Vacation Care &
School Holiday Programs

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The Y's full-day vacation care programs and shorter holiday workshops at our selected gymnastics centres are a great way to organise the school holidays. We offer the most action-packed school holiday programs in the region, consisting of indoor sports, gymnastics, art and craft activities plus a host of special events that differ each day.

Our activities are organised by highly-experienced OSHC educators and qualified gymnastics coaches, bringing the safest environment and the best experiences for your children.

Our program changes each holiday but you can expect to see the most exciting activities including:

  • Jumping Castles
  • Amazing science shows and workshops
  • Fitness classes - especially designed for kids
  • Movies
  • Magic shows
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming and water slides in summer
  • Cooking themes and much much more!

Full Day Vacation Care

Every day at vacation care is different, with new, age-appropriate activities each day. Our program runs all day Monday to Friday, with the option to attend as many days as you like and Childcare Subsidy available. The program is for both families who need child care over the break and for families who are looking for fun holiday activities for the children.

  • YMCA Victoria Point & YMCA Bowen Hills
  • Monday to Friday, 7am-6pm
Select the location below for more details & enrolment information.

Gymnastics School Holiday Programs

The Y offers an active, physical and fun gymnastics school holiday program, featuring our most-loved gymnastics activities such as Ninja Gym, Tumbling & Trampoline Gymnastics. The programs are designed to be in short two to three-hour workshops and are supervised by our qualified coaches.

Available on select weekdays for current and non-members, there are a number of programs to choose from for kids of all ages.

  • YMCA Jamboree Heights, YMCA Mango Hill, YMCA Caloundra

Select the location below for more details & booking information.

FAQs About Our School Holiday Programs

When does the program operate?

YMCA Vacation Care & School Holiday Program operate every school holiday period and also on some pupil free days (please check specific dates) from 7am to 6pm. Our main activities are held daily from 9am.

This information is provided as a guide only and may vary between locations. Please get in touch for location-specific info.

What age do participants need to be?

We offer our program to primary school-age children who have commenced their prep year.

This information is provided as a guide only and may vary between locations. Please get in touch for location-specific info.

How much does full day Vacation Care cost?

Fees are due prior to attending our program. Fees indicated on the booking form are prior to the CCS entitlements. NB: Families with outstanding fees will not be permitted to enrol their child until fees are paid.

Statements will be emailed to you prior to the commencement of the Vacation Care Program.

Bookings cannot be changed after 6pm Friday prior to the commencement of the Vacation care Program.

This information is provided as a guide only and may vary between locations. Please get in touch for location-specific info.

What to bring?
  • Packed morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • Sun-safe hat (broad-brimmed, legionnaires or bucket hats only please)
  • Suitable footwear (running shoes are preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Swimwear and towel (only when water activities are scheduled)
  • Children should wear shorts or pants rather than skirts to ensure they can participate in all activities offered.

This information is provided as a guide only and may vary between locations. Please get in touch for location-specific info.

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