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.
Please visit our Health and Safety page to learn more about how we support a safe and fun summer camp experience.
Summer Camp Programs
Day CampFor grades K-4. Youth meet our animals, explore the natural environment, and engage their creativity through age-appropriate activities.Price: $850.00Duration: 1 Week
Overnight: Bay to Sea BackpackingYouth 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: $2,100.00Duration: 12 Days
Overnight: Counselors in TrainingA 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: $900.00Duration: 2 Weeks + 2 Week Paid Internship
Overnight: Farm & Wilderness CampAs 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: $1,950.00Duration: 12 Days
Overnight: Leaders in TrainingThis 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: $1,500.00Duration: 2 weeks + 1 week Volunteership
Overnight: Residential Community CampEach day is action-packed with fun farm activities for youth entering grades 4 - 7 in the Fall. Campers in Residential Community Camp will flex their independence in daily choice activities and develop a sense of responsibility by caring for our farm and animals.Price: $1,950.00Duration: 12 Days
- 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 sleeping area.
- All pods are completely gender-inclusive! We welcome people of all genders to any pod.
- All campers will be provided a camp mattress that is cleaned and disinfected before and after each session.
- Farm Chores
- Rainbow Tag
- No-Fire Campfire
- Trashion Show
- And more…