Summer VBS Kids Program
Despite the changes that are a result of COVID-19, residents continue to experience opportunities to live with purpose in community.
We look forward to the day when our campus will be fully open again so that we can extend the hospitality that we’re known for to our neighbors and our broader community. Below you’ll find the Garden Variety, which gives you an idea of the opportunities available for the people who live here. Visit this page which provides more information about our opening plans.
The Garden Variety is available online here! The Garden Variety is a monthly publication that typically includes "Resident Only" or "Future Resident" events, but it also serves as a window into our community.
08:00am - 5:00pm / Village Park
Garden Spot Village will host the annual Bird House Silent Auction online Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 26! Because we are not hosting any events for the public--and this is an event that draws a number of people from the public--we moved a portion of the auction online. To browse the the birdhouses available for sale, visit this website. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund. You may place bids through 5pm on Friday, February 26.
08:00am - 5:00pm / Garden Spot Village
Because of recommendations by the CDC and guidance from Governor Wolf regarding public gatherings, we will not be hosting any public events inside through the month of February. We are regularly monitoring updates from the Department of Health and the CDC and are updating the public on the situation in at Garden Spot Village as needed. To read our most recent update, click here.
08:00am - 5:00pm / Garden Spot Village
Because of recommendations by the CDC and guidance from Governor Wolf regarding public gatherings, we will not be hosting any public events inside through the month of March. We are regularly monitoring updates from the Department of Health and the CDC and are updating the public on the situation in at Garden Spot Village as needed. To read our most recent update, click here.
10:30am - 12:00pm / Virtual
Learn more about the welcoming way of life at Garden Spot Village! The March 2021 Look & Learn will be a virtual experience--an online, informational session through Zoom. Kelly Sweigart, sales associate, will host the session online on Wednesday, March 17, at 10:30am. During this 90-minute session you will learn more about the abundant opportunities you have to live with purpose in community. Kelly will answer frequently asked questions and share more about our home options, including details about our newest neighborhood expansion at Sycamore Springs. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register.
2:00pm - 4:00pm / Sycamore Springs
Explore the newest expansion of the Sycamore Springs neighborhood during this Open House. Tour the model home and take a walk through this unique neighborhood, built in the popular pocket neighborhood style. Experience the beauty of the community and take a moment to see what your front porch view could be like. This event is an RSVP only event. Please register for an appointment here.
5:30pm - 6:30pm / CrossNet Youth Ministries
Garden Spot Village will partner with CrossNet Ministries to serve a free drive-through community meal at the CrossNet Youth Ministries building on Franklin Street in New Holland. This event is free and open to the public.
6:00pm - 7:00pm / Virtual
Garden Spot Village and ELANCO Public Library have teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade! Kids can choose to run a 1/2 Marathon or a Fun Run on Friday, March 26. As of now, we are optimistic that we will host an in-person event. You will see some changes, but we are determined to keep running!
At 6pm, kids who have signed up for the 1/2 Marathon will complete the last 1.1 mile together. In addition, kids who signed up to run the Fun Run, will also run!
We will also host a Virtual Race with opportunities to obtain the great race swag our youngest runners have grown to love over the years!
To register visit gardenspotvillage.run.
08:00am - 12:00pm / Outdoor Pavilion
The Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon and 10K is a race unlike any other. Taking place in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon and 10K offers runners an opportunity to run through the beautiful Amish farmlands of Pennsylvania.
This is a run for everyone whether you are a beginner, experienced, leisure or competitive runner.
As of now, we are optimistic that we will run an in-person event on March 27, 2021. You will see some changes as far as the Pasta Dinner, Packet Pickup, Expo and use of the facilities, but we are determined to keep running!
Please know, we are committed to operate under whatever PA Department of Health guidelines are in place at the time of the event.
We will also offer Virtual Races with opportunities to obtain the great race swag our runners have grown to love over the years. We will have easy options for switching from a live race event to a virtual event as well. We are looking forward to running through this pandemic with you, and hope to be a bright spot for you in the year 2021.
To learn more or to register, visit the race website.