Courses & Programs

School Holiday Programs

During school holiday and weekend periods, additional programs and camps provide respite care. Councils, schools, recreation organisations, aquatic centres, libraries and community centres run these programs. Some of these programs are specifically for young people with a disability. For all of the programs it is a good idea to talk with the program coordinator to discuss the needs specific to your child before the program commences.

Programs have been listed by suburb but please be aware that programs often extend beyond those boundaries.

Australian Camps Association http://www.auscamps.asn.au/holidaycamps.asp
YMCA Camping http://www.camps.ymca.org.au/htm/

Inner Eastern Metropolitan
(Boroondara, Stonnington, Melbourne, Port Philip, Yarra)

Yarra City Council Vacation Care
140 Hoddle Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone:  (03) 9205 5482
Web:  http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/Services/Family-and-Children-Services/vacation-care-primary-age/

Awesome Adventures, Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Day vacation care for teenagers with disabilities aged 12 – 20. Operates during every school holiday period.
Phone:  (03) 8862 9100
Web:  www.hawthorn.ymca.org.au/index.asp?menuid=170.060.020&artid=1548

Melbourne City Council – School Holiday Program
90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone:  (03) 9658 9658
Web:  http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/CommunityServices/ForYouth/Pages/WhatsOnForYoungPeople.aspx

Camp MDA
Provides camps during each school holiday period for children and adults affected by Muscular Dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders.
111 Boundary Road, North Melbourne 3051
Phone:  (03) 9320 9555
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  www.mda.org.au

Joint Councils Access All Abilities
Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside
Phone:  (03) 9209 6753
Email:   [email protected]
Web:  http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/jcaaa.htm

Noah’s Ark Inc.
1283 Malvern Road, Malvern 3144
Phone:  (03) 8823 8600
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  www.noahsarkinc.org.au

Eastern Metropolitan
(Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges)

Wombat Corner School Holiday Camp Program
Emerald Lake Road, Emerald VIC 3782
Phone:  (03) 5968 5057
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://wombatcorner.com/index.html

Northern Metropolitan
(Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra)

Hume City Council Teenage Holiday Program
1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows VIC 3047
Phone:  (03) 9205 2200
Web:  http://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Services_For_You/Youth/Youth_Events/Teenage_Holiday_Program

Hume City Council Vacation Care
1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows VIC 3047
Phone:  (03) 9205 2200
Web:  http://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Services_For_You/Children/Out_of_School_Hours_Care/Vacation_Care

Break Away Adventures Inc
Phone:  1300 123 660
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.breakawayadventures.com.au/

Escapades (Milparinka A.T.S.S.)
331 Albert Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone:  (03) 9381 1380
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.respitenorthandwest.org.au/services-and-support/escapade-respite-services-moonee-valley-maribyrnong-darebin-yarra

RMIT Bundoora Netball & Sport Centre School Holiday Program
McKimmies Road, Bundoora VIC 3083
Phone:  (03) 9925 7999
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.bundooransc.com.au/content.asp?pid=102357

Moreland City Council Teenage Holiday Program
Phone:  (03) 9389 5299
Web:  http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/community-services/young-people/teenage-holiday-program.html

People Outdoors
Weekend camps for children, teenagers and adults
Phone:  (03) 9430 2950
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  www.peopleoutdoors.org.au

Diamond Creek Community Centre YMCA School Holiday program
Phone:  (03) 9438 5299
Web:  http://www.diamondcreek.ymca.org.au/index.asp?menuid=110.030

Eltham Leisure Centre Teens Activity Program
40 Brougham Street, Eltham VIC 3095
Phone:  (03) 9439 2266
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.eltham.ymca.org.au/index.asp?menuid=110.020

Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre School Holiday Program
Phone:  (03) 9435 8444
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.diamondvalleysfc.com.au/facilities/dvsfc_school_holiday_program

Macleod Recreation Centre YMCA Vacation Care program
157 Wungan Street, Macleod VIC 3085
Phone:  (03) 9459 9022
Web:  http://www.macleod.ymca.org.au/index.asp?menuid=010

Y.M.C.A of Whittlesea Vacation Care Program
Mill Park Leisure and Services Centre, Morang Drive, Mill Park VIC 3082
Phone:  (03) 9404 4811
Web:  http://www.millparkleisurecentre.ymca.org.au/

Moonee Valley City Council Youth Services
9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Phone:  (03) 9243 8888
Web:  http://www.mvcc.vic.gov.au/for-residents/family-children-and-youth/youth-services.aspx

Darebin City Council Teenage Holiday Program
350 High Street, Preston VIC 3072
Phone:  (03) 8470 8922
Web:  http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/page/page.asp?Page_id=4828

