Friday, August 6, 2010

YMCA bushfire school holiday programs

YMCA Victoria, in partnership with the Bushfire Appeal Fund, is once again excited to offer free school holiday programs for bushfire-affected communities over the spring holiday period. Programs will be run in the locations listed below.
More information on which days the programs and activities will be held can be found at from Monday 16 August or by calling 9403 5090.

Bookings start on Monday 23rd August and finish on Thursday 9th September, we strongly advise bushfire affected families to BOOK EARLY as they expect some locations to book out!

Primary Age Programs: Alexandra, Churchill North, Healesville, Hurstbridge, Kinglake West, Redesdale, Traralgon South, Wandong, Yarra Glen, Yea

Secondary Age Programs: Alexandra, Warragul, Whittlesea, Yea

While the locations for the free programs and activities have been chosen to meet the needs of the bushfire affected communities, YMCA Victoria recognises that many families have been displaced due to the fires and are unable to access the free programs and activities. Therefore families who have relocated to an area where a free program or service is not being offered can apply for a reimbursement of fees for primary and secondary students who attend programs offered by registered vacation care providers in the Spring school holidays.

More information on reimbursement can be found at or by calling 9403 5090.