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Appel Farm Arts Camp

Appel Farm Arts Camp is a gender-affirming overnight summer arts camp for kids ages 8 – 16.


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Appel Farm Arts Camp

Appel Farm Arts Camp is a gender-affirming overnight summer arts camp for kids ages 8 – 16. They offer connection and learning through an arts-based curriculum, in a safe environment of community, personal growth, and fun! 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.

Appel Farm Arts Camp does camp differently:

  • Radically supportive, gender-affirming, conscious community
  • Non-competitive arts exploration and personal growth
  • Small class sizes and differentiated instruction
  • Approach based on Restorative Practices and Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Mental Health First Aid staff training
  • Experienced, specialized instructors
  • Modern, air-conditioned ensuite bunks

Camp Tours are available on 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 4/27.

Visit appelfarm.org/camptour to sign up for a tour!

As Seen in the Philadelphia Family Best for Families Guide

Family Focus Media is dedicated to Building Community with Main Line ParentPhiladelphia Family, and Bucks County Parent. Our annual LOVE Awards and Family Favorites celebrate the BEST local resources for families.

  • 2023 LOVE Award Winner: Best Overnight Camp



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457 Shirley Rd. Elmer, NJ 08318
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    Appel Farms has consistently worked to make arts and arts education accessible to youth in the Philadelphia area and beyond. The camp is inclusive to LGBTQ+ youth, and offers financial aid to make the experience affordable for as many young people as they can. The campers and staff are diverse in race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, national origin, and many other aspects, which makes the experience even more meaningful.

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    Katerina W.

    Appel Farm has this unique space of no judgement, joyful creation and true empowerment that I have not found in many other places. I am very grateful my daughter gets to be part of this every summer. She keeps the sense of those weeks with her the rest of her year and it gives her freedom to…be.

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    Adrienne M.

    I love listening to kids for the greatness inside of them and I love that Appel farm invites an entire community to do that. Literally changing the world summer by summer…

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