Here at the Christchurch YMCA we work hard to provide great school holiday programmes that will ensure that your children stay entertained throughout their holidays. We offer a range of activities from Arts & Crafts, to Sports & Outdoor Activities. Our programmes are designed to cater for different ages, genders and cultural backgrounds
All our programmes are run by talented and responsible staff who are trained to provide a safe and stimulating environment. Ensuring your child is safe and having a great time is at the top of our priority list.
Our daily and weekly school holiday programmes operate Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and offer your child the chance to experience independence, self reliance, and an opportunity to make great friends.
In our quest to provide a higher level of service and to better cater for the needs of the children on our Holiday Programmes, we have split our programmes into age groups. This enables us to offer age group specific activities and outings, accompanied by experienced supervisors and leaders.
You can choose to register for individual days or for the whole week for our FUN and EXPLORE programmes. FRONTRUNNERS and ACTIV8 can only be booked for the full week.
9-15y – ACTIV8, full week (weeks 2-5) registration is $300
9-15y – ACTIV8, full week (week 1, 4 days) registration is $240
13-15y – FRONTRUNNERS, full week registration is $350
9-12y – TECH WEEK, full week (week 1 only) registration is $300
13-15y – ARTS WEEK, full week registration is $300
5-9y – daily registration is $50
10-15y – daily registration is $50
The YMCA Adventure Centre offers a fantastic week of learning and consolidating rock-climbing skills, during the school holidays for 9-14 year olds. A group of like-minded climbers will learn the basics of equipment, knots and skills to become independent indoor climbers, and also learn how to abseil safely. Lots of fun thrown in there as well!
This programme combines indoor and outdoor experiences. Limit of 10 participants per programme.
The climbing crags can be shaded and exposed to the wind. All participants will need to bring suitable clothing to stay warm when not climbing, and appropriate sun protection as well. Expect wind and drizzle.
Waterproof jacket/wind breaker
Sturdy footwear (sneakers)
Pants if cold, shorts if hot
Medication – clearly labelled
The YMCA will provide any safety equipment (harness, helmet etc.) that is required. If you have your own safety equipment feel free to use it.
5 day, full week programme
9am – 3pm
Drop off and pick up at YMCA Adventure Centre, 239 Waltham Road