Camp Blog

  • Healthy Eating and the Appel Farm Garden!

    Healthy Eating and the Appel Farm Garden!

    Nutrition at Appel Farm Healthy eating is important at Appel Farm, so we strive to offer nutritional and balanced meals daily. A nutritionist-approved menu includes vegetarian and allergy-friendly options at every meal. Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables are a part of every meal and our protein rich (tofu, chick …Read More »
  • 5 Hotspots for Childhood Art In Philadelphia

    5 Hotspots for Childhood Art In Philadelphia

    5 Hotspots for Childhood Art in Philadelphia! We love cities like Philadelphia, where art is happening all the time! Check out some of our favorite places where kiddos of all ages can create and explore the arts: 1.) NEST Looking for enrichment for your little one? Check out NEST in …Read More »
  • Daily Schedule: Insider Information!

    Daily Schedule: Insider Information!

    From Early Bird Swim to Fireside Chat… Read all about a day in the life of an Appel Farmer! 7:30 AM – Early Birds Early risers may want to shower in the morning — your bunk will come up with a shower schedule on the first day of camp. You …Read More »
  • DIY Comfort Boxes

    DIY Comfort Boxes

      As spring begins, we welcome the budding trees and warmer temperatures — and also a super busy time at Appel Farm!    It’s this time of the year when I need art to keep me balanced, but seem to have little time to make it — so I was …Read More »
  • Camp Trips

    Camp Trips

      Campers at Appel Farm go on a few trips each summer! Read about trips to Mood’s Farm, WheatonArts, Buccaneer Ice Cream Parlour, The Philadelphia Zoo, and more!   Blueberry Picking During the first week of camp, our Counselors In Training pair up with their friends in South to pick …Read More »
  • Beyond the Drama: Why Theater Education Matters

    Beyond the Drama: Why Theater Education Matters

    Did you know that theater education helps beyond developing talents? We sure did! That’s why we love our Theater Performance & Technical Theater departments here at Camp! We’re also excited about this wonderful campaign by the Educational Theatre Association! Every day in March, they’re posting a new fact about theater in our schools: …Read More »
  • National Arts Advocacy Day

    National Arts Advocacy Day

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 was National Arts Advocacy Day. I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge …Read More »
  • #TBT to A Bridge Over Troubled Water

    #TBT to A Bridge Over Troubled Water

    When you’re weary, feeling small When tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all I’m on your side, oh, when times get rough And friends just can’t be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay …Read More »
  • Tips on Improving Your Self-Esteem

    Tips on Improving Your Self-Esteem

          One of the most important parts about Camp is the development self-confidence and self-awareness. That’s because we’re so lucky to be part of a supportive, empathetic, creative community! However, there are many obstacles during the school year that can get in the way of how we see ourselves. Bullying, too …Read More »
  • Sundays at Appel Farm + Workshops

    Sundays at Appel Farm + Workshops

    Every other Sunday at camp is a relaxing day filled with great choices! Campers can sleep in. However, even though sleeping late is tempting, most campers get up in time to opt into Breakfast at 9:00 AM because doughnuts are on the menu! Campers spend the day choosing between relaxing …Read More »