EACH SUMMER the Heritage Farmstead Museum hosts camps designed to engage and keep your children learning through the summer! There are different sessions for Creek and Pioneer camps in June, July, and August. Camps last Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm, with after camp care available.


Creek Camp

Creek Camp is the perfect opportunity for campers to GET OUTSIDE and PLAY. At Creek Camp our campers have fun with science while keeping cool during our hot Texas summer!  Children will take daily trips down the creek to explore plant and animal life and learn about the eco-system. Campers will also conduct experiments, learn to be a part of a team and have a better understanding of what life was like over 100 years ago. In an effort to keep cool there will be a  myriad of water games.

Recommended for ages 6 – 12

Summer 2017 Dates

Creek I: June 26 – June 30

Creek II: July 24 – July 28

Creek III: July 31 – August 4

Pioneer Camp

Pioneer Camp at the Heritage Farmstead Museum encourages campers to put away the gadgets of today and experience farm life in the middle of downtown Plano. It is 4 hours of good old fashioned fun with a smattering of chores which include caring for our sheep, chickens, guineas, turkey, goat, pigs, and mules. Where else can you experience days gone by activities like Croquet, Graces, Horse shoes, Badminton, Sack races, Basketball with real Peach Baskets and honest to goodness watermelon eatin’ contests? Campers will receive hands-on outdoor cooking lessons and there will be time to cool off with water games which include the bucket brigade and water relays.

Recommended for ages 6 – 12

Summer 2017 Dates

Pioneer I: June 12 – June 16

Pioneer II: July 10-July 14


Junior Historian Camp

IMG_8437Discover early North Texas history through creative, fun ways, like art, archaeology, hands on demonstrations, maps, music, museum, objects, and more! Participate in a week long camp that provides the tools needed to be a member of the Heritage Farmstead Museum chapter of the Junior Historians of Texas. We will take campers back in time and allow each to experience life on the Blackland Prairie. Members will learn the history of the farmstead and experience hands-on demonstrations that would have been a part of everyday life at the turn of the century. (Outdoor cooking, candle making, blacksmithing, weaving on the loom, spinning wool, animal care, and so much more!)

Summer 2017 Dates

June 12-17

Junior Historian Camp will take place during Pioneer Camp Session I.

Open to all Middle School and High School students. 

*Throughout the year Junior Historians of Texas will elect officers, attend monthly meetings, volunteer as museum guides, volunteer at special events, attend a field trip, and sponsor a project.

Ready for the fun?

Download the Summer 2017 HFM camp registration form.

After each day of camp we also offer After Camp care for the kids that want to stay and have fun at the Heritage Farmstead Museum all day! Kids enjoy outdoor activities, programs, crafts, feeding the animals and, of course, games! After Camp Care runs after each camp day from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Interested in Becoming a Camp Counselor?

For more information view the summer Camp Counselor job description.  Think you are a perfect fit? Download the 2017 camp counselor application.  This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for school organizations and college applications.