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Upcoming Seasonal Farm Camp Days and Events
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With the changing seasons.....

So many reasons to enjoy Heritage Creek Farm!

We are very excited to offer a NEW Parent/Child Program called Oaks and Acorns that will start this fall and provide many childhood memories for our little ones and their parents or caregivers.  In addition, we have SIX seasonal farm camp days scheduled during the school year for students to experience the changing seasons on the farm and enjoy their days off of school outdoors!  Don't miss our Fall Family Farm Camp Event - Trading Places where families of our campers ages 5-12 will have the opportunity to spend a day on the farm together.  Details on these programs and events are offered in this newsletter.    

We want to take this opportunity to thank the more than 400 campers who joined us this summer at farm camp.  Your enthusiasm brightened our summer days and filled our staff with joy!  Our summertime adventures had many golden memories that will warm our hearts as we head into the colder months ahead!

We're working on a video that includes our favorite photos from the 2014 summer season...but in the meantime view two videos from individual sessions in August.  Thank you Brodi Zimmer-Malfliet for capturing our farm-based adventures so beautifully!

Little Seeds Growing Friends Video August 11-13
Kids Love Critter Video - August 11-15
OAKS & ACORNS
PARENT/CHILD PROGRAM

This program is designed for children ages 18 months to 4 years old that are accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Circle time, verses, movement, nature-based adventures, natural crafting, baking, and animal care will inspire our group play and morning tasks.  Surrounded by the beauty of farm and forest, we will follow the rhythm of the seasons and encourage exploration through the freedom of imaginative play.   
Fall Session (10 weeks)  - Fridays 
September 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21

The summer days are waning and the autumn season arrives as we begin this session.  Our nature-based activities will include singing seasonal songs, listening to animal stories and puppet plays, dipping leaves in beeswax, making corn husk dolls, carving pumpkins, gathering leaves for leaf crafts, making applesauce and apple muffins, creating necklaces from corn, making lanterns, gathering acorns for our piggy friends, and sharing a pot of “stone soup”.  Grey squirrel will join our farm animals in leading our outdoor adventures as we experience the autumn splendor of color on the farm and watch the animal kingdom prepare for the winter months ahead.     
 
Spring Session (10 weeks)  - Fridays 
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24 (no session on April 3) 
May 1, 8, 15 

As winter turns to spring the root babies will peak their little heads through their soil beds and the farm and forest will awaken from its winter slumber. Animal tales (and tails), seasonal songs, puppet plays, nature exploration, gardening activities, baking, and natural crafting will weave the tapestry of our farm experience. Nature-based activities will include planting wheat berries in pots, dying eggs with flower petals and leaves, starting seedlings in the greenhouse, felting wool eggs, and exploring Heritage Creek. We will discover (and uncover) the vegetables that have wintered in our Children’s Garden and help with spring planting. Bunnies, baby chicks, and birds will join with tulips, dandelions, and daffodils to help us celebrate the colorful arrival of spring and lead our wonder-filled adventures on the farm.       
 
Teacher:  Jackie Randazzo
Time:  9:30 – Noon
Cost:  $350.00/Session
$50.00 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your space in this program.  Deposit will be applied to tuition and remaining balance is due on the first day of the session.
Registration for Oaks & Acorns Parent/Child Program
FALL FAMILY FARM CAMP DAY
FALL FAMILY FARM CAMP DAY
(with an exciting HCFC twist)
Date:  Saturday, October 4
Time:  9 am – 4 pm  
Cost:  $90.00/Family     
Families of our Junior Counselors may attend this camp for free 
Prerequisite: 
  • Must have attended HCFC at least one week session as a camper or JC (ages 5 or older)
  • Must be prepared to be a leader and accept our “trading places” farm camp challenge!  
Here is the premise for this family friendly event…
During this farm camp day the children participants (CPs) and our Junior Counselors (JCs) will be trading places with the teachers and parents.  Our budding young people will take the lead as the teachers!  The teachers and parents will be the campers!
 
Our exploration into the “unknown” will encourage the development of leadership skills for our children participants and will provide the opportunity for the young and “young at heart” to work together hand-in-hand on the land! 
 
