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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.

Coronavirus Update

Thinking about summer?

Wondering if it might include a little Holden hilarity, a chance to volunteer, to hike in the wilderness, to gather for vespers, or to sit on the village green and marvel at the unmatched view? We are too. We're also planning and getting ready for the possibility.

The value for hospitality in Holden's DNA drives that planning and fuels our hopes. It also focuses our attention on the health and wellness of all Villagers and guests. Holden continues to abide by all state and federal health guidance during the pandemic. We will open only when it is safe to do so. Registration is not open at this time.

Between now and then, watch this space for regular updates including if and when registration and summer program will begin, faculty highlights, and more. If you are hoping to volunteer, check the volunteer page.

Stay healthy all! More from us soon. Watch this space.

2021 Teaching Faculty Applications

Holden Village is now seeking proposals from prospective Teaching Faculty and Guest Musicians for summer 2021. We anticipate an unprecedented summer season and facilitators will be invited to engage a smaller community than usual. Holden Village seeks candidates who are flexible and open as well as experts in their field. The program will include visual and performing arts, the sciences, theology, diversity, inclusion and racial justice, global and domestic topics, and more.

Learn More and Apply

Urgent Job Postings

Holden Village is looking for the following positions to be filled this winter:
VOLUNTEER PASTOR – Winter/Spring 2021

For more urgent staffing needs, visit our Immediate Employment and Volunteer Opportunities page.  

View Job Descriptions and Apply

Anti-Racism Resources

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.

View Anti-Racism Resources

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.

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Holden Bed & Breakfast

The Holden Job Board

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 Annika Berntsen, Jonah Jensen-Young, and Callie Mabry. All individuals pictured went through a strict quarantine period and COVID testing upon entering the Village.


Stay Connected!


Online Store

The Holden Store is now online! All proceeds from sales support Holden Village. We are grateful for your support during these uncertain times while the Village is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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