St Joseph's Primary School (421 Ocean Drive, Laurieton 2443) Show On Map
Mon-Fri | 7:00am to 6:00pm
School Age (4 - 12 years)

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Why Gowrie NSW Vacation Care?

The daily program at Gowrie NSW Camden Haven is an action-packed schedule of hands-on creativity, exploration, investigation, and fun! From art & drama to science and sports, music, environmental projects and more.

Our program is built on positive interactions, enriching experiences, and provides a safe, happy and empowering environment. It is guided by ‘My Time, Our Place’, the National Curriculum Framework for School Age Care in Australia and revised each school holiday period - built on children’s interests, their input and developmental age. The program includes a mix of incursions, excursions and in-house activities.


Real social. Not screen social!

Vacation care encourages face to face group activities, like sports and team games. Interacting with other children means that they will develop skills in:

  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Empathy skills
  • Confidence and resilience.

Qualified 'fun' Educators

Gowrie NSW Vacation Care programs are delivered by a team of professional educators and support staff, dedicated to providing a high quality fun and engaging program in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment. 
Our qualified Vacation Care educators:

  • Encourage children’s curiosity, exploration and problem solving
  • Value and respect children’s ideas and questions
  • Support children to build positive relationships with others
  • Respect the individuality of all children

Casual or full time

Your children don’t need to be students of the school to register for the Gowrie NSW - Camden Haven Vacation Care Programme.
Bookings can be casual (daily), or span each day of the holiday period.

Download the Autumn Program
Now taking enrolments for:
Autumn 2021!
1st April

Easter ​Fun Fair​

Voted children's choice favourite. Come along to create your own Easter hat, join in arts & crafts, participate in cooking, face painting, egg hunt and dress up disco dance!
5th April

Public Holiday

6th April

Little Beasties Day​

Come on an adventure with us as we explore our local environment and go on a bug hunt.
7th April

Creative Arts​

Learn embroidering, design your own hat and learn about contemporary art and craft.
8th April

Kmart Shopping Day​ (Excursion)

​Back by popular demand! Join us as we venture to our local Kmart. Practice group social skills, problem solving and an exciting adventure with friends.
9th April

Box City​

​Reduce, reuse & recycle! Work in teams to recycle boxes & create our own miniature cities, homes, vehicles & more!
12th April

News Reporters of Camden Haven​

Reporting live from Camden Haven Vacation Care! Come along and put your best acting skills to the test!
13th April

Cinema Day​ (Excursion)

​Today we will be travelling to Majestic Cinemas in Port Macquarie to watch 'Raya The Last Dragon', enjoy cinema popcorn and travel through our local town.
14th April

Crazy Sock + PJ Day

Along to the centre in your craziest silly socks and favourite PJ's as we create a fun filled PJ party with balloons and funky music!
15th April

A Day in Japan​

​Kon'nichiwa! Learn origami, prepare a traditional sushi roll, share Japanese language and traditions among friends!
16th April

Mini Olympics​

​Work your way through a variety of sports activities and challenges as we compete in Camden Haven's Mini Olympics
19th April

Marine Discovery Centre​ (Excursion)​

Join us as we travel to Newman Senior Technical College for an up close and personal lesson about sea creatures and animal conservation.

Terms & Conditions

  • All booked vacation care sessions must be paid for in advance.
  • Cancellation of any Vacation Care Sessions requires 7 days written notice. In the absence of required notice regular session fees will be charged.
  • A failure to notify fee of $5 is charged to family’s accounts who do not inform the Program Manager that their child will not attend a booked session of care, OR if they arrive late to a booked excursion session.
  • Children must be at the Centre before the scheduled bus departure time on excursion days
  • Programs, incursions and excursions may change to accommodate adverse weather conditions or due to unforeseen circumstances. Parents will be advised of any changes
Our address is 421 Ocean Drive, Laurieton 2443