While at Holden, you are invited to find your own pace and pursue your own unique renewal and interests. You may participate in many of the classes, events and other opportunities—or very few. The choice is always yours. Relaxation and rest are what many seek at Holden, and these are readily available in the peace and quiet of the wilderness.
You may wish to sample some of the many opportunities offered at various times in Holden’s arts area: hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery, basket weaving, weaving on various looms, paper and book making, paper marbling, relief printing, silk-screening, needlecraft, drawing, painting, tie-dying and other classes.
Holden is blessed to be surrounded by the indescribable beauty of God’s creation. We are located on the border of the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Area hiking, fishing and (in winter) back-country skiing and snow-shoeing are all world-class. Our surroundings and remote location are both a great gift and a great responsibility. Holden cares for our local and global ecosystems in a number of ways, including limiting our use of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable items and processing our waste in a unique way.