Camp Blog

  • National Arts Advocacy Day

    National Arts Advocacy Day

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 was National Arts Advocacy Day. I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge …Read More »
  • #TBT to A Bridge Over Troubled Water

    #TBT to A Bridge Over Troubled Water

    When you’re weary, feeling small When tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all I’m on your side, oh, when times get rough And friends just can’t be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay …Read More »
  • Tips on Improving Your Self-Esteem

    Tips on Improving Your Self-Esteem

          One of the most important parts about Camp is the development self-confidence and self-awareness. That’s because we’re so lucky to be part of a supportive, empathetic, creative community! However, there are many obstacles during the school year that can get in the way of how we see ourselves. Bullying, too …Read More »
  • Sundays at Appel Farm + Workshops

    Sundays at Appel Farm + Workshops

    Every other Sunday at camp is a relaxing day filled with great choices! Campers can sleep in. However, even though sleeping late is tempting, most campers get up in time to opt into Breakfast at 9:00 AM because doughnuts are on the menu! Campers spend the day choosing between relaxing …Read More »
  • #TBT to Where We’re From

    #TBT to Where We’re From

    When someone asks you where you’re from, what do you answer? Do you tell them the town where you were born, or where you spent your formative middle school years? Do you tell them where you are going to college, quickly followed by where you left to go to college? Do …Read More »
  • #TBT to The Most Beautiful Dresses Ever

    #TBT to The Most Beautiful Dresses Ever

    If you were an Appel Farmer in the last 10 years or so, it is likely that you have worn one of the most beautiful dresses ever… One of four, bought at the Deptford Mall by some very fancy counselors who wanted to be the most beautiful counselors* at the …Read More »
  • Evening Activities

    Evening Activities

      Evening Activities Evening Activities are a time when the entire camp comes together just to have fun! They are different every night and include activities like Scavenger Hunts, Bunk Activities, Campfires, Dances, Workshops, Carnivals, and Performances. On the first night of camp, we have the Camp Welcome Extravaganza, an …Read More »
  • Send some Appel Farm LOVE to your camp friends this “Pal”entine’s Day!

    Send some Appel Farm LOVE to your camp friends this “Pal”entine’s Day!

    Remember the amazing friends you made at camp? Remember how you felt like you had finally found your other half, your long lost sister or brother, someone who liked all the same things as you? Remember how great that felt to connect to a community and find a place to …Read More »
  • Finding Your Passion

    Finding Your Passion

    By: Natasha Thompson |  I didn’t grow up with much exposure to theater. In fact, I can count the number of plays I saw before college on my left hand. However, when I went away to school, I made it a point to try new things. I spent a lot …Read More »
  • #TBT to Piggybacking Around Camp

    #TBT to Piggybacking Around Camp

    Appel Farm is a great place for hugs and getting a thumbs up, and it turns out it’s just likely your camp friends will carry you on their backs…literally. Figuratively, too, which is important. Your camp friends will get to know you quickly, and just when you are missing your family, …Read More »