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Adult and Recreation Services
Adult and Recreation Services (Formerly Summer Matters) offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 7–21 years of age, with special needs and learning challenges. Adult and Recreation Services programs vary in purpose, format and length and build on participants’ interests to help them succeed, learn and grow. From the development of social and daily living skills to experiencing opportunities to have fun and make new friends, programs of Adult & Recreation Services maximize each participant’s potential.
VFES @ Camp Kweebec (Traditional Day and Overnight Camp) offers traditional camp activities such as fishing, canoeing, zip-lining, crafts and nature study during week-long sessions on a 200-acre wooded camp property in Schwenksville, PA. Programs are designed for campers experiencing social challenges.
Respite Retreats Recognizing the importance of year-round recreational and respite programming for youth of all abilities, VFES offers day and overnight programs throughout the year. These programs offer affordable, engaging opportunities for young people to develop independence, strengthen healthy relationships and broaden their recreational experiences in the real world while giving their families much-needed respite.
The Vocational Immersion Program (VIP) equips young adults with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and related social challenges, 18–24 years of age, with key social and employment-readiness skills through a four-week intensive program that includes classroom-based instruction, online learning, workplace internships with job coaches and a week-long supported living experience.
Adult Social Activities provide opportunities for adults with special needs to gather, connect, grow, and improve his/her mental and emotional health. When we have positive social relationships our confidence and self-esteem improve, it can boost our immunity and promotes a sense of purpose. VFES has made a strong commitment to organize impactful experiences for adults with special needs in our community.