News / 03/17/2020

3/1/21: Important Update & Information

At this time, we are not receiving visitors at our campus in Worcester, Montgomery County, PA. These are precautionary measures we are proactively instituting for the health and safety of our staff.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please leave a message and we will return your call.

COVID-19 Resources for Families

Variety’s COVID-19 Health & Sanitation Procedure

Dear Variety Families,

The time has come to open application for  our summer programs! We are thrilled to be able to host our summer programs on Variety’s campus and will apply lessons learned over the past year to ensure that your child is able to have a fantastic time in as safe and healthy a manner as possible. This last year has been challenging to all of us in unimaginable ways, and we would like to acknowledge and thank you your commitment to and understanding  of protocols that have kept us all safe and allowed us to be together in person at programs. This summer we will maintain the same high standards for sanitation and cleanliness. We will continue to utilize entry screening, contracted cleaning services, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and sanitizing of high touch surfaces throughout the day.

This summer we will be offering the following programming Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM;

  • Summer Vocational Program                   June 21st 2021- August 6th 2021                              7 weeks
  • Extended School Year (ESY)                      June 21st 2021- August 6th 2021                              7 weeks
  • Day camp                                                      June 21st 2021- August 13th 2021                            8 weeks      $700.00              Per week

We also plan to open an outdoor swimming program on evenings and Saturdays, and will send more information soon.

Don’t forget that we have spaces left in our Young Gardeners program which runs April 10 – May 8!!!

Variety is requiring a Nonrefundable deposit of $50 for Day Camp and the Swimming program by the dates listed below. For Day Camp, the deposit should only be paid once you have been accepted via e-mail into the program.  The deposit acts a placeholder for your child in programming and helps to cover incurred costs such as staffing, cleaning, and program development that we are still accountable for should you decide not to attend.  The payment schedule for Day Camp and Swimming is:

  • 50% of program fees due May 1
  • Balance of program fees paid in full by June 15

For more information on Variety’s refund policy please visit: https://varietyphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/REFUND-POLICY-2021.pdf

All programs are available on our Ultracamp reservation system at: https://www.ultracamp.com/info/upcomingsessions.aspx?idCamp=614&campcode=vpp&lang=en-Us

To apply please click the link above, enter you log-in information or create and account, click reservations, and the click explore sessions. You then are able to view our sessions, click on the desired session and begin the application process! When applying for the program please note that by applying, you are expressing interest and are not guaranteed acceptance. After you apply, Variety staff will review your application and contact you as appropriate.  If you are accepted you will receive an e-mail detailing the next steps that you are to take in the registration process.  For ESY and Vocational applicants, we must coordinate acceptance with your School District.

Please note that we have also attached a required medical health form to this e-mail that you must print and have completed by a physician  if you intend to attend our programs.

Spaces are limited so please be sure to talk with your local school district about adding Variety to your child’s I.E.P. if you have not done so already and then apply as early as possible. We will try to be timely in our response to your request and will send e-mail confirmation to you if you have been accepted into a program.

We are eager to see your child this summer and look forward to some fun in the sun, pool, and the great outdoors!

If you have questions about a program please contact the appropriate person(s) listed below.

Summer Vocational Program- Tyler Kammerle                 Tyler.kammerle@varietyphila.org

Extended School Year (ESY)- Jessica Huff                           Jessica.huff@varietyphila.org

Day Camp- Nicholas Larcinese                                              Nicholas.larcinese@varietyphila.org

Thank you and see you soon!