Governance of The Mountain

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is a not-for-profit membership organization (501(c)3).  Our bylaws grant to members the right and responsibility of ensuring the ongoing welfare of The Mountain, through election of trustees and by approving any changes as needed to the bylaws of the Corporation.

THE MOUNTAIN VISION:  An exemplary retreat, camp and learning center that celebrates Unitarian Universalist principles, inspires people of all ages, transforms lives, and builds a more compassionate world.

THE MOUNTAIN MISSION: The Mountain enriches lives, fosters an appreciation of the natural world, honors the interconnectedness of all things, and inspires people to build inclusive, meaningful, sustainable communities throughout their lives.

Our core values, central to all philosophies and practices of The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Inc., are based on the Purposes and Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every individual
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

An annual membership meeting is held each year during Memorial Day weekend.  Members elect a Board of Trustees which is accountable to the membership of The Mountain and all who love and sustain it.  The Trustees select and supervise the Executive Director.  The full board meets at least four (4) times annually to conduct the business of the organization.

The Mountain is sustained by the generous financial support and volunteer efforts of its members and friends.  Staff is selected and supervised by the Executive Director.  They accomplish the day-to-day activities that support our mission by leveraging this member support.  The Mountain is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Alliance of Camp and Conference Centers (

The Mountain Endowment Fund is a separate 501(c)(3) organization created to provide for the long term needs of The Mountain.  A separate Board governs the Fund.



Background: By a new Policy, the Nominating Committee is being restructured in 2018 to be an independent committee, separate from Board influence and elected by Members of The Mountain, as set forth in Section 6.2 of the revised Bylaws, dated May 30, 2018.

Click here for:

  1. Self-Nomination Form.  Complete and send to us.
  2. Calendar of Nominating Committee tasks.