The Mountain’s Wish List

There are some extra things that would be wonderful for making things more hospitable for our retreat guests, enjoyable for our campers, and easier work for our staff. We know you want your gifts to make a difference today and for the future of The Mountain. These needed items can be new or lightly used and donated. If there is a particular project or item featured below that fits with your interests or that you would like to donate, please contact our Development Director.

HELPFUL REMINDER: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is a registered nonprofit with Amazon Smile, eBay Giving Works, and Giving Assistant, so purchasing through these programs offers extra cash benefits for The Mountain!

Wish List 2019

Farm Items in New or Good Used Condition (or gift certificates):




Housekeeping Department:

  • New bedding for Lodge Rooms (contribute toward 24 matching sets ordered in quantities by our Housekeeping Staff–approximately $80/set)


  • Dehumidifiers for Cabin Rooms ($200)






  • Commercial Steam Mop  ($300-$400)








Facilities & Maintenance Items in New or Good Used Condition:

  • Lanterns
  • Generators
  • Portable propane or kerosene heaters
  • Wood splitter
  • Mulcher







Guest Accommodation Items in New or Good Used Condition:

  • Lamps (table and floor lamps)
  • Chairs for cabins
  • Side tables for sleeping and community rooms








Technology & Internet: (contact us for the specifications needed)

  • Desktop Computers –four have been generously donated!
  • Hardware upgrades for the Firewall and Phone system server
  • New fiber connection to the Tower and Stables



Retreat Equipment & Servicing Needs:

  • Piano Life Saver Climate Control System






Vehicles Needed for Camper and Guest Transportation in New or Good Used Condition:



  • Van for Transportation of Campers and Guests

Mountain Facility Improvement Projects

What follows are visual examples of what could be possible for facility and infrastructure improvements with your contributions of money and time:


Bunk House and Cabin enhancements, including new floors, moisture barriers, mattresses, dehumidifiers, and other updates Estimated cost per unit: $1,000 – $1,500



Mountain Camperships

Every year we make a financial commitment to our children through campership support which enables them to experience summer camp at The Mountain. In 2017, over $23,000 was raised for camperships which made MountainCamp participation possible for 45 children and youth who may not otherwise have that opportunity without financial support. We are grateful to our local Mountain Findings Thrift Store in Highlands for their annual contribution to our campership fund. This local support enables us to provide camperships for at least two local children participate in MountainCamp.

IMG_4824 Boy Pouring Water Over his Head

Camperships Make For Happy Kids!


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