This Farm Camp is geared toward younger campers. It is a perfect choice for first-time campers, and younger sibling(s) wanting to attend camp with slightly older sibling(s). The flow of the day is at a slower pace and it is a smaller group size.
Campers should have these skills:
Watch for lottery details to be updated for 2024
July 29 -31 (3 day session) $200.00
August 1 & 2 (2 day session) $135.00
July 29 - August 2 (5 day session) $325.00 as space permits
Payment due at time of registration
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
There is no before or after care program available for this age group.
Daily activities provide a sampling on life on the farm, and offer meaningful and memorable experiences. Learning stations located throughout the facility offer many opportunities for campers to learn, grow and socialize in an outdoor setting.
Children help with farm and animal chores and enjoy good old fashion fun on the farm. To offer an authentic farm experience, activities will be aligned with the seasonal work being done on the farm. Activities teach about the plant and animal kingdom and ways we can be good stewards of the earth.
Campers bring their own food (lunch and 1 snack). Refrigeration spaces are provided for lunch boxes. More information will be provided with camper enrollment packet.
Our programming is primarily offered outdoors or in "open-air buildings". We have inside spaces to use in case of inclement weather. Farm Camp is held rain or shine.
Campers are encouraged to wash their hands often and keep hydrated while on the farm. Handwashing and water bottle refill stations are available on several areas of the facility.
Keeping campers and staff healthy is a team effort. Please do not send your children to camp if they have a fever, have been sick, or have been around someone who has been sick or tested positive for covid.
Once enrollment has been accepted, any cancellations must be submitted via email to email@example.com. Email should include camper’s full name and date of enrolled session. Refunds for cancellation after April 15, 2024 will be given only at the discretion of administration.
Although our scholarship is limited, we will make an effort to make camp possible for families that have been selected via lottery for camp enrollment. Families can apply for Taproot Scholarship or payment options.
Our farm relies upon community contributions, in part, to help make our scholarship program possible. We are not a non-profit organization so we cannot provided tax deductible receipts for contributions, but please know your contribution will help make farm camp possible for children that may otherwise been unable due to financial constraints. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing to our Taproot Scholarship Fund.
In order to participate in any program on the farm, we need to have an Emergency Form & Participation Waiver on file for each camper.
Forms are good for a calendar year.
Completed form must be returned on or before the first day of participation.
Please leave toys and technology at home. They will not be missed at Farm Camp.
Packing List is below.
2126 Risser Mill Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Please park by our greenhouse. See map of farm.
Camp is from 9 am - 3 pm
See below for session dates
There is no extended care offered for these mini-sessions.
The flow of our day includes 2 activities and supervised, unstructured time in nature.
Activities follow the ebb and flow of the season and the daily tasks of the farm.
Ag and education go hand in hand at our farm. We produce chemical-free produce for our community and provide opportunities to learn about and become involved in life on the farm. Through hands-on activities, campers learn about food origin, sustainable agriculture and land stewardship.
At Farm Camp, we encourage a love for animals, domestic and wild. Campers learn about the animals living on the farm and help with animal- related chores.
Nature is our outdoor classroom. Throughout the farm we have learning stations that encourage campers to explore the outdoor world, learn about the animal and plant kingdoms, and develop new skills. The rhythm of farm camp allows lots of time for free play and fun-filled activities!
The camp lottery for all age groups will be open January 8-20.
Emails with registration information will be emailed by January 22.
Registrations must be completed by February 10.
Why do we have a lottery-style process for Farm Camp?
On the lottery application for 2024 you will notice a new checkbox requesting camper interests. Through gathering this data, we will have a better idea of the interests of the group before they arrive on the farm. Although each camp week provides a well-rounded curriculum, this will allow us to plan weekly activities that align with any reoccurring themes of interest. We can also plan small group activities based upon interests.
NEW for 2024:
Heritage Creek Farm & education center
2126 Rissermill Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
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