Values Guide Our Program
For more than 50 years, summers at Appel Farm have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people as they interacted with artists from around the world in a beautiful part of rural southern New Jersey. Our campers, girls and boys ages 7-17 years old, come together for an overnight camp experience they won't forget!
Safety, Community, Personal Growth, and Fun have always guided our program and continue to ensure that every child experiences a summer that will last a lifetime.
Your child’s physical and emotional safety is our top priority. Our experienced mature counselors, all over the age of 20, are carefully chosen to be positive role models who will empower your child to gain self-confidence, awareness and independence in a well supervised environment.
Your child will be welcomed into a caring, diverse, non-competitive community where friendship and acceptance are valued. Being surrounded by children with similar interests, and counselors who actively help children form connections, will ensure that your child makes friends.
We believe all children have artistic talent waiting to be discovered and nurtured. With only 230 campers in each session and a 3:1 camper/staff ratio, individualized attention is at the heart of every class. Professional artists and arts educators will guide your child's development based on his or her skill level and interests.
With a balanced schedule of classes, free-time, workshops, trips, campfires, performances and special events, every session at Appel Farm is fun!
Our Goals for Your Child
Every summer we empower young people by achieving our program's goals. Your child will have a transformative experience at Appel Farm Arts Camp. Read on to find the answer to the important question: "What will my child gain from a summer at Appel Farm?"
- Your child will gain self-confidence, self-awareness, and independence.
- Your child will learn to value the concept of community and how to be a productive citizen.
- Your child will learn social skills and will make friends.
- Your child will learn to express his/herself while developing his/her artistic talents.
- Your child will develop his/her passion to learn through fun and engaging activities.
A Complete Camp Experience
Most of our campers attend for 4 weeks, though a two-week session is a great way to try our traditional camp program for the first time. Sessions can be combined in order to stay for 6 or 8 weeks. For new campers, age 7-13, our new 1-week program is a chance for campers to get taste of Appel Farm!