Hidden Villa will be closed to the public from June 3 through August 3 for the safety of our camp community.

Programs

Individuals & Families

    Adult Classes

  • Archery

    Join Certified USA Archery Instructor and engaging facilitator, Hameed for a fun time on the Hidden Villa Archery Course!
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 1 hour
  • Birds and their Nests - April 29

    Late April is an especially fun time to pay special attention to birds. We will review slides of some local species and investigate nests from past seasons up close, before we step outside to respectfully observe some pre-scouted nest attempts in progress.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Getting Started with Wildlife Tracking, Part 1, September 23

    Learning to interpret the evidence that wild animals leave behind allows you to read the great 'book of nature' wherever you go, and to know what animals may be close to you, even when they remain hidden.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Heart of Nature, September 9

    Feeling connected in nature can be an elusive goal on our own, but with guidance and a supportive community, it may become an attainable and transformative experience.
    Price: $30.00
  • Insects: Friends with Benefits! - April 22 OR May 13

    Come celebrate Earth Day, or any day, with bug-eyed wonder! Insects are cool, they're often beautiful, and insect benefits to humanity include critical ecosystem services such as pollination, decomposition, and sustenance for vast categories of vertebrate life such as birds and amphibians.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Meet the Herptiles: Reptiles, Amphibians, and more! - May 27

    This class will be a celebration of these forgotten fauna, their beauty and strange adaptations, and of their beneficial roles in our lives, focusing on slides and taxidermied specimens to prepare you for those rare occasions when you do glimpse one in the wild.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Nature Journaling & Creative Writing

    Explore the world of nature writing! Poets and naturalists alike have found inspiration in connection with the outdoors.
    Price: $15.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Property Volunteer Day

    Volunteer with Hidden Villa's property team and help us care for the 1600 acres, buildings, trails and landscaping.
    Price: Free
  • Roots & Shoots: What's going on beyond our view? - June 3

    Roots have a life of their own that may surprise you! For their part, shoots (or stems or ‘trunks’) facilitate a complex exchange of functions between above- and below-ground parts of plants. Join us to delve into those mysterious functions and processes, and watch some of them in action on the farm and in the forest.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Seeds Gone Wild! (Dispersal, functions, and animal interactions) , September 16

    Seeds do more to feed humanity than any other plant part, and the are incredibly diverse, often beautiful, and they exhibit awe-inspiring design features that allow them to survive, disperse, and thrive all across planet Earth.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • The Beginner Naturalist: Explore Plants!

    Explore different ways of looking at nature, build your observation skills, and learn about tools to discover more information about the natural world.
    Price: $15.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • The Ways of Wildflowers - May 20

    Join us to admire wildflowers up close and in person on the trails of Hidden Villa. We will also investigate the evolutionary origin of flowers, their ecological importance, the various tricks they play on us animals, and more!
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Wellness Forest Walk

    Experience the simple practice of Forest Immersion at Hidden Villa with Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Kira White.
    Price: $45.00
    Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Wildlife Tracking for Beginners, part 2: Art of the Track, Oct. 7

    It’s surprisingly easy to find evidence of animals wherever you may be, once you start looking.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 2 hours
  • Wildlife Tracking for Beginners, part 3: Sign Tracking, a Universe of Animal Evidence!, Oct. 14

    Scat is just one category of the myriad of phenomena that animals leave behind them.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Wildlife Tracking for Beginners, part 4: Field Day!, Oct. 21

    We will rendezvous at Gazos Creek State Beach for some actual field tracking.
    Price: $30.00
    Duration: October 21, 10 am - 12 pm