Your Donations At Work

Thanks to the funds provided by several of our generous donors and grant funding organizations over the years, many wonderful facilities improvements have been accomplished….

2019 Donations and Grants  Made Possible: 

Bees! 

Thanks to The Macon County Beekeepers Club Rachel Kinback, Madison Wright and the donors of the food forest project for their contributions to enable The Many Hands Peace Farm to keep bees for their first year. We have three hives that aim to enhance our pollination efforts and provide homes for happy bees next to our Mountain Meadow.

Achievements and Improvements of  2019

MountainCamp 

Record number of campers enrolled in MountainCamp (300+)

Kiln installed for designated pottery studio

First year of Farm Camp program

Creating an advisor community during cons for spirituality and resources for advisors. 

Guest Services/ Kitchen

Raised health inspection score 3 points 

New dishwasher and dish pit

New Kitchen Manager (Jenn Tuft) 

Mountain wedding cakes

Collaboration with farm and forage dinners

Facilities / Housekeeping 

New doors for the great room

New insulated windows for the kitchen 

Deep cleaning of spaces

Improved linens, towels, pillows, mattress-pads and room decor for guest.

Many Hands Peace Farm 

Kiosks for the Meadow and Food Forest 

First year of Farm Camp program

Teamed up with The Highlands Playhouse to sponsor a showing of the documentary, Biggest Little Farm.

10+ foraging / dinner/ educational tour events 

Hatched turkey, ducks and chickens

More integrated programing with Camp

Sequestration of all cardboard products on Mnt

College credits for internship program

100 saffron, & over 50 trees and shrubs planted

Staff community garden plot

 

Buildings and grounds

Living Learning Laboratory construction started 

Tower roof leak repaired

Septic tank replacement 

Dimmer switches in treehouse and rec hall 

New dishwasher 

Wall leak in great room repaired

Great room entrance wall repaired and painted 

Programming and Staff: 

Return of Mountain New year’s,

Return of Road Scholar with future partnership 

Continuing annual Climate Justice program

New Media Coordinator (Tanner Csonka)

New Kitchen Manager (Jenn Tuft)

Northwest & Johnson Congregation visits

IT

New website

Increased social media presence

Repaired repeater 

Replaced 5 desktop computers and added 3 laptops 

Upgraded firewall, security, and wifi

Donated computers in service for staff

Improved receipt tracking

2018 Donations and Grants  Made Possible: 

Ring Road Resurfacing

Thanks to a generous grant awarded by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock through the UU Alliance of Camps & Conference Centers and two generous Mountain donors, we were able to have the Ring Road repaired and resurfaced. This great improves the safety and condition of this major roadway at the top of The Mountain.

Here is what your gifts made possible at The Mountain in 2019:

While The Mountain has turned the corner financially over the past few years, the challenge of sustainability continues. We are no longer in survival mode. We see the challenge to broaden and deepen the financial support of our members and supporters of The Mountain as a priority.

There is much more we want to do to enhance the guest and camper experience, which will be possible by receiving a greater number of charitable gifts from our Mountain members and annual contributors.

  • Improved accessibility by installing new automatic door openers for Dining Hall, Lodge, and Tree House, as well as additional ramps and railings. 

  • Over $11,000 in camperships for 35 children and youth to attend MountainCamp 2018 

  • Repair and resurfacing of Ring Road by the cabins and bunkhouses. 

  • New flooring, kitchen appliances, and bathroom improvements in the Emerson unit. 

  • Craft Barn supplies for MountainCamp through an Amazon Wish List

  • Renewal of Cabin 10 duplex–including new flooring, box springs, medicine cabinets, lighting, flush toilets, paint/stain, and curtains. (Adopt a Cabin Program has supplemented and enabled some cabins to begin getting refurbished.)

  • Renovated meeting space in White Oak, with fresh paint, flooring, and electrical improvements.

Here is what your gifts made possible at The Mountain in 2018:

  • Improved accessibility by installing new automatic door openers for Dining Hall, Lodge, and Tree House, as well as additional ramps and railings.

  • Over $11,000 in camperships for 35 children and youth to attend MountainCamp 2018

  • Repair and resurfacing of Ring Road by the cabins and bunkhouses.

  • New flooring, kitchen appliances, and bathroom improvements in the Emerson unit.

  • Craft Barn supplies for MountainCamp through an Amazon Wish List

  • Renewal of Cabin 10 duplex–including new flooring, box springs, medicine cabinets, lighting, flush toilets, paint/stain, and curtains.

  • Renovated meeting space in White Oak, with fresh paint, flooring, and electrical improvements.

  • New chairs throughout meeting spaces. 

  • Internet technology improvements, so you can stay connected while away.

  • New lodge roofing.

Thank You! 

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