Homeschool families have many program options to enjoy. We're also an approved Ocean Grove Vendor! Below is a list of popular program offerings for your children and family.
Junior Farmers - Ages 6-9
In this 12-week class, our Junior Farmers explore and learn about our natural world through hands-on exploration of our farm and wilderness. They will dig in the soil, learn to care for the farm animals, harvest and eat produce from our gardens, and create nature-inspired music and art. We keep our groups small to assure that our students receive a lot of individual attention.
Farm and Nature Science Program - Ages 9-12
In this 12 week class, Farm and Nature Science students will learn about Hidden Villa's organic farm, animals, and the natural world in a more in-depth way.
Through hands-on exploration students learn topics such as small and large ruminant digestion, the soil cycle, composting, and the science of planting and harvesting. Our low student to teacher ratio will allow each student the opportunity to do a season-long deep dive into a particular interest area of their choosing.
Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship - Ages 13-18
You are invited to train with Hidden Villa’s experienced farm crew to learn sustainable and humane techniques for raising chickens, pigs, goats, sheep, and jersey cows. After a comprehensive introduction to each of our production animals, apprentices will team up to master the care of their favorite animals. All sessions meet on Thursdays from 4-6pm.
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One-Day and Week-Long Programs During Traditional School Breaks
Explorers Program - Ages 6-12
The EXPLORERS program includes farm fun, crafts, hikes, activities and games sure to expand the horizons of any young adventurer. Not only will your child learn about the farm animals, nature, wilderness, and farming, they will also have the opportunity to learn important life skills such as safety awareness, communication, decision-making and teamwork. Children will be in small groups of similar ages with a low adult-to-child ratio in order to maximize their experiential learning and fun on the farm.
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Summer Camps - Ages 5-18
Youth, ranging in age from four to eighteen years, attend our day camps and overnight camps each summer. Hidden Villa offers its campers daily opportunities to learn about the organic farm, animals, and wilderness. Campers also actively participate in Hidden Villa’s multicultural community. We foster daily conversations relating to age appropriate aspects of social and environmental justice, while enjoying exciting summer activities, such as swimming, arts and crafts, and games.
Calendar of Events - All Ages
Offered year-round, Programs listed on our Calendar of Events provide families, children and adults with opportunities to learn about the environment and other cultures through fun and engaging activities. Program opportunities include themed tours, hikes, lectures, hands-on workshops, classes, cultural events, music and dance performances, and community celebrations.