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SUUFI – Southern UU Fall Institute 2016

October 2, 2016 - October 7, 2016

Creative Play at The Mountain

You are invited on a creative quest to better understand how, at this stage of life, we Play.

Come for a colorful autumn week in October as we explore Play in many  ways:  games, arts, conversations, stories and life styles, expanding your comfort  zone in the safe haven of The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center.

Typical of SUUFI, the schedule balances Mind and Body.  Short morning sessions link to week long endeavor in hands on, thought provoking, and heart felt pursuits.

Solitude and sharing characterize this week long retreat.  Community emerges as insights deepen.

Why attend SUUFI 2016  (Southern UU Fall Institute) at The Mountain?  

These are typical comments from our past 4 years of SUUFI!

  • Compelling program.
  • Escape the heat at 4200’ above sea level.
  • Fantastic (40 mile vistas) of mountains and valleys.
  • Hiking.
  • Evening entertainment.
  • Really good food.
  • Renewed sense of community.
  • Feeling you’ve “come home”, yet are “soaring”…


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Keynote Speakers

David Novak,  an award winning UU storyteller who started with the Disney Institute, is a Key Presenter, weaving his creative skills with ours to “bring out the best in us”.

Mindy Simmonswell known UU musician from SUUSI and Florida, brings her playful approach to music inspiring us to sing, dance, hoot, and enjoy ourselves and each other.

Other presenters, also accomplished in their creative and exploration skills, will beckon us to break our chains, bust out of our boxes, and venture into playfulness.


  • Early Bird registration deadline: August 1, 2016
  • Program: October 2 – 7, 2016
  • Registration opens: Jan 15, 2016
  • Registration deadline: October 2, 2016 (walk-ins accepted)

Registration Fee

  • Early Bird registration saves $25 per adult if registered before August 1, 2016
  • Registration Fee includes
    • Lodging
    • Meals
    • Use of assigned facilities
    • Participation in program activities
  • Registration is restricted to adults (18+)
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights Package (Oct 2 – 7)
    • Adult: $560 per person, double occupancy (Best Value)
    • Adult: $175  private room, single occupancy (additional premium)
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights Package (Any 4 nights)
    • Adult: $465 per person, double occupancy
    • Adults: $140 private room, single occupancy (additional premium)
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights Package (Any 3 nights)
    • Adult: $375 per person, double occupancy
    • Adults: $105 private room, single occupancy (additional premium)
  • Commuter Daily Package
    • Adult: $70 per day
    • No Lodging, 3 meals per day
  • Other Program Fees
    • Friday Night (Oct 7) Post-Stay: $85 double occupancy, per person
  • Private room, single occupancy based on availability


  • In our registration system, select Other Retreats then select your SUUFI package