Sir Ken Robinson Keynote Speaker American Camp Association Tri-State Camp Conference This week, our Camp Team is in Atlantic City attending the American Camp Association’s TriState Camp Conference for an important week dedicated to professional development, personal growth, and building community in our camp industry. Every year, we are lucky to hear two keynote speakers […]
This Motivation Monday, we are excited to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! This year, the United Nations has challenged the science community to work towards inclusive green growth. Appel Farm introduces young girls to the science field by forming connections between art and the world around them. Developing the next […]
Direct a zombie movie, create your own podcast, anchor the Appel Farm News, program a robot, or record your own song – there’s always something exciting happening in our Arts +Technology Department. The campers taking Arts+Technology classes at Appel Farm are always getting up to something creative. Whether directing a scene in their latest movie, […]
We like to take every opportunity to have fun with our spare time! Sports and Swim also offer Lap Swimming before breakfast, Free-Swim times, Bunk Pool Parties, Yoga and Aerobic Classes, Organized games and tournaments, and an International v. the United States Soccer Match once a session.
Bring your vision to life in photography! Photography The Photography program at Appel Farm is a 35mm black and white film photography program. This means you have to put film in your camera : ) Campers bring their cameras to camp, and Appel Farm provides everything else they need. See below for details about finding […]
Campers in the Visual Arts program choose a specific medium to study, learning and practicing new skills and techniques, and working on projects. Campers learn to work with a variety of artistic tools including a printing press, loom, pottery wheels, welding and glass torches, and electric, gas, and unique Noborigama wood-fired kilns.
The holidays can be joyful, relaxing, and enjoyable as you gather up relatives from far and wide, but for young kids you can sometimes anticipate antsy-ness, stress, and sometimes downright irritable moods. This Wonder Wednesday, we offer some advice through a summer camp & psychological point of view to make the holidays a more enjoyable […]
We have a major update for you with regard to Camp 2019 Check-In and Check-Out dates!
MLK Day of Service with Appel Farm Monday, January 21, 2019 Join Appel Farm for National Day of Service! The Camp Team will be in both Philadelphia, PA and Wayne, NJ to work with camp families and friends to give back to the community. Philadelphia, PA Deep Roots Charter School 3556 Frankford Avenue , Philadelphia, […]
BRING YOUR DESIGNS TO LIFE ONSTAGE. BUILD SETS, CALL CUES, AND MORE! Learn the fundamentals of scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, and props design. Put your organizational and problem-solving skills to the test as a stage manager! Attend production meetings, collaborate with directors, and work with fellow designers. Operate power tools, sewing machines, light boards — […]
Theatre Performance Want to be onstage? Learn to act, sing, dance, write, and direct? To play a part in a hilarious comedy? A serious drama? The world premiere of a musical? Or maybe you’d like to learn stage combat, or improve your improv skills, or create original plays ? You can do all of this—and […]
Welcome to the Appel Farm School Year Blog! Each week campers, staff, and parents will be treated to something new! From Motivation Monday through Fun Friday, each weekly blog will highlight a different theme and core value.
Missing Camp? We sure miss you! Join us on Sunday, November 4th at Camp for an amazing reunion! The reunion is open to campers and staff from any summer, along with friends and family.
Session 4 Camper Families You’re Invited to our Session 4 Showcases! Wednesday, August 15th 5:15 Tail Tales @ Theatre 7:30 Machinal @ Theatre Thursday, August 16th 5:15 Minor Showcase @ Theatre 7:30 Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats @ Theatre Friday, August 17th 11:15 Art + Technology Show @ Theatre Sports & Swim Video Feature @ Theatre 12:30 LUNCH […]
Tonight was another AMAZING Friday Night Concert! Check-out the photo gallery tomorrow for pictures or our Instagram story for videos. The line-up was a wide range of talented kiddos doing everything from Broadway show tunes, to a glow dance, to an original piano performance! After the concert the campers got an extra special treat in […]
Everyone loves trip day at Appel Farm! Our CITs woke up early this morning to head out on their 2-day college tour. They’ll be visiting 4 schools over the next 2 days, learning more about the college admission process, and seeing first hand the differences in small and large schools, urban and suburban settings, and […]
What a fabulous day for the beach! Today, campers and counselors slathered on sunscreen, packed a bathing suit and towel, and boarded the buses to head off to the shore. There are three very popular beach day schools of thought at Appel Farm, when it comes to how campers spend their precious beach day time. […]
Today was another fun day at Appel Farm! Campers enjoyed a full day of majors and minors – we even shared highlights from Major 1 on our Instagram Story. If you’re not an Instagram user, that’s okay – we send everything from Instagram directly to our Facebook Story. You can view our Story updates from […]