Support Holden Village

Holden Village’s vision is to cultivate a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

In a world that is deeply divided and frantically paced, Holden Village welcomes dialogue and questions. Drawing from wisdom shared by teaching faculty and the community, Holden holds space to discern faithful and just responses to the critical issues of our time.

Growing from the love of Christ, Holden Village reminds us we are strengthened in community and invites us to practice love and compassion wherever we go.

Spending time in the Village offers opportunities for spiritual growth, creativity, appreciation of the world around us, and intergenerational joy.

Thanks to the generosity of the Holden community, this past year the Village:

  • Welcomed more than 2,500 guests to Holden.
  • Was supported by 340 volunteers and employees.
  • Hosted 5 special retreats on justice, faith, creativity, environment, music, and purpose.
  • Welcomed 97 Teaching Faculty and Musicians over 12 summer weeks.
  • Debuted a new Vespers service, Bless this Night. Created by Villagers, the service honors night and darkness as times of renewal and blessing, and expresses themes of creation, embodiment, and justice.
  • And so much more!

Did you know that guest fees only cover 60% of the cost to operate the Village? We rely on your donations to help make up the difference.

Will you sustain Holden Village’s mission to welcome all people into the wilderness to form and renew their relationships with God, the earth and each other?

Thank you for your gift today. Together, we continue to build hope, seek justice, and extend compassion.
With hope,

Stacy Kitahata, Mark Bach, and Kathie Caemmerer-Bach
Executive Directors

P.S. It’s easy to donate online. Thanks again for your support!

Your gift supports key Village operations like:

$600 (or $50/month)

Helps support one monthly stipend for a long-term volunteer operating the Village, from Kitchen to Art Studio, medic to trail crews, and everything in between.

$300 (or $25/month)

Helps maintain the fleet of vehicles that transport visitors to and from the boat dock.

$120 (or $10/month)

Provides supplies to make Holden activities possible, such as: materials for the Art Studios, outdoor gear for the Hike Haus, ingredients for the Holden Kitchen, ice cream for Snack Bar, and candles and bulletins for Sacred Space.

$60 (or $5/month)

Helps Holden purchase bedding, laundry, and cleaning supplies to welcome people for a cozy and renewing stay.

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Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.