HERITAGE CREEK FARM CAMP
Price for Little Seeds Program:
Heritage Creek Farm Camp strives to make summer camp experiences affordable to as many campers as possible. If you are unable to pay camp fees as listed, please see details about our TAPROOT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM which allows families to volunteer time on the farm in exchange for a reduction in session fees. Our scholarship program is limited and although we will make every effort to provide a camp experience for requesting families, we may not be able to accommodate every request, particularly if registering for multiple sessions, and/or multiple campers. If your family desires to support HCFC over and above the session fees, please see details on our online registration about contributing to funds that support our scholarship program, animal sponsorship, and yearly projects.
To streamline the registration and payment process a deposit is required at time of registration and the remaining balance must be paid in full by May 1, 2020. If you are registering for multiple weeks and this creates a difficult financial situation, please contact our Administrative Office at email@example.com to discuss other possible payment arrangements.
Weekly Session Tuition
5 Day Session (Monday - Friday)
Full Days 9 am – 3:30 pm $220.00 ($85.00 deposit at time of registration and remaining balance of $135.00 due by May 1, 2020)
Half Days 9 am – 1 pm $190.00 ($85.00 deposit at time of registration and remaining balance of $105.00 due by May 1, 2020)
***See details below if you require before/aftercare.
2 Day Session (Monday & Tuesday)
2 Full Days 9 am – 3:30 pm $115.00 (Payment due in full at time of registration)
2 Half Days 9 am - 1 pm $90.00 (Payment due in full at time of registration)
3 Day Session (Wednesday - Friday)
3 Full Days 9 am – 3:30 pm $165.00 ($85.00 deposit at time of registration and remaining balance of $80.00 due by May 1, 2020)
3 Half Days 9 am – 1 pm $140.00 ($85.00 deposit at time of registration and remaining balance of $55.00 due by May 1, 2020)
See policy and procedures for more details.
Space is limited in our full day program. Please register early!
Summer Programs for Campers ages 3 - 5 1/2
Little Seeds Daily Schedule
9:00 am Arrival/Free Play
9:15 am Morning Circle
9:30 am Bathroom/Hands
10:00 am Activities
10:30 am Bathroom/Wash Hands
10:40 am Snack
11:00 am Activity
11:30 am Free Play
12:15 pm Bathroom/Wash Hands
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Pickup for half day program
1:00 pm Free Play/Nature Walk
1:45 pm Bathroom
2:00 pm Story and Quiet Time
3:00 pm Bathroom
3:10 pm Afternoon Snack
3:30 pm Afternoon Pick up/Barnyard Bunch Train
Little seeds to sow. Add some dirt to make them grow. Mix in some sun and quite a few showers. With love and care the seeds become flowers!
2020 Camp Dates and Themes for Little Seeds (Ages 3-5 1/2)
Through farm-based activities, campers will explore the beauty of the plant and animal kingdoms. Songs, stories, circle time, movement games, hands-on group activities, puppet plays, natural crafting, and free play will provide age appropriate outdoor experiences.
Campers will bring their own morning snack and lunch to enjoy on the farm. The farm will provide late afternoon snack for full day campers. Half-day and full-day programs are offered. This program fills up quickly, so register early to reserve your child's space.
Little Seeds (ages 3-5 1/2) offers a 5-day (Monday - Friday), 2-day (Monday & Tuesday) and a 3-day (Wednesday - Friday) with a half day program that operates from 9 am – 1 pm or full day program 9 am - 3:30 pm. Nine Little Seeds sessions will be offered during summer of 2020. There will not be Little Seeds sessions during the week of June 29. Seasonal Farm Camp Days will be offered during the week of August 17th.
Our summer camp offers programs for four age groups and the daily schedules are designed to support the developmental needs of the growing child from early childhood through early adolescence. We believe our multi-age camps provide the habitat for children to grow, develop a more enriching sense of community, instill the virtue of compassion, and serve the needs of all of our campers regardless of age and skill level.
Our summer programs Little Seeds (Ages 3-5 1/2), Roots & Boots (Ages 5 & 6), Farm & Forest Friends (7-9) and Sowers & Growers (Ages 10-13) operate independently within our camp facility. The age groups have different rotating activities to focus on age-appropriate skills and educational learning opportunities. Campers ages 7-13 are together for some group activities and special presentations.
is available upon request for an additional cost for campers ages 3-5 1/2. This program operates daily from 7:30 - 9 am and 3:30 - 6 pm. The cost is $40/child/week if registered before the start of the session or drop-in as space permits at a cost of $10/child/day. Although we don't offer a Country Kids Discount for our Little Seeds program, campers attending 5 full day camp for 5 or more sessions can participate in our extended care program for no additional costs.
