Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR)

Before and After School Care and Holiday Programmes at the YMCA.

YMCA is the largest provider of OSCAR programmes in New Zealand. We provide a service that is affordable and convenient for parents and which is safe and fun for the children. We do a large amount of recreation, as well as helping with everything from homework to art and sport. Children have access to our huge recreational facilities on site, including basketball courts, playing fields, and to our swimming pool during the summer. We have dedicated staff and we offer unique opportunities to try different activities on our ‘clubs’ days ranging from music, dance, Te Reo, science, arts and crafts and gardening club.

The YMCA’s programme can arrange transport for children from their school. Transport to and from your child’s after school activities can be arranged as part of the programme.

OSCAR Term Venues

Whanganui, Bulls, Feilding, Linton and Palmerston North.

Whanganui: YMCA Community Centre, 125 Grey Street, Whanganui. Entrance on GF Moore Drive.
Bulls: 15 Daniel Street, Bulls.
Feilding: Room 17 at North Street School, 52 North Street, Feilding.
Palmerston North: YMCA Palmerston North, 148 Park Road.
Linton: Linton Community Centre, Puttick Road, Linton.

Holiday Programme Venues

Whanganui, Bulls, Feilding and Palmerston North.

Whanganui: YMCA Community Centre, 125 Grey Street, Whanganui. Entrance on GF Moore Drive.
Bulls: 15 Daniel Street, Bulls.
Feilding: Room 17 at North Street School, 52 North Street, Feilding. (Children are transported to Palmerston North at 8.30am in the Holidays.)
Palmerston North: YMCA Palmerston North, 148 Park Road.

What we offer

YMCA Central has a number of holiday programmes designed to provide your child with a safe environment to enjoy and thrive in during the holidays.

Programmes include day trips filled with fun and excitement – enjoy cooking, sports and recreation on our amazing sites, visiting adventure parks and swimming pools, and go-kart racing!  We offer the option for certain age groups to visit Camp Raukawa for a week where they’ll experience the best in outdoor education (kayaking, archery and much more). Limited spaces are available on all our programmes. Subsidies are available from WINZ for holiday programmes and Camp Raukawa. Call WINZ on 0800 559 009 to see if you are eligible.

Subsidies

Many of you will be able to use Government subsidies. All of the YMCA Holiday Programmes are approved for government subsidies which mean that eligible families can receive a large discount off programme fees. For information on whether you qualify please speak to Davina at WINZ—0800 559 009 or give us a call at either of our offices.
All children must be registered to attend the programme.
Programmes are limited by maximum numbers (please register early to avoid disappointment).
Please contact us for your holiday programme information.

Click here to see the OSCAR Holiday Programmes page

Click here to see the OSCAR Before and After School Care page