Hidden Villa Coveys are named after the groups of California Quail that scurry all around Hidden Villa, exploring everywhere and noticing everything! Our Coveys are 45-minute live sessions conducted over 8 weeks with our expert Outdoor Educators. Using our time-tested experiential teaching methods, each Covey of kids will get to dig deep into topics, ask questions and see our farm and natural habitats in action! Not only will your student have time with our Educators, they will also get fun and interesting prep-work and 2 passes for themselves and their family to come to Hidden Villa on their own on two separate days.
Cost and Capacity
Cost is $1,000
- Four 45-minute live sessions conducted on the same weekday and time over 8 weeks with our Outdoor Educator.
- Fun prep-work for each week.
- Two passes – After registration, Covey participants will receive a code in their confirmation materials to use when registering to hike. This code will be available to them to use twice from the first day of the program through 1 month after the final day of the program.
You can indicate if you need a scholarship on the registration form.
Each session can accommodate 6 to 35 participants but we ask that participants will all be in the appropriate age range. If this is a school registering, we request only one class.
Final payment is due upon registration, or if you are invoiced, then 30 days before your program session. If you need to cancel, you must notify us by email [email protected]. For Covey sessions, we cannot give refunds for partial attendance. Full refund if notice is received 30 days before the event. 50% refund if notice is received within 29-15 days of the event. No refunds if notice is received within 14 days of the event.
Note: If you’d like to register less than 6 participants, please register for a Covey that is open to the public, by clicking here.
Once you pick your date, you will be asked to choose your group Covey Theme:
Let’s Explore Hidden Villa:
Animals, Garden, Nature
Age: 5-8 years
Enjoy the best of everything Hidden Villa has to offer, as we introduce Kinder-2nd graders to our Educational Garden, farm animals, and the natural world. We also learn and consider the “Hidden Villa story”, or why we work to make the world a more fair and sustainable place.
Part 1: ? Our Organic Garden
Part 2: ? Farm Animals!
Part 3: ? Nature
Part 4: ? Bringing it All Together
Animals and Their Needs
Age: 5-8 years
This set of four sessions will allow participants to learn all about the basic needs of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and insects. Part one will review what it takes to keep a farm animal happy and healthy. Healthy animals produce healthier food! Part two will take participants to the wild side to learn more about the small but mighty reptiles and amphibians. Part three takes to the air to examine birds and compare wild versus domestic birds in our lives. Part four will explore the tiniest of our subjects: insects – with a look into how they harm or help our garden plants.
Part 1: ? Mammals (Domestic)
Part 2: ? Herpetology: Studying Reptiles and Amphibians (Wild)
Part 3: ? Birds (Wild vs Domestic)
Part 4: ? Bugging Out on Insects (in the Garden)
All About Everything:
Exploring Hidden Villa
Age: 8-12 years
Enjoy the best of everything Hidden Villa has to offer to our 2nd -5th graders as we introduce the inner workings of our Educational Garden and the lives of our quirky and cute Farm Animals. Plus, we will immerse ourselves in an exciting exploration of Nature and its varied phenomena. We’ll also think together about connections between the emerging phenomenon of climate change and its relationship to human and environmental health (sustainability) as well as fairness to all peoples (the essence of social justice).