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Family Camp Weekend

Activities

Saturday

Rest Hour (1:15 – 2:30pm)

  • Family Nature Walk, Tennis, Basketball, Gaga & Games available all weekend!

Workshops (4:30 – 5:15pm)

  • Golfball @ Sports Lean-To
  • Pencil Sketching @ 2D Studio
  • Box Cooking @ Garden Fire Pit

Afternoon Free Choice (5:15 – 6:30pm)

  • Open Dance @ Dance Studio
  • Open Library @ Coffee House
  • Actor’s Studio @ Con. 3
  • Flag Football @ Hill Field

Late Night Fun Time (8:45 – 10:45pm)

  • Family Movie Night @ Art Gallery
  • Adult Creative Escape @ Sculpture Studio

Fireside Chat (10:45 – 11:00pm)

  • Read all about this beautiful camp tradition, and try one of our favorite Fireside Chat ideas!

Sunday

Early Bird Activities (7:30 – 8:30am)

  • Yoga @ Dance Studio
  • Family Nature Walk, Tennis, Basketball, Gaga & Games available all weekend!

Classes

Saturday

Major 1 (10:15 – 11:00am)

  • Watercolor Color Wheel — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Creating Comics — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Leaf Painting — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids, Families @ Sculpture Studio
  • Mini Monster Rattles — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Ceramics Studio
  • Duffel Bags for Foster Youth — Visual Art for Everyone @ Fiber Arts Studio
  • Tie Dye — Camp Activities for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Outside Art Gallery
  • Voice for Beginners — Music for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 1
  • Musical Theater Performance — Theatre Perf. for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 3
  • Hip Hop Dance — Dance for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Dance Studio
  • Poetry in Motion — Creative Writing for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Coffee House

Major 2 (11:15 – 12:00pm)

  • Candle Painting Challenge — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults @ 2D Studio
  • Bookbinding — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Fall Family Wreaths — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids, Families @ Sculpture Studio
  • Chalk Mural Masterpiece — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Ceramics Studio
  • Duffel Bags for Foster Youth — Visual Art for Everyone @ Fiber Arts Studio
  • Friendship Bracelets — Camp Activities for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Coffee House
  • Piano for Singers — Music for Big Kids, Adults @ Con. 1
  • Intro to Guitar — Music for Big Kids, Adults @ Con. 2
  • Without Music, Life Would B Flat — Music for Everyone @ Con. 3
  • Musical Theater Dance — Dance for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Dance Studio

Minor 1 (2:30 – 3:15pm)

  • Pixel Art on Paper — Visual Art for Everyone @ 2D Studio
  • Creating Char. Environments — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Dot, Dot, Trees! — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids, Families @ Sculpture Studio
  • Jellyfish Resist Painting — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids @ Ceramics Studio
  • Duffel Bags for Foster Youth — Visual Art for Everyone @ Fiber Arts Studio
  • Songwriting — Music for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 1
  • Acoustic Rock Band — Music for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 2
  • Movement for the Performer — Theatre Perf. for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 3
  • Line/Social Dancing — Dance for Everyone @ Dance Studio
  • Poetry in Motion — Creative Writing for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Coffee House

Minor 2 (3:45 – 4:30pm)

  • Landscape Sketching — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Design a Button! — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Fantasy Fashion Self Portraits — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Monster Families — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids, Families @ Sculpture Studio
  • Duffel Bags for Foster Youth — Visual Art for Everyone @ Fiber Arts Studio
  • Modes for Songwriters — Music for Big Kids, Adults @ Con. 1
  • Musical Improv — Music for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 2
  • Theater: No Drama! — Theatre Performance for Everyone @ Con. 3
  • Photograms — Photography for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 4
  • Iron Designer — Technical Theatre for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Coffee House
  • Basketball Games — Sports & Swim for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Basketball Court

Sunday

Major 1 (10:15 – 11:00am)

  • Watercolor Color Wheel — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Bookbinding — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Silly Self Portraits — Visual Art for Everyone @ Sculpture Studio
  • Mini Monster Rattles — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Ceramics Studio
  • Tie Dye — Camp Activities for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Outside Art Gallery
  • Little Kids Move! — Music/Dance for Little Kids, Families @ Art Gallery
  • Voice for Beginners — Music for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 1
  • Musical Improv — Music for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 2
  • Musical Theater Performance — Theatre Perf. for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 3
  • Cardio Crush — Sports & Swim for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Dance Studio

