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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Event Name

Date

Beautiful Monarch Butterflies

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This class is all about lovely fluttery butterflies! We will learn about the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, everything from their several thousand mile migration to their favorite foods - did you know, they taste with their toes!? We’ll even look at live caterpillars and chrysalides, if we’re lucky, we might spy some eggs or a hatching butterfly! Geared for ages 4-10, but great for the whole family.

Pricing:
  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 8.00 Subsequent Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Morning Cow Wow

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Ages 5 and up. Rise and shine and come help us milk Vida the Cow! Come and learn fun cow facts while you help feed and care for our dairy queen. In the milking parlor, you will work with a trained professional and practice proper hand milking techniques. We will measure how much milk is produced and then filter the milk and prepare it for storage. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Only paid registrants enter our very small milk house - this is a very hands-on experience!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Sunday, July 23, 2017 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Big Buzz about Bees

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For children of all ages, with guardian

Bees are wonderful, helpful creatures.. and this class, designed especially for children, is a terrific way to introduce them in a fun and age-appropriate way to this amazing, tiny winged friend of humans. Teacher Kendal will open your child's eyes, and yours too, with stories and lots of interesting things to show about an often unfairly feared little being.

Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. We’ll talk about how bees collect pollen and nectar and contribute to many of the foods and products we love. We’ll also explore the many jobs that the different types of bees do inside and out of the hive. The class wraps up with taking a peek inside of a real working hive (it’s completely contained safely behind plexiglass) so we can see real worker bees caring for young larvae, making honey, and if we’re lucky, we may be able to spot the queen bee! And of course, we’ll taste the sweet rewards of beekeeping - honey harvested locally in Los Altos!

 

 

Pricing:
  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 10.00 Subsequent Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Creative Arts in Nature

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For Youth, Entering 7th-10th grade

Discover daily inspiration in the colors, shapes, and textures of the summer season. Investigate the natural world and express your creativity through field journaling, drawing, painting, poetry, and photography. Develop your portfolio and showcase your artwork to the community.

July 31 - August 4 

$425

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm. Friday: 9am - 12pm

To register: 

 https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=655&campCode=hvc

Monday, July 31, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Summer morning farm Tour

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All ages.
Rise 'n shine and see the farm before the day gets too hot...taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villas farm and educational garden. Under 2 years old, free of charge.

Pricing:
  • 10.00 Person


Saturday, August 05, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Big Buzz about Bees

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For children of all ages, with guardian

Bees are wonderful, helpful creatures.. and this class, designed especially for children, is a terrific way to introduce them in a fun and age-appropriate way to this amazing, tiny winged friend of humans. Teacher Kendal will open your child's eyes, and yours too, with stories and lots of interesting things to show about an often unfairly feared little being.

Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. We’ll talk about how bees collect pollen and nectar and contribute to many of the foods and products we love. We’ll also explore the many jobs that the different types of bees do inside and out of the hive. The class wraps up with taking a peek inside of a real working hive (it’s completely contained safely behind plexiglass) so we can see real worker bees caring for young larvae, making honey, and if we’re lucky, we may be able to spot the queen bee! And of course, we’ll taste the sweet rewards of beekeeping - honey harvested locally in Los Altos!

 

 

Pricing:
  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 10.00 Subsequent Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Saturday, August 05, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Creative Arts in Nature - August

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For Youth, Entering 7th-10th grade

Discover daily inspiration in the colors, shapes, and textures of the summer season. Investigate the natural world and express your creativity through field journaling, drawing, painting, poetry, and photography. Develop your portfolio and showcase your artwork to the community.

August 7- August 11

$425

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm. Friday: 9am - 12pm

To register: 

 https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=655&campCode=hvc

Monday, August 07, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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BAY to SEA backpacking for TEENS

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For Youth, Entering 10th - 12th grade

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! This trip is an excellent introduction to backpacking, averaging 5 miles per day. Those with or without backpacking experience are welcome.

Campers will learn basic wilderness skills, such as reading a map and camping with minimum impact on the land. They will also build lasting and caring relationships with friends and the environment. Highlights of the trip include watching the sunset from the top of Black Mountain, rock climbing at Castle Rock, enjoying the natural waterfalls of Big Basin Redwoods, arriving at the Pacific Ocean with all of their new friends, and returning to Hidden Villa for one last night on the farm.

Monday August 7- Friday August 18

$1,445

To register: 

 https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=655&campCode=hvc

Monday, August 07, 2017 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Late Summer Overnight at Hidden Villa

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For Families

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to relax and fall asleep under the stars here at the farm? Join us for an overnight family camp-out!  

Meet us Saturday afternoon to pitch your tent and then enjoy a relaxing afternoon, a catered barbecue dinner, and campfire program with songs and stories for the whole family. Wake up to bird song and continental breakfast. Come with your friends, make new friends too - we’re excited to offer this special program for up to 30 people maximum. Recommended for those who have tent camping experience

Children under age 2 Free. For more information, contact communityprograms@hiddenvilla.org

Saturday 8/26

2 - 4 pm: Check-in and setup

6 – 6:30 pm: Catered barbecue supper provided

7:30 – 8:30 pm: Campfire program

 

Sunday 8/27

7 – 9 am Continental breakfast provided

9 – 10:00 am Good Morning Farm tour

12 noon Clear campsite

Pricing:
  • 50.00 Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Morning Farm Tour

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All ages.
Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden. Under 2 years old, free of charge.

