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 all ages to come and experience our rhythms, which inspire and equip travelers for a sustainable life of faith outside the Village.
Join us in the Village for sessions with renowned actress, chaplain, and songwriter Natalie Perkins, June 18-22 & 25-29! Designed to accompany Hal Taussig's session, Natalie will lead the class in designing and enacting a short musical in Acting and Singing Thecla: Her Story Comes Alive – a story of Thecla, a young woman who rejects family and battles violent Roman government to join the Apostle Paul to become a teacher and healer like him. Click for more information or to join us for these musical sessions!
Glass Recycling Eliminated in Chelan
Due to the recent elimination of glass recycling in Chelan and the nature of Holden’s waste management system, we ask that guests bringing beverages into the Village opt for plastic or aluminum containers or take glass with you at the end of your stay to recycle downlake. Thank you for helping us minimize our negative impact on the environment!
Whether you'll be joining us this summer for teaching sessions in the Village or joining the conversation from afar, take a look at the full list of recommended reading by the teaching faculty!
Arts in the Cascades returned to Holden on March 23-26! Participants explored the relationship of art, the earth, and the spirit with an interpretive hike, demonstrations of watercolor technique, and plenty of studio time. This year's leaders included renowned watercolorist Kristen Gilje, Holden Spiritual Director Heather Swanson, and Village Naturalist Travis Houle. Join us next year for this immersive weekend for artists!
Holden Village invites you to join us for another great season of diverse education and programming. As the issues around the world continue, we will continue the dialogue that we began together in 2017. Check out the 2018 TEACHING FACULTY lineup and PLAN A SUMMER VISIT. We look forward to seeing you in the Village!
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.