July '14
The Summertime Issue

Upcoming Public Programs

FREE Summertime
Open House

Saturday, July 13th
12:00pm - 5:00pm


Celebrate summer here at Hidden Villa. Admission free from 12pm to 5pm. Enjoy our organic garden, say hi to the sheep and cows, put on your boots and hike our lovely shaded forest trails.

From noon - 2pm, Los Altos Hills residents will receive a complimentary Season Pass to Hidden Villa! To obtain your pass, please present your proof of residency at the table by the Welcome bulletin board, next to the Main Parking Lot. Your Season Pass is good for free admission every day we're open, year round!

NOTE: Parking here is very limited, we will admit folks as long as we have the parking available, so share a ride and share the fun.

Chicken Workshop

Saturday, July 19th
10:00am - 1:00pm
$80 per adult


See first hand how we process chickens on our working organic farm. In this hands on class, you will participate in butchering your own chicken and prepping it for the table. This workshop will offer poultry eaters a deeper connection to the their food. You will go home with your own fresh organic, locally raised chicken for a feast truly of your own making.

Register Here

Film Screening:
Cesar's Last Fast
Sunday, August 24th

Register Here for FREE Admission

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Josephine and Frank Duveneck opened their home to the United Farm Workers movement in the 1960s and provided a safe space for Cesar Chavez to organize California’s first farm workers strike. Cesar’s Last Fast is a multi-platform feature documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers. A community conversation will follow the screening.

The Duveneck Forum series focuses on an issue of justice, elicits conversation, and identifies ways for people to make a positive impact.
 See our calendar of events for more fun, hands-on programs!

Intern Spotlight
Steph Sieveke
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA


Steph joins Hidden Villa as the newest Development intern and is looking forward to gaining new skills and experiences with the  team. Steph is growing in her newfound love for Hidden Villa and is excited to hear the stories of others who have been touched by this special place. You might find her hiking the trails in the morning, connecting with visitors, or bottle feeding the baby goats.   

Steph's favorite:
Hiking Hostel Trail

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Connect With Us!

Tel: (650) 949-8650
Email: info@hiddenvilla.org
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Don't Miss Early-Bird Tickets for the
2014 Duveneck Dinner

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We invite you to join us for Hidden Villa's premiere fundraising event, the 18th Annual Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner: Illuminating Connections, Inspiring Our World on Saturday, September 20th, 2014. We're honored to celebrate humanitarians in our community: Abby Ginzberg, Matt Flannery, and Leila Madrone. All proceeds from the dinner directly support underwriting, making resources at Hidden Villa available to over 55,000 people each year.

Buy Early-Bird Tickets Now
Early-bird tickets are on sale now until July 31st.
Don't miss tickets at the reduced $150 price.

What's up in Kinder Camp?

Kinder Camp is Hidden Villa's newest offering and engages the youngest generation of earth stewards in hands-on fun with the farm and the natural world.

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 Seth is the perfect fit for guiding leaders of tomorrow as the Program Head for Kinder Camp. He brings 17 years of Hidden Villa summer camp experience as both a camper and counselor and knows how to boogie on down to a good camp song. Seth is also training new camp counselors and shaping the program to hold true to Hidden Villa Summer Camp values: environment, family, diversity, farm & food, and identity. “We believe that sharing these values will help encourage the cultivation of empathy. I’m excited to build the foundation for Kinder Camp and watch the kids come back year after year.”

Duveneck Forum Film Series
Film Screening: The Singing Revolution

Join us for our FREE film series, featuring documentaries that spotlight local and international change-makers.

The Singing Revolution offers an account of how Estonians used cultural songs and tradition as political tools to free themselves from decades of occupation.

The Singing Revolution
Sunday, July 13th at 5pm.
Register now for FREE Admission.
Community conversation to follow
Bring your own picnic
Watch the Trailer


Check out the Facebook event for updates!


Meet Keili. She's What we Call a Summer Camp "Lifer"

Keili first came to Hidden Villa summer camp at the age of 8. She is now 22 and the Program Head for Residential Summer Camp. That kind of dedication has earned her the honored "lifer" title here at Hidden Villa.


 “HV Summer Camp always felt like home to me, and I loved that the counselors created a safe space for us to be ourselves. That is what inspired me to be a counselor and now the Program Head for Residential Camp. It makes me happy to know that my family is creating our own legacy here: I first came here on scholarship and now my parents donate to the scholarship fund to share this place.  Plus, my two younger siblings are in Kinder Camp and Day Camp this summer.”

We're happy to have such a great leader on our summer camp staff team!

Summer Hours

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Summer camp is in session, so we're closed to visitors much of the summer until August 19. Visit us the following dates and check out the calendar of events for
open weekend fun:

July 12th & 13th
July 19th & 20th
August 2nd & 3rd

Questions, comments or ideas for what
you'd like to see in the e.Moos?!

We'd love to hear from you!
Share your feedback with sofia@hiddenvilla.org.

Hidden Villa was originally the home of Frank and Josephine Duveneck and their family, who over the years made the ranch into a place for environmental discovery, social awareness, and community involvement. Today, Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice.

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Daniel Chmielewski, Keili Heal, Susan Love, Sofia Pablo-Hoshino,  Maggie Shields, and Seth Simas.

Photo credits:
Laurie Aubuchon, Joel Bartlett, Dan Quinn, and Lucy Zhang.

Thank you to each and every one of you who help pave the way towards a more just and sustainable future!


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Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Rd
Los Altos Hills, California 94022