​​​​HERITAGE CREEK FARM CAMP 

                         

Job Postings 

Farmer/Farm Educator for 2017 

Check back for more job postings for the 2017 Summer Camp Program 

ANIMAL SPONSORSHIP 

​Many of cute farm critters were "displaced" animals before coming to our farm.  Now, they are lucky enough to live out their lives at HCFC with much love and care from our staff and campers.  Sales from our clothing apparel help to offset the costs of care-taking our animal friends.  If you would like participate in animal sponsorship, please contact our administrative office at info@heritagecreekfarmcamp.com or see our camp registration forms to contribute via paypal.   


TAPROOT SCHOLARSHIP 

Each year we receive applications for financial aid from families desiring a farm camp experience for their children but they are unable to pay the full amount of the session fee.  We strive to make farm camp as affordable to as many families as possible as our Taproot Scholarship is funded through contributions from community supporters.  If you would like to contribute to our Taproot Scholarship, please contact our administrative office at info@heritagecreekfarmcamp.com or see our camp registration forms to contribute via paypal.  


HANDS ACROSS THE STREET 

In 2016, we will begin growing some of our food to contribute to the food service program operated by Columbia Presbyterian Church.  In their Hands Across the Street community outreach program they provide free-of-charge monthly evening meals for families, and summer lunch for children.  In 2015, they served over 12,000 nutritional meals to families and children in need. As part of their monthly meals they have a food preparation demonstration and sampling that introduces attendees to new foods and easy ways to incorporate nutritional foods into meal planning.  HCFC will be supporting their food service efforts by providing some farm-fresh vegetables.  If you would like to be a part of this exciting new partnership, please consider contributing to this cause!  


Back 20
We, at Heritage Creek Farm Camp, are excited about the expansion of our farm camp facility.  The “back 20” acres are located directly behind the green lane and have been used for conventional agricultural production by the previous farmer for over 20 years.  It with great enthusiasm that our staff digs their feet deep in the soil and accepts the large scale task of converting the new property to sustainable and environmentally-friendly farming practices. Currently devoid of trees, vegetation and wildlife the new land is full of much potential and is calling out to be used in a meaningful way! 

We are bursting at the seams with many goals and ideas that will improve the farm’s ecosystem, and provide a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and farm-based education.  We are asking for your support to grow our goals into fruition as we take this large leap of growth!   

It takes a village to raise a child….it takes a community to grow a farm!

How can you help?

Here how you can be a co-creators in this transformative project:

  •          Share your ideas about how we can utilize this land
  •          Share your talents and time by lending a hand at a facility work day
  •          Sponsor or contribute financially to a facility project ​ 


We have 6 different project areas that you can sponsor or financially support!   

  1. Canopy Cover Trees and Grove of Pine Trees – Sponsor a shade tree or pine tree.  Large trees offer shade for animals and people, create a wind block and provide important habitats for birds, insects and animal species. 
  2. Buffer Vegetation and Hedgerows - Contribute to the planting of small trees, scrubs and hedges that will define and beautify our property edges and create habitats and feed for wildlife. 
  3. Edible Landscape and Food Forest – Help sponsor an edible landscape that includes cultivated plots of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and the more natural landscape of a food forest.   
  4. Native, Perennial, Medicinal and Dye Plants – Contribute to our themed garden areas that will provide educational opportunities about the plant kingdom, beauty throughout the seasons, attract pollinators and beneficials, teach about medicinal properties of plants or can be used in our handwork education to dye fibers. 
  5. Dirt-to-Dinner Gardening – Help us expand our sustainable gardening efforts to improve soil structure through cover cropping, produce healthy food for our campers and food for our farm animal consumption. As our food production continues to grow a goal is to provide farm-fresh foods for sale to our farm camp families.  
  6. Recreation Areas – Contribute to the expansion of recreation areas.  Projects will include a grassy games field, frisbee golf, obstacle course, fitness trail and additional pavilions.   


HCFC is not a non-profit organization.  We cannot unfortunately provide you with a tax deductible receipt but please know your contributions are greatly appreciated and will be used to enhance our farm camp program and increase our educational outreach in our community.  Contact us for more information:  info@heritagecreekfarmcamp.com

Cat food
Method hand soap and cleaning supplies
Used vacuum cleaner
Misc. Art Supplies

Thread, fabric scraps, sewing needles 
Yarn
Outside benches
Gift certificates to Tractor Supply, Lowes, Home Depot, A.C. Moore, Michaels

Wooden children's toys 

Sewer system friendly toilet paper 

Used Storm Door for Greenhouse 

HCFC WISH LIST 

Many hands make light work!  There are many opportunities to lend a helping hand, learn a new skill and meet new friends at Heritage Creek Farm Camp.  Send us an email at info@heritagecreekfarmcamp.com  if you are interested in learning more about how you can experience farm life, become involved in the farm community and volunteer your time at our educational facility.