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, races, faiths and backgrounds, offering modest yet comfortable amenities in a wilderness setting.
Now Under Construction
The Village operated as a mining town from 1937-1957. It is now the site of a massive remediation project to clean up environmental problems left from those mining days. During this disruption, village infrastructure and facilities are also being upgraded. Guest visits are not possible during the summer construction season. Volunteer staff continue to live at the Village year-round, and skilled trades professionals are sought to help with Holden's infrastructure updates.
HOLDEN ON THE ROAD: Start now to make summer plans for gathering with other Villagers at Holden retreats being held across the country. Here's the list of places and dates. Watch for more information in the Village Voice, which will be in your mailbox in May.
MINE CLEANUP INFORMATION MEETING: If you're in the Chelan area April 30, mining company Rio Tinto invites you to a public meeting from 4-6:30 p.m. at Campbell's Resort Centennial Ballroom. Project manager Dave Cline will make a presentation and answer questions about plans for this second and biggest year of major construction. More information.
SCHOOL SEEKS PARA EDUCATOR: The Chelan School District is looking for a para educator to assist in the Holden School for the 2014-2015 school year. Hours and salary fluctuate basedon student population. More information.
SUMMER HIKING TRAILS: Forest Service officials are reminding hikers to plan ahead this summer as mine remediation work continues to affect Glacier Peak Wilderness access from Railroad Creek Valley. Details on trails here.
WANT TO GET ON BOARD? If you are vitally interested in the future of Holden as the Village looks toward reemergence from mine remediation and village upgrades, you may be able to help by serving on the Holden Village board of directors. Learn more.
THE HOLDEN GS MINI TAYLOR GUITAR: Premium wood salvaged from mine remediation logging is being used for this limited edition guitar, with proceeds going to global clean water projects. Learn more.