make kinetic sand sculptures and sand art masterpieces.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Journey Through Asia
Join our journey through Asia. Celebrate the food, art and nature from different countries that make up this continent.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Tuesday
17 January
LOL Comedy Show
A side-splitting show with clownish characters, silly songs, muddled up magic and playful puppets! It’s a bonkers comedy event for kids!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Wednesday
18 January
Sovereign Hill
Experience the excitement of the gold rush, including gold pouring demonstrations, mine tours, to gold panning in the creek.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $110.30
Thursday
19 January
Bombs Away
Blow your minds with experiments of all shapes and sizes. It will be a fun-filled day of activities perfect for curious minds.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $100.30
Friday
20 January
Pirate Party
Ahoy there! We're making pirate hats, eye patches and treasure maps and then going on an epic treasure hunt.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Animals around the world
Learn about different animals around the world! We travel the globe to find out more about the amazing creatures who live here.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30
Tuesday
24 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: $100.30
Wednesday
25 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 house
Cost: $80.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
>The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Disco Party
Celebrate the holidays with a party! Come dressed up in your disco threads as we boogie and sing along to tunes you love.
Category: In house
Cost: $80.30

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).

 

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.

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

 

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