July 2022

School Holiday Programmes
& Camps

Operating in ORANGE- Covid Protection Framework

Bookings for our new Sports & Recreation Programmes open on Monday 30 May at 9am. Rock Climbing Programmes are open now.

CAMPS – July 2022
Camps are running at Wainui and Arthur’s Pass in July 2022, and bookings for them are now open.





Holiday Programmes



Wainui Park & Arthur’s Pass

Rock Climbing Programme

Y Adventure Centre

Sport & Recreation Programme

Y Explore
Week 1 – Monday 11 – Friday 15 July 2022
Week 2 – Monday 18 – Friday 22 July 2022
Bishopdale Y
for 5-7 years

Y Connect
Week 1 – Monday 11 – Friday 15 July 2022
Week 2 – Monday 18 – Friday 22 July 2022
Bishopdale Y
for 5-7 years

Grasshoppers Winter Camp

Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 July 2022
Y Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre
for 7-8 years

Winter Explore Camp

Monday 11 – Friday 15 July 2022
Y Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre
for 11-14 years

Fantails Winter Camp

Monday 18 – Friday 22 July 2022
Y Wainui Park Camp
for 9-10 years

Ski Camp

Sunday 10 – Friday 15 July 2022
Y Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre
for 9-15 years

Rock Climbing

Week 1 – Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 July 2022
Y Adventure Centre

Week 2 – Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 July 2022
Y Adventure Centre

for 9-14 years

Holiday Programme Info Full Camp Information

Rock Climbing Information


Policies & Conditions


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol my child into a YMCA Holiday Programme?

You can book & pay online by clicking the “Book Online Now” button on this page when enrolment is open

I would like to enrol online, but I’m unable to pay in full can I still enrol?

Yes! Please contact our Children’s Services Supervisor – holprog@ymcachch.org.nz. We don’t want to have the price of our programmes be a barrier to your children participating, so please if you need support get in contact with us and we can discuss payment plans and/or subsidies.

Are your programmes covered by the Work & Income OSCAR Subsidy?

Yes! Our holiday programmes are approved for the OSCAR Subsidy unless stated otherwise. We prefer for your programme to be paid for in full before the holidays begin and once WINZ send the subsidy to us we are able to refund the subsidy to you. If you are unable to pay in full, but you know you will be receiving a subsidy, then you can fill in a Declaration to Honour Payment Form and pay small deposit to secure your booking.
All OSCAR Subsidy forms will need to be signed off by the OSCAR coordinator at the City YMCA. The form will be completed and returned for your to send to your local WINZ office. You can read more about the OSCAR Subsidy on the Work & Income Website here.

Do I have to enrol my child for the whole week?

No. We have day programme options for children as well! You can enrol in any of the day(s) that are available for our age-group Day-Programmes. Our smaller more specialised Week-Long programmes must be enrolled for the full week, unless otherwise discussed with the OSCAR Coordinator. These include Arts, Activ8 Junior, Activ8 Youth, & Frontrunners.

How long do your programmes run for?

All programmes begin at 9am and conclude at 5pm. For parents dropping their children off at the City YMCA to be transported to their programmes offsite, you must drop off your child by 8:45am to ensure they are on the 9am shuttle.

What sort of training do your staff have?

Our staff are all fantastic individuals with a real passion for working with young people. Most of our Supervisors are trained or trainee teachers, while our Activ8 supervisors are all outdoor professionals or training to be. Our volunteer leaders are all 15 years or older and work with us out of their own motivation and passion.
All of our Holiday Programme Staff are required to undergo our OSCAR Holiday Programme Training, referee checks, & complete a NZ Police Vet (returning nil record) before they can work on our holiday programmes. For this reason we believe we have the best team of staff possible to run safe & fun holiday programmes.

How do I know what activities my child will be doing each day?

A programme outline of each day’s activities is available above as well as at the Sign In/Out desk. Each day your child will need to have a packed lunch & snacks, a drink bottle full of water, and appropriate clothing for the weather/activities.

How can I contact my child on the programme in an emergency?

Please ring the City YMCA on 03 366 0689 or you can contact the supervisor directly. Their cell phone number is available at City YMCA reception during the holiday programme period.

What do I do if my child is sick?

Regardless of what programme your child is on, please ring the City YMCA on 03 366 0689 to let us know your child will be absent.

How can I give feedback on a programme or who do I speak to if I have any issues?

We value your feedback! Your first port of call for any issues or concerns is the programme supervisor. Alternatively, if you have anything else you want to talk about please don’t hesitate to contact our Children’s Services Coordinator at holprog@ymcachch.org.nz



P 03 366 0689  E holprog@ymcachch.org.nz


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