Humane Education Camps

With the information collected from surveys and guidance from the CDC, we have made the following changes to our summer programs in regards to Covid-19 and keeping our entire community healthy:

  • We have reduced our camp hours to mornings only. Our new camp hours will be 8:30am-12:00pm. 
  • We have added new afternoon clubs for 5-11 years old that offer shorter program times from 1:00-3:00.
  • We are hiring additional staff so that group sizes are no larger than 5 campers per counselor.
  • Please note that Heartland Farm Sanctuary will continue to follow all state and local orders. We will update our policies in accordance with any new information that we receive. You can also see the CDC Website Camp Guidelines here.

Humane Education Summer Camp (For kids 8-11)

This program is full!

Week-long sessions from June 14 - August 20
8:30 am - 12 pm
Tuition: $180/week
(Early bird rate is $175 until May 1st)

Our popular summer camp offers kids a safe space to grow and develop compassion and empathy skills while learning about our rescued animals in a personal and natural environment.  At Heartland Farm Sanctuary, campers will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with our rescued farm animal residents while providing enriching experiences to their lives at our sanctuary.
  • Enjoy our beautiful pastures, grounds and gardens by taking nature hikes and planting and harvesting fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.
  • Explore mindful movement and complete fulfilling service projects to benefit the entire sanctuary community.
  • Get creative with photography, art projects and more.

Leadership Camp Options (for kids 12-15)

Spring Break Leadership Camp (March 29-April 2)
Monday - Friday, 1-3 pm
Tuition: $125

Saturday Spring Leadership Camp (April 10-May 15)
Saturdays from 9 - 11:30 am (six sessions)
Tuition: $155

Summer Morning Leadership Camp (August 23-27)
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 12 pm
Tuition: $180 (Early bird rate is $175 until May 1st)

Spring Break & Summer Morning Leadership Camps are full.

Openings available for Saturday Spring Leadership Camp.

An advanced program for older campers who are interested in taking on more responsibility with our rescued residents. At Leadership Camp, we’ll explore the biological, social, and cognitive needs of farm animals while supporting the direct care of the sanctuary residents and the daily barn routine. 

Campers will develop self-awareness of others, explore the inner lives and adaptations of rescued farm animals, consider their own compassionate lens on the world, and be challenged to think creatively about how they can make a difference in their communities and beyond. 

If your child is 12 or will turn 12 this summer:

If your camper is 12 years old or turning 12 this summer, they may choose either Morning Leadership Camp or Morning Humane Education Camp at Heartland. Please email our Humane Education Manager, Amy, at Amy.Kurka@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org, for assistance with this particular option since it may not be visible in our registration system, depending on your camper’s birthday.

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