Variety camp helps local children

July 20, 2008 9:02:36 PM PDT
Variety - The Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia runs a camp and developmental center in Worcester, PA. The camp sits on an 80 acre facility and is open year round to provide day camp, residential camp, and weekend retreat to children with special needs. Variety can even offer scholarships to families who can't afford to send their children. Variety's Camp and Developmental Center is intended to allow children to interact with people of all different ages, and special needs. Variety says it helps children to reach beyond their disabilities. Many parents have said for the first time their children are at a level playing field. Everyone has a disability - so they accept that and move forward. They have the freedom to try and learn new things in a supportive environment.

Caring for a child with special needs is a full time job. The overnight camp sometimes allows parents a respite for the first time. We interview parents who went on a vacation alone together for the first time in 13 years, while their daughter enjoyed the camp.

For more information on the camp you can click on the link to Variety's home page, www.varietyphila.org. Or you can call them at 1 (800) 553-7806.

Since 1935, Variety - The Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia (formerly known as the Variety Club) has been serving children with physical and developmental disabilities. Tent 13 (the Philadelphia chapter) is part of an international charity that helps children with disabilities throughout the world.

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