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Camp Activities

The Activities that create a session at Appel Farm start with the Majors and Minors a camper chooses. Beyond the amazing classes, campers will enjoy free-choice, evening, and workshop activities. Click to learn more about our program structure and camp life!



Choose two majors from our core program areas.

Major I

  • Acting Class
  • Theatrical Design & Construction (Set, Lighting, Sound)
  • Beginning Piano
  • Recording Arts
  • String Ensemble* (Violin, Viola, Cello)
  • Wind & Woodwind Ensemble* (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe)
  • Brass Ensemble* (Trumpet, Trombone)
  • Rock Vocal Ensemble
  • Rockestra* (Electric Guitar, Electric Bass)
  • Acoustic Guitar Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble*
  • Ballet
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Fiber Arts & Crafts
  • Green Corps
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Creative Writing
  • Tennis
  • Group Games

Major II

  • Theater Production (Acting Class Major I Required)
  • Stage Crew & Construction (Set, Lighting, Sound)
  • Costume Design
  • Chorus
  • Intermediate/Advanced Piano
  • Elmer Pops Orchestra/Jazz Band/Concert Band* (Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Trumpet, Trombone)
  • Rock Band* (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Rock Vocals)
  • Modern & Jazz Dance
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Multimedia Art & Printmaking
  • LEGO® Robotics and Design
  • Photography
  • Independent Study Photography (Photography Major I Required)
  • Video
  • Journalism
  • Instructional Swim
  • Team Sports


Choose two minors from new choices each summer.

Examples of Past Minors:

Beginning Guitar Class, Rock Band, Elmer Pops, Chorus, Piano, Experimental Music, Improvisation and Comedic Acting, Musical Theater, Stage Combat, Set Design & Construction, Stage Management, Choreography, Dance for Musical Theater, Tap, Folk Dance, Murals, Color Theory, Landscape Painting, Story Art, Printmaking, Green Corps, Mosaics, Experimental Photography, Rocktography, Music Videos, Acting for the Camera, Memoir Writing, Playwriting, Journalism, Instructional Swim, Tennis, Group Games and Horseback Riding.