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  • Train Your Brain Day – STEAM Activities & Crafts!

    Train Your Brain Day – STEAM Activities & Crafts!

    Happy Train Your Brain Day, Appel Farm friends! In honor of today, we thought we would share a few innovative ways to engage your noggin’ with some fun, explorative STEAM activities.  During camp this summer, we held some exciting STEAM workshops in the art barn, giving campers a hands on …Read More »
  • Summer Camp Makes Kids Resilient – The Psychology Behind what Kids Learn at Camp!

    Summer Camp Makes Kids Resilient – The Psychology Behind what Kids Learn at Camp!

    This Wonder Wednesday, we share the findings of Dr. Michael Ungar, a family therapist, author, and researcher at Dalhousie University. After speaking to 300 summer camp directors, Dr. Ungar confirmed what we already know: “Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development.”   Beyond …Read More »
  • Camp Reunion!

    Camp Reunion!

    Hi friends! It’s me, Saucy Sam! I loved spending the summer with all of you but I’ve been so lonely at camp ever since everyone left in August. I miss each and every one of you so I want to invite everyone, past and present campers and staff, to come …Read More »
  • Family Camp Weekend FAQ!

    Family Camp Weekend FAQ!

    Hi, Appel Farm family! You may have started to see us promoting our exciting Family Camp Weekend. What’s Family Camp, you ask. Well…. What is Family Camp Weekend? We miss you at Camp, so we’ve created a wonderful opportunity to bring you back for a super fun weekend filled with the things …Read More »
  • All Photos Up On CampInTouch!

    All Photos Up On CampInTouch!

    Hello parents!  Every photos taken by me at Appel Farm this summer is now up on CampInTouch!   It has been such a pleasure photographing your children and writing the blogs for you.  Each and everyone our campers are amazingly talented; they are such good kids.   I hope you have enjoyed …Read More »
  • Final Goodbye!

    Final Goodbye!

    Hello parents!  We had such a great summer with your kids and we hope they will all come back next year!  All of our campers this year were so talented and we miss them already!  We hope we have made a lasting impression on them so that they will never …Read More »
  • Arts + Tech & Sports & Swim,  Visual Arts, CIT Showcase, and Dance Show!

    Arts + Tech & Sports & Swim, Visual Arts, CIT Showcase, and Dance Show!

    Hello parents!  The kiddos featured in the Art + Tech Show & Sports & Swim Video just walked the red carpet into the Theater while being hounded by paparazzi!  This video is these campers time to shine.  The Horseback Riding campers will also be featured.  At 3:30 the Visual Art …Read More »
  • Twin Day, Horseback Riding Show, Minor Showcase, and Pippin!

    Twin Day, Horseback Riding Show, Minor Showcase, and Pippin!

    Hello parents!  Today is Twin Day!  Campers and counselors paired up and dressed alike!  We also have triplets, quadruplets, and there is rumored to be a very large group of look-a-likes gathering for a photo after the Minor Showcase.   After lunch today a bunch of twins already took their photo …Read More »
  • Tie Dye Day, Peter and the Star Catcher, and the Rock Show!

    Tie Dye Day, Peter and the Star Catcher, and the Rock Show!

    Hello parents!  Today is tie dye day so all of the kids are dressed in their tie dyed clothing!  Classes are starting to come to a close.  Students are putting finishing touches on their projects and cleaning up their performances because today is the first day of performance week! Performance …Read More »
  • Wood Firing and Dinner Dance!

    Wood Firing and Dinner Dance!

    Hello parents! Campers are very busy in their classes today!  Performance week is only 2 days away!  The kids are cramming to perfect their lines, clean up their dances and songs, finish their prints, and put the finishing touches on their projects. In ceramics class they are firing the kiln …Read More »
Fun Friday

Train Your Brain Day – STEAM Activities & Crafts!

Happy Train Your Brain Day, Appel Farm friends! In honor of today, we thought we would share a few innovative ways to engage your noggin’ with some fun, explorative STEAM activities.  During camp this summer, we held some exciting STEAM workshops in the art barn, giving campers a hands on way to hypothesize, think critically […]

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Summer Camp Makes Kids Resilient – The Psychology Behind what Kids Learn at Camp!

