Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley welcomed Pennsylvania Senate District Director, Chief of Staff for Representative Matt Bradford, Montgomery County Commissioners and Worcester Township Supervisors to celebrate its 69th year of summer camp.
On Monday, June 24th, honored guests participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony, visited program areas throughout campus and joined campers in singing a traditional camp song to kick off the first day of camp and an 8-week long summer camp season.
Honored guests included Matt Brown, Chief of Staff for Representative Matt Bradford; Amy C. Smith, District Director from the Office of Senator Katie Muth; Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners; Susan G. Caughlan, Esq., Worcester Township Board of Supervisors; and Rick DeLello, Worcester Township Board of Supervisors.
Variety’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life. Each year, hundreds of families eagerly await coming “home” to Variety for a summer full of rich relationships and engaging activities. Variety summer camps include day camp, overnight camp, extended school year (ESY) and vocational camp.
In addition, Variety’s piloted workforce development model VarietyWorks is making a difference in the lives of the young adults who are receiving valuable job training and independent job placement.