Good Eats Camp: The Science of Food

June 17-21 (4 days)
8:30 am-2:30 pm
All children ages 10-14

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

Drop-off begins at 8:15 am in the Middle School circle (Coulter Street entrance), and pickup is no later than 2:45 pm, also at the Middle School circle.

Transportation is limited; details below.

Tuition: $450 (4 days)
Deposit required: $450

Space is limited to 10 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: 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 3-12. 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.

2024 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. Transportation can be provided for a limited number of campers ages five and older from Center City and Fairmount; see details.

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 days leading up to camp or during camp, 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