Adult Farm Camp
August 13 - 18, 2023
The Mountain and The Many Hands Peace Farm are excited to announce our 2nd year of Adult Farm Camp. We received the suggestion from many jealous folks who heard about our Farm Camp Program for Middle/High school campers and wondered if we could offer something similar for adults. So we did!
A group of Trailblazers pioneered this program with us in the summer of 2022. Our Campers were part of an immersive hands-on experience with plants, mushrooms, and animals. This program features lectures, workshops, field trips, games, and more. You don't need any prior farming or gardening experience in order to enroll, and we will focus on making the learning approachable and fun.
Stay tuned for a full schedule.
Day and commuter rates will be available. Please contact us at Farm@themountainrlc.org with any questions.
Time in Nature
Working with our livestock
Planting and Harvesting
Arts, Crafts, and Games
We are keenly aware that modern society and our reliance on technology and media keep most people at a distance from their food sources. There is a diminishing awareness of the importance of our region's agricultural significance and history. We are eager to provide a fun farm experience to address this need.
Campers will learn where their food comes from and how to evaluate their relationships with food through enriching experiences of planting seeds and starts, growing gourmet mushrooms with paper waste products, crafting herbal salves and tincture, and learning what is required to care for a lively coop of chickens and ducks.
Spending much time outside experiencing our natural surroundings with on- and off-site field trips, they will learn about wild plants, mushrooms, and other wildlife indigenous to the Highlands area.
In addition to learning about farming as a lifestyle, campers will learn about the business side of community agriculture by participating at our local farmers market.
Our goal is for this program to immerse campers in the world of farming and foraging.
Camp Schedule Coming Soon
$800 - Shared Housing (S-F 3 meals, lodging, programming, and t-shirt)
$1000 - Private Room (S-F 3 meals, lodging, programming and t-shirt)
Living our Mountain Core Values
The UU Principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” is an integral part of Mountain experiences and opportunities. As an ecologically-conscious retreat and learning center located on 4,200 foot high granite cliffs on the Eastern Continental Divide in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we offer a unique opportunity to learn about and enjoy the ecology and geology of the area. Perched on the Eastern edge of the Highlands Plateau, this temperate rainforest includes an Old Growth Oak Forest, one of the oldest in the U.S.
Our four ecosystems with the highest floral and fauna diversity in North America have nurtured multiple cultures including the Cherokee Nation. Acknowledging the privilege of being part of this special environment, there is a responsibility as stewards of The Mountain. Embracing the multitude of learning opportunities, we are enthusiastically offering a variety of events and practices for adults and youth to learn about the significance of our earth’s interdependent web.