The Mountain offers programs for all ages — from youth camp to leadership training for adults and youth and intergenerational programs that families can enjoy together.  In addition,The Mountain hosts gatherings, meetings and events for a variety of groups and organizations. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 4200 feet, the inspiring view from our mountaintop is the perfect background for your gathering! 

The Mountain is capable of hosting multiple groups at the same time. If you're interested in bringing a group and want to check on the availability of certain dates, please call (828) 526-5838 ext 250 or e-mail Ask about our great weekday rates!

The Mountain has now gone paperless with registrations!!  

On line registration is fast and easy.

Call the registrar for assistance at (828) 526-5838, ext 218.  


July 2015

5 - 10

Religious Education Week 2015 (LREDA)

Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) - For program information contact Courtney McKenny at

Package Prices: Adults - $635; Youth (14-17) - $200; Children (6-13) - $200; Children (0-5) - FREE

Child care will be provided for all ages.

You can register online HERE.

12 - 18

Sr High I Camp

 Ages 15-17

12 - 25

Sr High II Camp

 Ages 15-17

12 - 25


 Outdoor Adventure Program Ages 12-14

21 - 24

Health & Wellness Retreat with Cathy Woods

This weekday retreat is designed by long time yoga teacher and life skills retreat leader, Cathy Woods. She has created a program where you can spend quality time with yourself and like minded individuals all coming together with intention of self care and renewal in a pristine and restorative NC mountains. Retreat includes workshops and presenters for your mind, body and soul. $455 for lodging, meals and program. Registration is now open online. Download the Flyer, Brochure or Program.

26 - August 2

Intergenerational Family Camp

 A Camp for families and friends of all ages to come together for traditional MountainCamp activities. Parents, Children, Grandparents are all welcome for this intergeneration camp experience. See the flyer HERE and a tentative schedule of activities HERE.

Expanded 7 full days Arrive Sunday afternoon, depart Sunday after lunch 7/26-8/2 Adults $526, Youth & Teens 7-17 $245, Younger children 0-6 Free

5 days Traditional Camp Week Arrive Sunday afternoon, depart Friday after lunch 7/26-7/31 Adults $376, 7-17 $175, 0-6 Free

NEW - Weekend Camp Can't get a week off? You can still go to camp at The Mountain! Arrive Friday afternoon, depart Sunday after lunch 7/31-8/2 Adults $150, 7-17 $70, 0-6 Free

August 2015

2 - 7

Drepung Loseling Emptiness Retreat

Drepung Loseling is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wison and compassion.

5-night package: $453.69 per person, double occupancy; $640.50 per person, single occupancy (as space allows)

Package includes lodging, meals, and use of assigned facilities

For more informtation, visit the Drepung Loseling Institution website.

13 - 16

Center for Integrative Yoga

Join Marlysa Sullivan and Tracey Sondik for this 3-night retreat to explore yoga, pranayama, meditation and psycho-spiritual inquiry, seeking to heal and transform from patterns that keep us from that connection inside and how to work with what arises to help cultivate healing, change and transformation. For more information,or to submit a question, visit our website HERE. To register online, click HERE.

21 - 23

Summer Board Meeting

23 - 28

Southern Unitarian Universalist Leadership Experience (SUULE)

Leadership Experiences are the most intensive leadership training opportunities available within the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. They are intense, week-long experiences where congregational leaders dive deeply into both their own Unitarian Universalist faith and the congregational systems and dynamics that must be understood in order for leaders to support thriving congregations.

The Southern Unitarian Universalist Leadership Experience is an opportunity for current and future leaders to deepen their understanding of congregational leadership and to develop their abilities with other UUleaders. For the most significant impact on a congregation's health and vitality, we especially encourage congregations to send teams of leaders to learn and develop together. 

Learn more and nominate your congregation's leaders here.

September 2015

4 - 7

Karmiel Dance Group

8 - 10

Carriage Park Ramblers

 This mid-week Hiking retreat will be coordinated by Jan Allen. Click her name and drop her an email for more information.

11 - 13

LGBTQ Workshop for Youth

16 - 20

GSV Fall Retreat

 Online Registration is available now. Click HERE to register.

22 - 25

Taoist Medicine of the Mountain and Forest

Experience the ancient Chinese Way of the Immortals at 4,000 feet, the way it was meant to be. Learn these rare Taoist ways of developing the body, mind, and spirit in the clean air and sunshine soaked peaks of this mountain paradise.

