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Holiday Boxes are now on sale!

We are so excited to roll out our annual Appel Farm Holiday Box! The boxes contain brand new Appel Farm gear – and every purchase includes a donation to our Appel Farm Scholarship Fund. Give joy to the camper or alumni in your life, and spread that joy even farther by helping us to bring […]

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Camp Gift Certificates

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends! Help a child you love attend camp this summer. Camp gift certificates make wonderful gifts for the creative kid in your life. These certificates can be purchased in any amount, and applied directly to a camper’s account.

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Camp Videos Now on Sale!

This summer our goal was to “Ignite the Spark” of creativity, friendship, learning, and more for our campers, and as a result, they were wildly creative, explored new passions, dared to take risks, and forged new friendships.  Now it’s time for you to share in this magic with Camp 2017 video footage. From Friday Night […]

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Register for Family Camp Today!

Family Camp weekends allow every member of your family to experience the magic of camp together! For more than 50 years, Appel Farm Arts Camp has transformed the lives of thousands of young people, helping children develop artistic talents, gain self-confidence, and make friendships that last a lifetime. Now we are offering you a chance to experience […]

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First 24 Hours | Session One 2022

Session One is Here! It’s been a busy 24 hours at Appel Farm Arts Camp! After a long staff week spent building community, learning together, getting creative, and prepping for camp, our staff were overjoyed to welcome campers onto campus! Take a peek at a few highlights from our first 24 hours at camp including […]

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New Year, New Structure!

New Year, New Structure! As 2021 comes to a close, we want to share how grateful we are for our entire Appel Farm community. You camplete us! All the hard work our dedicated seasonal staff, year-round team, alumni, and board put in to gather feedback from campers and camp families has informed our 2022 Summer Camp […]

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Free Time at Appel Farm

Kids get wound up all year, and then they come to camp, and we unwind them. We create a space where they can explore their individual interests and rediscover their love of learning… We balance arts classes with free time, letting each camper choose how they spend a few important hours a day.

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Sports & Swim at Appel Farm

Dive into Sports & Swim at Appel Farm! From instructional swim lessons to international team sports to tennis lessons, there’s a way for everyone to stay active in Sports & Swim! Campers can also enjoy Free Swim and pick-up games in basketball, tennis, soccer, gaga and more, during free time when they have extra energy […]

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Photography at Appel Farm

The Photography program at Appel Farm gives campers a strong foundation in the core elements of photography. Campers learn traditional black and white film photography as thy shoot a roll of film, process it, and create stunning prints in our darkrooms. The skills they gain in composition, lighting, and visual storytelling will serve them whether […]

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Art + Technology at Appel Farm

The Arts + Technology Department at Appel Farm gives campers hands-on experience in video production, recording arts, robotics, and more. From storyboard to editing, using industry-standard programs, campers explore a vast array of genres and production types. Record an original song, host your own podcast, or try you hand at computer coding. The possibilities are […]

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Visual Arts at Appel Farm

The Appel Farm Art Barn is home to so many incredible art classes: with majors in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and ceramics! Visual Arts is always coming up with exciting and new minors to keep our artistic campers learning new skills. From Creating Comics to Guerilla Crochet, campers have the opportunity to try something […]

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Dance at Appel Farm

Dance at Appel Farm is an exploration in technique and creativity — campers learn to express themselves through movement. Dance majors include, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern and contemporary. Minors change each summer with choices like K-POP, musical theatre tap, Scottish dance, vogue, choreography and more. if your child loves to dance, whether just for fun, […]

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Music at Appel Farm

Whether your passion is vocal, classical, jazz, or rock, the Music Department at Appel Farm has it all. Majors include classes in strings, brass, and woodwind ensembles, orchestra, jazz band, rock band, vocal studio, piano, and songwriting. With such a wide range of offerings, there’s something for everyone! While developing technique and musicianship, our core […]

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Creative Writing at Appel Farm

The Creative Writing program at Appel Farm gives our campers opportunities to express themselves through writing. Campers can major in creative writing and explore everything from fiction writing to journalism. Or, they can choose to take a minor course in a more nuanced subject. Appel Farm offers the only residential creative writing program in New […]

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Technical Theatre at Appel Farm

Appel Farm’s Technical Theatre Department is motivated by camper imagination from the page to the stage. With an emphasis on camper driven design, construction, and management, T2 is always ready to produce creative and thoughtful work for every Appel Farm production. With majors in stage management, theatrical design and construction, stage crew, and costume design, […]

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Theatre Performance at Appel Farm

The Theatre Performance Program at Appel Farm Arts Camp gives each camper a meaningful experience in the classroom and on stage to hone their craft and grow their skillset as a performer. Unique among theatre camps, our program features small cast productions that give each child an opportunity to take on a significant role. There […]

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Black Lives Matter

Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus joins with artists, musicians, teachers, students, and citizens across the country and around the world in affirming that Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with George Floyd and our Black and brown neighbors who have been murdered, mistreated, and silenced because of the color of their skin. As […]

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Love Grows: Camp 2020

A loving message from Appel Farm to our whole community… We hope this message finds each member of our Appel Farm community healthy, and weathering this COVID-19 storm as well as possible. Thank you all so much for your patience and support over the past couple of months, as we have been trying to figure […]

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Sun Baked Cookies

Day 36: Mary Makes Cookies! Former Appel Farm Arts Camp Sculpture Instructor, Mary, runs a tasty company: Sun Baked Cookies out in San Diego, CA! Just for her friends at Appel Farm, Mary is decorating some special appel-shaped cookies! Want to make your own? Here’s her recipe! Sun Baked Cookies Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup […]

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Virtual Tour and Live Camp Q&A

Virtual Tour and Live Camp Q&A WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOUR FAMILY TO APPEL FARM, TAKE YOU ON A TOUR, AND ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS ONCE WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. In the meantime, join us online to learn more about Appel Farm and tell us all about […]

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Social Distance Arts & Learning

Social Distance Arts & Learning APPEL FARM IS A CREATIVE HAVEN FOR CREATIVE KIDS. While we work together to slow the spread of Covid-19, all of your friends at Appel Farm are with you, working from home and committed to helping you all learn and grow, and stay creative in this break from normalcy! And […]

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Entrelac Knitting

Entrelac Knitting Entrelac knitting is a technique that creates a woven texture. Although this technique requires a lot of steps, each step is small and easy to learn. Sam, an Appel Farm camper, is knitting a blanket using this advanced technique! If you want to try this yourself, learn this technique at The Spruce Crafts, or […]

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Process Art & Artist’s Postcards

Let’s Create Artist’s Postcards Invitation to Create ‘Invitation to create’ is a phrase used to describe the set-up for a process-based approach to making art. It’s easy! You simply set up art materials in an inviting way for another person to explore. By presenting only art materials paired with an action (“Let’s make postcards!”) and […]

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