​Values Guide Our Camp Program

Summers at Appel Farm Arts Camp have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people for more than 50 years! Campers learn new artistic skills, interact with artists from around the world, gain social skills and grow as individuals and members of a community in a beautiful part of rural southern New Jersey.

Our campers, young artists ages 7-17 years old, come together for an unforgettable overnight camp experience! 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.


Your child’s physical and emotional safety is our top priority. Our experienced mature counselors, all over the age of 20, are carefully chosen to be positive role models who will empower your child to gain self-confidence, awareness and independence in a well supervised environment.


Your child will be welcomed into a caring, diverse, non-competitive community where friendship and acceptance are valued. Being surrounded by children with similar interests, and counselors who actively help children form connections, will ensure that your child makes friends.

Personal Growth

We believe all children have artistic talent waiting to be discovered and nurtured. With only 230 campers in each session and a 3:1 camper/staff ratio, individualized attention is at the heart of every class. Professional artists and arts educators will guide your child’s development based on his or her skill level and interests.


With a balanced schedule of classes, free-time, workshops, trips, campfires, performances and special events, every session at Appel Farm is fun!

Our Goals for Your Child

Every summer we empower young people by achieving our program’s goals. Your child will have a transformative experience at Appel Farm Arts Camp. Read on to find the answer to the important question: “What will my child gain from a summer at Appel Farm?”

  • Your child will gain self-confidence, self-awareness, and independence.
  • Your child will learn to value the concept of community and how to be a productive citizen.
  • Your child will learn social skills and will make friends.
  • Your child will learn to express his/herself while developing his/her artistic talents.
  • Your child will develop his/her passion to learn through fun and engaging activities.

A Complete Camp Experience

Most of our campers attend for four weeks, though a 2-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 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Our combinable structure gives families maximum flexibility in planning the perfect summer!

One of the best things about Appel Farm is our diverse community, which includes families from a variety of backgrounds at every income level. We believe in the power and magic of camp for all young people! One of the ways we ensure our community is economically diverse is to provide Scholarship and Tuition Assistance to a significant number of families who would not otherwise be able to afford our tuition.

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