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  • Dance at Appel Farm Arts Camp

    Dance at Appel Farm Arts Camp

    Music, story, rhythm — Dance! Express yourself through the magic, discipline, and sheer physical energy of dance. Appel Farm’s Dance Program is growing by leaps and bounds! We offer majors in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern and Contemporary with differentiated instruction to meet the needs of beginning through advanced dancers. Campers in the Dance program …Read More »
  • Visual Arts

    Visual Arts

    Throw a pot, paint a mural, or sculpt your wildest dreams! Possibilities are endless when you let your imagination take the lead. Campers learn to use new tools to achieve new potentials. Campers can use pottery wheels and learn screen-printing techniques. Individual and Collaborative projects with an emphasis on process …Read More »
  • Music

    Music

      Pick up an instrument, warm up your vocal chords, and prepare to join the musical storm at Appel Farm! The Music program at Appel Farm is ensemble based. Campers choose to study a specific instrument as a major or minor. Once you know which instrument you want to study, you choose …Read More »
  • Theatre Performance

    Theatre Performance

    Want to be onstage? Learn to act, sing, dance, write, and direct? To play a part in a hilarious comedy? A serious drama? The world premiere of a musical? Or maybe you’d like to learn stage combat, or improve your improv skills, or create original pieces to perform together? You …Read More »
  • #TBT to Whatever Exactly Was Happening in These Photos…

    #TBT to Whatever Exactly Was Happening in These Photos…

    So, our TBT blogs are usually filled with photos that make all of us remember our days at camp. Photos of rock shows, painting classes, campers throwing pots and taking photos, the carnival, campfires, bunks taking a tour on the first day of camp… We can see ourselves in the …Read More »
  • MLK Day of Service is Almost Here!

    MLK Day of Service is Almost Here!

    MLK Day of Service Monday, January 15, 2018 Join Appel Farm for National Day of Service! The Camp Team will be in both the Philadelphia area & NYC to work with camp families and friends to give back to the community. We’d love to see you there! Pick the one …Read More »
  • Young Kids & the Holidays

    Young Kids & the Holidays

    The holidays can be joyful, relaxing, and enjoyable as you gather up relatives from far and wide, but for young kids you can sometimes anticipate antsy-ness, stress, and sometimes downright irritable moods. This Wonder Wednesday, we offer some advice through a summer camp & psychological point of view to make …Read More »
  • #TBT to Twin Day

    #TBT to Twin Day

      Our community celebrates each and every camper for who they are, and who they want to be. We find what’s unique about each camper, and help them identify and develop their strengths, skills, and interests. (For the record: we think the opposite of this is judgement, conforming to the …Read More »
  • #TBT to Every Time We Played Wonderwall

    #TBT to Every Time We Played Wonderwall

      “Today is gonna be the day That they’re gonna throw it back to you”   How many times have we heard that in the Clare Rostan Appel Theater since Oasis released Wonderwall in 1995? So. Many. Times. There’s a chance that we will hear it again this summer, but …Read More »
  • Mini S’mores Recipe

    Mini S’mores Recipe

    In our Virtual Campfire, we were making mini S’mores and if you want to make them at home, here’s how! What you’ll need: Teddy Grahams Mini marshmallows Chocolate chips Tea light candles Toothpicks Start by lighting a tea light candle in a safe place. Take a toothpick and put 1-2 …Read More »
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Dance at Appel Farm Arts Camp

Music, story, rhythm — Dance! Express yourself through the magic, discipline, and sheer physical energy of dance. Appel Farm’s Dance Program is growing by leaps and bounds! We offer majors in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern and Contemporary with differentiated instruction to meet the needs of beginning through advanced dancers. Campers in the Dance program work on technique, choreography, and […]

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Visual Arts

Throw a pot, paint a mural, or sculpt your wildest dreams! Possibilities are endless when you let your imagination take the lead. Campers learn to use new tools to achieve new potentials. Campers can use pottery wheels and learn screen-printing techniques. Individual and Collaborative projects with an emphasis on process learning Informal Class Critiques, Art […]

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Music

  Pick up an instrument, warm up your vocal chords, and prepare to join the musical storm at Appel Farm! The Music program at Appel Farm is ensemble based. Campers choose to study a specific instrument as a major or minor. Once you know which instrument you want to study, you choose how you want to study, […]

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Theatre Performance

Want to be onstage? Learn to act, sing, dance, write, and direct? To play a part in a hilarious comedy? A serious drama? The world premiere of a musical? Or maybe you’d like to learn stage combat, or improve your improv skills, or create original pieces to perform together? You can do all of this—and […]

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#TBT to Whatever Exactly Was Happening in These Photos…

So, our TBT blogs are usually filled with photos that make all of us remember our days at camp. Photos of rock shows, painting classes, campers throwing pots and taking photos, the carnival, campfires, bunks taking a tour on the first day of camp… We can see ourselves in the photos, whether we are in […]

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MLK Day of Service is Almost Here!

MLK Day of Service Monday, January 15, 2018 Join Appel Farm for National Day of Service! The Camp Team will be in both the Philadelphia area & NYC to work with camp families and friends to give back to the community. We’d love to see you there! Pick the one closest to you! Read on […]

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Young Kids & the Holidays

The holidays can be joyful, relaxing, and enjoyable as you gather up relatives from far and wide, but for young kids you can sometimes anticipate antsy-ness, stress, and sometimes downright irritable moods. This Wonder Wednesday, we offer some advice through a summer camp & psychological point of view to make the holidays a more enjoyable […]

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#TBT to Twin Day

  Our community celebrates each and every camper for who they are, and who they want to be. We find what’s unique about each camper, and help them identify and develop their strengths, skills, and interests. (For the record: we think the opposite of this is judgement, conforming to the norm, comparing and competition, and […]

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#TBT to Every Time We Played Wonderwall

  “Today is gonna be the day That they’re gonna throw it back to you”   How many times have we heard that in the Clare Rostan Appel Theater since Oasis released Wonderwall in 1995? So. Many. Times. There’s a chance that we will hear it again this summer, but for sure we will hear […]

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Mini S’mores Recipe

In our Virtual Campfire, we were making mini S’mores and if you want to make them at home, here’s how! What you’ll need: Teddy Grahams Mini marshmallows Chocolate chips Tea light candles Toothpicks Start by lighting a tea light candle in a safe place. Take a toothpick and put 1-2 marshmallows on the toothpick (we […]

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Guess Who’s Teaching at Family Camp?

We’re so excited about Family Camp Weekend and our Camp Reunion coming up November 3rd-5th! One of the best parts about Family Camp is that you get to take classes with some of wonderful Camp Counselors! Check out some of the people that you’ll get to hang out with all weekend!  REGISTER: FAMILY CAMP    […]

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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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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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