YMCA North Shore School Holiday Programmes


A fun-filled way to keep the kids busy these school holidays

We understand that keeping the kids occupied can be a hard task during the school holidays – so YMCA North Shore Recreation Centre offers the most fun school holiday programmes on the North Shore. From day trips to sports-based programmes, no two sets of holidays are quite alike.

We operate a holiday programme at North Shore Recreation Centre and with a variety of exciting and different programmes so there is something to suit your child's needs.

Our holiday programmes typically run from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Before & After care - NO additional costs*

Please view our Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Terms & Conditions here

During programme operational hours, parents can contact the following phone numbers in case they would like to speak with staff working on the programme. Thank you.

YMCA @ North Shore 5-9 years 021 323 096

YMCA @ North Shore 9 - 15 years 021 323 154

YMCA @ North Shore Centre Based 021 323 758

YMCA @ Greenhithe School 021 323 383

YMCA @ Sunnybrae School 021 223 8452

YMCA @ Kauri Park School 021 223 8452

Why Choose YMCA?

WINZ Funding available for approved applicants. Contact mahalia.rolston@ymcaauckland.org.nz to make an appointment for WINZ bookings.

Everything You're Looking For In A Holiday Programme

Child Safety

As a child-safe organisation we are committed to looking after the well-being of children. The YMCA has a legal, moral and Mission-driven responsibility to protect children and young people from harm, so we have developed a Child Protection policy. The priority to protect children and young people will apply equally by all who work with or for the YMCA.

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MSD approved

Our Holiday Programme is approved by MSD - Ministry of Social Development. This means our programme meets certain standards for approval and is regularly audited for quality assurance purposes.

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To minimise risk and to ensure the safety and quality of the programme is at it's best we operate under strict ratios. There are a minimum of 2 staff per programme. Normally for in-house programmes we have 1 staff to 10 kids and depending on the type of excursion activity we have anything between 1 staff to 4 to 8 kids.


Our Holiday Programmes range from in-house sports based activities to out-house trip based days. Every day is different. The in-house sports programme is for kids between 5 - 15 years of age and we split them into age appropriate groups and our excursions are split into 5 - 9 year olds and 9 - 15 year olds.

Before & After care

Holiday programme now operates from 7am - 6pm. 7am - 8:30am is before care and 3pm - 6pm is after care and is available for parents with time constraints due to work commitments. All at no extra cost. These do not need to be booked separately and is part of your kids programme.

Our staff

One of our strongest assets is our staff. With years of experience, passion and strong YMCA values embedded in them you can be rest assured that your kids will have a great time on our holiday programmes. Additionally as part of our strong recruitment process, all YMCA employees, volunteers and contractors are police vetted prior to employment and then re-vetted every two years.