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Free Time at Appel Farm

Kids get wound up all year, and then they come to camp, and we unwind them. We create a space where they can explore their individual interests and rediscover their love of learning… We balance arts classes with free time, letting each camper choose how they spend a few important hours a day.

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Sports & Swim at Appel Farm

Dive into Sports & Swim at Appel Farm! From instructional swim lessons to international team sports to tennis lessons, there’s a way for everyone to stay active in Sports & Swim! Campers can also enjoy Free Swim and pick-up games in basketball, tennis, soccer, gaga and more, during free time when they have extra energy […]

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Photography at Appel Farm

The Photography program at Appel Farm gives campers a strong foundation in the core elements of photography. Campers learn traditional black and white film photography as thy shoot a roll of film, process it, and create stunning prints in our darkrooms. The skills they gain in composition, lighting, and visual storytelling will serve them whether […]

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Art + Technology at Appel Farm

The Arts + Technology Department at Appel Farm gives campers hands-on experience in video production, recording arts, robotics, and more. From storyboard to editing, using industry-standard programs, campers explore a vast array of genres and production types. Record an original song, host your own podcast, or try you hand at computer coding. The possibilities are […]

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Visual Arts at Appel Farm

The Appel Farm Art Barn is home to so many incredible art classes: with majors in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and ceramics! Visual Arts is always coming up with exciting and new minors to keep our artistic campers learning new skills. From Creating Comics to Guerilla Crochet, campers have the opportunity to try something […]

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Dance at Appel Farm

Dance at Appel Farm is an exploration in technique and creativity — campers learn to express themselves through movement. Dance majors include, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern and contemporary. Minors change each summer with choices like K-POP, musical theatre tap, Scottish dance, vogue, choreography and more. if your child loves to dance, whether just for fun, […]

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Music at Appel Farm

Whether your passion is vocal, classical, jazz, or rock, the Music Department at Appel Farm has it all. Majors include classes in strings, brass, and woodwind ensembles, orchestra, jazz band, rock band, vocal studio, piano, and songwriting. With such a wide range of offerings, there’s something for everyone! While developing technique and musicianship, our core […]

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Creative Writing at Appel Farm

The Creative Writing program at Appel Farm gives our campers opportunities to express themselves through writing. Campers can major in creative writing and explore everything from fiction writing to journalism. Or, they can choose to take a minor course in a more nuanced subject. Appel Farm offers the only residential creative writing program in New […]

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Technical Theatre at Appel Farm

Appel Farm’s Technical Theatre Department is motivated by camper imagination from the page to the stage. With an emphasis on camper driven design, construction, and management, T2 is always ready to produce creative and thoughtful work for every Appel Farm production. With majors in stage management, theatrical design and construction, stage crew, and costume design, […]

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Theatre Performance at Appel Farm

The Theatre Performance Program at Appel Farm Arts Camp gives each camper a meaningful experience in the classroom and on stage to hone their craft and grow their skillset as a performer. Unique among theatre camps, our program features small cast productions that give each child an opportunity to take on a significant role. There […]

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Black Lives Matter

Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus joins with artists, musicians, teachers, students, and citizens across the country and around the world in affirming that Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with George Floyd and our Black and brown neighbors who have been murdered, mistreated, and silenced because of the color of their skin. As […]

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Love Grows: Camp 2020

A loving message from Appel Farm to our whole community… We hope this message finds each member of our Appel Farm community healthy, and weathering this COVID-19 storm as well as possible. Thank you all so much for your patience and support over the past couple of months, as we have been trying to figure […]

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Sun Baked Cookies

Day 36: Mary Makes Cookies! Former Appel Farm Arts Camp Sculpture Instructor, Mary, runs a tasty company: Sun Baked Cookies out in San Diego, CA! Just for her friends at Appel Farm, Mary is decorating some special appel-shaped cookies! Want to make your own? Here’s her recipe! Sun Baked Cookies Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup […]

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Virtual Tour and Live Camp Q&A

Virtual Tour and Live Camp Q&A WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOUR FAMILY TO APPEL FARM, TAKE YOU ON A TOUR, AND ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS ONCE WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. In the meantime, join us online to learn more about Appel Farm and tell us all about […]

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Social Distance Arts & Learning

Social Distance Arts & Learning APPEL FARM IS A CREATIVE HAVEN FOR CREATIVE KIDS. While we work together to slow the spread of Covid-19, all of your friends at Appel Farm are with you, working from home and committed to helping you all learn and grow, and stay creative in this break from normalcy! And […]

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Taking Care of Our Community: A Message from Appel Farm Arts Camp

Taking Care of Our Community A Message from Appel Farm Arts Camp Appel Farm Arts Camp is a creative haven for creative kids! For many of our kids and teens, we are the light at the end of the tunnel after months of stress and rigor. We are  their oasis — a safe space to […]

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Entrelac Knitting

Entrelac Knitting Entrelac knitting is a technique that creates a woven texture. Although this technique requires a lot of steps, each step is small and easy to learn. Sam, an Appel Farm camper, is knitting a blanket using this advanced technique! If you want to try this yourself, learn this technique at The Spruce Crafts, or […]

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Process Art & Artist’s Postcards

Let’s Create Artist’s Postcards Invitation to Create ‘Invitation to create’ is a phrase used to describe the set-up for a process-based approach to making art. It’s easy! You simply set up art materials in an inviting way for another person to explore. By presenting only art materials paired with an action (“Let’s make postcards!”) and […]

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Visual Art at Appel Farm

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Dance at Appel Farm

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