Performance Week and the Mini Session Showcase

Performance Opportunities in Classical, Jazz, and Rock Music Boy Playing Trumpet. Boy Playing Trombone.

At the end of each session, campers share what they have learned in their Majors with the camp community and their families in the Mini Session Showcase for our 2-week campers, and throughout Performance Week, the last week of camp, for our 4-week campers.

Each summer, campers perform in over 12 plays and musicals, 10 concerts and rock shows, 4 dance recitals, 4 exhibitions of campers’ work in visual arts and photography, and 4 video shows. All of the exhibitions and performances at Appel Farm are exciting opportunities for artistic and personal growth in front of a caring and supportive audience.


Friday Night Concerts

Visual Arts Show Allows Campers to Share Their WorkFriday Night Concerts, a long-standing tradition at Appel Farm, feature a dynamic camper-driven program of exhibitions and performances that are a highlight of each week. Many acts evolve based on what campers have been working on in their classes, or with their friends during free time. Shows can include a dance piece choreographed by a dance student, a Shakespearian monologue, a comedy routine, an original poetry reading, a singer/songwriter performance or a visual arts slide show, and the show often ends with a vigorous performance by a rock band! These concerts are for the camp community, but we tape them so campers can share their performances with families at home.