Each summer the Oberholtzer Foundation schedules and accepts applications for a variety of week-long programs on Mallard Island.
The island and the rustic buildings are fragile, but delightfully so. In awareness of this, the carrying capacity doesn't allow many people to visit during one season. . . and only 12 maximum at a time. We must be sure those who do come, do so because the island is uniquely qualified for what they hope to do while here.
This year, the Foundation is back to welcoming hosted and individual weeks, which should now be unaffected by the 2014 flood experience. Our mission has strengthened, adding "indigenous peoples" into its language and intent, so please see that mission on the "Foundation" page for your information. All weeks for summer 2016 are now scheduled and most are "hosted" weeks, meaning that the given host will fill their week. There may be work weeks or individual weeks open at this date.
The application for work weeks, programs, or individual weeks for open programs can be printed here (or from the menu on the left). We look forward to hearing from you!
Individual Application Form (PDF file)
Host Application Form (PDF file)Please click on "Current Programs" for a full listing for the summer of 2016. You can also contact Beth Waterhouse, Executive Director, at for more information.