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.
Trek through the wilderness, interact with farm animals, and explore our organic garden- all in a single action-packed day! Farm and Wilderness Exploration invites students to appreciate the connectedness of all life while discovering the unique characteristics and roles of plants and animals on the trail and farm. Students build confidence and develop new insights as they inspect an animal track on the trail, meet a banana slug along the creek, examine critters in the compost pile, or pet a farm animal.
Who Is This For?
Farm and Wilderness EdVenture is for students in grades 2 through 6.
This program consists of:
A 2-hour preparatory Classroom Visit, scheduled at a mutually agreeable time; and
A visit to Hidden Villa lasting approximately 5 hours on the date you selected. Our typical day is 9am - 2:30pm, however, we can adjust the exact duration to meet your school and scheduling needs.
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.
The preparatory Classroom Visit is $125 for up to 40 students, and $250 for over 40 students.
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!
We can accommodate a maximum of 64 students per a time slot. If you need to exceed 64 students, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 949-8644.
After the opening circle, students will be divided into groups of approximately 8 students.