2020  FARM & FOREST PROGRAM

June 8-12 Beans & Bamboo

June 15-19 Bird is the Word

June 22-26 Earth, Wind & Fire

June 29-July 2 Raindrops on Roses (4-day session)

July 6-10 Farming & Field Day 

July 13-17 Animals with Attitude

July 20-24 A Bug's Life 

July 27-31 Eye Spy

August 3-7 Farming....Dig it! 

August 10-14 What's the Buzz? 

August 17-21 Seasonal Farm Camp Day 

Forest and Farm Friends Schedule (Ages 7-9)
8:30-9:15         Flexible drop off, gathering at outdoor classroom
9:15-9:30         Morning Meeting
9:30-10:30       First Activity 
10:30-11:30     Snack and free play
11:30-12:30     Second Activity 
12:30 - 1:00     Lunch 
1:00 - 2:15       Free Play
2:15 -3:00        Third Activity 
3:00 - 3:15       Snack
3:15 - 3:30       Cleanup and Dismissal  

If you are interested in registering your child(ren) ages 5-13 for 7 weeks or more during the 2020 summer season, please see our HCFC Country Kids Programfor program details and discounted rates.  Our Country Kids Program is not available for the Little Seed Program.  

Our Farm & Forest Friends Program is being offered for 10 weeks during 2020 and operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  

​Summer Camp before and after care (7:30 – 8:30 am and 3:30 – 6 pm) is available at an additional cost. Please see our Barnyard Bunch Program for more details regarding before and after care.  We will be offering a Seasonal Farm Camp during the week of August 17-21.   


See information on our Country Kids Program if you are registering for 7 or more weeks of camp during 2020 season.  If registered in the Country Kids Program, campers can attend the Barnyard Bunch Extended Care Program for no additional cost.  

Whether in the barnyard, farm field, forest, gardens or art barn ,  our daily schedule will give campers a sampling of life on a farm as they explore, and learn about the world around them.    


​This program will provide lots of hands-on activities that will teach a wider variety of agriculture and environmental topics. The Farm & Forest curriculum will engage returning campers and spark the interest of new campers through combining purposeful work with creative activities. Teaching cooperation and teamwork are at the heart of this program as campers learn about the plant and animal kingdoms, make new friends and start developing life skills.   

​​Farm & Forest Friends (Ages 7-9)

Our summer camp offers programs for four age groups:  ages 3-5 1/2, ages 5 & 6, ages 7-9, and ages 10-13.  Our 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 (Ages 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 can intermingle during morning free play time and will be together for special presentations and large group activities.  

Descriptions for 2020 Farm & Forest Themes Descriptions 

June 8-12 Beans & Bamboo
During this session campers will explore the bamboo forest, build with natural materials and plant a bean teepee as they learn about the life cycle of beans.     

June 15-19 Bird is the Word
Learning about the feathered friends on the farm and in the forest will be the focus this week. 4H curriculum will be on birdwatching and a Raptor presentation by Refreshing Mountain will have our campers “raven’ about birds!    

June 22-26 Earth, Wind & Fire
This year we will celebrate summer solstice with a kite flying festival.  Other themed based activities will include making clay pots and curing them in the fire, and enjoying a special snack baked in the campfire.   

June 29 – July 2 Raindrops on Roses (4-day session)
This week campers will discover the rainbow of colors found in nature as they paint with watercolors and craft with flowers.  Wet and wild adventures will include water games and exploration in the creek. Staff from Refreshing Mountain will introduce campers to the world of reptiles.   

July 6- 10 Farming and Field Day
Helping the farmers in the greenhouse and in the barnyard will be among the activities this session as campers learn about the needs of plants and animals.  Field day games will get our inspiring farmers moving and crop art will be the creative project.    

July 13-17 Animals with Attitude
Learning about sheep and working with wool fibers will be among our farm-based activities this week as we continue learning about the animal kingdom.  The mini horse program from 4-H will be visiting the farm on Tuesday this week.       

July 20 – 24 A Bug’s Life
Buggy activities this session will include a field study of the Colorado potato beetle and a 4H program about the spotted lantern fly.  Guest presenter Ryan “the bug man” Bridge will give campers an opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of insect species.  https://ryanthebugman.com/

July 27 – 31 Eye Spy

Our mission this week is to learn about the life cycle of potatoes.  Campers’ eyes will be peeled for spudtacular adventures as they participate in a Mr. Potato Head Scavenger Hunt and a STEM activity using taters.   

August 3 – 7 Farming…Dig it!
Purposeful activities in the field and market stand will give campers a deep understanding of food origin.   4H curriculum will focus on worms and barnyard discussions will teach how farmers and animals work together to create a sustainable farm. 

August 10-14 What’s the Buzzz? 
Exploring the connection between bees and apple production will be the theme this week.  Campers will learn that bees are the only insect that produces food that is eaten by humans – honey!  Themed-based activities will include learning about pollination, making applesauce, baking a sweet treat to eat, and making a bee craft.  


August 17-21 Seasonal Farm Camp Days 

Farm & Forest Friends 

​​​​HERITAGE CREEK FARM CAMP 

Summer Camp Program for children ages 7-9

Farm & Forest Friends Costs
Heritage Creek Farm Camp is passionate about offering a camp experience to as many students as possible.  Our Sliding Price Scale and Taproot Scholarship Program are how we make this achievable  We have a Sliding Price Scale and ask that families pay at the highest level that is comfortable for their budget. 

 

SHARE THE HARVEST ($255 per weekly session) ~ sustains our program and helps our camp grow
NOURISH THE CROP ($240 per weekly session) ~ gives us the nutrients to blossom
SOW THE SEED ($220 per weekly session) ~ helps plant the seeds of community
Includes one snack per day 


The charge for the four day session on June 29-July 2 will be pro-rated to $175.00 and payment is due at time or registration.  Farm Camp is closed on Friday, July 3 so our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families.   


If your family is unable to pay at the SOW THE SEED rate, please see details for our TAPROOT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM which allows families to volunteer time on the farm in exchange for a reduction in session fees.  Taproot Scholarship funding is limited.  We will make every effort to grant requests for our Taproot Scholarship Program, but we may not be able to accommodate all requests particularly if applying for funding for multiple weeks, and/or multiple campers.  


​A $85.00 deposit/camper/session is required at time of registration.  The Remaining Balance (based upon your sliding price scale selection) is due in full by May 1, 2020.  See Policy and Procedures for more details. 

Summer Camp Barnyard Bunch Before & Aftercare Program 
This program is open to campers ages 3 - 13 and operates Monday – Friday from 7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:30 – 6:00 pm.  This program provides parents flexibility of early drop-off and late pickup from our camp program.  Campers will help with afternoon animal chores, eat a late-day snack and enjoy an extended day of good old fashioned outdoor fun with their camp friends!  

Parents must enroll their campers on or before the first day of the weekly session to get the weekly rate of $40/child/week.  Enrollment in this program for individual days is available as space permits at a rate of $10.00/child/day.  Due to the length of the day, please do your best to be prompt.  If your child is pickup up after 6:00 pm, late fees will apply. 

NOTE:  This program is included at no additional cost for campers enrolled in our HCFC Country Kids Program (registered for a minimum of 7 weeks during summer camp 2020)   

                         

Registration update 3.2.2020:  Country Kids Program is no longer available for this age group. 

Registration update 3.17.2020 This Program is almost full to capacity.  Please inquiry via email for availability and to be placed on the waiting list info@heritagecreekfarmcamp.com.