Vacation Care @ Walkerville YMCA

The YMCA at Walkerville operates a Vacation Care program every day of the school holidays (except for public holidays and the week between Christmas and New Years Day).  It’s a fantastic program open to primary school aged children and is not only ideal for working parents as an alternative to their child’s regular school OSHC, it’s also a great option if you are looking for school holiday activities in general.  Book them in with a friend or two and they’ll have a ball.

YMCA Walkerville’s timetable contains a variety of supervised indoor and outdoor activities.  They offer a wide range of centre-based activities such as arts, crafts and cooking, organised games, dancing and team sports,  gymnastics fun, large and small group activities, park activities, children’s videos, drama and music activities.  They also plan outings and excursions to various locations around Adelaide.

Each child is required to bring recess, lunch, a drink bottle, hat & where necessary a spare change of clothes, depending on the day’s activities.  Bookings are required and all forms and information can be downloaded directly from the INEA website here.

 About the YMCA…

The YMCA of South Australia runs children’s programs that are “designed to impart positive values and partnerships within the wider community… provide a safe, nurturing environment where your children can develop social skills, learn through play and build personal assets that assist them in becoming positive, healthy young people who reach their full potential.”


A little bit of trivia ….

The YMCA of South Australia is this State’s first community organisation. Established in 1850, they are also the first YMCA in Australia, and the First YMCA established outside London where the YMCA was founded in 1844 by George Williams.  The Y has been serving the South Australian and Australian community for more than 160 years.  There are over 500 YMCA centres across Australia who work in partnership with  government, non-profit groups and partners to provide programs and services to  more than 500,000 Australians every week in health and fitness, recreation,  accommodation, child care, camping, youth and family services.


What:   Vacation Care Program

When:   School Holidays  |  Monday to Friday  ♥  Opening hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm

Where:   YMCA @ 39 Smith Street, Walkerville

Who:   Primary Aged Children (R to Yr 7)


The YMCA of South Australia operates a number of community recreation centres, aquatics and health and fitness facilities, campsites and OSHC centres across the state.  Click here to see the list where you will find links to individual location’s programs, facilities and contact details, sorted by facility type.


Inner North East of Adelaide  |  39 Smith Street, Walkerville  |  Ph: 8344 3811  |  Website

Port Pirie  |  50 Gertrude St, Port Pirie  |  Ph: 8633 0001

South Australia (Adelaide)  |  338 Tapleys Hill Rd, Seaton  |  Ph: 08 8200 2500


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