Looking for a fun holiday programme your tamariki will love?

Kids don’t want to waste their holidays doing boring stuff – and we totally understand! School holiday programmes at YMCA Hamilton offer a new adventure every day with a range of inclusive and stimulating activities.

Fun, engaging programmes to suit your child's wants

With the same well-run activities and experienced staff as our term care, our holiday programmes move the focus to fun and reconnection after your children's busy terms. Designed around three enriching themes - ACTIVE, CREATE & LIFE SKILLS, which give your children a great range of activities they'll love during their holidays.

We offer programmes for 11 - 15 years olds in addition to our school-aged sessions for 5-11 year olds.

Your local holiday programme is waiting for you just around the corner!

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Key Info


36 Pembroke Street, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton

Contact Details

Phone: 022 506 2881

Email: oscar.waikato@ymcahamilton.org.nz

Times & Pricing

For 5 to 11-year-olds

8:30am-3:00pm; $40.00 per session

7:30am-5:30pm; $53.00 per session

Excursion programme: 8:30am-3:00pm; $52.00 per day

Excursion programme: 7:30am-5:30pm; $65.00 per day

For 11 to 15-year-olds

8:30am-3:00pm; $43.00 per session

7:30am-5:30pm; $55.00 per session

Excursion programme: 8:30am-3:00pm; $54.00 per day

Excursion programme: 7:30am-5:30pm; $67.00 per day

October 2022 School Holiday Programme Information

For 5 to 11-year-olds

For 11 to 15-year-olds

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October School Holidays bookings open!

Safeguarding our tamariki

For years YMCA has provided a safe and secure environment, where kids can just be’ and enjoy their time with us. We want to support every parent by not only being a fun programme, but also a safe haven where kids’ development is supported and learning is recognised.

YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). We are proud to lead the children’s workforce as a child-safe organisation. Find out more.

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