Pricing:
  • 12.00 Person


Sunday, September 03, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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AFTERNOON Farm Tour

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Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villas farm and educational garden.

Pricing:
  • 12.00 Person


Sunday, September 03, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Hidden Villa Environmental Education Volunteer Orientation

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The Hidden Villa Environmental Education Program will host a FREE new volunteer guide orientation for our Farm Tour Program and our Farm & Wilderness Exploration Program. 

Volunteer Guides can choose between the two programs: Farm Tour (pre-k - 1st grade) and Farm & Wilderness Exploration (2nd - 6th grade). Each program offers volunteers the chance to teach and expose children to hands-on, experiential learning on Hidden Villa's 1,600 acre organic farm and wilderness preserve. 

A wonderful opportunity for those that enjoy the outdoors, being social, teaching, and giving back to the community! For ages 18 and up.

Please register now. We will confirm with you by email. 



Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Morning Farm Tour

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All ages.
Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden. Under 2 years old, free of charge.

Pricing:
  • 12.00 Person


Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES

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For Grades K – 6

1 class per week for 11 weeks: Thursdays, or Fridays  

September 21 to December 8  

After a full day of school, give your child the chance to spend their afternoons exploring Hidden Villa’s farm and wilderness. Our education staff will help students self-direct their learning as they work in small groups (8 student maximum) to engage with our farm animals, observe wild critters, take hikes through the forest, discover native plants, cultivate their green thumbs, and express their creativity and curiosity in a natural setting. Through inquiry-based learning, this program will reinforce the new Next Generation Science Standards used in most classrooms and feel more like play than instruction. Your children will come home from Hidden Villa full of fresh air and more closely connected to our natural world of wonder.

Transportation to and from Hidden Villa must be arranged by the child’s caregiver.

For all class dates, go to: ASA schedule

Fee: 300/child

Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Big Buzz about Bees

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For children of all ages, with guardian

Bees are wonderful, helpful creatures.. and this class, designed especially for children, is a terrific way to introduce them in a fun and age-appropriate way to this amazing, tiny winged friend of humans. Teacher Kendal will open your child's eyes, and yours too, with stories and lots of interesting things to show about an often unfairly feared little being.

Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. We’ll talk about how bees collect pollen and nectar and contribute to many of the foods and products we love. We’ll also explore the many jobs that the different types of bees do inside and out of the hive. The class wraps up with taking a peek inside of a real working hive (it’s completely contained safely behind plexiglass) so we can see real worker bees caring for young larvae, making honey, and if we’re lucky, we may be able to spot the queen bee! And of course, we’ll taste the sweet rewards of beekeeping - honey harvested locally in Los Altos!

 

 

Pricing:
  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 10.00 Subsequent Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Morning Farm Tour

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All ages.
Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden! Under 2 years old, free of charge.

Pricing:
  • 12.00 Person


Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Manure to Meadow to MMMMmmm!

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For ages 5 and up.
Join your child in making homemade vanilla ice cream flavored with fresh fruits and herbs you pick from our beautiful garden. Meet our lovely dairy cow Vida up close and learn how she converts the work of worms into the main ingredient for our favorite treat!

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Adult and First Child
  • 15.00 Subsequent Person


Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Brunch on the Farm

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For kids only, ages 6 to 8

Come make a colorful, 100% organic breakfast the old-fashioned way - by gathering the ingredients from the farm yourself! Kids will form a lasting connection with their food as they collect eggs from Hidden Villa hens, harvest veggies from our garden, and learn how to prepare a colorful meal with our teachers and some new friends in our outdoor kitchen.

Grown-ups can go for a hike on our trails, head into town, or just relax in the garden while class is in session!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Forest Playgroup

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For Families with toddlers and preschoolers Come for some exploration and fun in Hidden Villa's forest. We will stroll all the way through the farm to the Creek Trail, where kids will have plenty of time to follow their own agendas and curiosity while our experienced mentors gently facilitate intentional experiences with the outdoor world. We will go nice and slow, to make sure we have time to look at and learn about: rocks, bugs, birds, scat -- all the amazing things of nature. Join us for an unforgettable morning in the forest that incorporates learning, social development, and a sense of wonder into the life of your little one. Ages 3-5 + adult. Note: We will wrap up class at the far end of the farm, so you can head back at your own pace. Snacks and water are a good idea!

Pricing:
  • 10.00 Child


Sunday, October 01, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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AFTERNOON Farm Tour

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Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villas farm and educational garden.

Pricing:
  • 12.00 Person


Sunday, October 01, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Pricing and Refund Policy

Pricing
Rates stated as "per person" apply to both adults and children. Unless otherwise noted in program description, child rates apply to ages 2-12 and children UNDER 2 are free. Senior rate applies to ages 60 and up. Must present valid student identification to receive student discount. Limited Income option is for those who cannot otherwise afford to register. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for any of our programs, send a request to: communityprograms@hiddenvilla.org.

Cancellation
Full refund 30 days before event. 50% refund if requested 8 days or more before the event. No refunds 7 days or less prior to the event.