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


Robotics and Drone Camp

Build, program and design robots! Build and fly drones!

Session 1: June 24-28
Session 2: July 8-12
8:30 am-2:30 pm
All children ages 9-14

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 in the Middle School circle.

Transportation is limited; details below.

Tuition: $540
Deposit required: $540

Space is limited to 10.

Camp Staff
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. 

Program Highlights
Do you like to build with Legos? Do you like remote-controlled cars? Do you want to fly? Then this camp is for you! We will build, program and design robots using the LEGO EV3 and the new SPIKE robotics systems, as well as build and fly drones! We will program using iPads. Each day, we will build a new robot design or add features to the robot from the previous day and program the robot to complete various tasks and obstacle courses with our drones. Campers will learn a variety of building, coding and troubleshooting techniques. At the end of camp, campers will get to bring their drone home!


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