HERITAGE CREEK FARM CAMP
Outdoor play, meaningful work and creative activities will give a sampling of life on the farm as campers explore and learn about the world around them.
Ages 3-5 1/2
Through farm and nature based activities, campers will explore the beauty of the plant and animal kingdoms.
"My son loves Farm Camp, and throughout the summer he has offered words of wisdom that he clearly learned at camp. HCFC is worth the more than half hour drive to get there!" - Farm & Forest Parent
"Over the past few summers, my kids have developed great friendships, and learned skills I cannot imagine they would have had the opportunity any where else. The staff clearly cares very much for my kids. I am so happy to have found this hidden treasure in Mount Joy!" - Parent of Country Kids
On the first day, my daughter was nervous about camp. By the end of the day she said, "Can I go to farm camp forever?" - Little Seed Parent
The Farm Camp staff thoughtfully and respectfully work together with teen leaders and campers to navigate interpersonal relationships. My son has learned life skills he can use in any community - school, family, work. The depth of knowledge and diversity among farm camp staff inspires a program that challenges my child and encourages his creativity beyond his time on the farm. - Parent of Country Kids
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Before & After Care Program
"This shouldn't be called farm camp, it should be called fun camp!" ~ Camper
Heritage Creek Farm Camp
Mailing Address: 1949 Milton Grove Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
GPS Address: 1875 Milton Grove Rd, Mt. Joy
Through hands-on activities, teens work on the farm, learn life skills, share their talents, develop leadership skills, and make new friends.
"Encouraging a yearning for learning while working hand-in-hand on the land!"
Heritage Creek Farm Camp is a small-scale vegetable farm that offers educational programs that help participants develop valuable life skills through cooperative work and creative play. Rooted in the simplicity of nature, HCFC is focused on teaching children skills that nurture the seeds of social change and provide opportunities to discover the common threads of humanity. Reverence for life, care-taking of the environment, learning about sustainable agriculture and creating a strong sense of community are fundamental elements at Heritage Creek Farm Camp.
Geared for children aged 3-17 years, all activities are guided by a caring staff that fosters cultural and social understanding ~ cultivating collaborative ways to achieve common goals. Activities that are hands-on, teach a variety of socially responsible and environmentally friendly lessons, illustrating how individual actions can make a difference in our world. Enthusiastic teenagers over 13 are encouraged to volunteer in our Teen Leadership Program
"Lettuce learn outside!"
Power Point Presentation about our Programs
"We cannot say enough about the wonderful teachers in the Little Seeds Program and the quality of the programs at HCFC. We can't wait until next summer!"
Online registration for 2020 programs will open between middle of February to the beginning of March. An email announcement will be sent out when registration is open. If the form says "private" please check back later.
"Through participation in the Teen Leadership Program, my daughter has gained a stronger sense of who she is at her core."
We encourage you to pay your remaining balance via check. This keeps our paypal fees lower, more fully supports our farm and farm-based programs, and allows us to keep summer camp tuition as low as possible.
Farm Days during School Holidays
Ages 5 & 6
Inspired by the wonders of nature and joys of discovery, our daily schedule allows plenty of time for outdoor play and exploration.
Ages 5 -13
Min. of 7 weeks of camp
Through a variety of outdoor activities, campers learn valuable life skills and the importance of teamwork.
Pre-order VEGGIE BOXES
Weekly Farm-Fresh Veggie Boxes and On-site Market Stand
"HCFC provides a fantastic outdoor experience. My daughter looks forward to camp each day and comes home dirty, tired and happy. Farm Camp has been a fantastic learning and growing experience." - Sowers & Growers Parent
Farm Camp creates memories and adventures to last a lifetime! - Farm & Forest Parent