With a little over a week left of camp, we’re trying to squeeze in as much fun as possible. We had a lot of fun at the Staff Concert last night with a ton of amazing performances like classical guitar, tap dancing, and a glowstick show. We also had some incredible MC’s that did mini-scenes between each act that involved some of our favorite Disney characters! We still have so many exciting activities planned before the end of camp! We have workshops, a Friday Night Concert, Alumni Day, and the Dinner Dance.
After a tiring afternoon away from camp, we all enjoyed a relaxing Movie Night. Campers could choose between Madagascar 3, Warm Bodies, and The Amazing Spider-Man. The campers brought pillows and blankets, ate some popcorn, and enjoyed watching the movie.
We’ve entered into our last two weeks of Camp 2013! But, before we can start thinking about the end of camp, we still have so many amazing things left to do! Today was one of the most anticipated days of the summer: Trip Day! After lunch, each bunk area loaded up on buses to head out for Trip Day. South went to the Philadelphia Zoo to see the gorillas, tigers, monkeys, and reptiles. North headed back to Avalon to enjoy a second day at the beach. With fewer campers, they were able to spread out and really enjoy the beach and going into town. Coop’s b
Saturday was our last full day for our Mini-Session 2 campers. But, before we said goodbye to all those amazing campers, we had a very full day of performances. The Video Show started the night with movies that ranged from horror to sketch comedy, followed by videos from our Sports & Swim department. We saw them playing tennis, volleyball, soccer, and dancing in the pool. The last performance in the first act was Spoken Word Poetry and Solo Performances.
To kick off our two days of performances, the horse back riders wowed the crowd with Quadrille and Vaulting. Quadrille is a choreographed dance or movement on horseback, the campers lead the horses in complicated patterns by crossing around each other or lining up in formations. The next part of the show was Vaulting, which is gymnastics on horse back. The campers rode horses backwards, upside down, and backwards and everyone was so impressed by what these campers achieved in just two weeks.
Wow, it’s hard to believe that Mini-Session 2 is almost over! These past two weeks have flown by and it’s going to be very sad to say goodbye to all of our two-week campers. However, we have so many exciting things planned before campers head home on Sunday. Tonight, we have a horse back riding show where all the horse back riders will show off their new skills and then there’s also going to be the Rock Show, where our 6 rock bands are going to perform all the songs they’ve been rehearsing. And, to close the night out, we have our Never Never Land themed dance!
The Theater Department at Appel Farm is one of our largest departments and they put on four amazing 4-weeks shows every session. We're incredibly excited to present these shows and we can't wait for all of you to come see your campers perform! Below is a summary and cast list of each show.
Wednesday nights are always a lot of fun because we have Department Workshops. Regardless of a little rain, all the workshops ran smoothly and the campers loved them. You can see a full list of the workshops below.