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Sports & Swim

Sports & Swim at Appel Farm

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.

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Photography at Appel Farm Arts Camp

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 […]

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts at Appel Farm

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.

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Wonder Wednesday

Wonder Wednesday: Young Kids & the Holidays

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 […]

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New Dates for Camp 2019!

We have a major update for you with regard to Camp 2019 Check-In and Check-Out dates!

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MLK Day Of Service

Day of Service

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, […]

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Throwback Thursday

#TBT To Living in a Bubble

Is Appel Farm a bubble, or do we just like blowing them?

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Technical Theatre at Appel Farm Arts Camp

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 — […]

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Theatre Performance at Appel Farm Arts Camp

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 […]

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Let’s kick off our school year blog!

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.

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Register for Camp Fall Reunion!

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.

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Session 4 Showcase Schedule!

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  […]

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Friday Night Concert & CIT Suprise

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 […]

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We’re off to the Beach!

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 […]

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It’s Beach Day at Appel Farm!

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. […]

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All the World’s a Worldfair Campfire!

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 […]

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A Blueberry Adventure!

Today was another great day! The sun was out and campers were excited to choose their department trips! Tomorrow, we’ll leave camp for a morning of fun, with each department hosting their own off site trip. Campers got to choose which trip they’ll go on based on their two morning major classes. We’ve asked our […]

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A Totally Fun Tuesday!

There must be a magical bubble around Appel Farm, because we made it through the day without any of the Thunderstorms you might have experienced in the tri-state area! Classes and fun went on as scheduled, as campers got to return to classes for another day of lessons. Some campers swapped to try a new […]

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Color Guard Camp Intensive

Color Guard Camp Intensive APPEL FARM ARTS CAMP IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF A NEW PROGRAM TO OUR FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CAMP: COLOR GUARD This summer, from August 5-18, middle and high school students with a passion for color guard will train with highly qualified, award-winning color guard staff at Appel Farm! […]

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There’s snow place like Camp!

Wednesday brought us another great performance from the cast of There’s Snow Place like Home. The entire cast and technical crew worked hard to make certain that every aspect of the performance was ready for our audience – and they delivered! The detail on the set, from fluffy white snow strategically placed around the stage, […]

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