New 1-Week Session
Appel Farm Arts Camp’s new 1-week session offers young people, ages 7-13, the opportunity to explore the magic of our overnight arts camp! Campers will experience Appel Farm’s visual and performing arts programs along with our traditional camp activities, make new friends, and have lots of fun!
- First 1-Week Session, 2017
Sunday, July 9 – Sunday, July 16
- Second 1-Week Session, 2017
Sunday, August 6 – Sunday, August 13
Campers will create a daily schedule that focuses on visual arts, performing arts, or both! We’ve combined arts activities into creative, morning and afternoon Art Blocks, allowing campers to develop their interests and talents in several areas. Art Blocks include acting, technical theater, dance, instrumental music, voice lessons, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, and more! Families are invited to join us early on Check-Out Day for a performance and visual arts exhibition that will showcase campers’ new skills!
Outside of daily classes, campers will join in our fun Free-Choice and Evening Activities. Every afternoon, campers can choose to play games with their friends, swim in our pool, create a craft in Afternoon Art, participate in a non-competitive sporting event or yoga, practice their art, play Ga-Ga, and much more. After dinner, the fun continues with our all-camp Evening Activities, which include a carnival, an acoustic campfire, a dance, several concerts and a night of arts workshops.
Your child will feel comfortable living with other new 1-week campers in our modern bunk buildings, eat delicious food cooked fresh on site, and enjoy air-conditioned activity spaces. With lots of choices at every meal, including fresh produce from our organic garden, we can meet everyone’s needs including vegetarians, children with gluten and other allergies, and even the pickiest of eaters.
While at Appel Farm, your camper will feel safe to explore the creative process, connect with kids who share their interests, and have fun! Our non-competitive, nurturing, and inclusive community is sure to help your young artist blossom!
8:00 AM Optional Early Bird Activities for Early Risers
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Bunk Clean-Up
9:30 AM Art Block I
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Art Block I, continued
12:15 PM Break
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Rest Hour
2:15 PM Art Block II
3:30 PM Break, Afternoon Snack
3:45 PM Art Block II, continued
5:00 PM Free Choice
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Evening Activity
8:30 PM Evening Snack, Free Time, and Wind Down
10:00 PM Lights Out at South
10:30 PM Lights Out at North
Art Block I (morning classes, choose one)
- Performing Arts: Musical Theater Extravaganza
Acting, Voice, and Dance lessons with an introduction to Technical Theater
Campers will explore the world of performance art through musical theater. Campers will enjoy acting, voice and dance lessons as they relate to musical theater productions, and peek behind the curtain with introductory technical theater lessons in set, prop and costume design, and stage management.
- Visual Arts: 3-D Art Exploration
Ceramics, Sculpture, Fiber Arts and Crafts
Campers will explore the world of three-dimensional visual arts in the areas of ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, and crafts. Campers will learn how to design 3-D masterpieces and become familiar with media like clay, plaster, wood, yarn, beads, wire and more!
Art Block II (afternoon classes, choose one)
- Performing Arts: Performance Sampler
Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance, Improv Theater, and Music Lessons in Voice, Guitar, Percussion, or a Classical Instrument
Campers will sample dance, theater, and music, exploring jazz and hip-hop dance styles, developing their improvisational theater skills, and learning the basics on a new musical instrument. Choose one instrument:
- Visual Arts: 2-D Art Exploration
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking,and Multimedia Art
Campers will explore the world of two-dimensional visual arts in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking and multimedia art, like collage. Campers will experiment with different drawing and painting styles and media including pen and ink, charcoal, watercolors, acrylics, and more!
Sunday Night: Carnival
Appel Farm’s carnival is like no other! We’ve got the best face painters, cotton candy makers and performers you’ll ever see. Adopt your friends, put your hands in gross stuff, play some games, get a Psyku, and more! You’re sure to end the night with new friends!
Monday Night: Acoustic Campfire
Campfires come alive at Appel Farm! Join us for a sing-along of traditional campfire songs followed by campers performing acoustically! One-week campers can sign up to perform or simply enjoy the show!
Tuesday Afternoon & Night: Trip Day & Movie Night
Tuesday is Trip Day at Appel Farm, so campers will spend all afternoon off camp! Campers in South (1st-5th graders) will visit Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ, and campers in North (6th-8th graders) will enjoy an afternoon at the beach in Avalon, NJ! After such an amazing afternoon, campers will enjoy a relaxing evening watching a movie or playing games with their bunkmates.
Wednesday Night: Staff Concert
Campers will be treated to performances by their instructors and counselors, who are also talented artists and musicians!
Thursday Night: Workshop Night
Workshop night is a great chance for campers to try something new. Staff offer a variety of different activities and campers opt into their favorite.
Friday Night: Friday Night Concert
It’s our campers’ turn to share their talents with the camp community! Performing artists might sing, dance, perform a monologue or skit, read a poem, or play their instrument. Visual artists will be able to display their work in the art gallery.
Saturday Night: Dinner Dance
Dress up for a fancy dinner, and celebrate your last night of camp by dancing with your friends!