Camp Directors & Staff
Meet the Camp Directors!
We are thrilled to introduce Julia Weekes, who will join Tracy and Cara as a Camp Director this summer! Julia has nearly 30 years of experience as an educational management leader, educator, and artist, and will join Tracy and Cara as the Camp Director focused on our camp parents, and each of their unique camp experiences. Cori, Jennie, and the entire staff at Appel Farm will work with our Camp Directors to make sure that Camp 2019 is one for the records!
Julia Weekes, Programs & Creativity Director
Julia is an educational management leader, educator, and artist. Julia brings nearly thirty years of experience in leadership and management, arts education, arts and science integration, early childhood education, project-based learning, cooperative learning, and progressive education to her new role as Appel Farm Art and Music Center Programs and Creativity Director.
Julia is a Philadelphia-area native and resides in the Mt. Airy section with her two teenage sons, Judah and Isaiah. Julia received her BFA from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts and her MAT from University of the Arts. She has spent decades teaching visual art and science with a focus on community-based programs. She has extensive experience in leadership positions as founder and executive director of an experiential education organization and early education center director.
Julia is also a proud Appel Farm alumna, attending the camp in the early 1980s. It was Appel Farm that inspired her to pursue the arts and foster a commitment to diversity and equity in education. She shared her love of Appel Farm with her children through nostalgic stories and trips to music festivals. Three summers ago, Judah and Isaiah began their own journey as Appel Farm campers. Appel Farm has become their home away from home and eagerly look forward to each summer, returning to their Appel Farm family…now bringing along their mom.
Tracy Power, Arts Programs Director
Tracy earned her Masters of Fine Arts from Florida State University in Theatre Management. She also holds honors degrees in Communication and Theatre from Mississippi University for Women. Tracy joined Appel Farm in 2013 as a member of our Leadership Team and served as the Program Director for two summers. In addition to her work with camp, Tracy joined Appel Farm’s full-time staff as the Community Programs Coordinator in 2014, and then was promoted to Camp Director for the summer of 2016.
Prior to working at Appel Farm, Tracy was the Associate Community Engagement Manager for Florida State University’s School of Theatre. She also worked for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs as a touring performer and educator. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, and TYAUSA. Tracy is thrilled for the opportunity to combine her in-depth knowledge of the camp program, her experience in non-profit arts management, and her passion for education as Camp Director.
Cara Corradetti, Camp Relations Director
Cara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, in English and History, from The University of Vermont. She joined the Appel Farm team as Assistant Camp Director in 2015.Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Cara has spent the last eighteen years at sleepway camp, as a camper, CIT and Counselor. In 2006, she joined the staff at Camp Canadensis where she served as Theatre Specialist and Evening Activities Director.
In 2008, she joined their full-time staff and became Head Counselor of the CIT Leadership Program. In her free time, Cara serves as Alpha Delta Pi’s Recruitment and Marketing advisor at West Chester University. Cara looks forward to combining her own background in the fine and performing arts with her knowledge of and passion for summer camp at Appel Farm.
Appel Farm Staff
Cori Solomon, Executive Director
Jennie Quinn, Public Outreach Director
Heather Yelle, Operations and Finance Director
Kerri Sullivan, Arts Integration Director
Curtis Williams, Community Programs Director
Audrey Angeloni, Engagement & HR Director
Stephanie Carr, Grants & Gifts Director
Natasha Thompson, Program Operations Director
Don Nees, Facilities Caretaker
Donald Nees, Assistant Facilities Caretaker
Bailey Cunningham, Arts Programs Assistant
Kini Slaughter, Arts Programs Assistant
Mary Catherine Frantz, Public Outreach Assistant
Appel Farm finds the very best Counselors, Instructors, and Leadership Team members from all over the world to work at camp each summer! So many of our Camp Staff come back year after year, like Head Counselor Sarv, who will be back for his 32nd summer in 2019! Our staff are at least 20 years old, working toward a college degree, and have experience teaching and working with children. Many of our staff are experienced teaching artists with advanced degrees in their craft.