We welcome the stranger. It's our mission. We offer Christian hospitality to all.  

A global pandemic might have limited how many strangers we can welcome at a time, but our gate remained open.  We did not close, and will continue serve our community as long as people are in need of a place to rest, retreat and reflect. That being said, we are conscience of the health concerns regarding COVID-19 and have made changes in our operating procedures to ensure the health and safety of all who visit Hollis.  If you have specific questions or concerns please reach out to us. 


We will continue to "welcome the stranger" and we encourage all of our guests to treat others, as you would like to be treated.

Peace be with you.

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES (MEADOW COTTAGE & HOLLIS HIDEAWAY)

  • Over-night facilities (Hideaway & Cottage) will require a minimum stay of 2-night stay over weekends
  • 24-hour “rest” period will be implemented between reservations
    • This allows sufficient time to properly clean and disinfect the space prior to the next guest
  • Guests are asked to bring their own pillows when using the space
  • Hollis will continue to ask our guests to “set the table for the next guest” upon departure of our space
    • Guests will be required to complete a “check out list” prior to departing. This is not a new thing, but we have updated the list to include more specifics
    • Please DO NOT flush disinfecting wipes or paper towels down toilets. This action causes severe problems with our plumbing &  septic system
  • All facilities will be cleaned and disinfected again by Hollis staff prior to guest arrival


HOLLIS LODGE

  • All reservations will be for full day use
  • No reservation will begin earlier than 10 AM – unless special arrangements are made when scheduling reservation
  • Hollis will continue to ask our guests to “set the table for the next guest” upon departure of the Lodge
    • Guests will be required to complete a “check out list” prior to departing. This is not a new thing, but we have updated the list to include more specifics
    • Please DO NOT flush disinfecting wipes or paper towels down toilets. This action causes severe problems with our plumbing &  septic system
  • Group size will be dictated by current guidelines
  • Lodge will be will be cleaned and disinfected again by Hollis staff prior to next guest arrival


CAMPING SITES

  • All camping sites are open for use
  • Group size will be dictated by state and local government guidelines
  • We will not be double booking Scout Troops  (one troop per night)
  • All large groups that reserve the Picnic Shelter for group camping reservations are asked to clean and sanitize the campus restrooms.
    • Cleaning guidelines provided, and all cleaning equipment is provided


PICNIC SHELTER

  • Space is available for use daily, dawn to dusk
    • Note:  Wooden  tables/benches are not disinfected, as they are out in the elements 24/7.  Please use common sense and wash your hands when visiting the Picnic Shelter
  • Available to reserve for camping
    • Camping groups are subject to crowd size limitations as stipulated by government
  • One group reservation per day will be allowed
  • Paper towels and cleaning supplies will be provided for guests to use if they choose
  • We recommend the following when using the Picnic Shelter
    • Wipe down counter prior to use
    • Wipe down handles of the grill prior to use
    • Cover tables with plastic table cloths prior to use


CAMPUS RESTROOMS

  • Restrooms are open and available for use daily from dawn to dusk
  • Bathrooms are cleaned & disinfected regularly, but will be stocked with additional cleaning supplies for guests to use at their discretion
  • Soap and paper towels are provided for use
  • Cleaning items include: Disinfecting wipes, paper towels and cleaning spray
    • Please DO NOT flush disinfecting wipes or paper towels down toilets. This action causes severe problems with our plumbing &  septic system

Hollis Hospitality in the age of COVID-19

Hollis Hospitality Guidelines in Age of COVID-19

 Christian hospitality is our mission.

About Hollis the Non-Profit

  • Hollis is following state and local government guidelines for re-opening our space
    • Hollis is physically located in Kansas City, Kansas, and under the jurisdiction of Unified Government of Wyandotte County. 
      • Effective June 8, 2020, we will be following the guidelines ofPhase 3 of the Ad Astra Plan - as stipulated by the Unified Government. This includes crowd-size guidelines.  Mass gatherings size is now no more than 45 individuals allowed.

  • All exterior spaces (hiking trails, labyrinth etc. ) are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk
    • Campus restrooms remain open for public. Please see below for use guidelines

  • All buildings are open and available for use
    • Please see below for specific information regarding building specific guidelines/operational changes

  • We are encouraging our guests to do the following:
    • Maintain social distancing guidelines
    • Wash your hands frequently, soap and paper towels are provided
    • Encourage any guest that is not feeling well to immediately leave
    • Please make the Hollis staff aware of any issues
    • Remain calm, courteous, and conscientious

Hollis Renewal Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Kansas Corporation owned by congregations who choose

to be partners of the corporation.  Hollis is also a checked-marked organization with Donor Edge.

See Hollis’ profile here.

Giving is easy, donate through PayPal by clicking the donate button above.

Building Specific Operational Changes as of May 28, 2020

As a result of COVID-19 we have lost 40% of our revenue.  We have remained open, but we could use your help to keep the trails open and maintained in the present, and our facility open and maintained in the future.   Hollis provides affordable retreat space and offers Christian hospitality to all because of generous donations from people like you.  Help us continue to welcome those in need.   
​Thank you for your consideration.

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