School Holiday Programmes


Something for Everyone!

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.

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Daily & Weekly Programmes

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.

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Fees & Details

9am – 5pm daily

DAILY PROGRAMMES
5–7y – FUN
based at Middleton Grange, Riccarton
Activities are designed specifically to engage this age range. Great for those who are here for their first time in a holiday programme, and for younger siblings to stay together. Activities can include climbing wall, movies, magic shows, Antarctic Centre, Science Alive, gymnastics, circus school, arts and crafts, basketball, swimming, Orana Park, Willowbank, bowling, archery, cooking, mini golf, Tothills Maze and many more!

 

5–10y – FUN
based at the City YMCA
Activities are designed specifically to engage this age range. Great for those who are here for their first time in a holiday programme, and for younger siblings to stay together. Activities can include climbing wall, movies, magic shows, Antarctic Centre, Science Alive, gymnastics, circus school, arts and crafts, basketball, swimming, Orana Park, Willowbank, bowling, archery, cooking, mini golf, Tothills Maze and many more!

 

10-12y – EXPLORE
based at the YMCA Bishopdale Rec Centre
Activities can include climbing wall, ice-skating, Court Theatre, movies, magic shows, Antarctic Centre, Science Alive, gymnastics, circus school, arts and crafts, basketball, swimming, Orana Park, Willowbank, bowling, archery, cooking, mini golf and many more!

 

WEEKLY PROGRAMMES
9-12y – ACTIV8
based at City YMCA
This programme is aimed at 9-12 year olds who are ready to be ACTIVE! Outdoor Adventure is at the heart of this programme in which participants will be introduced to a variety of new activities & challenges around Christchurch like blowcarting, rock climbing, and much much more! . At the end of the week, the group will participate in an exciting day tramp supervised by our trained supervisors and leaders.

 

13-15y – FRONTRUNNERS
based at the City YMCA
This is a young leadership programme, which is socially driven and runs less like a holiday programme and more like a stepping stone into leadership. Daily activities will be used to build leadership and confidence, and there will be an opportunity to lead other younger aged group programmes. This programme will be strictly limited to Full Week registrations as this is a continuous programme which builds on skills throughout the week.

 

Day Programme Costs
5-7y – FUN, daily registration is $50
5-7y – FUN, full week registration is $250

5-10y – FUN, daily registration is $50
5-10y – FUN, full week registration is $250

10-12y – EXPLORE, daily registration is $50
10-12y – EXPLORE, full week registration is $250

Week Long Programme Costs

9-12y – ACTIV8, full week registration is $300

13-15y – FRONTRUNNERS, full week registration is $350

Children can either be dropped off directly at City YMCA or at the programme venue, transport is provided from the City YMCA to the other venues and return each day. Sign-in opens at 8.30am.
 
 

 

 

Rock Climbing Programmes

The YMCA Adventure Centre offers a fantastic week of learning and consolidating rock-climbing skills, during the school holidays for 10-14 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.

Booking Info

Fees & Details

10-14 years
5 day, full week programme
9am – 3pm
Drop off and pick up at YMCA Adventure Centre, 239 Waltham Road

Rock Climbing Programme Costs
$350

 

 

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