Summer 2017: Beginning Together

Join us this summer!

We are thrilled to be able to invite guests to return to Holden this summer. We will gather around the theme Beginning Togther. Visit the links below for more information and to register!


Registration is now open! Wondering when to come to Holden? Check out the Teaching Faculty schedule at the bottom of this page and see what catches your eye. You are welcome to arrive and depart on any day of the week as you plan your visit - no need to be constrained by a weekend-to-weekend schedule. Some of our dates do fill up, so please consult the following schedule as you make your reservations. We currently cannot accept any new reservations for the dates marked "FULL." Schedule is current as of March 20th, 2017.

  • June 11 - 17: Open
  • June 18 - 23: Close to Full
  • June 24 - 29: FULL
  • June 30 - July 1: Open
  • July 2 - 8: FULL
  • July 9 - 12: Close to Full
  • July 16 - July 21: FULL
  • July 22 - 28: Close to Full (July 29th still open!)
  • July 30 - August 4: FULL (August 5th still open!)
  • August 6 - 8: FULL
  • August 9 - 11: Almost Full!
  • August 12 - 19: Open
  • August 20 - 26: Open (Abriendo Caminos)
  • August 27 - September 2: Open
We hope to see you in the Village!

About Beginning Together

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." - Revelation 21:4-5 ESV

Holden Village invites you to join us for our Summer 2017 guest season under the theme Beginning Together. We cannot wait to begin this renewed and re-formed journey in Railroad Creek Valley together with all of you. The summer theme brings attention and hope to the difficult task of beginning again. Holden's new beginnings, post-fire and post-remediation, offer a chance to explore the boundaries of our lives together and to explore the healing of our nation during a time in which divisiveness and fear spread at an ever-increasing pace. We seek to use this opportunity to find togetherness when we share differing beliefs. We seek to explore new beginnings as the land in this valley recovers after fire. We seek to explore the future of this place now that many years of construction have ended.

We hope you will join us in this place for questions, this place for discourse, and occasionally, this place for answers. Although our former things have passed away, we await with anticipation the great possibilities to come. The Holden community emerges into a new season as we open for guests for the first time in four years. And we, as a country, must find a way to begin anew in a strange post-election landscape.

Summer Teaching Faculty

Summer Teaching staff will work under the themes of theology and ecology of new beginnings, the ideas of reconciliation and healing, and through all disciplines, touch on the new life of both land and people.

Click the image below to view a larger version of the teaching staff schedule (subject to change should unexpected conflicts arise for teaching staff persons). We hope you will join us!