Farm and Wilderness Field Trip for Grades 2 – 6

Thank you for your interest in a Farm and Wilderness Experience at Hidden Villa. We are thrilled to welcome so many students back this year. Our Farm Tour reservations are currently full for spring. Please submit a request to be added to our waiting list. We will use the details of your request to notify you of openings in our schedule that match your needs and availability.

Program Description

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.

Who Is This For?

Farm and Wilderness Experience is for students in second through sixth grades.

Duration

A visit to Hidden Villa lasting approximately 3 – 4.5 hours on the date you selected (based on our mutual agreement). Our typical day is 10 am – 2:30 pm, however, we can adjust the exact duration to meet your school and scheduling needs.

We will also send you pre-recorded materials to cover with your students before your visit to Hidden Villa. There will be no charge for these preparatory materials.

Cost

$24/per person (same price for children and adults).

Hidden Villa recommends approximately 8 students to one adult, for the purposes of supervision and support, while also allowing for the most students possible to participate. ¬†Our low adult-to-child ratio provides a safe and well-supervised visit while optimizing students’ educational opportunities.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: For COVID health measures, our staff will not be making our usual, pre-trip school visits this fall until further notice.

Capacity

Each Farm and Wilderness Experience (FWE) group consists of 8 students, 1-2 adult chaperones, and one Hidden Villa FWE guide. There is no charge for school employees (teachers, aides, etc.)

FWEs are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We can accommodate 40-60 students per FWE, depending on staffing availability. If you wish to exceed that count, please contact [email protected] to see if we can make an accommodation.

Questions?

Please email [email protected] with any questions. Thank you!