Yes! However, as of now there are two versions of the Apple pencil. The 1st gen (supported by this iPad) is charged using the lightning connector under the cap of the pencil. The 2nd gen (NOT supported by this iPad) is charged using a magnetic connector on the flat side of the pencil.
I am using a third party I bought here on Amazon. I t works well. I don't draw, so I am not sure on that. It will save you alot of money, if you don't have to be stylish and say I have an Apple pencil. Get the one that says rechargeable and active. There alot to choose from.