Fall/Winter/Spring

Via West

Via West provides residential respite care with weekend and week-long special needs camping programs throughout the year. We offer innovative programs and activities that include both learning and outdoor experiences, plus independent living skills and skill building activities that are specifically designed to improve self-sufficiency.

Traditional Day & Weekend Programs

Traditional day and weekend programs provide independent living skills and executive functioning, all while having so much fun. Activities are themed to each weekend and include culinary arts – including farm-to-table education, hiking, music, sports and physical fitness, dramatic arts, creative arts and more. For detailed descriptions and themes for each session, please check back soon for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring registration brochure.

The Program

  • Kids, teens, and young adults sessions for ages 5-22, young adults and adults sessions for ages 16+
  • Staffing ratios provided for 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1
  • Check-in is from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday and check-out is from 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday
  • Day program is available Saturday only from 9:00am-8:00pm, with check-in from 9:00-11:00am
  • Check-in for Ski Week full sessions is from 10:00am-12:00pm on the first day
  • Ski Week day program runs from 9:00am-8:00pm, with check-in from 9:00-11:00am

Pricing & Enrollment

  • Overnight Private Pay: $505 for 3:1 or $705 for 2:1 or $835 for 1:1
  • Saturday Only Day Option Private Pay: $270/day for 3:1 or $360/day for 2:1 or $415/day for 1:1
  • If you would like to utilize Regional Center funding, please check with your Regional Center planning team to use your out-of-home respite hours. If the session is indeed funded by the Regional Center, you will only be charged for the enhanced experience – the Supplemental Daily Rate of $120/day. We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to register online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to register over the phone
  • Click here to apply for financial assistance
  • New participant? Click here to inquire about programs

Registration for 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring is coming soon.

If you are experiencing any challenges or difficulties with our online registration, please call the admissions department at 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to place a deposit over the phone.

Travel Camp

Travel camps give participants the chance to spend time exploring their own local community and beyond by experiencing overnight trips in a safe, nurturing environment. For detailed descriptions and themes for each session, please check back soon for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring registration brochure.

The Program

  • Kids, teens, and young adults sessions for ages 5-22, young adults and adults sessions for ages 16+
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1 with limited availability for 2:1 (evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • Check-in is from 7:00-8:00am on the first day and check-out is from 5:00-6:00pm on the last day

Pricing & Enrollment

  • 3-day Private Pay: $1,000 for 3:1 or $1,275 for 2:1 (limited spacing for 2:1 evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • 4-day Private Pay: $1,330 for 3:1 or $1,725 for 2:1 (limited spacing for 2:1 evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • If you would like to utilize Regional Center funding, please check with your Regional Center planning team to use your out-of-home respite hours. If the session is indeed funded by the Regional Center, you will only be charged for the enhanced experience – the Supplemental Daily Rate of $600/day for the 3-day or $800/day for the 4-day. We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to register online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to register over the phone
  • Click here to apply for financial assistance
  • New participant? Click here to inquire about programs

Registration for 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring is coming soon.

If you are experiencing any challenges or difficulties with our online registration, please call the admissions department at 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to place a deposit over the phone.

Adventures in Life Readiness

Adventures in Life Readiness programs help adults master the relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes for working at Via West in preparation for community work settings. For detailed descriptions and themes for each session, please check back soon for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring registration brochure.

The Program

  • Young adults and adults sessions for ages 16+
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday and check-out is from 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • Weekend Private Pay: $505 for 3:1
  • If you would like to utilize Regional Center funding, please check with your Regional Center planning team to use your out-of-home respite hours. If the session is indeed funded by the Regional Center, you will only be charged for the enhanced experience – the Supplemental Daily Rate of $120/day. We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to register online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to register over the phone
  • Click here to apply for financial assistance
  • New participant? Click here to inquire about programs

Registration for 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring is coming soon.

If you are experiencing any challenges or difficulties with our online registration, please call the admissions department at 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to place a deposit over the phone.

Social Saturdays and Sundays

Social Saturdays and Sundays is a shorter program offered on weekends that is based on our Via West and Altitude community integration outings. The program will consist of 2-4 social outings each month.

The Program

  • Kids, teens, and young adults sessions for ages 5-22, young adults and adults sessions for ages 16+
  • Staffing ratios provided for 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1
  • Check-in is at 11:00am and check-out is at 3:00pm

Pricing & Enrollment

  • Private Pay: $135 for 3:1 or $170 for 2:1 or $195 for 1:1
  • If you would like to utilize Regional Center funding, please check with your Regional Center planning team to use your out-of-home respite hours. If the session is indeed funded by the Regional Center, you will only be charged for the enhanced experience – the Supplemental Daily Rate of $75/day. We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to register online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to register over the phone
  • Click here to apply for financial assistance
  • New participant? Click here to inquire about programs

Registration for 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring is coming soon.

If you are experiencing any challenges or difficulties with our online registration, please call the admissions department at 408-243-7861, ext. 214 to place a deposit over the phone.

Special Needs Science Camp

Science overnight/day camps are specifically designed for district special day classes and non-public schools. Curriculum encompasses climate, ecosystem-vegetation/animals, gardens, and green space.

Be sure to get a virtual experience by clicking here.

The Program

  • Students ages 5-22
  • Staffing ratios provided for 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1
  • 45-60 minute lessons with 7 rotations including meals and camp circle games

Pricing & Enrollment

  • Pricing is dependent on length of camp, number of students, etc.
  • Click below to request an estimate or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to request information over the phone

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