YMCA Camping Adventures
582 Heidelberg Road
Fairfield VIC 3078
Phone:  1300 883 994
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://victoria.ymca.org.au/cpa/htm/htm_article_detail.asp?article_id=27

Whittlesea City Council Youth Services
Web:  http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/community-services-and-health/youth-services/youth-services#events
For more information about any youth services, contact:
EDGE Youth Services
Shop MM1, Westfield Plenty Valley
415 McDonalds Rd
Mill Park (Melway 183 B11)
P: 9404 8800
E: [email protected]
W: www.youthwhittlesea.com

Southern Metropolitan
(Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston)

Joint Councils Access All Abilities
Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside
Phone:  (03) 9209 6753
Email:   [email protected]
Web:  http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/jcaaa.htm

Leisure Link Up, Access for All Abilities (AAA)
95A Cheltenham Road
Dandenong, Victoria, 3175
Phone:  (03) 9792 3588
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.leisurelinkup.info/links.html

Access For All Abilities
Cardinia Shire Council
Phone:  1300 787 624
Web:  http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=312

Access For All Abilities
City of Casey
Phone:  (03) 9705 5200
Web:  http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/accessallabilities/article.asp?Item=9530

Brighton Recreational Centre
93 Outer Crescent, Brighton 3186
Phone:  (03) 9592 3033
Web:    www.brightonrec.com.au

MOIRA
MOIRA provides support for people with disabilities and youth in crisis through a diverse range of community based programs.
Provides camps and school holiday programs for children and young people.
928 Nepean Hwy, Hampton East 3188
Phone:  (03) 8552 2222
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    www.moira.org.au

Alpha Outbound, Alpha Social Club & Alpha Girls Group
Alpha Outbound provides fortnightly recreational activities on either a Saturday or Sunday, Alpha Social Club has activities on the 3rd Monday of the month and some weekend day trips and the Alpha Girls Group meets in the 1st Saturday of each month.
1939-1941 Malvern Road, East Malvern 3145
Phone:  (03) 9885 2777
Web:  http://alpha-autism.org.au//

Great Break Weekend Holidays
Provides weekend holidays for teenagers (12-18 years) and adults (18 years +) with high physical support and medical support needs.
Suite 103, 3 Chester Street, Oakleigh 3166
Phone:  (03) (03) 9843 3000
Web:     www.scopevic.org.au

Mordialloc Community Centre
115a Warren Road, Mordialloc 3195
Phone:  (03) 9580 3675
Web:  http://www.mordialloccommunitycentre.org.au/home

Western Metropolitan
(Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong,  Moonee Valley and Wyndham)

Hobsons Bay City Council School Holiday Program
115 Civic Parade, Altona North VIC 3025
Phone:  1800 111 100
Web:  http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=1464&h=0

Maribyrnong City Council School Holiday Program
Cnr Hyde and Napier Street, Footscray VIC 3011
Phone:  (03) 9317 0250
Email:   [email protected]
Web:  http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/page/Page.asp?Page_Id=2068&h=1

Wyndham City Council Youth Services
Youth Resource Centre
86 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
Phone:  (03) 9742 8155
Email:   [email protected]
Web:  http://youth.wyndham.vic.gov.au/home

Brimbank City Council Youth Services
Youth Access Centre
90 Taylors Road, Keilor Downs VIC 3038
Phone:  (03) 9364 1800
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.brimbankyouth.com/

Melton Shire Council Youth Services
43 Wallace Square, Melton VIC 3337
Phone:  (03) 9747 7200
Web:  http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=63&h=0#BM3731

Eastern Victoria
(East Gippsland, Kiewa, West and South Gippsland, Mornington Peninsula)

Wresacare School Holiday Program
Provides an “out and about” type program which operates each school holiday period for young people with an intellectual, sensory, physical disability or who have ABI.
3 Cranbourne Place, Cranbourne 3977
Phone:  (03) 5996 8612
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    www.wresacare.org.au

Interchange Westernport – Oz Child
Provides school holiday and weekend camps.
947 Nepean Hwy, Mornington 3931
Phone:  (03) 5975 7644
Web:    www.ozchild.org.au

Konnections
Konnections is located on the Mornington Peninsula and is a new branch of Geelong-based disability service provider Karingal.  Provides camps and holidays one weekend each month and during holidays for young people aged 6 – 17 years.
25 Leon Avenue, Rosebud 3939
Phone:  (03) 5986 8118
Email:  [email protected]Web:  http://kcl.karingal.org.au/karingal-community-living/home/konnections/500/default.aspx

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National Disability Coordination Officer Program. The views expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.