Sports & Swim

Learn to swim, score a goal, serve a ball, practice the sun salutation — stretch!


  • Safe, well-supervised, and non-competitive programs
  • Instruction in skill, technique and teamwork
  • Optional sporting events during Free-Choice
  • Facilities include a basketball court, 2 tennis courts, 3 athletic fields
  • Group games: basketball, baseball, cricket, and more
  • Yoga and aerobics offered 3-4 times per week 


  • 25 meter swimming pool and a smaller recreational pool
  • Lap swimming available every morning
  • Free-swim every afternoon open to all campers

Horseback Riding Double Minor

Appel Farm is pleased to partner with Eddis Farm, a prestigious horse farm located just 15 minutes from campus!

For an additional cost, campers can choose to enroll in the program as both of their minors and will spend every afternoon learning about horse care, dressage style riding, and even jumping, and will work towards a choreographed performance on horseback!

Click here to learn more about our Horseback Riding program!



  • Instructional Swim
  • Tennis
  • Team Sports


Examples of Past Minors

  • Instructional Swim
  • Water Games
  • Tennis
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sports & Games from Around the World

Additional Activities

We like to take every opportunity to have fun with our spare time! Sports and Swim also offers Lap Swimming before breakfast, Free-Swim times, Bunk Pool Parties, Yoga and Aerobic Classes, Organized games and tournaments, and an International v. United States Soccer Match once a session!

Safety First

We love that our campers get to spend so much time having fun outdoors at camp, but it also important they stay safe! Appel Farm is committed to camper safety from protective sports equipment to sun safety tips, we always put safety first. Below are a few recommended resources for helping prepare your camper to stay safe at camp. Other great sun protection resources can be downloaded for free here.

Decoding Sun Screen Labels
EPA’s Be Sun Smart
SunSmart’s Slop on Sunscreen
Safety Gear for Sports