Game On

Garden Spot Village residents have been changing the world since the community welcomed its first residents in spring 1996. Service is core to the community’s DNA so it’s only natural that residents would make a difference in the New Holland community and around the world!

Residents volunteer their time at Garden Spot Village, in New Holland, and throughout Lancaster County. In addition to sharing their time, they give generously, supporting local non-profits through monthly collections and donations.

For many people, travel is at the top of their retirement list. Garden Spot Village offers opportunities to Travel with Purpose on domestic and international trips. In addition to experiencing new cultures and places, residents embrace opportunities to serve—whether in a CURE International hospital or on a job site.

In addition, residents impact the lives of those around them through intergenerational opportunities. Whether it’s participating in a Grands & Kids activity or leading a Baking Club for New Holland Elementary students, residents are connecting with others and changing the world.

How do we describe all of these amazing opportunities? GAME ON!


Intergenerational connections enrich the lives of everyone! Through Grands & Kids Camp, Wood Working and Baking Clubs with New Holland Elementary, History in the Classroom events with Garden Spot High School and mentoring opportunities through CrossNet Ministries, Garden Spot residents find purpose and build community.


Domestic and international Travel with Purpose trips provide opportunities for residents to experience new cultures and communities while they combine volunteer work with travel. Garden Spot partners with CURE International and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) to offer these life-changing travel opportunities.


Garden Spot Village residents give generously to the larger New Holland community. Through Making-a-Difference, residents donate material resources like school supplies for CrossNet Ministries, teddy bears for the New Holland Police Department and Christmas stockings for soldiers. Residents donate cash and meal plan dollars to fund a monthly community meal.


Garden Spot Village residents experience and build community through on-campus and off-campus volunteer opportunities. Residents serve on campus in a variety of ways—from sorting the mail to helping with the annual Garden Spot Village 1/2 Marathon and 10K. Off-campus, residents connect with local organizations like CrossNet, Water Street Ministries and more.