• 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 was founded by Unitarian Universalists in 1979 as a nonprofit camp and conference center. This is an ecologically conscious retreat and learning center serving congregations, businesses, schools, and other Unitarian Universalist and community groups. Located on 4,200 foot high granite cliffs on the Eastern Continental Divide in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we offer a […]

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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

    Send your Love to The Mountain by making a gift today!

    Tax-deductible gifts to The Mountain’s Annual Fund fund approximately 25% of our operations budget, supplementing program revenue to keep The Mountain well-maintained, financially healthy, and staffed year-round. Your gifts help keep our program costs affordable for all. With your support and generosity in 2017, we raised over $210,000 in annual and campership funding, and another $187,000 in funding designated for special projects and purposes. Thank you!

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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. Add Your Email

Get Involved

Farm Apprenticeship Program

Farm Apprenticeship Program

The Mountain offers Farm Apprenticeships in conjunction with our Many Hands Peace Farm and support The Mountain’s overall commitment to sustainability. Submit an application for a Farm Apprenticeship Learning Opportunities This Farm Apprenticeship program initially began in 2014 and is designed to support the individual learner’s professional development through experiential education.  Apprentices are hired to live, learn, […]

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.

Mountain Facebook Feed

2 days ago

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

I spy with my little eye... lady slipper! Popping up to say hello to our UUWomenspirit guests. We are so pleased to have all these gorgeous ladies on The Mountain this weekend.
Blessed be!
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2 days ago

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

Still a few openings for our High School Adventure Camp....Join our high school outdoor adventure camp June 24- July 7th, 2018
Outdoor Skills & Adventure campers gain experience in backpacking while hiking the Bartram Trail from The Mountain property 35 miles south east to the Chattooga River for a fun river run to end a spectacular trip.
Registration is open!
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5 days ago

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

Great progress is being made with the development of the Food Forest at the base. Thanks to our Many Hands Peace Farm Team for all their hard work!On the edge of the food forest, we've been working on preparing an outdoor classroom space. In order to make the space look nice and be productive, we laid down cardboard, then wine cap mushroom spawn, then wood chips. Wine cap aka stropharia mushrooms are some of the easiest to grow passively outdoors. Their mycelium actually appreciates being stepped on. This year, we've harvested around 100 lbs of this mushroom. Come relax in our space next time you're up here. ... See MoreSee Less

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This painting was created by Alan Kindler while he was at The Mountain in early April. We are pleased Alan has agreed to share this lovely image, familiar to many of us who come to The Mountain.

Alan writes, "When I joined my spouse, Rev Susan Karlson, for the SEUUMA retreat I had a chance to paint outside on that cold Saturday morning when the fog boiled in the valleys."
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