This Sunday at Appel Farm was incredibly busy. It was visiting day for our first 4-week session of the summer, our day to say farewell to our 2-week campers and the day we welcomed our first ever 1-week campers! And then to top it all off, we held a carnival in our courtyard! While it was hard to see some of our friends leaving camp for the summer, we can always look back on the fun times we had together at Appel Farm! Visiting day was a huge success, and we love showing our family and visitors everything we get to do at camp while they aren’t here.
Today at Appel Farm we held our 2 week Mini Showcase for Session 1 and it was spectacular! We had horses from Windfall Farm on camp, and watched our horseback riders participate in vaulting (basically gymnastics while riding a horse!). Our two week play was quite "PUN-ny" and entertaining. We finally got to see the amazing product coming out of our video classes on a big screen and we were wowed by dancers of all types, sizes and ages! We saw the progess from our campers in sports and swim and viewed the art work of all our two week campers who took any photo, 2D, 3D or ceramics class!
We here at Appel Farm want to wish each and everyone a happy Independence Day! We were so happy that we got to celebrate July 4th here at camp, and we even go to share it with so many international staff and campers who celebrated this holiday for the first time! Our festivities included a Parade with floats, “Zombie American History Heroes” and even a live band! Our campers loved receiving candy from all of our floats.
This Thursday here at Appel Farm was full of campers preparing for the Mini Showcase that is happening this Saturday! Theather Techies were perfecting their make up and lighting skills, our campers who participate in horseback riding practiced their routines at a nearby farm, dancers were syncing up their moves, artist were touching up their paintings and drawings, and sculptures. Our evening activity for tonight was our Camper-Counselor Concert, giving our campers the oppurtunity to collaborate with their counselors in a performance.
It's Wacky Workshop Wednesday here at Appel Farm again. All of our scheduled majors and minors went to plan, and then our evening activity was workshops! They included Instrument Petting Zoo, 4th of July Fine Tuning, Karaoke Time!, Musical Theater Sing-A-Long, Juggling, Show Me The Lights, Bollywood Dancing Part 2, Scratch Board Design and Pictures, Oil Pastels Resist, Photograms, From Idea to Screenplay, Superhero Origin Story, and Water Aerobics.
To see the photos from today, click on the link below
Today is very special day here at Appel Farm, only occuring once every session. It’s a day campers, counselors and staff look forward too. Of course, like every morning we all went to our major classes, but it’s easy to say that everyone was having a difficult time concentrating because we all knew what was coming. We all knew today was… BEACH DAY!
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is the 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning comedy -- set to return to Broadway next season! -- about a wacky family of tax evaders and their attempts to marry off their next generation. Fast paced and witty, it delivers a barrage of jokes that will make you laugh until the xylophone music stops!
It's hard to believe our campers have been here for a whole week! We've had so many amazing performances and seen such amazing artwork. We've witnessed our campers growing artistcally and mentally all in this short time. Today, like the majority of days here at camp, was busy for every single person. Actors were practicing their lines, photographers buzzing around camp with their cameras, talent shares in music classes. Basically, if you can think of it, it happened today!