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EdVenture 2: Nature Play Farm Tour

Description

Applications will be processed in the order they are received and we will do our best to accommodate your preferred date(s).  You will receive an invoice and confirmation from us as soon as your order is processed.  

***Please refer to the "cost" section, below, so that you understand the new group pricing system before you place your order.  We no longer require a deposit.  

In addition to a full Farm Tour, which includes the education garden and time with the farm animals, students will get to spend time gently exploring in nature.  This is the perfect opportunity to safely allow children to explore the creek and trails, appreciate the trees, birds, and squirrels, or investigate the wonders that lie beneath a log.  This time spent in nature is supported by our experiential outdoor learning methods that inspire curiosity and discovery.

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Kids holding rocks and smiling

Duration

This program lasts approximately 3 hours, from 10 am to 1 pm.  Start times can be flexible based on transportation and/or school needs. Students should bring a lunch and plan to pack out their trash.

Cost

Please note that our fee structure has changed, starting Fall, 2019.  

We no longer charge separately for students and adults.  We now enroll total "participants" in group sizes/units as follows (the cost per unit is $160 for September-February and $176 for March-June).  

If your group size is:             You will be charged for:

Up to 9 people                       1 unit

10-17 people                         2 units

18-26 people                         3 units

27-35 people                         4 units

36-44 people                         5 units

45-53 people                         6 units

54-62 people                         7 units

63-72 people                         8 units

The maximum number of students we can accommodate per program is 64.

Hidden Villa does not mandate a specific student/adult ratio, but strongly suggests limiting it to 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.  

Limited scholarship funds are available for schools with 25%+ of their students eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Scholarships are detailed on the registration site.  Scholarship information can be found on the registration site and can only apply to programs conducted September - February.  Funds run out quickly, so sign up early!  

Capacity

We can accommodate a maximum of 64 students. If you need to exceed 64, please contact us at registrations@hiddenvilla.org or (650) 949-8644 and we will try to accommodate you.

After the opening circle, students will be divided into groups of approximately 10 students.

Discounts

Hidden Villa is committed to making our EdVenture programs financially accessible to all, as our budget allows.  

If the new unit pricing structure creates barriers to enrollment, please email us at registrations@hiddenvilla.org or call 650-949-9644 to discuss.