• 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

    Your gifts make all things possible at The Mountain!

    Your financial support enables The Mountain to fulfill its Mission to serving our Unitarian Universalist congregations and our wider community.

    Make your a tax-deductible contribution online today.

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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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The Mountain marks its 38th anniversary this week! Many thanks to all those who made their vision of a camp for UU families a reality nearly four decades ago, for thousands to enjoy today and for decades to come.

This is a great time to make a gift to The Mountain in honor of memory of a founding or life member you may know. We notify all honorees when gifts are made in their honor.

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Welcome back, UUWomenspirit! You have been such an active and spirited part of The Mountain community for 30 years.

We greatly appreciate UUWomenspirit's support of The Mountain, magnified by a current matching challenge. UUWomenspirit will be matching their group's donations to The Mountain up to $3,000. Thank you all for your generosity!
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The Mountain is a busy and fun place this week! We have 45 Southern UU Fall Institute (SUUFI) participants here for their Laughter & Learning program. Many thanks to Phil Sterner for his planning and leadership, as well as to presenters Ann Myers, Mindy Simmons, David Novak, Doris Gove, Nancy Wylie, John Richards and Karen Maidment. Watch for some photos, coming soon... ... See MoreSee Less

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