Hidden Villa offers new way for kids to ‘unplug’

Hidden Villa is responding to requests for after-school programming that facilitates learning through outdoor play in the farm and wilderness area. The preserve recently launched a new After School Adventures program for kindergartners through sixth-graders.

Tracing History on Foot: Hidden Villa’s Long Hike

The idea began when Hidden Villa Camp Director Nikki Bryant uncovered historical documents in the 70-year-old summer camp’s archives that described an adventurous backpacking trip the camp had sponsored in the Sierra Nevada.

On the Farm: Hidden Villa offers Teen Apprenticeship

A 2015 Living In Los Altos Zone excerpt profiles Hidden Villa’s teen apprenticeship program.
“Eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeships teach teens to take care of animals including pigs, chickens, goats, cows and sheep. Sessions are currently scheduled in the winter and spring, and coordinators plan to continue the afterschool programs next fall and winter.”

Rediscovering Hidden Villa

Hidden Villa is a rich resource for education and inspiration in our community. Visitors can choose from a range of activities from hiking in the wilderness, milking a cow, learning about native plants or buying eggs