Summer Matters

A Program of Valley Forge Educational Services


  • Discover what Summer L.I.F.E. is all about by attending an Open House at Camp Kweebec. Summer L.I.F.E. provides specialized day and overnight camp experiences with a 2:1 camper-to-staff ratio and ongoing behavior support.

    Open Houses will be held from 1-2:30 pm the following days:
    Saturday, April 16
    Saturday, May 7
    Saturday, June 11

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    2016 Community Day

    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    11 am - 3:00 pm
    Admission is Free. A collaboration between all VFES programs and The Vanguard School’s PTO, this free, activity-filled day is geared to all VFES families as well as families in the community who have children with special needs. We have more than 30 great activities planned, plus complimentary Wawa hoagies, snacks and refreshments.

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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. Programs are held at sites in suburban Philadelphia and the mid-Atlantic, and include Summer Voyagers, Summer L.I.F.E., two ESY programs and respite programs. Summer Matters is headquartered in Malvern, PA, and is a program of Valley Forge Educational Services.
Summer Voyagers is a program designed for children, 5–12 years of age, who, despite many strengths, may be experiencing learning challenges in school.
Summer L.I.F.E. provides supported recreational opportunities for campers, 8–21 years of age.
ESY at The Vanguard School is 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.
School-Year Programs features daytime and overnight respite programs offered throughout the year.  
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