Trips & In-Reach
Department Trips enhance the curricula for many of our core programs. Campers will take a field trip as part of one of their majors. Trips to concerts by The Philadelphia Orchestra, special exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, glassblowing demonstrations at WheatonArts, filmmaking workshops at Drexel University and photography shoots at the Salem County Fair have been popular in the past. These trips will vary each year, so returning campers get a variety of experiences!
Beach Day is one of our biggest Appel Farm traditions and offers campers an afternoon of sunshine and fun with friends at the beach. On this day, we skip minors and head to Avalon, New Jersey, where campers and staff can swim and play at the beach, hang out at the arcade on the boardwalk, or walk into town for a little shopping.
Bunk Area Trip Day
Trip Day is a time for each Bunk Area to go a recreational trip or adventure! Our younger campers in North & Coop will go to the beach in Avalon, NJ. Our older campers in Hill will enjoy the beach and the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, while our CITs head out on their overnight College Tour!
In-Reach programs offer a very special opportunity for sharing a wealth of talent with children and adults in the region who often have very little access to the arts. Campers and staff organize programs ranging from concerts, skits, and dance performances to hands-on arts workshops for young and old. In working with people who rarely have opportunities to engage in arts activities, our campers become teachers and gain new insights into the impact of the arts on other people’s lives. In-Reach programs are held onsite for a variety of Appel Farm’s year-round social service partners including but not limited to assisted living residents, special needs campers, teenage group home residents, and senior centers, giving invaluable opportunities to perform and work with audiences of diverse backgrounds and needs. Many campers discover that arts In-Reach programs are one of their most meaningful experiences of the summer.
CIT Overnight College Tour
CITs spend 2 days visiting a variety of colleges and universities to learn more about the college admissions process and begin exploring college programs. This trip includes a unique bonding experience for our CITs, as they staff off-site overnight and take part in fun group activities while discovering what they look for in a college experience. Learn more about the CIT Program here.