Appel Farm is a vibrant, artistic, and accepting community with over 50 years of excellence and programs in music, theater, dance, visual arts, photography, video, recording arts, and creative writing, sports and swim.
For more than 55 years, summers at Appel Farm have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people as they interacted with artists from around the world in a beautiful part of rural southern New Jersey. Safety, community, personal growth, and fun have always guided our program and continue to ensure that every child experiences a summer that will last a lifetime. Our dynamic learning program, with classes in music, theater, dance, visual arts, photography, video, recording arts, and creative writing, sports and swim, places emphasis on the creative process, hands-on learning and collaborative projects as campers work toward performances and exhibitions for their families to enjoy at the end of each session. With a balanced schedule of classes, free-time, workshops, trips, campfires, performances and special events, summers at Appel Farm are full of fun!
Most of our campers, boys and girls age 7-17, attend for 4 weeks, though a two-week or one-week session is a great way to try our traditional camp program for the first time. Sessions can be combined in order to stay for 6 or 8 weeks. For new campers, age 7-13, our new 1-week program is a chance for campers to get taste of Appel Farm!