• MountainCamp

    MountainCamp

    For more than 35 years, The Mountain has provided enriching youth summer camp programs filled with recreation, adventure, education and creativity. The 4:1 camper to counselor ratio and professionally trained staff create a safe environment where campers are treated with respect, kindness and consideration, and are celebrated for their individual talents.

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  • About

    About

    The Mountain, founded by Unitarian Universalists in 1979, is a non-profit year-round ecologically conscious retreat and learning center serving churches, businesses, non-profits, schools, and other groups. Located on 4,200 foot high granite cliffs on the Eastern Continental Divide in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we offer a very unique opportunity – come refresh your spirit in the natural […]

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  • Attend a Mountain Retreat

    Attend a Mountain Retreat

    The Mountain is an ecologically conscious center that has been inspiring people of all ages for more than 35 years with enriching programs, a caring environment and amazing beauty. The Mountain’s relaxed environment and comfortable lodging and meeting spaces provide the ideal setting to accomplish your retreat goals.

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  • Environment Sustainability

    Environment Sustainability

    The Mountain has taken important steps in preserving the unique environment and ecosystem around it. In 2008, the property was placed in a conservation easement with the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. As a result of the conservation easement, The Mountain’s property is preserved in perpetuity.

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  • Meeting Spaces

    Meeting Spaces

    At The Mountain we have ample indoor and outdoor meeting facilities. Whatever your meeting space needs, we have a comfort solution. Several of our facilities are handicapped accessible as well.

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  • Giving

    Giving

    It’s the perfect time of year for giving–both to and from The Mountain!

    Holiday Gift Basket Silent Auction Event

    Help us make this new 2017 fundraising event a great success by donating a themed gift basket for this auction, or by bidding on your favorite one by Nov. 25th!

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A Mountain Top Retreat and Learning Center

Quick Links

MountainCamp Home Page

Quick access to The MountainCamp home page with information on camp descriptions, dates, costs and other helpful information.

Youth CONference Home Page

Quick access to Youth CONference home page with information on CONference descriptions, dates, costs and other helpful information.

All Retreats and Events

Quick access to descriptions of all of The Mountain's current retreats and events. You can register to attend after selecting a description.

Congregation Connections Home Page

Quick access to the Congregation Connections Homepage with access to a rich set of resources to connect your congregation to The Mountain.

Media Resources

Media Resources

Media Resources

Resource page for “Copy Ready” newsletter inserts, retreat flyers or posters that can be printed, back issues of our eNewletter Mountain Matters and The Mountain’s Annual Reports

Mountain Governance

Board, Bylaws, Policies

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is a non-profit membership organization. We are proud that our doors are open to all and we are equally proud of our transparency in our management of this beautiful mountain top.

Directions

Directions

Directions

The Mountain: 3872 Dillard Road (Hwy 106), Highlands, NC 28741. We are 4 miles southwest of Highlands, NC and 10 miles east of Dillard, GA on GA Hwy 246/NC Hwy 106.

Accommodations

Lodging

Lodging

We have comfortable accommodations for any retreat needs. Seven different lodging options – with a sleeping capacity of 80 – 100 guests (adults) and up to 150 (adults and youth). Lodging configuration for individuals, families and small to large groups. We provide all linens (sheets, blankets, pillow cases, towels).  See our Retreat Suggested Packing List for details on our services and […]

Mountain Store

Mountain Store

We hope that you take home some “Mountain memories” from your visit.  We have a great selection of t-shirts, caps, bumper stickers, water bottles, and coffee mugs emblazoned with Mountain imagery. We also have note cards and photographs with wonderful images taken on our property. The Mountain Store is located in our Office. The Necessities  […]

Dining

Dining

Fresh Food That Nourishes. At The Mountain we want to feed both your spirit and your body. Equipped with recently upgraded commercial appliances, our Dining Hall team has the capacity to provide three nourishing meals daily.

