Camp Blog

  • #TBT to breaking the ONLY rule about Beauty & the Beast…

    #TBT to breaking the ONLY rule about Beauty & the Beast…

    We just had to get inside. In 2002, Ava Blitz changed the landscape of Appel Farm forever with the installation of Beauty & the Beast. Ava worked with campers, local students, and volunteers from all over South Jersey for two years teaching casting, carving, mold making, relief and intaglio, and art …Read More »
  • Ignite the Spark!

    Ignite the Spark!

    We’re excited to announce this year’s camp theme! This summer, our goal is to ignite the spark in our campers! Whether it is a spark of passion; creativity; friendship; or learning, our campers will return home with a flame to fuel them in their schools and communities. Even the smallest …Read More »
  • Camp for the Whole Family!

    Camp for the Whole Family!

      Happy Fun Friday!  Can you believe that Camp will be here in 43 days? We’re excited to offer a little taste of camp in the off-season through our Family Art Retreat! This weekend event is an amazing opportunity for FAMILIES to experience the magic of an Appel Farm summer! Spend the …Read More »
  • Letter Writing & Care Packages 101

    Letter Writing & Care Packages 101

     Letters and Emails Campers love receiving mail, so write often! Letters, e-mails, and package notices are distributed to campers Monday through Saturday during rest hour. When you write a letter or e-mail, it’s nice to let your campers know all the “newsy” things that are going on at home. Ask …Read More »
  • #TBT to All the Times We Filled the Fields with Music

    #TBT to All the Times We Filled the Fields with Music

    Forget the hills… The fields of Elmer are alive with music! When you spend the summer at Appel Farm Arts Camp, and you are finally surrounded by people who love what you love, and you get to spend all of your time doing what you love, and the sun is …Read More »
  • #TBT to Our Obsession with Zombies

    #TBT to Our Obsession with Zombies

    We don’t know if it’s because the Bunny Trail around Lake Inferior is perfectly eerie in the fog, or Appel Farmers share some really intense imaginations, or because we can’t possibly let a place as serene and perfect as Appel Farm Arts Camp actually exist… But for as long as …Read More »
  • Healthy Eating and the Appel Farm Garden!

    Healthy Eating and the Appel Farm Garden!

    Nutrition at Appel Farm Healthy eating is important at Appel Farm, so we strive to offer nutritional and balanced meals daily. A nutritionist-approved menu includes vegetarian and allergy-friendly options at every meal. Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables are a part of every meal and our protein rich (tofu, chick …Read More »
  • 5 Hotspots for Childhood Art In Philadelphia

    5 Hotspots for Childhood Art In Philadelphia

    5 Hotspots for Childhood Art in Philadelphia! We love cities like Philadelphia, where art is happening all the time! Check out some of our favorite places where kiddos of all ages can create and explore the arts: 1.) NEST Looking for enrichment for your little one? Check out NEST in …Read More »
  • Daily Schedule: Insider Information!

    Daily Schedule: Insider Information!

    From Early Bird Swim to Fireside Chat… Read all about a day in the life of an Appel Farmer! 7:30 AM – Early Birds Early risers may want to shower in the morning — your bunk will come up with a shower schedule on the first day of camp. You …Read More »
  • DIY Comfort Boxes

    DIY Comfort Boxes

      As spring begins, we welcome the budding trees and warmer temperatures — and also a super busy time at Appel Farm!    It’s this time of the year when I need art to keep me balanced, but seem to have little time to make it — so I was …Read More »