Looking for an exciting way to keep your children entertained over the school holidays? Let them enjoy a wide range of fun activities at a YMCA Holiday Program.

With a variety of exciting incursions and activities, the kids are sure to have a fun, action packed day. Our program is open to primary school aged children (5 to 12 years). YMCA’s school holiday programs are jam-packed with activities designed to stimulate inquisitive minds, get kids physically active and discover new interests with friends and energetic facilitators.

Our experience working with children means that we understand their individual needs - we know it’s not a one size fits all approach! That’s why we have a range of programs to help improve your child’s physical and mental wellbeing. They will also have lots of fun with us! 

We run the program from Rosebrook Building (59 Dimboola Rd, Horsham) through a partnership with Horsham Rural City Council.

Your children will be engaged in a range of activities, including:

Cooking

Mindfulness

Gardening & recycling

Sports & team games

Our past program

  • Week One: Monday 8 April - Friday 12 April
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday  
     8 April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12 April  

    CRAFT AND SCIENCE DAY

    In the morning get your creative minds flowing by creating crafty things with Renee. In the afternoon we put on our Science hats on and create science experiments from slime to volcanoes and many more.

    CINEMA AND SWIMMING

    Spend the morning in front of the big screen watching the latest release movie. After lunch jump into the pools and float and jump between the warm and the cold pools for the afternoon.

     COOKING AND BOX CONSTRUCTION

    Spend the morning learning how to cook a range of different things to try. After Lunch spend the afternoon creating a new little home in groups with box construction, seeing who can come up with the best box house. 

    MYSTERY DAY TRIP

    Board the bus and find out where we are heading to, we may head to the zoo. We may head to Mars. You’ll have to jump on the bus to find out. 

     DISCO AND DANCE DAY

    Come dressed in your disco clothes and get ready to party in the morning, from the nut bush to the YMCA. In the afternoon break off into small groups and create dances that you can preform in front of everyone.  

     
     Centre based day Excursion   Centre based day  Excursion  Centre based day  
      Cost $74.90  Cost $74.90   Cost $74.90 Cost $74.90  Cost $74.90   

  • Week Two: Monday 15 April - Thursday 18 April
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    15 April 16 April 17 April 18 April 19 April

     CRAFT AND COOKING

    Creative minds will once again flow in time for Easter with craft activities in the morning. In the afternoon we will be cooking different foods for you to try and take home.

    TAEKWONDO AND SWIMMING

    Today we head back to pool and have a lesson in Taekwondo with Doug. After Lunch we jump into the nice warm pools finish our day off with a swim.

    TOWN HALL PERFORMANCE AND TIE DYE

    Spend the morning watching up and coming circus performers, perform with rope, their aerial acrobatics in By a Thread. After Lunch Tye Dye a new pillow slip to take home and add to your collection. 

    CINEMA AND KIDS CAPERS

    Jump on the bus and head down to the Cinema to see the latest release movie on the big screen. After lunch, bounce, run and race down the giant slides of Kids Capers. 

    NO PROGRAM

    GOOD FRIDAY

    Centre based day  Excursion  Excursion  Excursion   
     Cost $74.90 Cost $74.90  Cost $74.90  Cost $74.90   

  • Session Information

    Educator-to-Child Ratios

    1:15 ratio for children over preschool age (5 years). 
  • Enrolment

    To book your child into our Holiday Program:

    1. Download and complete a 2019 enrolment form for each child (NB: annual requirement only)

    2. Download and complete a booking form for each child, indicating which days you would like your child to attend once you and your children have read the brochure and activities information for activities running each day during the current program. These documents are all released prior to each program.

    3. Form(s) to be submitted in person at the centre due to privacy laws.

    4.  Please provide all supporting documents when enrolling your child. This applies to families who have not previously attended any programs or where circumstances have changed. 

    This includes copies of:

    Birth Certificate

    Immunisation Records 

    Child Health Record, if available (for sighting only) 

    Custody Orders, where applicable 

    Medical Management Plans (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Allergy or other) where appropriate

    Due to DHS requirements the enrolment form must be handed into our centre so that staff can sight your child's immunisation record, health record and birth certificate - these must be original and a copy will be kept on file. Can't find your immunisation certificate? You can download a copy from the Australian Childhood Immunisation register.

  • Fees, Payment and Subsidy
    Fees

    Cost $74.90 full day (No half days available)

    Members of Horsham Aquatic Centre receive a 10% discount.

    Any late booking (after the enrolment closing date) will incur a $20 late administration fee. This fee will be charged per family and does not include bookings for any optional activities.

    Payments
    Account payments are processed by direct debit fortnightly, unless you make alternate arrangements. Direct debit information must be collected as part of enrolment process.

    You will be contacted within 5 working days in regards to payment. We request all amounts owing be paid before commencement of the program. 
    Child Care Subsidy

    This program qualifies for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) offered by the Federal Government.

    The CCS is calculated by a number of factors including: activity level, combined family income, service type and hourly rates.

    Click here to learn learn more about the subsidy.

  • Location

    The program is run from the Rosebrook Building (59 Dimboola Road, Horsham).

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