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Girls Empowerment Camp

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

Session 1:
June 25-June 29

9 am-3:30 pm
Girls ages 10-14
Tuition: $470
Deposit required: $470
Session 2:
July 16-July 20

9 am-3:30 pm
Girls ages 10-14
Tuition: $470
Deposit required: $470

Also available:
Extended Day

Space is limited to 18 campers.

Camp Staff
Martha Millison has more than 15 years of experience working as a counselor and educator with students from elementary through college age. She is a certified school counselor and licensed social worker. She currently serves as the school counselor at Green Woods Charter School in Philadelphia. Martha also has many years of experience as a camper, counselor and program director.

Program Highlights
Girls Empowerment Camp will combine creative arts, physical challenge, community service, team building activities and self-reflection to provide girls with an opportunity to build confidence, step outside of their comfort zones and have fun! Whether a girl is comfortable in her own skin or is trying to break out of her shell, Girls Empowerment is a safe place for her to take risks and find her strength. Activities will include a self-defense workshop, rock climbing, self-discovery challenges, a high-ropes course, yoga/body awareness workshop, creative arts activities and community service projects.

Sample Schedule

Day 1
Art project in the a.m. and rock climbing in the p.m.

Day 2
Adventure Network, including zip-lining. Full day off campus.

Day 3
Cooking and yoga workshop on campus, other activities.

Day 4
Community service off campus.

Day 5
Self-defense workshop in a.m. At PC in p.m. (finish projects, wrap-up)

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. No refunds/credits for missed days/weeks. 

Extended-Day Program

Interested families may enroll in the extended-day option when registering. 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 can be provided for campers from Center City and some surrounding communities. However, our provisions for your child’s transportation do have limits. Once an application 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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2018 Enrollment Information for One-Week Camps (except Enrichment and Varsity)

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:
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Science Engineering Camp welcome letter 
Science Invention 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 
DesignCraft Academy welcome letter 
Girls Empowerment 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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