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Fun, active, action-packed – join the fun at the YMCA school holiday programme this summer!

  • December 20-23
  • January 10-28

Excursions, swimming, sandcastles, baking, crafting, games, road trips, adventures and more are all on the menu these school holidays. All food is provided, so you don’t need to worry about a thing – simply drop your child off and know they’re in for a great time!

The best part? We’re lucky enough to be based at our YMCA recreation centre, complete with sports stadium, rock climbing and bouldering and heaps of room for activity and games.

  • Half and full day options
  • Ages 5 to 12 
  • All food provided
  • Subsidies available (criteria applies)

Book now!

Bookings can be made online.

You’ll need to sign up through AimyPlus and then you’re good to go - click here to get started!

What’s on in December?

What’s on in January?


Prices include all excursions and all food.

  • Full day (8 hours+) $65
  • Half day (3-8 hours) $41.50
  • Minimum (0-3 hours) $26.50

There is a 5% discount for two or more children who attend on three or more days.

WINZ subsidies are available - click here for information.

Please note if we have an excursion, this will usually be from 10.30am to 3pm and no pick ups or drop offs will be available during these times.

Programme Hours

7am to 6pm


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are all provided.

Need more info?

Check out the FAQs or

Give us a call on 03 218 2989

Email Melissa at Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

Or come and see us at 77 Tay Street, Invercargill

Booking system


How do I book?

If you are new to the YMCA OSCAR service, call Melissa Eder on 03 218 2989 extension 5 or email: Enable JavaScript to view protected content. to discuss your childcare needs.

If you are one of our regular YMCA OSCAR families, you can book or amend your bookings through our AimyPlus online Parent Portal. This includes enroling your child/ren, making and viewing bookings, updating your personal information, viewing invoices and viewing your child/rens photos enjoying the programme.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the following link address http://ymca-south.aimyplus.com
  2. Click the purple “Register Now” button.
  3. Follow the registration process and enrol your child/ren
  4. After this has been done, click the dashboard in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen, now you can make a booking :)
  5. Click on the “Make a booking” button and complete the booking into the desired programme
  6. Once completed, your booking is now pending and will be confirmed within 24 hours.

Next - enjoy exploring your Parent Portal and finding out all the neat things you can do and see! See these videos to help you along: