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.
Session 1 tuition: $540 (5 days)
Deposit required: $540
Session 2 tuition: $450 (4 days)
Deposit required: $450
Space is limited to 16 campers.
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.