Dear Friends,

Spring is here and we’re excitedly gearing up for several busy months here at Holmes. In addition to our own programing this spring and summer we are hosting conferences and retreats for nearly thirty churches and faith-based organizations, as well as over a dozen events for other non-profits. Additionally we’re excited to welcome the residential summer camps of three long-time partners back to Holmes this summer.

In order to be able to offer comfortable and affordable meeting and retreat spaces, as well hold our own events and programs, Holmes Camp & Retreat Center relies on you!

Here are some ways you can help:

Encourage your Pastor to consider reserving Holmes Camp and Retreat Center for your next church event.

Holmes also welcomes scout troops, school groups, community organizations, other nonprofits, and select corporate guests who’s mission aligns with our own.

Dates fill up well in advance, so please be in touch soon! Please email to inquire.

Holmes Camp & Retreat Center offers programs and events all year. There are days of service at Holmes and in the community, leadership training for teens, professional development for clergy, original programmed retreats, and so much more. More information on what is coming up can be found on our website or in our mailed brochure coming in April this year.

Our newsletter is a great way to learn about upcoming programs and events, current volunteer opportunities, and anything else going on at Holmes. Regular notes from our staff and board of directors also give you a chance to get to know us better.

You are always welcome to visit the camp on your own or to introduce a friend to camp. Enjoy a picnic, hike a trail, fish in the lake, or go geocaching. Please feel free to print a trail map or stop by the office during business hours to pick one up.

Donations of all sizes help us maintain and improve our facilities and to serve groups from a variety of backgrounds.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities at Holmes. Please email to inquire about volunteer opportunities for you or your group.

Holmes will continue to review best practices for Covid-19 and establish on-site procedures following the guidelines set by federal, state, and local officials. Our campers and program attendees’ safety is the most important factor in all of our decision making. We ask that our rental group are diligent in monitoring their group members and maintaining Covid-19 protocols while on site. For current information on masking requirements and other on-site safety protocols please visit regularly as you plan your event.