Out emphasis will be on using the KUNLUN System methods of self healing and awakening through the use of naturally available energy of the mountains, the forest, and the sky.

Pre-Register via Spirit of Tao's website by July 21 for a $100 discount.

24 - 24

Business After Hours - Highlands Chamber of Commerce

 Members and Guests of The Chamber will gather 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM to socialize, network, and learn more about what The Mountain has to offer within the immediate community, and what we are doing within our larger community. No registration is necessary. 

25 - 27

Qollasuyu Gathering

Shamanic Transcendence: A Path of Fearless Freedom with Oscar Miro-Quesada. Online registration available HERE. For more information, contact Janet Harvey.

October 2015

2 - 4

National Ladies Homestead Gathering Fall Retreat

 Find out more about National Ladies Homestead Gathering here.

2 - 4

UUCC Columbia Congregational Retreat

Columbia, SC Congregational Retreat. Package prices: 2-night Adults- $190, Youth (8-17) $70; Youth (0-7) FREE

4 - 9

Southern Unitarian Universalist Fall Institute (SUUFI)

We have a great new program planned again for our 4th Fall Institute! Come enjoy SUUFI's blend of personal growth and fun, inspiration and relaxation, community and space. Our 2015 program will test your mind and your experiential skills, yet we trust you'll learn and leave with new options and commitment. Ahh, the color and coolness of fall in the WNC mountains, at our unique UU place, elevated 4200' in early October. Please join others of diverse thinking who want a positive week of "being", learning, and connecting.

Our 2015 journey together on SpaceShip SUUFI with you and 60-80 others teams up 2 talented navigators:  A storyteller versed in UU Buckminister Fuller's constructs of the earth/universe and a UU minister to help us soar within ourselves, learning about other "ins and outs" of the world. SUUFI blends hands-on and experiential modes, producing fun and renewal with personal growth.  
The "flavor and fun" of SUUFI 2014 is captured in Remembrances, the photo essay retrospective by Rick Hallmark of Largo, FL.
Find out more by veiwing the 2015 Flyer, HandoutSchedule, and Program Details.  
Package Prices:
4, 5, and 6 day packages priced at $370, $465, and $560, respectively.
Help us "spread the word" in your circles to keep costs down!  Thanks!  We'd love to see you!!!! 
Get your $25 Early Registration Discount now. REGISTER HERE


9 - 11

UUC Asheville Congregational Retreat


Annual Congregational Retreat - "Family Friendly" Package Prices: Adults $190, Youth 8-17 $70, Children 0-7 FREE. Register before 8/25 and save $20 per adult.

For online registration, click HERE.

23 - 25

UUCA Mens Retreat

 For online registration, click HERE.

23 - 25

NWUUC (Atlanta) Congregational Retreat

Annual Event - Register before September 8th and save $20.00 per adult.

Special "Family Friendly" Package Prices: Adults $190, Youth 8-17 $70, Children 0-7 FREE

For online registration, click HERE.

29 - November 1

National Association for Weight Loss Surgery

 Check out NAWLS' website HERE.

30 - November 1

UUTC Brevard Fall Retreat

 Annual congregation for the UUs of Transylvania County, Brevard, NC.


Adults (18+): 190 per person, double occupancy

Youth (8 - 17): $70 per person

Children (0 - 7): Free


For more information email

November 2015

5 - 8

Yoga + Knitting Retreat

Join Iyengar Yoga instructor Kquvien DeWeese and knitting instructors Theresa Vinson Stenerson and Allison Adams for this three-night retreat. Jump-start your holiday knitting and replenish your body and soul with daily yoga practice, knitting workshops, and field trips to a nearby yarn shop and fiber farm. For more information and to complete the knitting workshops survey, visit our website, here.


3-night package: $527.21 per person, double occupancy

3-night package: $639.30 per person, single occupancy

-Packages include lodging, meals, program fee, and use of assigned facilities


View the tentative schedule.

6 - 8

Our Song Fall Retreat

 Contact Ellen Chase ( for more information.

20 - 22

Fall Board Meeting

25 - 29

Thanksgiving on The Mountain

 Save the date - Planning is underway for another memorable weekend of sharing our lives together in joy and thanksgiving. Details for the weekend will appear shortly along with a registration link.

February 2016

19 - 21

Winter Board Meeting

May 2016

27 - 29

Spring Board Meeting (Homecoming)

September 2016

30 - October 2

UUFA (Athens) Congregational Retreat

 Save the Date! Coordinator for this 2016 event is Vivian Preston Sellers.