The YMCA provides a selection of the best age appropriate programmes for children aged 5 - 15 years over the Winter break. If your child enjoys action, being creative, cooking, inventing or just wants to stay in one place and chill, the YMCA has a
programme for your child! The new programmes are specifically designed to keep your child involved and engaged. The range of activities are handpicked by the co-ordinator to ensure they are quality activities for your child.
These holidays the big draw card is Snow Island Day. There will be winter games and activities that are super fun! Your child is the YMCA’s main priority. The activities are all age based therefore the younger children have activities that they can do and the older kids have their own activities. This encourages the kids to interact with each other and promotes good social behaviour.
The YMCA looks forward to seeing you and your child during the holidays!
This programme features activities like learning how to cook bush tucker, yummy healthy dinner and visiting a local food company. The instructors will be engaging & help you gain skills in the kitchen so you can cook for yourself or your family. Activities will be age relative so the little bakers will be able to cook with the big bakers. (Vegetarian & Allergy Free options included).
Only 20 spaces available.
This will be a great opportunity for learning how things work. Creating your own fantasy invention, fixing your scooter and building a snow sled! For everyone who wants to put their thoughts on paper and build inventions or even learn how an aeroplane works, this programme is for you! Hop on board to bring new and exciting ideas to life. All of these activities will be aged based to encompass the young minds and budding inventors in your family.
This programme will bring out your creative side! If you enjoy crafts & performing arts, have an artistic flair then the Creatives programme is for you. You will be painting, taking photos, making puppets and even performing your own skit. Sign on up for this fantastic programme that will keep you engaged all day long. All activities will be aged based so nobody gets left out.
For the active, high energy and the running around all day kids this programme is for you. The energetic instructors will be taking you out and about to the Manic room as well as teaching you soccer & basketball tricks, playing some awesome highland games, and making a nutritious energy bar. All activities will be aged base from the littlies to the big guys and gals.
The programme where all the fun comes to your door and you don’t have to leave the site. Other programmes will stop in from time to time bring their amazing activities with them. You will be playing sports, learning about Mexico, how to fix your scooter, invent your own thingamajig and playing Tenpin bowling. If you want to have a mix of fun with a variety of activities, this programme is for you. All activities are suited to each age group to maximize engagement and FUN!
Our programme runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm. We also offer Before care from 7:30am to 8:30am and After care from 4:30pm to 6pm.
We have two central locations for you to Drop off & Pick up your child: (cameron Road)
• Tauranga Boys College (cameron Road)
• Mount Intermediate School (21 Lodge Ave)
We will take your child to their programme for you or you can have a friendly YMCA driver pick up/ drop off from locations mentioned below.
(If you would like to join Y-Chef and you are at the mount, we you can drop your child of at the Mount and we will transport them to Tauranga Boys College)
If they are not at roll call in their designated Drop Off centre at 9am they will miss their programme and have to be dropped off @ Mix & Match at
Tauranga Boys College .
YMCA will provide van pick ups from the following locations. Please make sure your child is at the location at the required time.
This service needs to be booked in advance.
Drop off Pick Up
Welcome Bay Welcome Bay Hall 8:00 - 8:15 5:05 - 5:15
Maungatapu Maungatapu Primary 8:20 - 8:30 4:45 - 5:00
Papamoa Sport & Rec. Centre 8:00 - 8:15 4:45 - 5:00
Otumoetai Otumoetai Primary 8:00 - 8:15 4:45 - 5:00
The YMCA is proud to announce that all the activities offered will be based on learning outcomes called Developmental Assets.
These Assets are the building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up as healthy, caring and responsible people.
There are 40 assets that make our children the exceptional and unique beings that they are.
Office: (07) 578 9272