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. The YMCA programme is 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 know how important it is to give kids a break over school holidays - so our life skills adjust to focus on soft skills like team work, self discovery and relaxation. This will give your children some different ways of thinking and interacting with others while at the same time allowing them to have fun and recharge.
Example school holiday life skills sessions:
Being creative and trying new things in a fun way can be some of the best school holiday memories. We've got heaps of options for children to express themselves, have some laughs and give things a go.
Example creative sessions:
Being on the move is a great way for kids to blow off some steam but stay energised during their break. The YMCA is the experts at keeping kids active through having fun, and building mental and physical skills through games. In addition to incorporating movement through our sessions, we also run specialist sports programmes through selected centres, focusing on specific sports like basketball and soccer with specialised support for all skill levels.
Sample active sessions:
YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF).
Safeguarding is a fundamental part of our culture and a culture shared with all of our staff, customers and members. To support this we have:
YMCA Lynfield (sports workshops)
16-18 Griffen Park Road, Mount Roskill, AucklandVisit site
YMCA Hamilton (see programme for age-specific programmes)
36 Pembroke Street, Hamilton Lake, HamiltonVisit site
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Do you need a helping hand to send your kids on our programmes these holidays? We believe there should be no barrier for children to participate in our programmes, so WINZ subsidies are available to approved families.