Meeting Spaces

Meeting Spaces

At The Mountain we have ample indoor and outdoor meeting facilities. Whatever your meeting space needs, we have a comfort solution. Several of our facilities are handicapped accessible as well.

Sustainability

Many Hands Peace Farm

Many Hands Peace Farm

The Many Hands Peace Farm (MHPF) is an educational farm dedicated to improving The Mountain’s environmental sustainability while teaching interns, guests and MountainCamp youth the best practices of environmental education and sustainable agriculture.

Environment Sustainability

Environment Sustainability

The Mountain has taken important steps in preserving the unique environment and ecosystem around it. In 2008, the property was placed in a conservation easement with the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. As a result of the conservation easement, The Mountain’s property is preserved in perpetuity.

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Mountain Matters Newsletter

Mountain Matters Newsletter

When you add your email to our mailing list, you will receive our Mountain Matters monthly eNewsletter. Mountain Matters keeps you informed on upcoming programs and retreats. Subscribing to Mountain Matters automatically enrolls you in our free Mountain Mover program. Add Your Email

Get Involved

Gardening Apprenticeship

Gardening Apprenticeship

The Mountain offers Garden Apprenticeships, also known as the Sustainable Agriculture and Experiential Education Apprenticeship Program, in conjunction with our Many Hands Peace Farm and in support of The Mountain’s overall commitment to conservation. Submit an application for a Garden Apprenticeship Learning Opportunities This Sustainable Agriculture and Experiential Education Apprenticeship program initially began in 2014 and is […]

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Mountain volunteers help carry out the mission of The Mountain by serving alongside year-round staff in areas of need. Both long-term and short-term assignments are available throughout the year with room and board provided.

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Gift Basket Silent Auction Item #5

Bird Watcher Basket
Value: $100 Minimum bid: $50

This is a great gift for anyone who loves to attract, watch, identify and birds! It includes a new high definition Binocular, 10-pack of high energy suet, a suet holder, two bird identification books, a collection of poems, Mallard tankard mug, and delightful stuffed owl toy.
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Silent Auction Vacation Getaway Item #4

Fort Lauderdale Vacation Getaway
Value: $900 Minimum bid: $500

Fort Lauderdale B&B accommodations in South Beach-design home. Take a break this winter with 4 full days/3 nights for two with a private bath and full gourmet breakfast in our nation’s “Venice.” Water-front setting on idyllic Middle River tributary, where you can walk to cafes, bars, coffee houses, galleries.

This location is a 10 minute ride downtown to stroll the chic, mile-long Los Olas Boulevard galleries and cafes, and also a 10 minute drive to the Botanical Garden opposite the beach (umbrella + all beach gear provided!)

Note: 2 gentle, hypoallergenic Doodles will also be onsite.

Donated by Wayne Morris
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Gift Basket Silent Auction Item #3

A UU Basket for YOUU!
Value: $90 Minimum bid: $40

If you would like to bid on this item, please use comment below or email: development@themountainrlc.org

Filled with a variety of UU identity items, including two collections of meditations, prayers and readings, a pair of Standing on the Side of Love socks, handmade wooden chalice, Seven Principles seed paper, and a handmade fused glass chalice pendent.
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Gift Basket Silent Auction Item #2

Many Hands Peace Farm Basket
Value: $90 Minimum bid: $40

If you would like to bid on this item, please use comment below or email: development@themountainrlc.org

This is a wonderful collection of items foraged and created around our Many Hands Peace Farm, including: Reishi medicinal mushroom tincture, Herbal healing salve, Pine-scented bath bomb, 2 hand-crocheted dog collars, Dreamweaver tea, Reishi mushroom Immortalitea, Dried Reishi mushrooms, Pressed wildflower bookmark, a set of wildflower, tree, Cherokee culture books, Mushrooms on the Mountain 2018 calendar, Framed pressed flowers, 1/2 dozen eggs

Donated by The Many Hands Peace Farm Team

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