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.  


New Barn 

During winter/spring 2019 we have plans to build a barn that will be used for our permanent market stand, food processing area, and outdoor classrooms.  This is a big undertaking for us but necessary to help streamline our food production operations and our farm-based education process.  We look forward to sharing this building process with you, and cannot wait to put this building to good use during the 2019 season.  If you would like to help support this building process with your helping hands and/or your financial contribution please contact our administrative office at info@heritagecreekfarmcamp.com.  


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We, at Heritage Creek Farm Camp, are excited about the progress that we have been making on this plot of land that was purchased in January 2015.  During the fall of 2017, Horn Farm Center held a Permaculture Design workshop at our facility and participants provided our farm with lots of good land usage ideas.  During 2018, our staff started to put some of these ideas into action.  Allen Clements, a volunteer, organized a poison ivy remediation project.  Our Farm staff planted over 65 deciduous and evergreen trees on the farm, including service berries, oaks, sugar maples, sycamores, and Norway pines.  Fruit trees, apple and Asian pear trees are ordered and will be planted in spring 2019.  We will be digging a well (wish us well, that we hit water) by our food production area so we can have running water for our animals and irrigation for food production.  As part of our summer curriculum during 2018 we harvested plants from our Dye Garden to bring color wool that was produced by our sheep - Heidi and Sue!   


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 ​ 


Here are the areas 

  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

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.   

HCFC WISH LIST 

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Method hand soap and Method cleaning supplies
Misc. Art Supplies

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

Children's scissors 

Used Storm Door for Greenhouse 

Vacuum Cleaner

Mouse Trap Game 

Lite Brite for Math Activity this summer!  


Recycled Items:  

Plastic bottle caps (all colors and sizes)

Egg Cartons (paper)

Cardboard, Newspaper, Leaves and grass clippings are always welcome!