Science Maker Camp

 

Register online! (Read Enrollment Information on the right.)

Does your child like to tinker? Is he/she interested in designing and building things? If so, the Maker Camp is the perfect place to spend the week.

July 24 - 28
9 am - 3:30 pm
Boys and girls ages 8-12
Tuition: $470 (includes materials fee to cover the cost of four Little Bits and battery to take home)
Deposit required: $470

Also available:
Lunch
Extended day
Transportation

Space is limited to 25 campers.

 

Camp Staff
Steven Wade (aka “Science Steve”) a National Board-Certified Teacher and a member of Penn Charter’s science department and Lower School faculty, will be teaching this week-long maker camp. Wade has been teaching inquiry-based science for more than 20 years. He will be assisted by some terrific staff from Penn Charter’s Day Camp.

Program Highlights

Campers will design, build and test a project with Little Bits that they can take home.

Daily Schedule:

Day 1
Discuss the engineering process and then research different ideas about possible projects. After visiting the new Idea Lab in Penn Charter’s Middle School, explore with Little Bits and begin to brainstorm project ideas.

Day 2
Decide on a project and gather necessary materials. Begin construction of projects.

Day 3
Continue construction of projects. Test out projects and make changes and test again.

Day 4
Continue construction of projects and testing. Make final changes and/or modifications. Make a short video of your project to share.

Day 5
Complete modifications and any directions. Share projects with the other campers.

Schedule includes daily free swim and recreational opportunities.

Lunch Option
Don't feel like packing lunch in the summertime? Try our lunch option. Campers will be served a nutritious and balanced meal with various choices. Daily offerings will include one entree (salad, sandwich or grill item) one small drink, and one snack or fruit. Cost: $6/day, $30/week. Campers are encouraged to sign up in advance if interested in this option, although cash “drop-ins” will be accepted. The lunch option is not available for Junior Bunks (most three-, four- and five-year-olds). No refunds/credits for missed days/weeks. 

Extended-Day Program
Interested families may enroll in the extended-day option by indicating so in the appropriate space on the application. Campers may enroll in the Early-Bird Program, the After-Camp Program or both. Families who need this service occasionally or in an emergency must contact the director, and cash payment must be received the day the service is provided.
Prices listed below apply to advanced registration only. Drop-ins accepted on a daily basis without registration for a cash fee of $15 per day, per program.

Early-Bird Program
Hours  Drop off any time between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Cost  $6/day, $30/week

After-Camp Program
Hours  3:30-5:45 p.m. Pick up any time before 5:45 p.m.
Cost  $11/day, $55/week
Snack and supervised activities included. 
A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for pick-up after 5:45 p.m.

Transportation
Transportation can be provided for campers from Center City and some surrounding communities. However, our provisions for your child’s transportation do have limits. Once registration has been submitted, any changes to pickup and drop-off locations must be e-mailed well in advance, and a $25 administrative fee will be charged. Friends of campers may not ride the buses unless they have signed up in advance for transportation. We ask your cooperation in registering early for this extra service.
Round-trip $100/week; one-way $50/week

 

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2017 Enrollment Information for One-Week Camps (except Enrichment, Varsity, and Youth and Money Camps)

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. Nonrefundable full payment is due at time of registration in order to hold a spot for your child. We accept credit card, money order, cash or checks payable to William Penn Charter School. There is also a nonrefundable $25 registration fee for each applicant (whether attending one or multiple camps). If registering after June 1, full payment is due in the form of a credit card, money order or cash. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for any changes made to the application after it has been submitted, including transportation changes.

The camp fee covers all regularly scheduled activities, instructions and materials, including a camp T-shirt. Campers who do not choose the lunch option must provide their own lunch, including a beverage.

All campers must have a physical examination prior to camp. Print and complete this medical form for each camper and returned to the summer camp office before the first day of camp.

Welcome letters are available here or on our registration site:
Science Camp (ages 6-8) welcome letter
Science Camp (ages 9-12) welcome letter
Science Maker Camp welcome letter
Robotics Camp welcome letter 
Drone Camp welcome letter  
Rocketry Camp welcome letter
Chess Camp welcome letter 
Adventures in Animation Camp welcome letter 
Filmmaking Academy welcome letter  
CodeCraft Academy (ages 9-12) welcome letter 
CodeCraft Academy (ages 12-15) welcome letter  
Girls Empowerment 
Musical Instrument Design Camp welcome letter 
Youth Digital: Mod Design welcome letter 
Youth Digital: Video Game Development welcome letter 
Handwork Studios: Day and Fashion and Machine Sewing welcome letter 

Contact Information

If you have questions, contact:
Charles Kaesshaefer, Director
Penn Charter Summer Camps
215-844-3460 ext. 364

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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