Pre-Season Family Drop In
Date: To be announced.....
Our Little Seed campers (and parents) sometimes have a bit of anxiety about the first day of camp. This drop-in event provides a relaxed setting for you and your child(ren) to meet some of our teachers and staff, play in our outdoor classrooms, explore the camp facility, and meet and greet our farm animals. At this event you can ask questions about our summer program, become familiar with camp procedures and pave the way for a rewarding summer camp experience!
2020 LITTLE SEEDS SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
Five day, three day, and two day programs
Full day 9 am - 3:30 pm or Half day 9 am - 1 pm options
Online registration for 2020 programs will open on March 2nd. An email announcement will be sent when registration is open. If the form says "private", please check back later.
A Few Notes about the Little Seed Program:
Campers should be 3 years old at time of session and must be potty trained to attend our Little Seeds program.
This is the only program that offers half and full day, and 2-, 3- or 5-day options. It is designed for preschool aged campers. The rhythm of our day is offered at a slower pace that allows for lots of time for play-based adventures on the farm. Learning is presented in a subtle, but sweet and engaging manner. Full day campers have an afternoon story time in an air conditioned classroom. Many campers fall asleep during story time while others quietly enjoy the stories offered in the theme-based books. Although campers must be potty trained to attend this camp, our staff will assist during bathroom times and with self-care tasks. Bathroom breaks are encouraged throughout the day.
In many cases, summer camp is the first time little ones will be away from their parents. Although we accept campers as young as age 3, it is important that parents evaluate the readiness of their child(ren) to attend before registering for summer camp. We are unable to refund tuition for non-attendance for any reason during the camp session.
Child development is as unique as each individual child. If your child is accustomed to a school setting, comfortable interacting with older children, and has the stamina to embrace a full day of activities, please check out our Roots & Boots Program for ages 5 & 6. Campers enrolled in Roots & Boots should have a developed some level of independence in self care skills such as changing clothes and shoes, and using bathroom facilities. Feel free to contact our camp office if you have questions about which program might best serve your child.
Little Seeds (Ages 3-5 1/2)
June 8-12 Beans & Butterflies
June 15-19 Berry Moolicious
June 22-26 Sheep-a-doodle-doo
June 29-July 3 No Session Offered
July 6-10 Merrily, Merrily Life within the Stream
July 13-17 Insect Detective
July 20-24 A Farmer's Life for Me!
July 27-31 Tomato Fairy
August 3-7 Enormous Carrot
August 10-14 Apple Pig
August 17-21 - Seasonal Farm Camp Days
2020 Camp Theme Descriptions:
June 8-12 Beans and Butterflies
Inspired by the book written by Martin Jenkins, campers will learn about the life cycle of beans and butterflies. Farm-based activities will include planting green beans and making a greenhouse for watching green beans sprout in your window.
June 15-19 Berry Moolicious
The calves will be the star of the show this week as we learn about the origin of milk and search for berries growing on the farm. Farm-based activities will include making butter and snacking on a “berry” special treat.
June 22-26 Sheep-a-doodle-do
In this silly session, campers will learn about sheep and chickens. Among the many farm-based activities we will wash wool and gather eggs. Campers also make a chicken craft.
June 29 - July 3 - No Session
July 6 -10 Merrily, Merrily, Life within the Stream
Learning about life in and around the stream will be our focus this week as campers discover the differences between fish and frogs and have a Toad Tea Party. Campers will decorate their very own origami jumping frog.
July 13 – 17 Insect Detective
Inspired by the book Cucumber Soup written by Vickie Leigh Krudwig, our farm-based activities will include playing “eye spy” for insects and harvesting cucumbers in the production garden. The craft this week will be making toilet paper roll binoculars.
July 20 – 24 A Farmer’s Life for Me!
During this session, our budding farmers will dig potatoes in the production garden and wash the spuds for the market stand. They will meet and greet our farm animals as they explore what it is like to be a farmer! During craft time campers will make a growing friend!
July 27 – 31 Tomato Fairy
Inspired by the book written by Sandra Jean Sanders, campers will pick tasty treasures in the tomato forest and perhaps receive a special visit from our farm fairies!
August 3 – 7 The Enormous Carrot
Based upon a Russian Folktale, our farming adventures will take us to the farm field in search of the enormous Carrot! Campers will also learn what farm animals love to snack on carrots!
August 10 – 14 Apple Pig
Pigs love apples and so do wee! In this pig and apple themed session, campers will make and taste homemade applesauce, feed apples peels to our pigs, and make apple boats.
***Please note the activities described above are for the 5-day program. If you child is attending a 2-day or 3-day session, they will participate in a variety of themed-based activities, but will not have the opportunity to do all the activities listed. ***