Registration for the fall 2023 season is open!
Farm and Wilderness Exploration programs are for 2nd-6th grade students.
This program provides both a wilderness adventure and a chance to learn more about farming. The wilderness is a place to discover the interdependence of plants, animals, and humans. Organic practices on the farm support a healthy wilderness by avoiding dangerous pesticides and focusing on natural processes for developing and maintaining healthy soil. And, connecting with farm animals helps students appreciate how important farms are in their everyday lives.
Maximum of 48 participants per tour. Please plan to bring 1-2 adult chaperones for every 8 students for the purposes of supervision and support.
Program Dates & Times
10am-2:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from September-May. We can adjust the exact duration to meet your school and scheduling needs.
$24 per participant (including students and adult chaperones). School employees are free of charge.
Scholarship funds are available for schools based on the percentage of students qualifying for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Please indicate if you are requesting a scholarship in the reservation form and a staff member will contact you after you have made your booking.
Free and Reduced Lunch
- 15% – 39%
- 40% – 64%
- 65% – 84%
- 85% – 100%
- June 1, 2023: Registration opens for September-December 2023 programs
- August 2023: Registration opens for January-May 2024 programs
Each adult and child attendee will need to complete and sign a waiver in order to participate with the program.
Refund Policy and Program Change Fees
No payment is due at reservation. The full balance will be due on the 1st of the month of your visit. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if this balance is not paid. If fewer participants attend on the actual date of your registration, you will not be refunded the difference.
Making Changes to Your Reservation:
A $50 change fee will apply if you need to amend or reschedule your visit for any reason. Rescheduling will be subject to availability, and we will do our best to accommodate needs. Because we work to confirm guides and staff in advance, rescheduling will not be possible within 30 days of your reservation.
Canceling Your Reservation:
We understand that plans can change, and our school year programs operate on a stepwise refund policy for cancellations. A 90% refund will be given if canceling with 60+ days notice. A 60% refund will be given if canceling within 30-60 days. A 30% refund will be given if canceling within 30 days. There is no refund if canceling within 7 days. Though our programs generally proceed rain or shine, Hidden Villa will initiate a cancellation if conditions will be unsafe. In these instances, all fees will be refunded.
Please email [email protected] with any questions. Thank you!