Community Commitment

We are committed to creating an emotionally and physically safe environment through our interpersonal relationships, our activities and within the larger Mountain Retreat and Learning Center community. We do this by promoting the Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles and The Mountain’s Big Four Rules for youth programs. All participants of youth programs are expected to abide by this commitment to our community.

The Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles

1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

The Big Four

No Violence

  • Includes physical and verbal violence
  • Includes pranks and gossip.

No Weapons

  • No knives, guns, fire works, or anything else you might pick up and use as a weapon…

No Illegal Substances

  • The mountain fosters a healthy environment both physically and emotionally, so these things are counterproductive for The Mountain’s goals.

No Exclusive Relationships

  • The Mountain is inclusive of all and having an exclusive relationship while at The Mountain goes against our philosophy. This includes any sexual activity.