The Mountain

Each year, and for a number of years now, we send children, youth, and adults to The Mountain, a beautiful UU-inspired retreat and learning center in a nature preserve atop Little Scaly Mountain, just outside Highlands, North Carolina.

They go for weekend Youth CONs, which are a really fun way for our young people to connect with other Unitarian Universalists from across the Southeast, or for Mountain Camp, which includes one or more weeks of Summer fun and leadership development for a wide range of ages.

From time to time, adults within our congregation go for Women’s Retreat weekends, or Leadership School, or retreats for Religious Professionals.

It is a place many of us have come to know and love, and a place that always renews our spirits. Whether you’re a Mountain regular, or would love to check it out, we encourage you to learn more and see which opportunity might be right for you and your family.

More information:

Youth CONs

We hope to send young people to Youth CONs in the 2014-15 Church year. These begin Friday evening and finish around noon on Sunday. Participants stay in cabins with chaperones from our church, and are sometimes grouped with others from other churches.

Here are the dates:

November 14-16, 2014; March 13-15, 2015:  Elementary Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-11)

November 21-23, 2014; March 20-22, 2015:  Intermediate Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-14)

December 5-7, 2014; April 10-12, 2015:  High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 14-18)

If your child or youth would like to attend, and/or if you are interested in being a chaperone, please contact Karen LoBracco, Interim Director of Religious Education.


Did you love Summer camp as a kid? Are you looking for an option that fits with your family’s values, where your child will have a lot of fun, surrounded by other UUs? Take a look at the range of offerings The Mountain has for ages 6 and up, including leadership development opportunities for youth and young adults.

Programs for All Ages

From Family Retreats to large gatherings like SUUFI (Southeastern Fall Unitarian Universalist Institute), The Mountain has something for everyone. It is also possible for families or individuals to go up there for a personal retreat, subject to availability.