A coed Friends school, pre-K to 12, on 47 acres in East Falls, Philadelphia


Full STEAM Ahead: From Gutenberg to Google

June 20-23 (4 days)
9 am-3:30 pm
All children ages 10-14

Please note: Penn Charter Summer Camps are closed on June 19, Juneteenth.

Tuition: $450
Deposit required: $450

Space is limited to 10.

Program Highlights
In this camp, we will learn all about the technology of printing from moveable type, to silk screening, to how books and magazines are printed today. We will talk about how the printing press changed the world and how the internet continues to change the world today. Each day we will do an art project based on a different type of printing technique. All campers will take home a T-shirt that they silk screened with their own design.

We offer five stand-alone STEAM camps, during which campers will investigate the science, technology, engineering, art and math of a different topic. Each day will be spent doing hands on projects and making art. Campers are welcome to attend for one or more weeks.

Camp Staff: Naomi Hampsom
Naomi Hampson is a STEM educator and robotics instructor with a nonprofit after-school program. Throughout the year she develops and leads fun hands-on STEM workshops for grades 3 through 12. She believes that STEAM should be accessible to everyone and that by learning more about STEAM fields, people can find the connections between nature, science, technology, math and art. Naomi has an undergraduate degree in physics from West Chester University and a master's degree and PhD in materials science and engineering from Drexel University. In addition to working as a STEM educator, Naomi is also an artist and a technical photographer. Her photographs have been published in several books, including two textbooks.

2023 Enrollment Information for One-Week Specialty Camps

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. Full payment is due at time of registration in order to hold a spot for your child and is nonrefundable. We accept credit card, money order or check payable to William Penn Charter School. If registering after June 1, full payment is due in the form of a credit card or money order. 

Please note: We are not able to offer a lunch option or extended-day. Campers must bring their own lunch, including a beverage.

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

By registering, campers and their families agree that should they develop any symptoms in the weeks leading up to camp or during camp, (or have exposure to persons who are ill with Covid-19 symptoms) they will immediately and voluntarily withdraw from participation in the camp until they have confirmed negative test results and are cleared by a physician. 

Specialty Camps Welcome Letter

Contact Information
If you read the Specialty Camps Welcome Letter above and still have questions, contact:
Ari Baker, Director of Specialty Camps
215-844-3460 ext. 279
Summer Camps Office
215-844-3460 ext. 364