Fields Point is NOW OPEN.
Incoming guests, staff, and teaching faculty: Please travel to Fields Point to park and board the Lady of the Lake Boat. There is still some construction and traffic along S Lake Shore Road due to firefighting activity in the area, so please continue to plan extra travel time.
Holden Bed & Breakfast guests: The Holden Bed & Breakfast has reopened as of August 30th.
We will keep you informed of any changes as we become aware of them. For more information, please view:
Registration Now Open
Registration is NOW OPEN through October 31, 2021.
Registration dates to look forward to:
October 4, 2021, 8:00 am Pacific Time: Registration opens for November 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022
November 22, 2021: Registration opens for January 3, 2022 - April 30, 2022
December 6, 2021: Group registration opens for May 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023
January 4, 2022: Registration opens for May 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Holden Village continues to follow local, state, and federal protocols for remaining safe and healthy, so please remember that all plans are subject to change.
Welcome to Holden Village
Over the course of 50 years, Holden Village has been transformed from a copper mining town to a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship. Holden invites people of goodwill of all ages to come and experience our rhythms, which inspire and equip travelers for a sustainable life of faith outside the Village.
Holden Village welcomes and embraces people of all races, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. We strive to overcome learned prejudices and develop relationships across difference. We actively seek liberation and transformation through education, relationship, and engagement with the Village’s core values.
Hiking Through Holden?
Holden welcomes backpackers, climbers, and hikers who would like to make Holden a part of their route. Many aspects about this year are different in order for us to remain open in safe and responsible ways.
All hikers must be pre-registered to ride on Holden transportation, and space is limited. Hiker transport will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday only through September 30th. Holden offers to-go sack meals for $10 when ordered in advance, ice cream and coffee available for purchase some days, and free drinking water. This fall (beginning September 4), hikers are welcome to book a guest room at Holden for the night, but they must register before arriving in the Village.
Urgent Job Postings
Holden Village is looking for the following positions to be filled:
For more urgent staffing needs, visit our Immediate Employment and Volunteer Opportunities page.
Now is the time to listen and learn to the lived experience of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. It is also time for Holden to examine its history of privilege. Holden Village is an Educational Retreat Center with ties to the whitest denomination in the US, serving an audience that has been predominantly white. It is Holden's responsibility to bear witness to what is happening in the world, to elevate the voices of Black and Brown people, to change the course of inequities, and to break down structural prejudice in all forms where it exists, within Holden and in white and Christian U.S. culture.
Holden Village Welcomes New Executive Directors
Holden Village welcomes the three-person team of Kathie Caemmerer-Bach, Mark Bach, and Stacy Kitahata to serve as Holden Village Executive Directors.
Looking for a change of pace, a supportive community, and the opportunity to learn new skills? Check out Holden's Job Board for a complete list of volunteer and employment opportunities now available in the Village.
Cover Photos by Hannah Lauber. All individuals pictured went through a strict quarantine period and COVID testing upon entering the Village or have been fully vaccinated.