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Want to learn more about our new camp structure, featuring combinable two-week and three-week sessions?

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COVID Safety Plan and Operating Handbook

Please keep in mind that we must follow the NJ Department of Health’s guidelines for summer camps, which was last updated April 28th. Although the CDC has released new guidance surrounding masking, we are required to still follow the NJDOH guidelines. If they update their guidelines, we will adjust our plans accordingly to be aligned.

We have also added a new required Camp Form to your child’s CampInTouch account. Please review and sign the COVID Safety Agreement by June 11, 2021. If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 plan, please reach out to us at

Governor Murphy Gives Overnight Camps the Green Light

Updated March 3, 2021

Governor Murphy announced that, “As we expect to be in a much better place this summer, we can announce that another New Jersey tradition – sleepaway camps – will be able to safely resume their operations, after they were suspended last year.” Click here to read more.

CDC Prioritization of Camp Staff for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Updated March 2, 2021

All Appel Farm Arts Camp Staff are eligible for the vaccine, and we are spreading the news of their eligibility along with support to help them access resources and information in their locations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously expanded the definition of “essential workers” to incorporate out-of-school time workers, including camp staff. To support that move, CDC recently made changes to their website that explicitly list camp staff in Phase 1b of their vaccination prioritization. Click here to read more.

Camp 2021 Planning Committee & their Work

Updated December 18, 2020

The Camp 2021 Planning Committee, which includes staff, alumni, and parents, is working on policies and procedures based on guidance and relevant data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Salem County Department of Health & Human Services, New Jersey Department of Health, and American Camp Association. Between now and Camp 2021, we will continue to update our policies and procedures to operate camp under current health conditions. This may include changes to our capacity, changes to our programming, procedures for visitors and transition days, cleaning and sanitation protocol, training for our staff and more. As information about health and safety continues to change over the coming months, we will continue to provide updates about our planning here.

Surveys Lead to New Procedures, Protocols & Policies

Updated December 18, 2020

Thank you to parents and guardians, campers, and staff who participated in our surveys this fall. Your input will guide the Camp 2021 Planning Team as we find ways the right to keep everyone safe at camp this summer. We will continue to gather your input throughout the planning of Camp 2021. In our current state, and based on your input, here are new COVID-responsive plans. Read this list as if Camp 2021 were starting today, and check back for changes as health conditions change. We anticipate that all changes will be for better!

Don’t share your air! Masking, Social Distancing & Ventilation will be the keys to keeping our community safe!

  • Camp will operate at 50% reduced capacity according to state-mandated capacity limits.
  • Campers and staff will provide a negative COVID test result issued less than 72 hours prior to Check-In.
  • Campers and staff will undergo daily health screenings, including temperature checks.
  • Campers and staff will wear masks at all times except when sleeping or eating. Mask breaks will be overseen closely by staff, and may be approved by staff when campers are socially distanced outdoors, or in their assigned bunk.
  • Campers in North and Coop may have Major Classes in the morning, and Minor Classes in the afternoon; while campers in Hill and South may have Minor Classes in the morning and Major Classes in the afternoon. With this new schedule, campers will be in classes with other campers closer to their own age group, and our smaller staff will be able to offer more class choices.
  • Some classes, performances, and activities will move to outdoor classrooms or stages. Others will be held in spaces with updated air-filtration, and room for social distancing.
  • Some activities, like Workshops and Evening Activities may be reimagined to avoid large group gatherings, such as having Workshops at each Bunk Area. Off-camp field trips will likely be replaced with exciting on-camp activities.
  • Staff who live off-site, staff who leave camp for their time off, and visitors will follow the strictest of current recommendations while off campus, such as masking, social distancing, avoiding indoor dining, and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people. Upon return to camp, all staff and visitors will undergo a health screening, including a temperature check.

New Camper Application Policies for Camp 2021

Updated December 22, 2020
Campers registering for Camp 2021 must remit a deposit of $900 with the camp application; balance payable in equal installments on March 1st and May 1st, 2021. Registrations received after May 1st must be paid in full within 30 days of registration or by the first day of your child’s camp session, whichever is first.  Campers will be admitted to camp only after tuition is paid in full. Payment plans are available upon request.
No-Risk Cancellation Policy
Because of our current circumstances, Appel Farm will have a 100% no-risk cancellation policy for Camp 2021. Families can cancel for any reason prior to the start of a child’s camp session and receive a full refund of all tuition paid. Due to the likelihood there will be a substantial wait list for children to attend, we ask that parents, when possible, cancel at least 14 days in advance as a courtesy to another child who may be able to attend.
  • If a child must go home after the start of their session due to illness, including COVID, families are entitled to a pro-rated tuition refund based on the length of stay.
  • If camp is unable to open as planned, families will be offered a choice to request a full refund, roll tuition over to Camp 2022, or donate it to Appel Farm’s non-profit operating fund.