Summer Matters offers a continuum of innovative programming for learners with special needs, 5–21 years of age, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Summer Matters programs are of varying formats and lengths and build on campers’ interests to help them succeed, learn and grow. Summer Matters is headquartered in Malvern, PA, and is a program of Valley Forge Educational Services. Programs are held at sites in suburban Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic.
A program designed for children, 5–12 years of age, who, despite many strengths, may be experiencing learning challenges in school.
Provides supported recreational opportunities for campers, 8–21 years of age.
Summer at StarPoint and StarPoint 2
A five-week program with half- or full-day options for children 4–6 years of age. Our programs recognize each child’s abilities while supporting his or her academic and therapeutic needs.
ESY at The Vanguard School
A specialized skills maintenance program for eligible students, 5–17 years of age.
VTC Summer Experience
Focuses on the development of daily living skills, vocational training and post-secondary education for young adults, 18–21 years of age.
Vocational Immersion Program (VIP)
A four-week program designed for young adults, 18–24 years of age, who would benefit from supported vocational experiences in the community.
Daytime and overnight respite programs offered throughout the year.