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Appel Farm Arts Camp







457 Shirley Rd, Elmer NJ 08318

Schoolkids (5-7 yrs)
Tweens (8-12 yrs)
Teens (13-18 yrs)

Spark your Imagination at Appel Farm Arts Camp 

For more than 60 years, summers at Appel Farm have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people as they interacted with artists from around the world in beautiful rural southern New Jersey. Safety, Community, Personal Growth, and Fun guide our program and ensure that every camper experiences a summer that will last a lifetime.

Our dynamic learning program is a balance of consistency and free choice. Campers choose Majors and Minors for their session, which meet in modern air-conditioned facilities Monday through Saturday. Emphasis is placed on the creative process, hands-on learning, and collaborative projects. Free Choice allows your camper to explore other areas of the arts each afternoon, to take a dip in the pool, or to spend time with friends. Sundays are a special time for campers to take a break from their normal routine to try new things, relax, and create their own schedule of varied workshops held throughout the day.

Performances and Showcases at the end of the 4-Week session provide dedicated time and space for campers to present what they’ve accomplished in their Major class. When possible, these 4-Week showcases are live streamed or open to guests. 1 and 2 week campers will have the opportunity to present their work in regularly scheduled opt-in performances and showcases.

Campers may choose to major in: Music, Theatre Performance, Technical Theater, Dance, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Photography, Media Arts, or Environmental Arts.

Minors vary every summer and reflect the unique strengths of current staff. Campers can explore an art form, learn a new instrument or study a specific area in depth, without the pressure of having to prepare for a performance. Several Minors are developed within each core program area. Register Now: Camper Application. Read our brochure for more information. 

Camper Ages: 7-17 years old
Camp Type: ACA Accredited, Sleepaway / Overnight Camp, Art, Design, and Making, Performing Arts, Dance and Music, Sports, Counselor in Training CIT Program

Visit our booth at the 2023 NJ Camp Fairs:

  • Montclair Art Museum, Montclair (Sun, Feb 5, 2023, 12-3PM)



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