Major 2 (11:15 – 12:00pm)

  • Candle Painting Challenge — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults @ 2D Studio
  • Creating Char. Environments — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Fall Wooden Wind Chimes — Visual Art for Everyone @ Sculpture Studio
  • Jellyfish Resist Painting — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids @ Ceramics Studio
  • Little Kids Move! — Music/Dance for Little Kids, Families @ Art Gallery
  • Songwriting — Music for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 1
  • Intro to Guitar — Music for Big Kids, Adults @ Con. 2
  • Cyanotypes — Photography for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 4
  • Yoga — Sports & Swim for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Dance Studio
  • Line/Social Dancing — Dance for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Pavilion

Minor 1 (2:30 – 3:15pm)

  • Landscape Sketching — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Pixel Art on Paper — Visual Art for Everyone @ 2D Studio
  • Design a Button! — Visual Art for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Sculpey Finger Puppets — Visual Art for Everyone @ Sculpture Studio
  • Chalk Mural Masterpiece — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Ceramics Studio
  • Little Kids Move! — Music/Dance for Little Kids, Families @ Art Gallery
  • Piano for Singers — Music for Big Kids, Adults @ Con. 1
  • Acoustic Rock Band — Music for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Con. 2
  • GolfBall — Sports & Swim for Little Kids, Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Sports Lean-To
  • Hip Hop — Dance for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Dance Studio
  • Iron Designer — Technical Theatre for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Coffee House

Minor 2 (3:30 – 4:15pm)

  • Pencil Sketch Journaling — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults Meet @ 2D Studio
  • Creating Comics — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Fantasy Fashion Self Portraits — Visual Art for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ 2D Studio
  • Mythical Creature Creation — Visual Art for Everyone @ Sculpture Studio
  • Little Kids Move! — Music/Dance for Little Kids, Families @ Art Gallery
  • Open Studio — Rehearsal for Camper Counselor Concert Performers @ Dance Studio
  • Poetry in Motion — Creative Writing for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Coffee House
  • Basketball Games — Sports & Swim for Big Kids, Adults, Families @ Basketball Court
  • Tech Rehearsal— Tech for Camper Counselor Concert Performers @ Dining Hall

Class Descriptions

Acoustic Rock Band: Play and contribute to a rock band! In this workshop, we will play songs together as a group and learn how to work together as an ensemble. No experience required, but if you have an instrument, bring it along.

Basketball Games: Come play all of your favorite basketball games from horse, to knockout or maybe even a full scrimmage.

Bookbinding: Learn how to bind your own notebook, sketchbook, or journal!

Candle Painting Challenge: How bright can you make your candle painting shine? Learn some tricks to create the illusion of light in a painting.

Cardio Crush: Break a sweat in this beginner to intermediate plyometrics class. All you need are sneakers!

Chalk Mural Masterpiece: Create a chalk mural, working with the whole class to complete it. Using the grad method we will recreate a work of art created by another artist.

Creating Character Environments: Have you ever made a character and wondered what it looks like where they live? Let’s figure it out!

Creating Comics: It doesn’t matter what kind of adventures you want to go on, we’ll help you turn them into visual stories in this class that combines the art of story telling and drawing!

Cyanotypes: Cyanotype is a photographic process that creates a cyan-blue print using the sun. Come experiment with natural or found objects and create your very own print!

Design a button!: Have you ever seen a button or pin and wanted to make your own? Well here’s the place to do it!

Dot, Dot, Trees!: Leave the boring paint brushes behind and create unique tree paintings using alternative materials! These can be pretty landscape paintings on their own or you can add your names and turn them in to family trees.

Fall Family Wreaths: Using your family members handprints and leaves found right here at Appel Farm, your family will create a beautiful fall wreath.

Fall Wooden Wind Chimes: A process based art project combining elements of nature with bold, beautiful colors to create a one of a kind, musical artpiece.

Fantasy Fashion Self Portraits: Send your self portrait back in time! Or forward! Or to another dimension! In this workshop we’ll be creating our own self portraits with twist!

Free Dance/Open Studio: Come explore your own movement, create an original piece, or practice choreography from another class in this open studio time!

