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 encourage participating for the full week. Short weeks and individual days can be requested by contacting holprog@ymcachch.org.nz.
 
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Programmes & Timetable

based at Bishopdale

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. Any subsidies applied for will be reimbursed to you on the 28th February (provided the Y has received the subsidy)
 

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. Any subsidies applied for will be reimbursed to you on the 28th February (provided the Y has received the subsidy)

Week 1
Mon 19 Dec Tue 20 Dec Wed 21 Dec Thu 22 Dec Fri 23 Dec
Y Jump
Launchpad

Today is all about jumping and tumbling as we head to Launchpad for a Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament

Y Move
Sports Day

From ball skills and coordination to participation and teamwork, Sports Day takes games to the next level! Get ready to have fun

Y Search
Orienteering

We head to the Groynes and teams will need to keep their eyes open and work together to search and find the markers along the path. Will you find them all?

Y Paddle
Kayaking

Let’s make a splash! Today we paddle down the Avon on kayaks and take in the views from the river

Y Groove
Christmas Party

With only 2 sleeps until Christmas, we think it’s time for a party! Bring your best dancing shoes for our Y Christmas disco!

Week 2
Mon 9 Jan Tue 10 Jan Wed 11 Jan Thu 12 Jan Fri 13 Jan
Y Strike
Bowling

Today is all about getting to know one another before heading to the bowling alley to test our skills

Y Fun
Sports Comp Day

Our Y Sports competition is here and you’re invited! Today we focus on being active and having fun in a team environment. Bring your game faces and get ready for an action-packed day!

Y Nature
Halswell Quarry

Nature is calling! We’re heading to Halswell Quarry for an adventure. Pack your best walking shoes and get ready to explore

Y Adventure
Quail Island

It’s a plane, it’s a bus, it’s… the ferry! The Y is off on an adventure to Quail Island and we can’t wait for you to come join us

Y Zap
Laser Strike

Today we go head-to-head at Laser Strike before heading back to the Y to showcase our hidden talents in the Y Talent Show

Week 3
Mon 16 Jan Tue 17 Jan Wed 18 Jan Thu 19 Jan Fri 20 Jan
Y Move
Sports Day

From ball skills and coordination to participation and teamwork, Sports Day takes games to the next level! Get ready to be active and have fun

Y Putt
Mini Golf

Time to hit the green and work on our swing as we adventure out to Ferrymead Golf for a putt followed by an afternoon of games and challenges to really test our skills.

Y Nature
Halswell Quarry

Nature is calling! We’re heading to Halswell Quarry for an adventure. Pack your best walking shoes and get ready to explore

Y Tumble
Circus School

Ever wanted to learn how to juggle, walk on a tightrope or swing on a trapeze? We will start the morning with a gymnastics obstacle course before heading to Circus School to learn just what it takes to be in the circus!

Y Farm
Willowbank

Let’s explore all that the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve has to offer. From kiwis and wallabies to cheeky keas, how many animals will you spot?

Week 4
Mon 23 Jan Tue 24 Jan Wed 25 Jan Thu 26 Jan Fri 27 Jan
Y Search
Orienteering

We head to the Groynes and teams will need to keep their eyes open and work together to search and find the markers along the path. Will you find them all?

Y Splash
Water Sports

Let’s beat the summer heat with our super waterslide and giant water fight. Bring your togs and prepare to get wet at our annual Y water day!

Y Jump
Launchpad

Today is all about jumping and tumbling as we head to Launchpad for a Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament

Y Trust
Clip ‘n Climb

Look out below! We will spend the morning taking on the heights at Clip n’ Climb before a jam-packed afternoon of showcasing all our hidden tricks and talents at the Y talent show!

Y Bounce
Bouncy Castle

What better way to celebrate Friday than with a Bouncy Castle Party! We wrap up this week with a big day of fun, games, and bouncing!

Please note: this timetable may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.
 
Book Online Here
 

 
 
 


 

Urban Adventure programmes

at the City Y

Our Urban Adventure programme is based in the heart of Christchurch city from our City Y site, and is designed for those who love to explore urban and outdoor activities. This programme is designed for 5-11 year olds and is a perfect stepping stone to our overnight camps.

