Holden Village

Welcoming All to the Wilderness

Located in the North Cascade Mountains, Holden Village welcomes all people to form and renew their relationships with God, the earth, and each other.

Plan Your Visit

The Village welcomes all who seek rest and renewal to take part in daily rhythms of work, recreation, worship, and shared meals with good company.

Join Our Team

Serving as a volunteer or employee is more than a job, it’s an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Support Holden

Holden depends on the hard work of volunteers and the generous financial support of thousands of individuals who support our mission.


Experience Community

Holden Village is a remote wilderness community, rooted in the Lutheran tradition, that welcomes all people into the North Cascade Mountains, above Lake Chelan, Washington.

Over the course of 60 years, Holden Village has been transformed from a copper mining town to a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship.

Holden Village welcomes and embraces people of all races, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. Holden Village has been a Reconciling in Christ congregation since 1985.

For the sake of Justice, Holden is called to foster Diversity through deliberate invitation and welcome; deploy an ethic of Equity to confront and dismantle systemic oppression; and practice Inclusion by listening to, learning from, and being transformed by marginalized voices, in order to become, together, the community for which God longs.

What's New at Holden

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Women’s Retreat

Spend a winter weekend at Holden Village this February for our annual Women’s Retreat. Through teaching sessions, group conversations, reflections, crafts, and outdoor adventures like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing (snow

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Registration for Winter Visits

Bring your spirit of adventure, pack your sense of humor, and prepare for snow in all its glorious variations! Enjoy the peace, simplicity, and intentional presence of the Holden winter community.

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Jubilee Auction Oct 5-9

Celebrate Holden Village’s 60th anniversary and support Holden for the future! As Holden continues to navigate the pandemic challenges, short staffing has required us to cap registration at lower numbers

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Join Our Staff

If you have a few weeks, months, or years to experience something new, we have a place for you as a volunteer or employee.

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