• Mission: Hidden Villa aims to inspire a just and sustainable future through programs, land and legacy.
• 2018 update: Hidden Villa added the Outdoor Innovators program, which focuses on engineering in the outdoors. In the one-week overnight camp for youth entering fourth and fifth grades, participants stayed in a geodesic dome, Viking tent, carousel tent or teepee and studied hands-on engineering in nature ranging from structure building to how termites construct homes with natural air conditioning.
Hidden Villa also forged a new partnership with the Los Altos-based Epicurean Group to provide high-quality food for campers, including fresh organic ingredients.
• Why the Holiday Fund is needed: Half of Hidden Villa’s residential campers and some day campers rely on scholarships to access the inclusive programming that welcomes them to the farm and wilderness. Donors supply more than $280,000 each year to sustain support for children who otherwise would not get to attend camp.
Hidden Villa Summer Camps
Location: 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills
Annual budget: 980,000
Staff: 6 year-round employees; 67 seasonal camp employees