School Holiday Programme at The Y Hamilton

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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 The Y (formerly known as 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 giving kids 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!

Pre-Christmas and January Summer Holiday programmes - 18th December 2023 - 31st January 2023

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Recreation Centre, Hamilton

Key Info

Location

36 Pembroke Street, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton

Contact Details

Phone: 027 880 2067 - only answered when programme is open

Office: 07 838 2529 - option 3


Times & Pricing

For 5 to 11-year-olds

8:30am-3:00pm; $44.00 per session

7:30am-5:30pm; $56.00 per session

Excursion programme: 7:30am-5:30pm; From $68.00 per day


For 11 to 15-year-olds

8:30am-3:00pm; $46.00 per session

7:30am-5:30pm; $58.00 per session

Excursion programme: 7:30am-5:30pm; From $70.00 per day

Book your next school holiday programme with us!

Safeguarding our tamariki

For years The Y 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.

The Y 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do WINZ subsidies

Yes, we do! As an approved holiday programme, parents who are eligible can access the OSCAR subsidy from Work and Income. If this is you, contact oscar@ymcaauckland.org.nz as we need to complete Part C of the application form, and you will need to pay a 20% deposit. There are different subsidy rates depending on your eligibility – check out www.winz.govt.nz for more information.


How can I make a booking to the programme

The Y uses an online booking system called AimyPlus. To book a Y’s OSCAR Kids’ school holiday programme, you need to follow these steps:

1. Choose the location and age group of the programme you want to book from the list of available options on the Y’s website.

2. Register your child/ren on our online booking system called AimyPlus, where you will provide your details, information about your child/ren, and any medical conditions or special needs they have. https://ymca-akl-ham-bop.aimyp...

3. Make a booking for the desired programme and dates on AimyPlus, and select the payment method and frequency. You can also apply for a Work and Income Subsidy if you are eligible.

4. Confirm your booking and receive a confirmation email with the programme details and instructions.

That’s it! You have successfully booked a Y’s OSCAR Kids’ school holiday programme.


What clothing/equipment do we need to bring

    Active kids are happy kids! Clothing children can move in is best, and for those who go hard, a change of clothes is always great to have in the bag. Children will need to bring a drink bottle, morning tea and lunch every day. Children can bring their rugby boots, but they are not a requirement, and are not to be worn in the club. Children who play tackle will need to have their mouth guard with them as well.

    Do you provide Lunch

      Unfortunately no, not at this stage.

      Where do we meet/go

        In the school hall.

        Signing in process

          Children must be signed in and out each day by an authorised person. You can add as many people as you would like into your AimyPlus profile to collect your child. If someone turns up to collect a child and they are not on the approved list, we will call you to confirm. If your child will be making their own way to/from the programme please email oscar.waikato@ymcahamilton.org.nz so you can complete the arrive/depart unaccompanied form.


          Have a question? Call us on 021962247 or email us at oscar.waikato@ymcahamilton.org.nz

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