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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.

Registration Now Open

Registration is NOW OPEN through 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.


Join Holden Staff

Looking for a change of pace, a supportive community, and the opportunity to learn new skills? Check out the list of volunteer and employment opportunities now available in the Village.

Community Health Reminders

All guests, staff, and faculty who are in age groups eligible to be vaccinated must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before arriving at Holden Village. All guests and staff arriving at Holden Village are required to test negative for COVID-19 in the 3 days prior to traveling on the boat up to the Village (including children ages 5 and older). Three days before arrival, incoming Villagers will receive an email and must complete an acknowledgement form that every member of their party has received a negative result on a COVID-19 test. Results from either rapid antigen or molecular/PCR tests are accepted.

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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.

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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

Cover Photos by Annika Berntsen and Clay Gustafson. All individuals pictured have been fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to entering the Village.


Stay Connected!


Holden Village Store Online

Holden Store is now online! Check out hats, bandanas, t-shirts, sweatshirts, books, handmade pottery and jewelry, and more. All proceeds from sales support Holden Village. We are grateful for your support. 


Book Wish ListsListen to the Holden Village PodcastSearch Holden Voices Audio Archives