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We have a vacancy.
Holmes Board of Directors are looking to recruit Board members who are passionate about helping Holmes continue to be an outstanding retreat center that shares the gospel of Jesus Christ through instruction, outreach, personal growth, and recreation.

The mission of Holmes is to strengthen people of faith. Holmes welcomes all faith traditions to our facilities. Our programs strive to be a Christ-centered witness to the issues of conservation, ecology, peace, and justice.

The objectives of the Holmes are to provide comfortable facilities for reflection, growth, and inspiration amid the most urbanized region of the world. We follow Christian teachings which allow us to build inclusive, healing, and reconciling communities in Holmes’ retreats and camping programs.

What Makes Holmes Camp and Retreat Center Unique?
Holmes is a special place. For over the last 70 years, generations of participants have walked away with a gift. A gift of memories and living faith...some very personal and some very intense. Moments of Christ’s love realized, in a special way that we never forget.

Why Serve on the Board?
Holmes Camp and Retreat Center Board members have the privilege of working collaboratively to direct and support a well-established, first-rate organization. Board members are part of a community that is committed to conservation, ecology, peace, and justice and to providing children with an outdoor camping experience that teaches them to honor themselves and to accept others who are different. Our Board is made up of former Holmes campers and staff members, community members, and professionals who come together to make policies and provide strategic direction and oversight.

Holmes Camp and Retreat Center needs YOU if . . .
➢ You are passionate in promoting Christian witness and growth to children and adults.
➢ You are excited about being part of a hard-working and respectful team.
➢ You have the time and energy to spend up to 4 hours a month doing board work.
➢ You are motivated to become a great fundraiser and prepared to learn new skills to succeed in this role.

We are especially interested in talking with you if:
➢ You are ready to bring your experience and insight as a Board member to another organization.
➢ You are an experienced fundraiser.
➢ You have experience in marketing or public relations.
➢ You have expertise in finance and/or accounting.
➢ You are an experienced grant writer.
➢ You have skills in outreach and/or marketing

To learn more about Holmes Camp and Retreat Center, please contact Ansley W. LaMar at 973-991-0297. To apply to be a Board member, please complete the online application and you will be interviewed by our Nomination Committee. Board vacancies will be filled by February 15.

As an equal opportunity employer, Holmes believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, Holmes’ employment decisions and practices will not be influenced or affected by race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The members of the Holmes Board of Directors are actively looking toward the future with excitement and hopefulness. We are keeping abreast of State and County regulations and guidelines as they are revealed and developing plans for the how to phase in our gathering time at Holmes Camp. In the meantime, feel free to come and walk (or cross country ski) our trails. 
"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,"
-Philippians 1:3
The Memorial Wall in the Holmes Prayer Garden is ready! 

Spots have already been reserved for over 20 names! Plaques are available for a donation of $1,200 or more. The peace garden is a place of calm reverence, set among the forest and granite rock, overlooking the west valley from the Agape Center mountaintop. 

Memorial Peace Garden application forms can be printed HERE.  Please complete the application in full and submit payment by credit card or mail your donation and form to the address below – Attn: Memorial Peace Garden.  Placement is in order of subscription, and you may request multiple plaques be placed together. 
(Holmes Camp is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your gift is deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax law. ) 
The finished product from last fall's auction!! Thanks to our magnificent Paul Verdesi for working with our winner and making this beautiful podium from the old Denton Lake 'Kissing Bridge!'
While our camp is closed to campers and retreat groups, you are still welcome to visit. Take a hike, or snow shoe, on one of our many trails.

Before you visit, please read the camp rules and policies on our Things to Do at Holmes page! When you arrive, we ask that you contact Bryan at 845-235-6458, to let him know you are on the site. Remember to social distance if you come upon others. While on site, please do not enter any buildings or cross any construction fences or caution tape!  If you are unsure of your path, please ask Bryan for guidance.
Join us: Programs & Retreats
For more information about Holmes programs reach out to Holmes@HolmesCamp.org.
Holmes Camp and Retreat Center is a shared ministry of the Presbytery of Long Island, the Presbytery of New York City, and the Hudson River Presbytery. 
Holmes Camp partnered with the Presbytery of Long Island, the Presbytery of New York City, and the Hudson River Presbytery to offer Sunday virtual worship services. 
Holmes Camp and Retreat Center's is a welcoming Christian community
where, in a natural setting, lives change and faith grows.
There's No Place Like Holmes!

60 Denton Lake Road, Holmes, NY 12531
phone: 845.878.6383