New Summer Camp Architecture Program

by Press Release | Jun 1, 2008
New Summer Camp Architecture Program Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp has added an innovative program in historical preservation architecture to its offerings for the 2008 summer season. New York architect Susan Gordon Lawson has created a program for campers who are studying art, photography and writing that will use one of the historic buildings at the southern New Jersey arts camp to illustrate the process of design and preservation. Lawson, who holds a Masters degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University, is employed by Argus Architecture and Preservation, and will be in residence at Appel Farm for a week during the first session of camp only, June 22-July 18.

Lawson notes, “Architecture is typically overlooked, yet we all are intimately involved with buildings on a daily basis. We all know about architecture in a fundamental way, but there aren't many opportunities to study it outside of a college curriculum. I'm looking forward to giving campers that chance.”

Every camper will be invited to participate in workshops, where they will be introduced to the principles involved in architectural design. Design is a concept that clearly benefits from an artists, and environmentalist, point of view. Appel Farm has a “GREEN Corps” program in place where stewardship of the environment is introduced to young people. The new architecture program will take these concepts to the next level, where design will be viewed in a holistic sense.

“We are thrilled to be able to give our campers this incredible opportunity to expand their learning and grow as young artists,” said Jennie Quinn, camp director. “ Very few camps have the comprehensive arts programs we offer, and we are delighted to have such an expert as Susan Lawson joining us.”

About Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp

Set in a secluded southern New Jersey location nestled amid preserved farmland and orchards near Elmer (Salem County), Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp is less than an hour drive from the major cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington and approximately a 2 1/2 hour drive from the Newark/New York area. Programs for young people, ages 9-17, in music, theater, dance visual arts, photography, video, recording arts, creative writing and more comprise the summer activities. Swim and sports are also highlighted and the camp boasts a short-course Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Two-week session dates run June 22-July 6 and July 20-August 3, 2008 (Sunday-Sunday). Four-week sessions run June 22-July 18 and July 20-August 15, 2008 (Sunday-Friday). The eight-week session runs June 22-August 15, 2008 (Sunday-Friday). The architecture program is only available during the first four-week session (June 22-July 18) and spots are filling rapidly.

More information about the camp can be found at or by calling Camp Directors Jennie Quinn or Cori North at (800) 394-8478.

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