• Press Release – Trustees Protest HB2

    Press Release – Trustees Protest HB2

    The Board of Trustees of The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center raises its collective voice in unanimous opposition to the enactment of HB2 by the North Carolina legislature and Governor McCrory. Officially known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, the legislation is also known as the “Charlotte Bathroom Bill.” With this legislation, North Carolina has taken a […]

    Continue Reading

  • 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.

    Continue Reading

  • About

    About

    The Mountain, founded by Unitarian Universalists in 1979, is a non-profit year-round ecologically conscious retreat and learning center serving businesses, non-profits, schools, churches 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 […]

    Continue Reading

  • 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.

    Continue Reading

  • Committed to Conservation

    Committed to Conservation

    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.

    Continue Reading

  • 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.

    Continue Reading

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.

Upcoming Retreats

UUCA Board of Trustees

UUCA Board of Trustees

June 3 – 4, 2016. Registration for UUCA Board of Trustee members and invited guests only. The UUCA Board of Trustees will hold their Board meeting at The Mountain.

All-Level Yarn and Yoga Retreat

All-Level Yarn and Yoga Retreat

June 9 – 12, 2016. Open Registration. Energize your spring knitting and replenish your body and soul at this retreat in the beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains combining daily yoga practice and knitting workshops.

Elementary Camp

Elementary Camp

Elementary Camp offers exciting, new experiences and plenty of interaction with campers of their own age in one and two week formats. June 12 – 25, 2016. Ages 9 – 11 (Rising 4th – 6th graders). Open registration.

Counselors In Training

Counselors In Training

The Counselor in Training program started in 1995 as a Leadership Experience to allow older youth to gain camp leadership training by being involved in the day to day experience of MountainCamp. June 12 – July 23, 2016. Ages 17 – 18 (rising 11th – 12th graders). Open registration – application required.

Advanced Lomi Lomi Retreat

Advanced Lomi Lomi Retreat

June 13 – June 17, 2016. Open registration. Come together with like-hearted healers from all over the world who are deeply committed to quantum healing inside and out and to helping others transform through lomi lomi.

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.

Committed to Conservation

Committed to Conservation

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.

Trustee Protest HB2

Press Release The Mountain Trustees issued a statement protesting the recently passage of legislation in North Carolina that open the door to discrimination against citizens of that state.

Subscribe to our eNewsletter

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

Donate

Donate

Donate

“Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live”  –  Pete Seeger If you have been touched by the Spirit of The Mountain, consider lending your support in TIME (volunteering), TALENT (advocacy and expertise) or TREASURE (making a financial donation). Become a donor helping to make the world a better place. The Mountain is […]

Get Involved

Gardening Internship

Gardening Internship

The Mountain offers Garden Internships, also known as the Sustainable Agriculture and Experiential Education Internship Program, in conjunction with our Many Hands Peace Farm and in support of The Mountain’s overall commitment to conservation.  Typically, there are two internship sessions offered each year, one in the spring and the other in the fall. Submit an application for […]

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.

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

Board of Trustees

Mountain Board of Trustees

Mountain Board of Trustees

The Mountain trustees are a diverse group of people who reflect strong commitments to The Mountain over many years.  Our current trustees have been involved in professional positions as teachers, accountants and CPA’s, mental health specialists, business executives, corporate trainer, pediatrician, grantwriters, design and development engineer, program evaluators and fundraisers.  Their educational background includes: The University […]