Crafty Campout

November 6-8, 2020

Update: Crafty Campout on Hold, Reimagining this event with our Troop Leaders!

As the arts education leader in South Jersey, we bring communities together. It’s our mission. In this moment, it also is our responsibility to continue to be a leader and respond to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. We are keeping up with this rapidly changing situation, and have been meeting with state and local health resources, whose recommendations make us believe it is safer for our community to stay home. It is with sincere concern for our community that we are putting the Crafty Campout on hold, and reaching out to Troop Leaders to reimagine this event!

Please get in touch at [email protected] or 856-358-2472 with any questions.

We look forward to working with your troop on transformative arts and learning experiences to help build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place!

    • Daisies, Brownies, Juniors & Cadettes (plus any girls in grades K-8)
    • Fun-Filled Weekends at Appel Farm in beautiful, rural South Jersey
    • Creative Activities that encourage critical thinking and skill building
    • Earn Badges in workshops designed specifically for Girl Scouts

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Crafty Campout Programming

Girls Scouts are invited to join us for an overnight camp experience. Located on 115 acres of beautiful fields and woods, Appel Farm is an idyllic (and ideal!) spot for girls to spend time connecting, sharing and learning. Our engaging curriculum is designed to teach girls about art, the outdoors, and STEM through workshops in the visual and performing arts and to help Girl Scouts earn up to 5 badges. Girls have the opportunity to meet other girls from around the tri-state region in a supportive and safe environment that fosters community, personal growth and critical thinking.

Stay for 1 night and earn 2 badges. Stay for 2 nights and earn 5 badges! Or, come for the day and earn 2 badges!

Friday-Saturday Workshops

Daisies: Outdoor Art Maker & Mechanical Engineering: Board Game
Brownies: Potter & Dancer
Juniors: Outdoor Art Explorer (Guerrilla Crochet!) & Scribe
Cadettes: Public Speaker & Music (Ocarina Music & Ceramics!)

Saturday-Sunday Workshops

Daisies: Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster & Space Science Explorer
Brownies: Painting & Drawing
Juniors: Musician & Entertainment Technology
Cadettes: Digital Movie Maker & Book Artist

Appel Farm Badge for Girls staying for two nights:

The Appel Farm Experience: Exploring Safety, Community, Personal Growth and Fun!

What is Guerrilla Crochet? And how will it help you earn the Outdoor Art Explorer Badge? Crocheting is not just for your grandma! Learn about fiber art activism, learn to crochet, and join the Appel Farm Guerrilla Crocheters!

How do you earn a Music badge in a Ceramics workshop? Ocarinas! These ancient wind instruments have been made for thousands of years from stone, wood, coconut and clay. Lavishly decorated, and with a beautiful sound, these vessel flutes were used in ancient cultures to charm the birds, please the gods, and lift people into a higher state of consciousness.You will make your own ocarina, and learn to play it!

Register today!

  • 1-Night: Scouts $75, Chaperones $35
  • 2-Nights: Scouts: $150, Chaperones $70
  • Day Pass: Scouts $35, Chaperones $10.
  • Our Chaperone/Girl Ratio is 1:6 for Brownies and 1:8 for Juniors. Please register an adult chaperone for every 6-8 girls.
  • All inclusive price includes accommodations, delicious and healthy meals and snacks, workshop supplies, and badges.
  • Register online here with a non-refundable $100 registration deposit to reserve spots for your estimated number of girls and chaperones.
  • We will contact you via email to confirm your numbers on March 19, 2020, and your balance will be due by April 3, 2020.
  • You can always email us at [email protected] or call us at 856-358-2472 or with questions, to register, or to make payments over the phone.

Our goals for the girls are based on the 6 Cs of Positive Youth Development.

Our over-arching goal for Crafty Campout is to create a supportive and safe environment that fosters community and personal growth as scouts explore their creativity, learn new artistic skills, and earn badges by which they remember the adventure and show the world what they’ve accomplished (Contribution).

Read on to find the answer to the important question: “What will my troop gain from Crafty Campout at Appel Farm?”

  1. Explore new art forms and develop their creative and artistic skills (Competence)
  2. Develop self confidence and self-awareness by learning how art can help express their thoughts and feelings (Confidence)
  3. Practice kindness and build relationship with troop mates and other scouts through collaborative, community building activities  (Connection, Character & Caring)
  4. Have fun learning through engaging activities

Appel Farm is only 15 minutes from Bridgeton & Mullica Hill, 35 minutes from Philadelphia and Wilmington, and 90 minutes from Princeton, Cape May, and the Easton, PA areas.

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