Holiday Programmes

Check out our Y-Camp page to see what camps
are coming up at YMCA Camp Kaitoke.


Dear parents and caregivers,

Thank you for your continued support of our organisation and your valued feedback.  We are always looking for ways on how we can adapt our programmes to meet the needs of children and families.

We are excited to announce some changes to our programme based on your feedback.  To keep our holiday programmes running, we are working to ensure they are financially viable while at the same time providing affordable care to as many families as possible.

For the next holiday programme (September 29th – October 10th) we will offer more programme choices.  As you will see from our brochure, outings will now be charged at their actual cost, making some more expensive than others.  Therefore please make sure that you carefully select the programme you want.  There will also be a more affordable in-house option available where special guests and programmes are planned, when the excursion is a high cost activity*.  The only exception to this is our day out to The Embassy theatre.  Going to the movies is a high cost activity, but it is an exceptionally fun event where all our centres get together, dress up and enjoy a movie.  The experience and atmosphere of so many children and fun staff under one roof is something we don’t want to lose.

This adapted structure means that we are able to open our bookings online much sooner than before.  It is therefore my pleasure to announce that bookings are now open for the upcoming holidays.  There is also a 10% discount offered for bookings made before September 25th. Please note that the discount won’t appear until you are in the shopping cart making payment.

Please take a look at our brochure to see all the fun and exciting things that have been planned for your nearest centre.  We have great community partners visiting our programmes these holidays.  Your children will be able to learn new skills and a lot of new activities!

As always we continue to welcome your feedback.

*This does not apply to Titahi Bay and Plimmerton centres.

This School Holidays

December 2014/January 2015 School Holidays are soon upon us, check out whats on offer that the YMCA School Holiday Programme.


Registration  form

    Registrations & Payments

    Click here to find out information about payments via internet banking or  to book online and pay with your credit card click here.

    The easiest and fasted way to register for school holidays is through our online booking system.

    About Us

    The YMCA offers children and young people fun and educational activities to keep them happy and active during every school holiday of the year. We run programmes in Upper & Lower Hutt, the Wairarapa, Porirua, Wellington City and Holiday Camps at Camp Kaitoke.

    The YMCA is a values based organisation. Our values are Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Caring. These values drive our programme content, how we manage behaviour, our commitment to sustainability, and the way we interact with participants, their whanau, our volunteers and staff.

    Each holiday day programme and camp offers a varied and interesting variety of activities ranging from trips, art and craft to sports and games.

    There are a variety of ways to book on to the programmes; the fastest way is to book online and pay with your credit card. You can download the brochures below to view the programme details, and there are also links to registration forms which can be emailed, faxed or posted back to us

    Our Promise to Parents

    We have Government Approval to run OSCAR programmes, this means two things for you and your children:

    1. We have been audited by an external body to ensure that our staffs are all appropriately qualified, trained and supervised. Our programmes are managed well to minimise unnecessary risk and the content and quality of the programmes is appropriate for the age and development of the children/youth involved.

    2. You are able to access a subsidy towards the fees from Work and Income NZ (if you are eligible under the ‘Working for Families’ Scheme). Click here for more info


    You maybe eligible to receive a YMCA scholarship to subsidise the cost of our programmes. Please click here for the application form and more info

    Our Venues

    Mount Cook School

    027 782 0794

    Titahi Bay School

    021 082 99256

    Belmont Community Hall

    027 717 0922

    Silverstream School

    027 244 2608

    Plimmerton School

    020 402 31202

    (only during holiday programme times)

    Khandallah School

    027 839 5370

    Thorndon Tennis Club

    4 Katherine St, Thorndon, Wellington

    027 7035 705

    Contact Us

    Community Manager

    Janine Bidmead
    04 568 3252 extn 722

    Accounts & Finance

    Rebecca White
    04 568 3252 extn 708

    Y-Kids Team Leader

    Elizabeth Burns
    04 568 3252 extn 804

    Please download the parent handbook (above) for venue contact details and everything else you need to know about our school holiday programmes