• 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 […]

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  • 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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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

Professional Care Training

Professional Care Training

August 25 – 31, 2016. Open registration. Develop the skill required for professional practitioners to apply the Arvigo Techniques™ to clients in their practices.

August Board Meeting

August Board Meeting

August 26 – 28, 2016. The Mountain’s Board of Trustees will gather for their quarterly meeting. Saturday Meeting is open to members.

Karmiel USA Israeli Folk Dance Weekend

Karmiel USA Israeli Folk Dance Weekend

September 2 – 5, 2016. Open registration. Come join us as we celebrate our 21st year. Enjoy three full days and three long nights at this beautiful, relaxing as well as rustic retreat near Highlands, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its incredible mountain views and natural surroundings.

Wheeler – Sterner Anniversary Celebration

Wheeler – Sterner Anniversary Celebration

September 6 – 9, 2016. Open registration. Join us for the celebration of Larry Wheeler & Nancy Heath’s and Phil & Linda Sterner’s 30th wedding anniversaries.

Qollasuyu Fall Gathering

Qollasuyu Fall Gathering

September 9 – 11, 2016. Open registration to practitioners of the Peruvian mesa tradition.

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.

Mountain News/Press Releases

News and Press Releases Read the latest news from The Mountain. The Mountain lives its Mission to enrich lives.

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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

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 […]