Welcome to Holden Village

Holden Village is a Lutheran ministry, nestled in a forested valley at 3,200 feet in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. The Village welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds, offering modest yet comfortable amenities in a wilderness setting. 

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Volunteer/Work

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Looking for a great way to spend some time this summer? We have need for energetic, enthusiastic, hard-working, and fun-loving volunteers! Positions available for Mavericks, Housekeepers, Carpenters, Painters, Landscapers, Lawns and gardens crews, Electricians, and other longer term positions. For a more extensive list of positions and links to applications check out Short-Term Volunteers or Long-Term Volunteers. Come join us this summer!

Spring/Summer 2016

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Thank you for your continued support of Holden Village. We are happy to announce that, pending Forest Service approval, we will be able to welcome Holdenites to the Village this spring & summer. It is important to know the forest around Holden Village is still closed due to last summer's Wolverine Fire. In addition, Rio Tinto will still be on site as they are behind schedule. Our focus this summer will be preparing the Village for the official Guest Opening anticipated Christmas 2016.

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Spring Work Weeks 2016
Forerunner Summer 2016

Quilts

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Photo by Lindsey Scheid

Each guest and staff bed in the Village is covered with a handmade quilt made by Holdenites near and far. Every quilt in the Village tells a story and is a piece of Holden history in its own right. Find out more on the Quilts page.

Coming Events

SPRING WORK WEEKS 2016

FORERUNNER SUMMER 2016 

 CREATION AWAKES

    • October 2016 - Augustana Rock Island

Holden Voices

The fire had raged. The forest was dead. Nothing but ash, and smoke and the blackened skeletal pillars of the trees that had reigned for a century remained. The ground was scorched with such intensity that even the microbes, and the fungi, and the shrubs, and the deepest roots, and the thickest trunks, had burned and died. But with time, seeds of hope stirred. Out of the ashes came the buds of a new forest. Saplings and grasses and wildflowers of every kind rose from the fertile soil, enriched by the ashes from the forest before it. A multitude of insects sprung forth, pollinating the petals that had come from the ground. Shrubs grew and produced rich foliage, berries, and seeds, providing food for deer, bear, and birds. The streams ran clear again, filled with a myriad of aquatic species. The critters of the forest returned, to be chased again by martins and cougars.
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