South Jersey's leading arts education center providing transformative experiences for children and families. Overnight summer camp, on-site retreats, art classes and school/community programs.
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center began as a private summer arts camp in 1960 – the dream of Albert and Clare Appel. Albert and Clare were musicians and professional arts educators who wanted to create a summer camp where the local rural community (and their own artistically-inclined children) could learn about and participate in the arts and where they could interact with like-minded peers and mentors.
Appel Farm’s 117 acres of open fields and woods was an idyllic site for this purpose!
For the past 50 plus years, Appel Farm Arts and Music Center has been transforming lives through the arts and its mission has grown to include year-round programming. Through on-site arts education programs, outreach to schools and community-based partnerships, Appel Farm provides people of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds with a supportive, cooperative environment in which to explore the fine and performing arts. Appel Farm also hosts conferences, retreats and weddings from September through May in its modern and fully-equipped sleeping, dining and meeting facilities.
Rte. 553 South to Rte. 40W to Elmer. After light, veer left onto Rte. 649 (Front St.) At stop sign, bear right. At second stop, bear right onto Shirley Rd. (Rte. 611). Appel Farm is one mile on left.