Things to do at Holmes

There are many things to do while you are at Holmes!

 

The following activities are available without reservation:

Hikes throughout the site – maps are available in all buildings and the office

Lemon Squeeze – located on the Abandoned Railroad, on the Yellow Trail

Gazebo at Hostetter Point – can be reached taking the Blue Trail from the office, the Red Trail from the Westminster Lake dam or the gravel path just past Westminster Lake dam

Peter Kent Farm – on Red Trail, between the loop of Orange Trail

Play ball (basketball, volleyball, soccer) at Heckscher Field

Play 9 Square, by the Lodge

Play GaGa Ball, by Cabin 1

Build a fire at one of the campfire circles around the site – sing some songs, enjoy some s’mores

Enjoy the peace and prayer at our Labyrinth (on the Orange Trail, between Agape and Peter Kent Farm)

Meditate and worship in our outdoor Chapel in the woods (on the Orange Trail between Hayden/Steidl/Cabin 1 and Peter Kent Farm)

 

 

 

 

The following activities are available with prior reservation, with an additional fee.  They require Holmes staff to lead them.

 

Waterfront Activities are available May through September.

Swimming, paddle boats and row boats

Canoeing

 

Archery

Participants must be at least 10 years old, unless accompanied one-on-one with parent/adult

Challenge Course

Teambuilding and Group Initiatives

Low Ropes – Participants must be at least 8 years old, unless accompanied one-on-one with parent/adult

High Ropes – Participants must be at least 13 years old to climb

Yarrow Hollow Farm

Free tours (no longer than 45 minutes) are available year round

Experiential Education – caring for animals, planting, weeding, harvesting, structural and garden  maintenance.  Projects will vary depending on the season, and what is needed at the farm, but there is always work to be done!

Classes on a variety of topics, such as:

Christianity, or other religions, and farming

Choose the farm, not the gym

Weeds or medicine

Animal ethics, human ethics

History of environmental ethics

Crafting with natural materials