Camp Blog

08/12/2014

It’s our first day of performance week! That means during majors and minors our shows that went on tonight were busy tech-ing and putting last minute touches on their performances. But, all of our other campers were still busy finishing art work, perfecting choreography, getting the tempo just right, writing artist statements, practicing stage presence and everything under the sun to get them ready for their chance to shine later this performance week.

08/11/2014

It was such an eventful day here at Appel Farm, and as with most Sundays, we slept in just a little bit and had donuts for breakfast and then had optional workshops. Sadly this was the last day for our new 1-week friends, but we were fortunate enough to have a showcase for them to present what they learned here at camp! 

08/10/2014

As a celebration of all the hard work all of our campers have done in preparation for Performance Week, we held our Dinner Dance! It was like a scene out of The Great Gatsby. Well because the theme for our party was just that! Dressed fabulously, with feathers in hair, fedoras, shiny black shoes, a few flapper dresses, suits and ties, a bath robe… All of our campers headed to the dining hall.

08/09/2014

You know that guy everyone is always looking for? He’s always hiding in the crowd, Wears a red and white striped shirt and a matching beanine. Well, he came to camp today and somehow managed to turn time around! Everything was going in reverse; we had pizza when we should have been eating breakfast, and French toast at dinnertime. We even had LUNCH FOR LUNCH. Wait… But he’s running around camping and causing havoc and everyone is asking, “Where is Waldo?” (but all are international staff is asking “Where is Wally?” for some strange reason)

08/07/2014

It was such a busy day on camp today that some of us felt like we were seeing double! Or was it just twin day? OR both? Campers and Counselors were pairing up left and right and dressing the same way that it was hard enough to get everyone’s names right today!

08/07/2014

Please feel free to view the Schedule for our Performance Week of our Second Session for the Summer of 2014! We can't wait for you to see what all of your campers have accomplished, and we are so proud of all of them! 

08/07/2014

I love portraits. Always have. The old masters could capture a moment in the soul of a person. For me this was magic.
Over the past twenty-four years I have enjoyed the privilege of taking portraits of the campers and staff at Appel Farm. I use the word “privilege” advisedly. It takes a great deal of trust to look into the glass eye of a camera and be yourself. I am honored so many have done this. Then my job is simply to press the release.
“Faces of Appel Farm” are portraits that I take over the course of the summer. Enjoy.
-Sarvananda Bluestone

08/05/2014

Today is Monday, August 4th, 2014 and it was a great day here at Appel Farm! All of our 1-week campers are settling in to their bunks and our schedule here at camp very nicely, and have been welcomed in to our community with open arms! And our campers who have been here for 2 weeks were readjusting to that schedule form visiting day.

08/04/2014

Halfway through every session, we have visiting day! We also have to say goodbye to all of our 2-week campers. We had our last meal together in our dining hall, then parents began to pick up their campers! Around noon, Visitors started arriving and taking a look around, before whisking their camper off camp for a day full of visiting! Those campers whose parents couldn’t make it to camp get to go on an extra special ice cream trip in town! While our 4 week campers were away, our 1 week campers began arriving for a week full of experiences!

08/04/2014

Halfway through every session, we have visiting day! We also have to say goodbye to all of our 2-week campers. We had our last meal together in our dining hall, then parents began to pick up their campers! Around noon, Visitors started arriving and taking a look around, before whisking their camper off camp for a day full of visiting! Those campers whose parents couldn’t make it to camp get to go on an extra special ice cream trip in town! While our 4 week campers were away, our 1 week campers began arriving for a week full of experiences!

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