Schedule of Events:
9:00 – 9:30
Arrival/Free Play/Morning Animal Chores
9:30 – 10:00
Planning meeting for CPs and JCs
Introduction Games for the Adults
10:00 – 10:15
Morning Meeting lead by our CPs & JCs
10:15 – 11:00
Adventures as lead by our CPs and JCs
11:00 – 12:00
Snack provided by the farm/free play
12:00 – 12:45
Adventures as lead by our CPs & JCs
1:00 – 1:45 
Potluck w/ dishes cooked by CPs and JCs
1:45 – 2:30
Cleanup by the CPs and JCs/Free Play
Adult activities lead by HCFC Staff
2:30 – 3:00
Preparation of Parent Presentation
CP & JC Activity lead by HCFC Staff  
3:00 – 3:30 
Camper Presentation preformed by parents
3:30 – 4:00
Closing Circle/ Golden Memories
 
Each family will bring a delish dish to share for our lunch potluck and place settings for their family.  The dish brought must be cooked by the CP or JC.  Also, please ask your budding chef write out the recipe on a recipe card to share with others! 
Registration for Fall Family Fun Event
SEASONAL FARM CAMP DAYS
These one-day seasonal camps are a great way to introduce your child to Heritage Creek Farm Camp or an opportunity for your child to spend their days off of school on the farm experiencing the autumn, winter and spring seasons! 
Time:  8 am – 4 pm 
Cost:  $45/day includes hearty snack 
Barnyard Bunch Before & After Care:  $5/day extra
7:30 - 8:00 am and 4 - 6 pm

All the things you love about summer farm camp....games, nature, music, art, work and play, hands and heart will be an integral part of SEASONAL FARM CAMP DAYS! See listing below for themes and dates.
AUTUMN-TIME ADVENTURES
Date:  Monday, October 13, 2014
Holiday:  Columbus Day 
Let your EXPLORING nature run wild and DISCOVER all the outdoor opportunities that HCFC has to offer in the fall season.  Our autumn, nature-based activities will inspire campers to brave a NEW WORLD of possibilities! 
Two age groups offered:
Little Seeds ages 3-6 (Full Day)
Little Seed participants must be potty-trained. 

Ages 5-12
THANKSGIVING STICK
Date:  Monday, December 1, 2014
Holiday:  Thanksgiving Break
Experience the farm in late fall and see how nature and its critters are preparing for the upcoming winter months! Our Thanksgiving Stick will lead our adventures as we enjoy the bounty of our harvest and share the many reasons for us to be thankful!  One of our activities will be a make-and-take seasonal craft that can be enjoyed during the winter holiday season. 
Ages 5-12 
NORTH WIND ADVENTURES
Date:  Monday, January 19, 2015
Holiday:  Martin Luther King's Birthday
The north wind will lead our winter adventures. Nature-based crafting, handwork, baking and the company of good friends will keep our hearts warm during this cold part of the year.  We will enjoy outdoor adventures as the weather permits, and explore the farm during this winter farm camp session.
Ages 5-12 
SHARE THE LOVE OF WINTER
Date:  Monday, February 16, 2015
Holiday:  President's Day
Animal chores, baking, stories, games, outside play and winter crafting activities will round out our day of play on the farm!  Making new friends and sharing the love of the plant and animal kingdom will be our theme this mid-winter farm camp day. 
 Ages 5-12 
AWAKEN SPRING
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
In-service day for many schools
Spring is coming and there’s work to be done.”  Join us for farm camp as we COME TO LIFE after the winter months and AWAKEN the garden for the arrival of SPRING!   Animal chores, garden and greenhouse tasks, and spring crafting will be part of our work and play this early spring day!    
 Ages 5-12 
EARTH DAY
Date:  Monday, April 13, 2015
Holiday:  Easter Break
Fill your break with SPRING!  Come for a day on the farm as we celebrate EARTH DAY filled with many earth-friendly activities and lots of outside play. With the arrival of warmer weather comes spring planting and lots of garden work!  Join us to find out why it is so much fun to be a HCFC country kid!   
 5-12
Registration for Seasonal Farm Camp Days
Ethan Joyce, our project leader, standing with campers in front of fort located off of the Pig's Path.
We completed a lot of projects on farm this summer.  Here is the dreamcatcher we created during our Fabric, Fibers, String & Rope session.
Patches here....signing out after a fun and eventful summer on the farm!  Give me a few weeks of rest and Farmer Cindi and I will be ready to welcome back campers for our SEASONAL FARM CAMP DAYS!
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