News / 03/17/2020

8/28/20: Important Variety 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: https://varietyphila.org/news/covid-19-resources-for-families/

Variety’s COVID-19 Health & Sanitation Procedure: http://varietyphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID-Health-and-sanitation-policy-September-2020.2020-09-15.pdf

Here is the most recent communication regarding the situation at Variety from our CEO, Dominique Bernardo.

August 28, 2020

Dear Variety Family,

I hope this letter finds each and every one of you healthy and safe during these uncertain times.  We know the past few months have been difficult, and we appreciate your patience with us the past 6 months as we had to adapt our summer programming dramatically to offer anything onsite.  I am pleased to share that we had a smooth summer despite the pandemic, offering onsite summer programs with daily screening and cleaning protocols.

Now we turn our attention to programming for the Fall (September through December).  Our programming team has been working diligently to plan a hearty portfolio of programs.  I hope that you will find something that is a fit for your child/ren and that you will continue to be part of our family.  As of Friday 8/28/20, registration will be open in UltraCamp for all of our Fall programs.

We have revamped all of our programming to open them to more participants and ages, as well as to offer more activity options – such as sports and recreation on Saturdays.  We know that virtual schooling presents a whole new set of challenges, so we are committed to providing onsite programming throughout the week and Saturdays to provide respite for you and a fun, enriching environment for your child.  We are particularly excited about a new Functional Independent Living program in which participants will improve skills in a simulated studio apartment setting.  Also, we are offering a weekday student support program for a limited number of youth

Unfortunately, due to COVID limitations, we are not offering weekend retreats or Saturday Socialization program in Fall 2020 due to COVID limitations.  We hope to bring these programs back in the future.

Attached you will find a summary of our programs as well as specific details regarding our School Day Support ProgramMore specific info about each individual program can be found on our website at: https://varietyphila.org/what-we-do/programs/school-year-programs/

All registrations for all programs must occur through UltraCamp. We are utilizing payment schedules for some programs the first time in UltraCamp, so please be patient as we learn with you. We are open to all feedback.  Please note that if your credit cards is on record in UltraCamp, then payments for the program will be charged automatically according to the payment schedule noted in the registration page for each program.  Please use this link to open UltraCamp and after creating/logging in, you should go to the Reservation tab to select your program:  https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=614&campcode=vpp&lang=en-Us

Thank you for being a part of our Variety family.  We hope that you will find a program that is a good fit for you and your family!  For general programming questions, please contact Nick Larcinese at Nicholas.larcinese@varietyphila.org.  For questions regarding registration in UltraCamp, please contact Jessica Smith at Jessica.Smith@varietyphila.org

Sincerely,

Dominique Bernardo

CEO, Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley

 

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