Sport & Recreation programmes

at the Bishopdale Recreation Centre

Here at the Y we are invested in growing and inspiring the next generation.

Our Sport and Recreation programmes based at the Bishopdale Y are designed for those who love to get out and stay active during the holidays. These action-packed programmes are designed for our 5-11 year olds and are a perfect stepping stone to our Y overnight camps.

Over the course of the week the groups will build connections, trust, resilience and self confidence as they try new activities and practice enriching life skills.

This programme is designed for children to build friendships and confidence, and we recommend participating for the full week. Short weeks and individual days can be requested by contacting holprog@ymcachch.org.nz.
 
 

 

Programmes & Timetable

Y Explore

5-7 years

8.30am – 5pm
Drop off and pick up at Y Bishopdale
$295 for the full week

Limited spaces available, payment required at time of booking.
 

Y Connect

8-11 years

8.30am – 5pm
Drop off and pick up at Y Bishopdale
$295 for the full week

Limited spaces available, payment required at time of booking.

 

Timetable – October week 1
Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7
Y Trust Y Move Y Strike Y Golf Y Jump
Today we will focus on getting to know each other with a fun morning at Clip ‘n Climb followed by an afternoon of team building Sports is more than a game, its learning participation, ball skills, coordination, team work and much more. Today the group will focus on football followed by an afternoon of movement through dance & yoga A great time planned for all as today is all about our aim. We head to Garden City Bowl followed by an archery afternoon with bow and arrows in the stadium Time to hit the green and work on our swing as we adventure out to Ferrymead Golf for a putt. With our aim on point, we will finish off the afternoon having a go at the sport of volleyball Today our focus will be jumping and tumbling as we head to LaunchPad for a trampoline dodgeball tournament, before heading back to the Y to share our hidden talents at our Y Talent Show.

Book Online Here
 

Timetable – October week 2
Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14
Y Trust Y Tumble Y Skills Y Swim Y Fun
Today we will focus on getting to know each other with a fun morning at Clip ‘n Climb followed by an afternoon of team building Let’s focus on gymnastics! We will balance, tumble and have a lot of fun at the Christchurch School of Gymnastics. Our afternoon will include sports themed backyard games and activities. Sports is more than a game, its learning participation, ball skills, coordination, team work and much more. Today the group will focus on basketball and bootball and skills lead by sports coaches. A true lifesaving skill is water skills and water safety. Today with be jam packed with sport themed activities, including a water safety lesson in the pool at Taiora QE2. This will be lead by the Swim Education Team. Nature is calling! It’s Friday! It is time to explore all that Willowbank Wildlife Reserve has to offer. Our afternoon is time to showcase our talents with our Talent Show at the Y.

Book Online Here
 

 
 
 


 

Rock Climbing Programme

at the Adventure Centre

The Y’s holiday climbing programme is a great way to develop new skills and challenge yourself! This 3-day programme is perfect for children aged 9-14 looking for an adventure. Your children will learn the basics of equipment, knots and skills to become confident indoor and outdoor climbers!

This programme combines indoor and outdoor experiences. Limit of 12 participants per programme.
 

 

Book Online Here


 

 

Fees & Details
Indoor Days

The Y Adventure Centre can be cold, for the indoor days ensure you bring a warm jersey and appropriate clothing for climbing and games. Participants will be both active and have plenty of downtime (when they can get cold).

Comfortable clothing, for climbing and games:

  • Jersey/ jacket
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Plenty of food
  • Drink bottle
  • Food
  • Medication – clearly labelled

 

 

Rock Climbing Programme Costs

3-day programme
9-14 years
9am – 3pm
Drop off and pick up at Y Adventure Centre, 239 Waltham Road
$240
 

Dates & Booking Here

Outdoors Days

The climbing crags can be shaded and exposed to the wind. All participants will need to bring suitable clothing to stay warm when not climbing, and appropriate sun protection as well. Expect wind and drizzle.

  • Backpack
  • Insulative jacket
  • Waterproof jacket/wind breaker
  • Sturdy footwear (sneakers)
  • Pants if cold, shorts if hot
  • Sunblock
  • Cap
  • Beanie
  • Food
  • Drink bottle
  • Medication – clearly labelled

The Y will provide any safety equipment (harness, helmet etc.) that is required. If you have your own safety equipment feel free to use it.

 

 


 

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