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About Camp

Values Guide Our Program

For more than 60 years, summers at Appel Farm have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people as they interacted with artists from around the world in beautiful rural southern New Jersey. Safety, Community, Personal Growth, and Fun guide our program and ensure that every child experiences a summer that will last a lifetime. 



Your child’s physical and emotional safety is our top priority. Therefore, our experienced mature counselors, all over the age of 20, are carefully chosen to be positive role models who will empower your child to gain self-confidence, awareness, and independence in a well-supervised environment. 


We welcome your child into a caring, diverse, non-competitive community focusing on belonging. Being surrounded by children with similar interests and counselors who actively help campers form connections ensures that your child will feel supported and make lasting friendships during their time at Appel Farm.

Personal Growth

We believe all children are creative with artistic talent waiting to be discovered and nurtured. With only 230 campers in each session and a 3:1 camper/staff ratio, individualized attention and a differentiated approach are at the heart of every class. Professional artists and arts educators will guide your child’s development based on their skill level, interests, and individual


With a balanced schedule for their chosen Majors and Minors, free time, workshops, trips, campfires, performances, and special events, every session at Appel Farm is fun!


Our Goals for Your Child
Every summer we empower young people by achieving our program’s goals. Your child will have a transformative experience at Appel Farm Arts Camp. Read on to find the answer to the important question: “What will my child gain from a summer at Appel Farm?”

  1. Your child will gain self-confidence, self-awareness, and independence.
  2. Your child will learn to value the concept of community and how to be a productive citizen.
  3. Your child will learn social skills and will make friends.
  4. Your child will learn to express themselves while developing their artistic talents.
  5. Your child will develop their passion to learn through fun and engaging activities.


A Complete Camp Experience

Two and three-week sessions can be combined for four to seven-week camp experience.
First time campers, ages 7-11 years can attend our one week camp experience.

To find the sessions that work best for your family, visit our Dates & Rates Page