We are proud that our doors are open to all, and we are equally proud of our transparency in our management of this beautiful mountaintop. The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is a not-for-profit membership organization 501(c)(3).  Our bylaws grant to members the right and responsibility of ensuring the ongoing welfare of The Mountain through the election of trustees and by approving any changes as needed to the bylaws of the Corporation.

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Governance of The Mountain

The Mountain Vision

An exemplary retreat, camp, and learning center that celebrates Unitarian Universalist principles, inspires people of all ages, transforms lives, and builds a more compassionate world.

The Mountain Mission

The Mountain enriches lives, fosters an appreciation of the natural world, honors the interconnectedness of all things, and inspires people to build inclusive, meaningful, sustainable communities throughout their lives.

Our core values, central to all philosophies and practices of The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Inc., are based on the Purposes and Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every individual

  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process

  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all

  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth

  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

  • We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

Staff Covenant 

Each day I make an intentional effort to respect and understand myself and others as wisdom-seeking people. We strive to form harmonious connections and balance with all that surrounds and all that is within. It is through collaboration that we join a legacy of passionate keepers in order to joyfully cultivate a thriving future for The Mountain, for all.

An annual membership meeting is held each year during Memorial Day weekend. Members elect a Board of Trustees, which is accountable to the membership of The Mountain and all who love and sustain it.  The Trustees select and supervise the Executive Director.  The full board meets at least four (4) times annually to conduct the business of the organization.

The Mountain is sustained by the generous financial support and volunteer efforts of its members and friends.  Staff is selected and supervised by the Executive Director.  They accomplish the day-to-day activities that support our mission by leveraging this member support.  The Mountain is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Alliance of Camp and Conference Centers (UUACCC.org).

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