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Teenage School Holiday program – Winter (June/July) holidays

  • Our Teenage School Holiday program is open to young people aged 12 to 17 years.
  • Activities are held across Cardinia Shire during the school holidays. Most activities are low cost or free.
  • Bookings for all activities are essential. Please book using the online form on this page.
  • A limited number of places are available for each activity, so book quickly to avoid disappointment.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions. bus transport is currently not available for the Winter school holiday program  

My Place Youth Facility is open for reduced hours during school holidays, from 1pm to 5pm.

Tuesday 29 June – Resin moulds

Description: Design and make your very own resin moulded art
Cost: Free
Location: My Place youth facility, 5-7 Main St, Pakenham
What to bring: Old clothes and creativity 
Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Food: Individual snack packs supplied, please do not share food.

Wednesday 30 June – Game Challenge – “Pandemic”

Description: Become a skilled member of a team and help keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemics.  
Cost: Free
Location: My Place youth facility, 5-7 Main St, Pakenham
What to bring: A sense of fun and adventure
Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm
Food: Individual snack packs supplied, please do not share food.

Thursday 1 July – VR @ Melbourne Viri

Description: The most immersive virtual reality experience in Melbourne!
Cost: $15
Location: 555 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Melbourne VIC
What to bring: A sense of fun and adventure, a face mask, a packed lunch or money to buy lunch in the city. We’ll be travelling by public transport on the day and tickets will be provided.
Time: Meet at Pakenham train station at 9:15am  
VR Experience from 11am to 12:30 pm  
Return to Pakenham at 3:30pm  
Food: You can buy lunch in the city We will be purchasing lunch in the city. You can also bring a packed lunch along with you. If you need a lunch provided for you, please contact the My Place Youth centre no later than the 28th of June.

Friday 2 July – Real life Among Us

Description: Play the fabulous online game in real life. Find out if you are a crew mate or an imposter and complete the tasks to win!
Cost: Free
Location: My Place youth facility, 5-7 Main St, Pakenham
What to bring: Lots of energy
Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
Food: Individual snack packs supplied, please do not share food.

Tuesday 6 July – Recycled Art

Description: Re-purpose something old and make it into something new again.
Cost: Free
Location: My Place youth facility, 5-7 Main St, Pakenham
What to bring: An open and creative mind
Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm
Food: Individual snack packs supplied, please do not share food.

Wednesday 7 July – Mario Kart Challenge

Description: Put your drive skills to the test and see if you can take out the My Place Mario Cup
Cost: Free
Location: My Place youth facility, 5-7 Main St, Pakenham
What to bring: Gaming and driving skills
Time: 1.30 to  3.30pm
Food: Individual snack packs supplied, please do not share food.

Thursday 8 July – Old Melbourne Gaol

Description: Explore the Old Melbourne Gaol. Explore the place where criminals like Ned Kelly served their time and find out what it was like for the people who worked there.
Cost: $10
Location: 377 Russell St, Melbourne
What to bring: A sense of fun and adventure, a face mask and a packed lunch or money to buy lunch.
Time: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Food: You can bring your lunch with you or buy it in the city. If you need a lunch provided for you, please contact My Place youth centre on 1800 496 884 no later than Monday 28 June.  
Event plan: 

  • Meet at Pakenham train station no later than 10:30am  
  • Lunch in the city: 12 noon
  • Melbourne Gaol Tour: 1pm to 2pm
  • Arrive back at Pakenham station: 4:30pm 

Friday 9 July – Escape Room

Description: Solve puzzes and use clues to escape the escape room!
Cost: Free
Location: My Place youth facility, 5-7 Main St, Pakenham
What to bring: A sense of fun and adventure
Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm
Food: Individual snack packs supplied, please do not share food.

1. Complete the 2021 annual consent form

You need to submit an annual consent form every calendar year.

  • If you haven't submitted one yet for 2021, please complete the form.
  • If you’ve already submitted one for 2021, you don’t need to submit it again until 2022. 

Online form 2021 – annual consent

Download a form – 2021 annual consent

2. Complete the Autumn holiday program online booking form

Online booking form – Teenage School Holiday Program Winter 2021

Questions?

Contact the team at My Place youth centre on 1800 496 884 or myplace@cardinia.vic.gov.au