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Saturday Arts Program

The Saturday Arts and Camp Program is an educational and recreational program with a concentration in art, music, dance, drama, socialization and social skills.

For children and youth, age 6 to 21, with physical and/or developmental disabilities, the program offers a wide variety of activities that help to increase independence, find new interests, solidify established friendships and build new ones. We follow an “Arts Around the World” theme that is infused throughout activities in music, dance, visual arts, drama and storytelling. We also alternate afternoon session in music therapy and therapeutic exercise dance. After ten weeks, we have a performance and art show for families and friends.


Fall Session:  10/5/19 – 12/7/19

Spring Session: 2/29/20 – 5/2/20

Students must be able to participate in program activities at the 1:3 staffing ratio. If the student needs 1:1 staffing, families may send a TSS worker or make arrangements for an aide at an additional cost.
The cost for the 10-week Saturday Camp Program is $700.

For more information or to register for the program, please contact Jean Merkl at (610) 584-4366 ext. 201 or jean.merkl@varietyphila.org!

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