457 Shirley Road Elmer, NJ 08318

Transforming the lives of thousands every year, Appel Farm reaches families and children of all ages, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds through arts education. Appel Farm’s award-winning overnight Arts Camp serves as the state’s only overnight immersive fine and performing arts summer camp program and reaches over 400 children from across the world annually. In order to ensure access to all families, Appel Farm provides a robust camp tuition assistance and scholarship program. Appel Farm also provides on-site arts retreats, school residencies, after school programs, social service collaborations, and professional development to make an impact on more than 25,000 people annually. Appel Farm is also opening a middle school, arts-integrated STEAM-based Charter School in September 2019. Located in picturesque South Jersey, Appel Farm leads the region in arts education, facilitating relationships between teaching artists, youth, schools, and the surrounding community. With the goal of providing affordable and accessible arts programs for children and adults in southern New Jersey, Appel Farm offers amazing arts opportunities for everyone!

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Appel Farm is proud to be the southern regional partner for the Artists In Education Residency Grant Program, a co-sponsored program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts that places highly qualified, practicing, professional artists in long-term residencies in schools. We also bring year-long artist residencies to five schools as part of Bridgeton Public Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program.

There’s art in the making this summer… Art in the Making: Connect and Create with Appel Farm! In a time when learning must take place physically distanced, Appel Farm is committed to connecting young artists with our talented group of professional artists and educators in a virtual art-making space. We are committed to creating a safe, brave space founded in social-emotional learning as young artists develop their creativity and love of learning. Art in the Making classes place an emphasis on a community of creators, coming together to understand themselves, one another, and their world through the process of art-making.

Appel Farm is offering virtual lessons with Appel Farm Teaching Artists this Summer! Private & Small Group Lessons offer one-on-one instruction in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, photography, and more! Or, get some friends together for small group lessons!

Helping kids be their best selves! Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School, the tuition-free choice for middle school students in the 5-8th grade, provides personalized hands-on, creative and fun learning that helps prepare youth with 21st-century skills. The Creativity CoLaboratory offers a STEAM Curriculum that puts arts in the mix: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math. The arts teach communication and expression. Arts integration at school makes learning even more accessible, fun and effective for every type of kid.

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, girls and boys 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.

After School Programs! STEAM Labs, after school enrichment for grades 4 – 8, is a robust program with STEAM classes and clubs from cooking to photography, music, robotics and more! 14 weeks of classes in the Spring and Fall, choose one club a day, or one each day of the week!

Girls Out Loud! Our Mother-Daughter Art Retreat is designed for Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, and Daughters of all ages! Laugh, listen, and create as you participate in movement, writing and visual arts workshops that explore the concept of dreams. Moms: hear about your daughter’s hopes and dreams for the future. Daughters: discover that mom is not only “mom” but a woman just like you, with her own dreams and aspirations. Come join us at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center for a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection.

Crafty Campout welcomes Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes for a fun-filled weekend of creative activities that encourage critical thinking and skill building. Also open to all girls K – 8 grade and their chaperones, the girls spend the weekend earning Badges designed specifically for Girl Scouts, and great for all the girls! We look forward to working with you to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!

Shining a light on the creative students in South Jersey! We are thrilled to partner with schools to shine a light on their students as the Region 2 partner for New Jersey Poetry Out Loud, the affiliate for South Jersey South Art Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and the host of the Salem & Gloucester County Teen Arts Festival.