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


Stop-Motion Animation

Create a short stop-motion animated film from start to finish!

July 15-19
8:30 am-2:30 pm
All children ages 10-14

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.

Program Highlights
Have you ever wanted to bring your story to live? In this camp, we will be creating a short stop-motion animated film from start to finish. Campers will work together to develop a story, write a script, create characters, scenery and backdrops, and film a stop motion animation frame by frame. After filming is complete, campers will become voice actors, and add the dialogue to their film. The final film will be screened on the last day of camp, as part of the performing art performances. Families and friends are welcome to attend.

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 through 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