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Hidden Villa Timeline

1924

Josephine and Frank purchase Hidden Villa for their family home

1933

Co-found Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

1937

Build first West Coast Hostel

1942-45

Host Japanese-American families returning from internment camps

1945

Start first residential, multi-racial Summer Camp

1960

Incorporates as a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit

1965

Cesar Chavez and friends make plans at Hidden Villa for the first farm workers strike and grape boycott

1970

Environmental Education programs begin on the very first Earth Day

1980

First Executive Director

1990

Public Programs begin

1991

Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) begins, contributing to the local food shed

2005

Partnership with Community Services Agency forms increasing access to high-quality produce for low-income neighbors

2009

Year-round programming for middle and high school aged youth begins

2014

Camp expands to include a Sierra Backpacking and Kinder Camp

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