Kids Love Critters

Operates weekdays from June 8 – August 14, 2020 except on Friday, July, 3rd.  Parents who enroll their children (ages 6 - 12) in our Farm & Forest and Sowers & Growers Program for any SEVEN of our ten summer camp full week sessions will receive a discount on the weekly rate (see program details) and also receive Barnyard Bunch Extended Care at no additional charge.  If you want to sign up for individual weeks see program details for Roots & Boots, Farm & Forest Friends or Sowers & Growers.   Country Kids Program is not available for Little Seeds Camp. 

Field Trips & Seasonal Farm Camp Days 

We offer field trip programs for school groups, home-school co-ops and other organizations.  We have seasonal farm camp days when school have holidays.  These programs provide students the opportunity to experience farm life at HCFC throughout the spring and fall months.    


Our curriculum and activities are designed to give campers a wide variety of experiences at farm camp.  Here are some of the areas we strive to provide throughout our programs:   

  • Developing a sense of compassion toward all living things 
  • Caretaking and interaction with our farm animals
  • Cultivating cultural understanding & Social Change
  • Healthy lifestyle 
  • Environmental Stewardship: Socially and ecologically responsibility
  • Awareness of food origin
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Nature-based Crafting
  • Life skills
  • Collaborative through activities and games
  • Developing a sense of imagination
  • Explorential learning:  Explore, experience, discover
  • Cooperative work 
  • Will-building activities
  • Hand and Heart:  Community service
  • Building, woodworking,  creative or traditional art skill 

​​​​​​HCFC Country Kids 


Camp Motto:  Dirty hands and knees, meadows, woods, and stream.  Earth, water, air, and sun, food and friendship, outdoor fun.  Games, nature, music, art, work and play, hands and heart.  Plant, harvest, cook and bake, meals and friendships we do make.  Steward of water, creatures, and land, crafting, and building, hand-in-hand.  Wonder, reverence, and respect, all the virtues we expect.  Value, love, and encourage others, we are one, sisters, and brothers.  Harmony, peace, joy, and unity, weave the tapestry of community. 

Barnyard Bunch (Camp Before/Aftercare Program) 

This program is open to campers ages 6 - 12 and operates during camp days Monday – Friday from 7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:30  – 6:00 pm.  Parents must enroll their campers on or before the first day of the weekly session to get the weekly rate of $40/week.  Enrollment in this program for individual days is available as space permits at a rate of $10.00/per child/day.  This service is included in the HCFC Country Kids Program at no additional cost.