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Camp Trip Mood's Farm


Campers at Appel Farm go on a few trips each summer! Read about trips to Mood’s Farm, WheatonArts, Buccaneer Ice Cream Parlour, The Philadelphia Zoo, and more!


Blueberry PickingBlueberry Picking

During the first week of camp, our Counselors In Training pair up with their friends in South to pick blueberries at Mood’s Farm, right in our neck of the woods. It’s a quick trip during Afternoon Free Choice, with lots of sunshine, fresh air, new friends, and loads and loads of blueberries! Head Counselor, Sarv, gathers all the blueberries for a baking workshop a couple days later, and campers help make the best blueberry muffins ever!Creative Writing Trip

Department Trips

Field trips enhance the curricula for many of our core programs, and most campers will take an off-camp trip as part of one of their majors during the first week of camp. Performance opportunities for music majors at a local pocket park, master classes at a professional theater company, ballroom dance lessons, special exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, glassblowing demonstrations at WheatonArts, filmmaking workshops at Drexel University and photography shoots at Eastern State Penitentiary have been popular in the past.

Coop TripBeach Day

Beach Day offers campers an afternoon of sunshine and fun with friends at the beach. During the second week of camp, we skip minors and head to Avalon, NJ, where campers and staff can swim and play at the beach, hang out at the arcade on the boardwalk, or walk into town for a little shopping.Ice Cream
Campers love the Shipwreck Sundae at Buccaneer Ice Cream parlour. Twelve scoops of ice cream, 15 toppings, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream and a cherry all served in a pirate hat, but don’t worry, it takes a whole bunk to finish this treat!

Trip Day

Trip Day, during the third week of camp, is a time for each Bunk Area to go a recreational trip or adventure! Last summer, our Bunk Areas went on some great trips!Coop Trip 2015

  • Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! South campers took a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.
  • Cooler by a Mile… North campers chilled out and relaxed at the beach in Avalon, NJ, where they got to swim and play at the beach, hang out at the arcade on the boardwalk, or walk into town for a little shopping.
  • Coop campers spent another fun day on the beach, but this time they got to adventure to Ocean City, Maryland.
  • Go Big! Go Six Flags! Hill campers love to go big at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.

The College Tour

New for 2017! Our CIT campers will take off on a 2-day excursion to visit a variety of colleges and universities. Appel Farm CITs will take official guided tours and get to ask their own unique questions about the admissions process and the college experience. CITs will see a wide assortment of schools – from urban to suburban, big and small, public and private, they will leave their camp session feeling empowered and excited for this next big phase of their lives!