Over the course of the week the groups will build connections and self-confidence as they try new activities and explore what Christchurch has to offer in a safe, fun and engaging environment.

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

Programmes & Timetable

based at the City Y

Urban Adventure programme

5-11 years

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

Limited spaces available, payment required at time of booking. Any subsidies applied for will be reimbursed to you on the 28th February (provided the Y has received the subsidy)
 

Week 1
Mon 19 Dec Tue 20 Dec Wed 21 Dec Thu 22 Dec Fri 23 Dec
Y Trust
Clip ‘n Climb

Look out below! Today we will step out of our comfort zones and get to know one another with a fun morning of team-building activities followed by an afternoon at Clip ‘n Climb.

Y Cinema
Movies

Come join us for a busy morning of dancing and games followed by an afternoon movie at Hoyts Cinema

Y Nature
Groynes

Nature is calling, we’re heading to the Groynes for a day at the park. From games and activities, to a picnic and kayaks/pedal boats, we’ve got an awesome day planned!

Y Sweet
Fudge Cottage

Today we head to the Fudge Cottage for an afternoon of tasting and creating after a morning of games and challenges.

Y Groove
Christmas Party

With only 2 sleeps until Christmas, we think it’s time for a party! Bring your best dancing shoes for our Y Christmas disco!

Week 2
Mon 9 Jan Tue 10 Jan Wed 11 Jan Thu 12 Jan Fri 13 Jan
Y Strike
Bowling

Strike! Today is all about getting to know one another before heading to the bowling alley to test our skills

Y Sports
Sports Comp Day

Our Y Sports competition is here and you’re invited! Today we focus on being active and having fun in a team environment. Bring your game faces and get ready for an action-packed day!

Y Jump
Launch Pad

Today is all about jumping and tumbling as we head to Launchpad for a Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament

Y Adventure
Quail Island

It’s a plane, it’s a bus, it’s… the ferry! The Y is off on an adventure to Quail Island and we can’t wait for you to come join us

Y Create
Arts & Crafts

It’s time to get creative! We’ve got a full day of making and creating ahead of us. You’ll even get to walk away with your new creation at the end of the day.

Week 3
Mon 16 Jan Tue 17 Jan Wed 18 Jan Thu 19 Jan Fri 20 Jan
Y Trust
Clip ‘n Climb

Look out below! Today we will step out of our comfort zones and get to know one another with a fun morning of team-building activities followed by an afternoon at Clip ‘n Climb.

Y Putt
Mini Golf

Time to hit the green and work on our swing as we adventure out to Ferrymead Golf for a putt followed by an afternoon of games and challenges to really test our skills.

Y Paddle
Kayaking

Let’s make a splash! Today we paddle down the Avon on kayaks and take in the views from the river.

Y Sweet
Fudge Cottage

Today we head to the Fudge Cottage for an afternoon of tasting and creating after a morning of games and challenges.

Y Farm
Willowbank

Let’s explore all that the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve has to offer. From kiwis and wallabies to cheeky keas, how many animals will you spot?

Week 4
Mon 23 Jan Tue 24 Jan Wed 25 Jan Thu 26 Jan Fri 27 Jan
Y Cinema
Movies

Come join us for a busy morning of dancing and games followed by an afternoon movie at Hoyts Cinema.

Y Splash
Water Sports

Let’s beat the summer heat with our super waterslide and giant water fight. Bring your togs and prepare to get wet at our annual Y water day!

Y Jump
Launchpad

Today is all about jumping and tumbling as we head to Launchpad for a Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament

Y Bake
Bake Day

Pop on your aprons and let’s get stuck into a full day of baking and fun! Cookies, cupcakes, cakes? There will be sweet treats for everyone

Y Bounce
Bouncy Castle

What better way to celebrate Friday than with a Bouncy Castle Party! We wrap up this week with a big day of fun, games, and bouncing!

Please note: this timetable may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.
 
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, Dates & 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
9-13 years
9am – 3pm
Drop off and pick up at Y Adventure Centre, 239 Waltham Road
$245

20 Dec 2022 – 22 Dec 2022
11 Jan 2023 – 13 Jan 2023
18 Jan 2023 – 20 Jan 2023
25 Jan 2023 – 27 Jan 2023

 

Book 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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