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.

Covid-19 Policies and Protocols

Effective July 27, 2021:

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS

Due to the recent significant rise in covid-19 cases, with the majority of people diagnosed being those who are not fully vaccinated*, ALL STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS are required to be fully vaccinated before the start of a session for the foreseeable future. Please provide a copy of your covid-19 vaccine card when you submit your paperwork. If you are not currently fully vaccinated*, but you are planning to become vaccinated prior to your session, please let us know.

*Please note that fully vaccinated means two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine OR two weeks have passed after receiving the Johnson & Johnson/Jensen vaccine.

We recognize that currently, participants under the age of 12 are not eligible to receive any of  the covid-19 vaccines. Safety is our top priority, and we regret that we will not be able to serve this particular age group at this time. We are hopeful that we will be able to change this policy in the future if there is a lower risk of infection in our area.

If you have registered for a session, but you are not planning or able to receive the vaccine before the start date, please contact Kim Nguyen at knguyen@viaservices.org or 408-243-7861, ext. 214, and we will issue a full refund of your registration deposit and any fees already paid.

Covid-19 Protocols

  • All participants and staff working with or around program are required to be fully vaccinated.
  • Screening (temperature checks and self-assessment) is required upon check-in for all participants and staff.
  • Lodges will have smaller groups.
  • There will be decreased interactions between participants and staff of different lodge groups (cohorts).
  • Cleaning and sanitizing areas in between uses will be increased.
  • Any activities that can be performed outdoors will be moved to outside.
  • Masks will be required during all indoor activities, excluding sleeping, showering/bathing, and during eating.
  • The availability of hand sanitizer will be increased and more frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
  • Any participants or staff who show signs or symptoms of covid-19 will be immediately quarantined and required to be picked up from campus.

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 click here 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

Register

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 click here 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 for the 3-day or $800 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

Register

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 click here 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

Register

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. For detailed descriptions and themes for each session, please click here 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 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

Register

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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