Information about Hidden Villa

Hidden Villa was founded by Frank and Josephine Duveneck in 1925. It is a 1600 acre farm and wilderness preserve which engages children and adults in hands-on, innovative programs emphasizing environmental awareness and multi-cultural understanding. There are many faces to the activities and facilities that exist at the villa.

Hidden Villa summer camps were established by the Duvenck family in 1945. They are commited to nurturing relationships among people, and between people and our Emphasis is made on learning about the environment and how to care for the earth. Campers are exposed to the wonders of the natural world through direct experience at the villa.

The first Hostel west of the Hudson river was established at Hidden Villa in 1937. It's peaceful setting includes historical buildings, organic gardens, numerous farm animals, and miles of hiking trails which start from the Hostel door.

Hidden Villa is open to visitors everyday except Monday from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. Hours are restricted during the summer camp programs.

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Last updated February 16, 1997.
Copyright 1996 by Werner W. Hager and Micromoms. All rights reserved.