Everyone who has spent a summer at Appel Farm knows the magic that happens at those green picnic tables and Friday Night Concerts. Our community is what makes this farm so special every summer and we would like to celebrate that loyalty! During camp, we will recognize campers and staff who have chosen to come back year after year, keeping their Appel inside them forever! Check out how we will celebrate the many years people have dedicated their summers to Appel Farm.
And when you see #AppelFarmForLife online, know that we love each and every one of our campers and staff…forever!
YEARS 1 and 2: Ice Cream Party
Once you’ve attended Appel Farm, you’ll always be a part of the Appel Farm family! We would like to welcome you into the family with one of our favorite treats, ice cream! We’ll have a grand ice cream party during your session to recognize the important choice you made to call Appel Farm your summer home.
YEAR 3: High-Five Mural
Members will leave a lasting impression on Appel Farm! They will put their handprints on our High-Five Mural, adding on year after year, high-five after high-five!
YEAR 4: Appel Farm Song Leaders
Members will teach the Appel Farm Song to the whole camp at the closing of our first Friday Night Concert each session. For the rest of the session, at the end of each Friday Night Concert, at campfires, and any time we sing our song, they will lead the camp!
YEAR 5: Golden Appels Club
Members will join the Golden Appels Club, and each new member will be recognized on the Golden Appel Club plaque in
the Dining Hall, which will grow year after year. Who will join this year? Check out the list below! We’d love to see all of your names on the plaque someday…
YEAR 6: Bunk Photo Collage
Members will receive a framed collage of their past 6 years of bunk photos, signed by this summer’s bunkmates, staff and Camp Directors. One frame with 6 years of camp memories…
YEAR 7: Appel Farm Fleece Pullover
Members will receive an Appel Farm fleece pullover to wear during those chilly campfire nights, and all year long!
YEAR 8: Appel Farm Coffee Mug
Members will be presented with an Appel Farm coffee mug…if you’ve been here for eight years, you can enjoy camp coffee and tea in style!
YEAR 9: Garden Stepping Stone
Members will make a personalized stepping stone for our garden, which is a wonderful place to relax and laugh with friends among the veggies and fruit trees!
YEAR 10: Dedicated Adirondack Chair or Bench
Members will have a new Adirondack chair or bench dedicated in their honor. Any place we put them will surely to turn into a new free-time hangout!