Youth Services Holiday Program

Welcome to the Yarra Youth Services Holiday Program!

We have a selection of fun–filled, educational and energising activities foryoung people aged 12–18 years, who live, work or study in the City of Yarra.

Youth Holiday Program September 2015

Bookings for the Septmeber 2015 Youth Services Holiday Program are now open. 

Activities will  take place on selected week days from Tuesday 22 September - Thursday 1 October (NB: Friday 2 October there will be no program due to a public holiday).

All bookings and payments are due by Friday 4 September 2015.

Read below for more information about:

Please note: The program is open to young people aged 12–18 who live, work or study in the City of Yarra.  Twelve year olds who attend primary school are not eligible for this program. They are eligible instead for Council’s Vacation Care program.

Activities

View the September holiday program activies below, or download the brochure: pdf format September 2015 Holiday Program (57.13 KB)

WEEK 1

TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

Tree Top Adventures
Climb and traverse incredible rope courses amongst the treetops, including that of a huge 150-year-old Algerian Oak – Trees Adventure’s ‘home tree’. Suitable for all ability levels.

VENUE/Address: 
Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave (9752 5354)

PICK UPS AND DROP OFFS:
Richmond: 9.00am–3.20pm 
Collingwood: 9.20am–3.00pm 
Fitzroy: 9.30am–3.30pm

WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable shoes (suitable for walking/climbing) and loose clothes. Lunch and snacks provided.

WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

Gaming Day with YMCA (FREE)

Ever wanted to become your favourite video game character? Step through  the screen with us as we smash through our own obstacles and build our own Minecraft mansions! Enjoy a fun-filled day of games at Richmond Estate with YMCA.

VENUE/Address: Community Information Centre (CIC), 110 Elizabeth St, Richmond

PICK-UPS AND DROP OFFS:
Fitzroy: 10.30am–3.20pm 
Collingwood:  10.40am–3.00pm 
Richmond: 11.00am–3.20pm

What to bring:  Wear comfortable clothing and your best game faces! BBQ lunch and snacks provided.

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Luna Park

Ever-popular Luna Park offers a range of attractions for all ages: from mini roller coasters such as Silly Serpent, to nail-biting thrill rides such as Pharaoh’s Curse and Power Surge. A day at Luna Park cannot be missed!

VENUE/Address: 

18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda (9525 5033)

PICK–UPS AND DROP- OFFS:

Richmond:  9.40am–3.10pm
Collingwood:  10.00am–3.30pm
Fitzroy:  10.20am–3.30pm

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing. Lunch and snacks provided.

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Swimming, Waterslides and Caulfield Park

Visit Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) with its two waterslides that will have you twisting and turning at high speed before a final, exciting splashdown. Afterwards play some Frisbee and games in Caulfield Park!

VENUE/Address: 

200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East (9570 9200)

PICK–UPS AND DROPOFFS:

Richmond: 9.50am–3.20pm
Collingwood: 10.10am–3.00pm
Fitzroy: 10.20am–3.10pm

What to bring: Dress for an afternoon of spectacular theatre and circus under The Big Top. A light lunch will be provided.

WEEK 2

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Sports and Arts Picnic 'Taste It' Day

Play soccer, football, bocce and football, make art and skateboard – all while picnicking in the park with theYarra Youth Services crew!

VENUE/Address:

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North

PICK-UPS AND DROP OFFS

Richmond: 10.00am–3.20pm
Collingwood: 10.20am–3.00pm
Fitzroy:  10.40am–3.00pm

What to bring:
    
Wear comfortable clothing. Picnic lunch and snacks provided

WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Galactic Circus & AFL Grand Final Week

An action-packed day starting with two hours of pure gaming freedom playing the latest video games at Galactic Circus. Then catch all the Grand Final action as footy fever takes over Fed Square forAFL Grand Final Week – activities, music, entertainment on the big screen and a chance to meet the game’s biggest stars!

VENUE/Address:

Crown Entertainment Complex (Ph. 132 695) and Federation Square

PICK–UPS AND DROP- OFFS:

Richmond:  10.00am–3.20pm
Collingwood:  10.20 am–3.10pm
Fitzroy:  10.30 am–3.00pm

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing and your footy team colours! Lunch and snacks and provided.

THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER

Go Karts & Laser Tag (FREE)

Stretching over 23 acres, this massive four-track complex has been built to be Australia's premier Go-Karting track – no expense spared! Ride Go Karts and play Laser Tag with all your school holiday buddies!

VENUE/Address: 

55 Waterview Cl, Dandenong South (8787 8741)

PICK–UPS AND DROP- OFFS:

Richmond:  9.50am–3.50pm
Collingwood:  10.00am–3.30pm 
Fitzroy:  10.10am–3.20pm

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Lunch and snacks provided.

FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER

Please note that there will be no program, due to a public holiday.

How to book

1. Choose up to four paid activities and any free activities you would like to participate in.

2. Fill in this Booking Form pdf format September 2015 Holiday Program (57.13 KB)

Return your completed form to Yarra Youth Services by: 

  • posting your form to: Yarra Youth Services Holiday Program, 156 Napier Street, Fitzroy 3065
  • visiting the Yarra Community Youth Centre (156 Napier Street, Fitzroy) weekdays from 3pm - 5pm
  • visiting Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road,Richmond), Collingwood Town Hall (140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford), or Connie Benn Centre (160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy) from Monday–Friday between 8.30am–5pm.

Please note - bookings and payments are due on Friday 4 September 2015.

3. Make payment.
 Payment can be made at the Yarra Community Youth Centre by cash, cheque or money order.

Payment by EFTPOS can only be made at the Richmond Town Hall, Collingwood Town Hall or Connie Benn Centre.

Please note bookings cannot be secured without payment. If you have any issues with making a payment, please contact Youth Services on 9426 1455.

Yarra Youth Services will call you to confirm you booking.

Lunch and snacks

Yarra Youth Services provides a healthy lunch, muesli bar and bottle of water to each young person attending the program. If you would like additional food or drinks, please bring your own from home or bring money to purchase your own.

Cost

The cost is $17.50 per day or $3 for Health Care Card holders, unless otherwise indicated. Lunch is provided on each day.

Pick-up and drop-off locations

People who have booked to attend the activities can be picked up from (and later returned to) the following locations: 

Fitzroy - Yarra Community Youth Centre (156 Napier Street, Fitzroy) (Melway ref. 2C B10)
Collingwood - Youth Space (253 Hoddle Street, Collingwood) (Melway ref. 2C H9)
Richmond - North Richmond Community Health Centre (23 Lennox Street, North Richmond) (Melway ref. 2G K3)


Further information
Jade Blair
9426 1455
info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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