Heritage Creek Farm Camp and Education Center was co-founded by Cindi Hughes and Rochelle Hildreth on November 8, 2011.
Heritage Creek Farm is a community of learners that believe that education is meant to be a life long journey, filled with experiences, that provide meaningful opportunities for growth and personal development. Education is at the heart of all of our programs. "Always learning....learning all ways!"
Our Programs promote: Social awareness and a sense of community, self-sufficiency and sustainability, healthy and simplistic lifestyle, living in harmony with nature, sound practices for the responsible use of the environment and its resources, organic gardening and conservation, sustainable food production, inner growth and reflection, handcrafted trades and techniques from natural items, and art, music and drama.
Heritage Creek Education Farm is an Outdoor Eco-Classroom that is designed for children to explore, observe, and discover nature. Farming and building projects are hands-on; designed to enhance elementary educational curriculum. Heritage Creek Farm Camp's garden areas are seamlessly blended with the surrounding landscape to provide a diverse habitat for nature- domestic and wild.
Children plant the seeds in the greenhouse, share the harvest, and develop an understanding for plants and animals; learning to respect and protect our natural resources. They acquire an appreciation for food origin, learn about healthy dietary habits and are inspired as they work hand-in-hand on the land! Friends growing....growing friends!
Heritage Creek Farm Camp is an educational initiative that encourages a healthy lifestyle, models socially responsible ways to positively impact today's society, and teaches environmental stewardship. Inspired by the wonders of nature and the joys of discovery, our camp offers opportunities for outdoor play and exploration. Our programs spark conversation and kindle inner growth.
We encourage a life long "yearning for learning" and teach a simplistic and cooperative way of living. We are motivated by a desire to form meaningful relationship with each other, build bridges of collaboration with our local community, and continue a deep connection with nature.
Heritage Creek is a 30 acre family farm owned by Ed and Cindi Hughes and located in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. The first parcel of the facility was purchased in 2002 and throughout the year the facility grew and transitioned into an education farm. Ed and Cindi raised their children in this beautiful, rural setting and both children (now young adults) work at Farm Camp over the summer.
2019 Guest Presenters
Raven Ridge Wildlife Center
HERITAGE CREEK FARM CAMP