• 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. Subscribing to Mountain Matters automatically enrolls you in our free Mountain Mover program. 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.

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Enriching lives. Creating Community. Celebrating nature.

Happy Valentine’s Day greetings from The Mountain! Feeling the love...
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CREATING HEART SPACE IN THESE TURBULENT TIMES - A MOUNTAIN RETREAT
March 16 -18, 2018

Do you ever want to escape from the demands of life in today's turbulent times? Would you like the opportunity to relax and
really connect with others in a peaceful setting?

Come to The Mountain in March for the "Creating Heart Space" retreat with program leaders, Rev. Roy Reynolds and Trudy Deyle. Visit the Retreat page of The Mountain's website for more information and to register before the March 1st deadline.

This retreat combines short presentations, experiential learning, group dialogue, participation in an afternoon Companioning Circle©, and relaxing evening activities to share and connect with others.

The atmosphere created will invite us to move out of our heads and into our hearts and bodies, to feel fully present. Music will be helpful throughout the retreat to create an ambiance of grace and support. Creating Heart Space will invite us all into experiences of trust, empathy, and mutuality, offering a fresh, open, intimate way to attend to personal, social and planetary turbulence.
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We have some great retreats and camps coming this spring and summer, and eagerly await your return to The Mountain. Here is a poem of one family's Mountain Journey, written by Rev. Peggy Block, Life Member, in 2003...

The Mountain Journey--Over the Years

Young hopeful jubilant me,
over twenty years ago:
"Leadership School" and the Mountain
inspired a dormant dream, inspired me into Ministry.

Five-year-old daughter questioning me,
already fifteen years ago:
"Family Camp" and The Mountain,
and our Minister, inspired her.--everyday.

Growing daughter ready to go,
fourteen years ago for six days;
"First Time Camp for First Time Campers,"
rain, mud, music, and joy.--happy days.

Many more times over the years
on family trips--or alone--we went
to The Mountain, renewing its views,
its inspiration, in our lives.--one more time.

Now daughter in college far away;
me nearing retirement in ministry:
no matter where we are or go,
we feel The Mountain nearby us, in memories.

The Mountain Journey, over the years,
the trails, the songs and blueberries,
the rocking chairs and forever views:
a beautiful sanctuary in my heart.

The Mountain stands each year
awaiting our return--and yours:
good food, and folk, touching Eternity on The Mountain,
touching Eternity over the years.

Register for a retreat, camp or schedule a personal retreat today.
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This year's winter season reminds us that there are a few more items to add to our Mountain Wish List!

We need well-functioning lanterns, generators, and portable propane or kerosene heaters to help us manage with unexpected power outages.

If you are interested in donating any of these items, please contact us: development@themountainrlc.org

Also, a perennial item on our Wish List is a van to help with guest and camper transport.

Thank you, Mountain friends and supporters!
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