In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Holmes Camp and Retreat center will be closed until May 15. Groups are being contacted about rescheduling events. See our temporary policy on group reservations and deposits. We are still planning on holding summer camp in 2020. We encourage you to register your child. Given the anxiety of current events, an outdoor experience of community will be a safe, healing, and healthy experience. We will, of course, continue to evaluate as the situation unfolds. 
Though we will not be housing overnight groups, we are, at this point, still planning on conducting our May 2 workday. We will be evaluating that event and keep you posted, but please keep it on your calendar. 
Finally, we are rescheduling our April Confirmation retreat to May 15-16. We’re contacting churches and individuals now.
Our office hours will be greatly reduced during this period, but we will get back to you for rescheduling and to answer questions. You can email us at
Please hold the members of our staff in prayer, all of whom have been furloughed, or are working significantly reduced hours, for this two month period. Each member of our staff is dedicated and loyal. Please contact us if you’d like to help as we prepare to welcome our campers and groups. 
We encourage everyone to take social distancing seriously. 
Updated 3/31/2020
In summary: 

  • Retreat events from now until May 15 will be rescheduled
  • Summer camp is currently still on!
  • The May 2 volunteer work day is currently still on 
  • The April Confirmation retreat is postponed until May 15-16