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Program Information

Our programs promote an eagerness of learning about ourselves and others through a framework built on the respect of differences and our responsibility to make positive impacts on our families, communities, and the world. Life on the farm provides campers with the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of fun activities. Whether six or sixteen, youth explore our wilderness, investigate our garden, and participate in our social justice curriculum. 

At all ages, we encourage youth to practice the skills of engaging their curiosity, thinking critically, and advocating for themselves and others. For example, staff working with our youngest campers are encouraged to model acceptance and self-expression through clothing choices that challenge gender stereotypes. Meanwhile, our teens in the Farm and Wilderness program may use their hands-on experience with farming to delve into the topic of immigrants’ rights in today’s society while learning about Hidden Villa’s connection to Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers movement.

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Summer Camp Programs

    Summer Camp

  • Day Camp

    For grades K-4. Youth meet our animals, explore the natural environment, and engage their creativity through age-appropriate activities.
    Price: $850.00
    Duration: 1 Week
  • Overnight: Bay to Sea Backpacking

    Youth entering grades 10 - 12 in the Fall will explore the wilderness of the Santa Cruz Mountains on our Bay to Sea backpacking trip. Campers will hike from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Pacific Ocean!
    Price: $2,050.00
    Duration: 12 Days
  • Overnight: Community Camp - 12 day

    Each day is action-packed with fun farm activities for youth entering grades 4 - 7 in the Fall. Campers in Community Camp will flex their independence in daily choice activities and develop a sense of responsibility by caring for our farm and animals.
    Price: $2,050.00
    Duration: 12 Days
  • Overnight: Counselors in Training

    A 4-week program for those who are entering 12th grade in the Fall. This program begins with two weeks of on-the-job training alongside experienced mentors and then a two week paid internship.
    Price: $945.00
    Duration: 2 Weeks + 2 Week Paid Internship
  • Overnight: Farm & Wilderness Camp - 12 day

    As Farm and Wilderness campers, youth entering grades 8 - 10 will build a strong sense of community and efficacy. Campers explore the outdoors with their peers while hiking, camping, and caring for our animals.
    Price: $2,050.00
    Duration: 12 days
  • Overnight: Leaders in Training

    This 3-week residential program is for youth entering grades 11 in the Fall, and who are interested in and ready for the responsibility of caring for children in a camp environment while passing on the Hidden Villa legacy of social and environmental justice.
    Price: $1,575.00
    Duration: 2 weeks + 1 week Volunteership
  • Overnight: Watershed Wanderers

    Watershed Wanderers is an exciting camp where participants spend their week exploring the Adobe Creek Watershed. Through introductory backpacking experiences and trail hiking campers will make observations about waterways and the connection between land and water. All the while making friends while hiking through the beautiful foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains.
    Price: $1,050.00
    Duration: 5 days

Accommodations

Most of our campers will enjoy the unique experience of sleeping under the stars in the fresh air. Our youngest overnight campers will sleep in cabins. Cabins are well-ventilated and disinfected in between sessions.

  • Campers will enjoy sleeping in the fresh breeze of the night air.
  • Each overnight camp will be spread out throughout the farm and will have its own private camping area.
  • We are completely gender-inclusive! We welcome campers of all genders.
  • Farm and Wilderness, Watershed Wanders, and Bay to Sea campers should bring their own sleeping pads due to the backpacking component of their programs. All other campers will be provided a camp mattress that is cleaned and disinfected before and after each session.

Food

Hidden Villa Summer Camp proudly partners with Epicurean Group to provide healthy meals for our residential campers. Epicurean Group is a food-service management company headquartered in Los Altos and dedicated to sustainable dining. An independent, woman- and minority-owned business, Epicurean Group is dedicated to environmentally and socially responsible food service management practices. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are always available. If your camper has a food allergy or more specific food needs, please contact the camp office to see if we can accommodate your youth’s needs.

Camp Activities

This season we will offer all of our traditional camp activities such as:

  • Swimming in our pool
  • Archery
  • High Ropes Course Adventures
  • Farm Chores and visiting the animals of Hidden Villa
  • Wilderness Trail Hikes
  • Rainbow Tag- a true Hidden Villa classic!
  • Creek explorations along the Adobe Creek Watershed
  • Group reflections focused on social justice, kindness, and community building
  • No-Fire Campfire programs filled with songs, skits and games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dance Parties
  • And so much more!