YMCA School Holiday Programmes

IMPORTANT DIRECT DEBIT INFORMATION – October Holiday Programme direct debit date is Thursday 31st Oct (Greater Wellington centres)

We have awesome holiday programmes that your child will love!

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, Porirua, Wellington City, Palmerston North, Whanganui and holiday camps at Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre & Camp Raukawa.

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 and pay; the fastest way is to click  ‘MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT”  You can download the brochures and view the programme details by clicking on your centre on the right.

Use the scrolling and zoom functions in the map below to find the centre closest to you and click the link to your centre’s homepage

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, the content and quality of the programmes are 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).

Why choose the YMCA?

  • Fully trained staff
  • MSD audited & accredited programmes
  • WINZ subsidies available