Registration Now Open
Holden Village is excited to announce plans to reopen to guests for an 8-week modified summer session! Registration is NOW OPEN for July 12th through October 31, 2021.
Summer Session (July 12 - September 4, 2021)
Here are just a few of the new and special aspects about this summer that are designed to make reopening possible and safe, including:
- Limited Village population
- Cohort model with 5-day visits
- Guest arrivals only on Mondays and departures on Saturdays
- All-inclusive package includes boat tickets and parking fees
- Vaccination required for all guests in eligible age groups (which is currently ages 12 and up)
Registration for Fall (September 5th through October 31st, 2021) is now open!
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 summer are new and different to make reopening possible and safe.
All hikers must be pre-registered to ride on Holden transportation, and space is limited. Transportation is now available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, (and Saturday beginning July 10) through September 4. From September 5 - 30, 2021, hiker transport will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday only. Holden offers to-go sack meals for $10 when ordered in advance, ice cream available for purchase some days, and free drinking water. We do not offer booked rooms for thru-hikers and all buildings are closed to thru-hikers during the summer 2021 season due to our COVID cohort model.
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 Annika Joy Berntsen, Jonah Jensen-Young, and Diakonda Gurning. All individuals pictured went through a strict quarantine period and COVID testing upon entering the Village or have been fully vaccinated.