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


Science Discovery Camp


Inquiry-based hands-on discovery science fun.

June 24-28
8:30 am-2:30 pm
All children ages 6-8

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: $550 
Deposit required: $550

Space is limited to 20.

Campers will work with Legos, slime, color mixing, bubbles and rockets. No science experience necessary.

Camp StaffScience Camp
Steven Wade (aka “Science Steve”), a National Board Certified Teacher and a member of Penn Charter’s science department and Lower School faculty, will be teaching this week-long science camp. Steve has been teaching inquiry-based science for more than 20 years. He will be assisted by some terrific staff from Penn Charter’s Day Camp.

Sample Schedule: 

Monday: Lego Robotics
Who doesn’t like Legos? This will be a fun intro into robotics and programming. Our Lego WeDo Robots are especially designed for young children.

Tuesday: Got Slime?
Everything is slimy, gooey, slippery and sticky! We will explore slime, gooey worms, gravity goo, and jelly marbles. Did we mention it’s really slimy?

Wednesday: Color Day!
It’s a color mixing fun day! We will investigate rainbow color milk, UV beads, kaleidoscopes, color mixing tabs and gel, and color chromatography, rainbow peepholes. Bubbles?

Thursday: Blast Off!
Everything that blasts off! From baking soda canisters, mentos and cola, to water and foam rockets. Be careful – you may get wet!

Friday: Keep Blasting Off!!  
After finishing our water bottle rockets, we will go outside to blast them off!

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