This Wonder Wednesday, we share the findings of Dr. Michael Ungar, a family therapist, author, and researcher at Dalhousie University. After speaking to 300 summer camp directors, Dr. Ungar confirmed what we already know: “Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development.”   Beyond the standard challenges of playing […]

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Fun Friday

Camp Reunion!

Hi friends! It’s me, Saucy Sam! I loved spending the summer with all of you but I’ve been so lonely at camp ever since everyone left in August. I miss each and every one of you so I want to invite everyone, past and present campers and staff, to come visit me at camp on… […]

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Family Camp Weekend FAQ!

Hi, Appel Farm family! You may have started to see us promoting our exciting Family Camp Weekend. What’s Family Camp, you ask. Well…. What is Family Camp Weekend? We miss you at Camp, so we’ve created a wonderful opportunity to bring you back for a super fun weekend filled with the things you love about Appel Farm! […]

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All Photos Up On CampInTouch!

Hello parents!  Every photos taken by me at Appel Farm this summer is now up on CampInTouch!   It has been such a pleasure photographing your children and writing the blogs for you.  Each and everyone our campers are amazingly talented; they are such good kids.   I hope you have enjoyed all of the photos!  Thank […]

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Final Goodbye!

Hello parents!  We had such a great summer with your kids and we hope they will all come back next year!  All of our campers this year were so talented and we miss them already!  We hope we have made a lasting impression on them so that they will never forget Appel Farm 2017. On […]

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Arts + Tech & Sports & Swim, Visual Arts, CIT Showcase, and Dance Show!

Hello parents!  The kiddos featured in the Art + Tech Show & Sports & Swim Video just walked the red carpet into the Theater while being hounded by paparazzi!  This video is these campers time to shine.  The Horseback Riding campers will also be featured.  At 3:30 the Visual Art & Photography Show will begin. […]

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Twin Day, Horseback Riding Show, Minor Showcase, and Pippin!

Hello parents!  Today is Twin Day!  Campers and counselors paired up and dressed alike!  We also have triplets, quadruplets, and there is rumored to be a very large group of look-a-likes gathering for a photo after the Minor Showcase.   After lunch today a bunch of twins already took their photo with the twin day sign, […]

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Tie Dye Day, Peter and the Star Catcher, and the Rock Show!

Hello parents!  Today is tie dye day so all of the kids are dressed in their tie dyed clothing!  Classes are starting to come to a close.  Students are putting finishing touches on their projects and cleaning up their performances because today is the first day of performance week! Performance week is so exciting for […]

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Wood Firing and Dinner Dance!

Hello parents! Campers are very busy in their classes today!  Performance week is only 2 days away!  The kids are cramming to perfect their lines, clean up their dances and songs, finish their prints, and put the finishing touches on their projects. In ceramics class they are firing the kiln today!  The firing is the […]

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Reverse Day, Alumni Event, and Friday Night

Hello parents!  Today is reverse day!  Harry Potter and Hermione cast a spell incorrectly and now everything switched around!  This morning we had pizza for breakfast and tonight we will have breakfast for dinner!  Classes are all switched around too!  The kiddos started their day in minors and after rest hour they will go going […]

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Classes, College Tours and Group Workshops!

Hello parents!  Classes today went well!  In theatre they ran through their scripts and did costume fittings!   Music classes ran through songs and visual arts were practicing their skills by creating their own versions of famous works.  You’re kiddos are learning a lot this summer! Our classes were short CITs today!  We miss them but […]

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Classes and Staff Concert!

The kiddos are back in classes today.  They are working very hard to be ready in time for Performance Week. Everyone is missing the two weekers in their classes today but the 4 weekers are switching gears and getting ready for their new performances.   Tonight’s evening activity is the staff concert!  The campers will […]

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Trip Day, Movie Night, Performance Week Schedule!

Hello Parents!  Today is trip day!  Our little ones, North and Coop are going to Avalon and the big kids, Hill and South are going to Ocean City.  The campers are very excited to get two beach days this session!  They had a lot of fun walking the boardwalk and the towns to get treats. […]

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Visiting Day, Missing our Two Weekers, and Carnival!

Hello parents!  Today was visiting day!  Many of you came and picked up your children to take them out for a fun day off camp!  They are just beginning to trickle back on to camp and they are sharing the tales of their adventures!  Those parents who were not able to come today, don’t worry! […]

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