Holiday Programmes

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We run fun, active and social holiday programmes that your child will love!

The YMCA offers children and young people fun and educational activities to keep them happy and active during every school holiday of the year. We run programmes in Upper & Lower Hutt, Porirua, Wairarapa, Wellington City, Palmerston North, Whanganui and holiday camps at Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre & Camp Raukawa.

The YMCA is a values-based organisation. Our values are honesty, responsibility, respect and caring. These values drive our programme content, how we manage behaviour, our commitment to sustainability, and the way we interact with participants, their whanau, our volunteers and staff.

Each holiday day programme and camp offers a varied and interesting variety of activities ranging from trips, art, and craft to sports and games.

The fastest way to register is do so through our online booking system by clicking on the links above. You can also see  brochures and view the programme details by clicking on your centre by clicking the ‘Programme Calendar’ link above


The camp experience is a hard one to put into words. It’s about the bonding between people. It’s about spending the week in a different environment. It’s about final night campfire. It’s about experiencing an entirely new culture and world that you helped create. It is like no other experience in the world, and here at the YMCA we strive to help every camper leave having that experience. We have two great camp venues; Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre in Upper Hutt and Camp Raukawa north of Whanganui

YMCA offers a tiered pricing system for our holiday camp programmes. This allows your family to choose the price that works best for you. Traditionally, we have only offered a heavily subsidised rate to ensure access to all. This rate does not cover ongoing development of camp, upkeep, or cover the full cost of running the camp programmes. We are continuing to offer this heavily subsidised rate and now include other options for your consideration.

Bookings are essential as we have limited spaces.  All of our programmes are MSD accredited and operate under MSD Standards for OSCAR Programmes. For you, this means your child participates in a nationally approved programme, and should your family qualify, enables you to receive a Work and Income Subsidy.


If you are ready to make a booking for a school holiday programme or manage your existing booking please click on the link below

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If you would like to contact us about any of our our After School Care programmes or services, click on the link to your centre above to contact your centre directly by phone or email.

Alternatively you can email our admin team by clicking on the link below

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When school is out, the Y is in! The Y offers a range of recreational based kids programming available throughout the year. Our programmes create fun, safe, fun-filled environments for kids to grow in body mind and spirit. Our values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility are paramount to the delivery of our programmes.


Y-Central is fully committed to listening and responding to all customers, staff and public concerns, questions or comments about our organisation. Our priority is to have an open and accountable organisational culture that understands the needs of children, their whanau, and our community. We welcome your feedback.

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