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Spring 2003

ALUMNI NEWS

Join fellow Lutes for Alumni College at Holden Village August 17-23

You are invited to join other alumni, parents and friends of Pacific Lutheran University for a time
of learning, beauty, fun and fellowship during PLU Week at Holden Village.

Holden Village is an ecumenical Christian retreat center, rooted in the Lutheran tradition. Once the site of one of the largest copper mines in the United States, Holden Village is nestled in the enchanted beauty of the Cascade Mountains near Lake Chelan. You can travel to Holden Village only by a scenic boat ride from the town of Chelan or from Field’s Point Landing, 15 miles uplake. A bus ride completes the journey to the village.

Holden Village is a perfect place for a reunion of your PLU friends, a family vacation or a personal "retreat." The activities at Holden are many and varied. Bible studies and conversations on Christian faith, science, the arts, as well as social justice and global concerns offer a range of learning opportunities. Daily worship sets the rhythm of life in the Village. Craft classes, concerts, forums, special events and just plain fun are part of each and every day at Holden. Located in a beautiful valley on the edge of Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, Holden offers countless opportunities for scenic mountain hiking and alpine lake fishing.

Holden’s core educational program is primarily adult in nature, with plenty of opportunities for children attending with families. An adult must accompany youth under age 18. Each year during the summer, five to eight teachers lead sessions on such topics as theology, prayer, ethics, social justice, the environment, literature, interpersonal and family issues, global and multicultural issues, lifestyle and the economy. Programs this year, center around the theme "For the Healing of the Earth." A portion of the teaching staff during PLU’s Alumni College week will be members of the university faculty and alumni. They include Registrar Julia Pomerenk ’83 (literature) and Professor Rose McKenney (environmental studies).

Remote and isolated, Holden Village is truly a place apart. Accommodations are comfortable but not elaborate. More than 400 volunteers give their time to Holden each summer to create this unique community of renewal and challenge for thousands of guests each year. So leave your cell phone, pager, fax machine, computer, palm pilot, and digital cable behind and join us for PLU Week at Holden Village. You’ll be glad you did!

TRAVEL
Holden Village is located in a remote area of the Cascade Mountains near Lake Chelan. You can travel to Holden only by a scenic boat ride from the town of Chelan or from Field’s Point Landing, 15 miles uplake. A bus ride completes the journey to the village. You will receive a map to Lake Chelan along with a boat schedule in your confirmation packet.

ACCOMODATIONS
Guest rooms are in simple and comfortable lodges. Rooms accommodate 2 to 4+ persons and assignments vary according to size and makeup of the village at the time. Families are typically housed in one bunk/family room. There are no private bathrooms available. Singles usually share with one other person. Special requests are met whenever possible. Changes requested on arrival are very difficult, if not impossible. Please provide special needs information on the form below to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

FACILITIES
Facilities include a library, saunas, bookstore, craft area, pottery shop, museum, snack bar, post office, Jacuzzi, pool hall and bowling alley. Holden Village is located in a remote area of the Wenatchee National Forest. There is usually a nurse on the staff. No direct telephone communication is available; and emergency evacuation is difficult.

TRAVEL
Reservations are required, and our deadline is May 1. Please return their registration form (directly to Holden Village with a copy to the alumni office) including a deposit of the price of the first night’s lodging for each person in your party. Payment may be made in cash, personal or traveler’s checks only. Reserve only as much time as you actually plan to stay, as you will be charged for the full amount.

Click here to learn about Holden Village rates

Click here for Holden Village's online registration form

Print forms are also available in this edition of Scene.

 

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