YMCA Canberra Adventure Squad offers vacation care programs where children are encouraged to play and have fun in a safe and stimulating environment. Our programs enable children to interact with nature, explore scientific experiments, participate in sport orientated activities, play and explore.
In our Winter Program our Out of Service excursions enable children to participate in a wide range of activities, including visiting Jerrabomberra Wetlands, National Arboretum, National Botanical Gardens; whilst our Incursions include Master Chef Days, 80's Disco Party, Lego Masters, National Pyjama Day, Christmas in July and Winter Olympics to name a few.
Click on the links below for your preferred location for more specific details.
To be adventurous, children need to wear suitable clothing and footwear and are also asked to bring the following with them; a sun hat, water bottle, lunch and snacks. Children enrolled at the YMCA Jamison will be provided with all food (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).
Winter Vacation Care Bookings now open! Vacation Care locations and timetables are listed below.
Vacation Care services open Monday through Friday from 8 am - 6 pm during operating weeks, please note that our services do not operate on Public Holidays.
The cost per day is dependent on the scheduled daily activities; in-house days are $80 per child;days that feature excursions are $90 per child. The daily cost includes all activities associated with the day and where transport is required it is provided by a charter bus.
We take enrolments online through a My Family Lounge Account. Families must have a My Family Lounge account (MFL). If you have a current Before School Care / After School Care booking or have used our Services recently you may already have a My Family Lounge account. You do not need to register again.
For existing families using MFL on your desktop - simply click on Add Casual Booking and select the Vacation Care days needed.
For existing families using MFL App on your phone – simply click on Casual Bookings and select the Vacation Care days needed.
For those families who wish to utilise a Vacation Care Service that they have not attended recently please call Nadine our Enrolments Officer on 6242 4040 for activation.
Already have a My Family Lounge Account? Sign in here.
Step 1 – Register
If you are new to our services and don’t have a My Family Lounge Account (MFL) – you will need to register.
After registering you will receive a Complete Registration email. To complete the registration process, create and confirm a password, accept the Terms and Conditions when ready, then press Complete Registration.
Step 2 – Create your profile
Once you’ve registered, sign in and enter details for all mandatory fields including your name, relationship to the child and at least one phone number and address details.
Add your child’s details and choose one of the 3 options.
Step 3 – Make a Booking
Choose Vacation Care Service Name and select the service you wish to book. Click on dates required and book selected day, Save and Exit and Confirm. Your booked Vacation Care days will be purple. An email is automatically sent to us to inform that you have submitted a Vacation Care booking.