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


Good Eats Camp: The Science Behind Food

Two sessions offered
Session 1: June 26-30
Session 2: July 3, 5, 6, 7 (4 days)
9 am-3:30 pm
All children ages 8-12

Please note:  Penn Charter Summer Camps are closed on July 4, Independence Day.

Ages 10-14
Session 1 tuition: $540 (5 days)
Deposit required: $540
Session 2 tuition: $450 (4 days)
Deposit required: $450

Space is limited to 16 campers. 

Nitrogen ice cream

Program Highlights
Cooking is usually portrayed as an elaborate art. But in addition to the artistry, there is a lot of science behind the dishes — molecules interacting with other molecules, creating the combinations of taste and texture that hungry consumers appreciate the most, with the possibility of creating medicine. Chemistry is a branch of science that involves studying chemicals that make up a product. Food chemistry involves studying the chemicals that are inside food, how they contribute to our nutrition, and how different foods can be combined or changed to make new foods. We will explore the different scientific principles and then apply them by creating yummy snacks campers can try and share with others.

Camp Staff: Susan Chan-Peter
Susan Chan-Peter has been teaching science and math for over 15 years in both secondary and post-secondary education, with a focus on curriculum development. She believes that science should be easily accessible and, more importantly, a topic that can easily be understood by relating it to real-life examples – hands-on fun, while learning at the same time.

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