In the current age of technology, teens that spend time in nature could be considered endangered species. On the farm, teens will be exposed to a wide variety of experiences and have the opportunity to expand their horizons, learn new skills, meet new friends and share their talents. Through mentorship with our farmers and farm educators, teen will learn about sustainable agriculture, the environment, and animal care and develop life skills.
For some youth, this program is a long awaited "right-of-passage" and the culmination of their farm-based learning that was started as a camper. Other families find this program when researching meaningful and memorable summer experiences for their teens.
On the farm, teens are offered the independence to learn about themselves, the environment to identify their talents, and the mentorship to learn life skills. Many long-lasting friendships have been cultivated at Heritage Creek Farm & Education Center.
2023 Participation Costs:
One - two weeks - $125/week
Three weeks or more - Cost on a Sliding Scale - $350, $500, $600, $750
Returning Teen Leaders - Send an email request for registration link.
New Teen Leaders - Please fill out the Teen Leader Application.
Our Teen Program combines the camaraderie of camp with the opportunity to develop life skills.
July 31 - August 4
learning about seeding, germination and propagation
learning how to transplant, direct seed, set up irrigation and harvest different crops
learning about the business side of farming
learning about and how to care for farm animals
working on environmental projects on the farm and learning about sustainable growing methods
caretaking the land
Through mentorship with our staff, teens work and play hand-in-hand on the land with their teen peers and campers
A variety of life skills can be learned while on the farm.
Skillsets such as teamwork, adaptability, leadership, decision-making, self-motivation, perseverance, and responsibility can be learned while at Farm Camp.
Learning to use the variety of mediums in our fiber arts program including re-purposed items.
Farm and nature based arts and crafts
Long lasting friendships are cultivated on the farm.
Heritage Creek Farm & education center
2126 Rissermill Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
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