Holden Village May Youth Weekend
May 23-26 2019
It's the best weekend of the year! We will travel to the remote village in the Cascade Mountains for a weekend of adventure, growth, and fun! We leave on Thursday evening, which means you will miss a Friday of school, but Monday is Memorial Day, so you’ll have a day and a half at home to finish homework!
Cost is $215; a deposit of $100 and registration form due January 14th. The price is higher than other retreats, due to the cost of traveling to Holden Village. Lutherans from all over the world travel to Holden Village, and it is a truly special place.
If money is at all a concern, we can give partial scholarships, or provide payment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Holden Village?
Holden Village is a remote village in the Cascade Mountains. It used to be a mining village, and now it's like a huge camp. It's completely awesome, and unlike any other place in the world! We'll travel to Lake Chelan, then take a ferry and a big bus to get there. It's amazing!
We have to miss school for this?
Yep, it takes a while to travel there, so you'll have to miss the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, but you'll return on Sunday, and you'll have all of Monday to work on your homework.
What do we do on the weekend?
120 high schoolers will be there. Basically, we'll hang out, hike, play games, go bowling, have fun, and talk together about our faith. It's one of my favorite weekends of the year!
Is it fun?
Ummm...I'll be there, so obviously it's gonna be awesome.
When is the deposit/registration form due?
January 14th, but you don't have to wait until then, the earlier the better!
My kids a picky eater. Will there be food?
Holden Village has great food including vegetarian/vegan options. There is also also bread, peanut butter, and cereal for picky eaters.
Why does it cost so much?
Holden Village is a special place, and it costs a lot to make it happen. It's three nights of food and housing plus ferry costs. As always, scholarships are available for anyone. Cost shouldn't be a reason not to participate.