Friendship Bracelets: Knot and tie your way into you BFF’s heart! Learn different ways to make colorful and intricate friendship bracelets!

GolfBall: An Appel Farm original game that combines baseball and golf into one unique sport that require no athletic skill —all are welcome to come and play!

Hip Hop Dance: Let loose and find your groove. Learn how to count and move to current, upbeat music while also integrating popping, locking, floor work and freestyle.

Intro to Guitar: Master the guitar in one hour! Just kidding…but in this workshop, we’ll learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar and you’ll leave able to play a few songs!

Iron Designer: Design a show based on your creativity and quick wit in a short amount of time and some strange limitations!

Jellyfish Resist Painting: Using a water resistant medium, paint a jelly fish. Once it dries, paint over it with warm and cool water colors to bring it to life!

Landscape Sketching: We’ll sketch the outdoor landscape from the comfort of an indoor heated studio, using charcoal. Students are welcome to sketch outside if they choose to!

Leaf Painting: Spend time collecting leaves on camp in all shapes and sizes, then return for a fun painting project. These leaves are great on their own or can be added to the Fall Family Wreaths as a two-part class!

Line/Social Dancing: Learn and dance to popular party songs! Some of these songs include the wobble, cha cha slide and the cupid shuffle.

Little Kids Move!: This class is for the smallest music lovers. We will explore different dances and movement activities as we sing a variety of songs together!

Mini Monster Rattles: Create a miniature monster rattle out of sculpture clay. Create a hollow form, added beads, design monsters features, and just bake it in a toaster oven!

Modes for Songwriters: Are you getting bored with the same old Major and Minor melodies and chords in your songs? Is Do Re Mi becoming Do Re Meh? We are going to use the musical modes to spice up your songwriting!

Monster Families: Using recycled materials create a “monster” version of your family. Get creative with colors, shapes, and sizes!

Movement for the Performer: Learn techniques to help you develop your physicality and presence on the stage.

Musical Improv: Explore music in the freest way possible: making it up on the spot! In this workshop, we’ll create our own songs based on group improvisations. No experience necessary, but if you play an instrument, bring it along!

Musical Theater Performance: A basic introduction to musical theatre performance. You’ll get a taste of all musical theater elements – singing, dancing, and acting combined!

Musical Theater Dance: Learn choreography to Broadway tunes — for dancers at all levels.

Mythical Creature Creation: Use your imagination to create a 3-dimensional stuffed creature of your very own!

Pencil Sketch Journaling: A workshop for self-motivated sketch enthusiasts who like to draw quietly in a group of friends! We’ll sketch some surprise places on Appel Farm’s campus using pencils and the power of observation!

Photograms: In this class you’ll get to create a photograph without a camera. We’ll experiment in the darkroom using photo paper, chemistry, and found objects.

Piano for Singers: Learn to accompany yourself while you sing! We will learn basic chord shapes and patterns so that you can figure out how to play your favorite songs!

Pixel Art on Paper: Begin your foray into the wonderful world of pixel art! Learn how to build images bit by bit with some beginner and advanced “spriting” techniques.

Poetry in Motion: The aim of this class is to focus on working with writing prompts to brainstorm and formulate a poem or group of poems, and utilizing movement to inspire our pieces.

Sculpey Finger Puppets: Create your own characters out of sculpture clay to fit on your finger tips!

Silly Self Portraits: Let your silly self shine in this fun portrait class. Taking a mixed media approach, children will create a self portrait that reflects their truest self!

Songwriting: We will learn an easy formula for writing awesome songs and write a song as a group! You will walk away with the tools to write your own songs when you go home!

Theater – No Drama!: A basic introduction to theatre performance. You’ll hone your skills in improvising and owning that stage!

Tie Dye: Bring anything white and turn it into a colorful creation all your own!

Voice for Beginners: Learning the basics about how our voices work and how to make them sound their best!

Wax Paintings: Create a unique painting using wax to form “invisible” impressions topped with vibrant watercolors in this one-of-a-kind class!

Without Music, Life Would B Flat: An introduction to music. You’ll get to sing, play instruments, and jam it out! No previous experience needed.

Yoga: Strengthen & Lengthen with this intermediate yoga flow. In this class we will work on balance and strengthening our core. We will finish with an asana complete with relaxing essential oils and a massage. This flow is an intermediate flow but can be adapted for all skill levels.