The Mountain’s

Monthly Mountain Manifester's Wish List

With your help we've achieved some monumental moments here on The Mountain. We hope to cary this momentum of self and campus care can continue to take the guest experience to new heights. In order to do so we would ask you to become a Monthly Mountain Manifester! If only half of our donor base contributed $5 a month, we would reach our donation budget total yearly goals in a day! This wishlist below ranges from everyday needs all the way to exceptional extravagance in the hopes that you, our believers, can help us continue to grow into the 21st century. 


There are some extra things that would be wonderful for making things more hospitable for our retreat guests, enjoyable for our campers, and easier work for our staff. We know you want your gifts to make a difference today and for the future of The Mountain. These needed items can be new or lightly used and donated. If there is a particular project or item featured below that fits with your interests or that you would like to donate, please contact our Development Director.

HELPFUL REMINDER: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is a registered nonprofit with Amazon Smile, eBay Giving Works, and Giving Assistant, so purchasing through these programs offers extra cash benefits for The Mountain!

 Wish List

Farm Items in New or Good Used Condition (or gift certificates):

Price points vary greatly depending on brand and amount of product!

Housekeeping Department: 

  • Microwaves

  • Coffee Pots

  • Mini Refrigerators 

  • New bedding for Lodge Rooms (contribute toward 24 matching sets ordered in quantities by our Housekeeping Staff–approximately $80/set)

  • Dehumidifiers for Cabin Rooms ($200)

  • Commercial Steam Mop  ($300-$400)

Facilities & Maintenance Items in New or Good Used Condition:

  • Lanterns

  • Two refrigerators with working ice maker

  • Generators

  • Portable propane or kerosene heaters

  • Wood splitter

  • Mulcher

  • Extend the decking at the Crafts Barn all the way across the front. 

  • Sand for volleyball court 

  • Deck sealing for all of the freshly power washed decking. 

Guest Accommodation Items in New or Good Used Condition:

  • Lamps (table and floor lamps)

  • Chairs for cabins

  • Side tables for sleeping and community rooms

Technology & Internet: (contact us for the specifications needed)

  • HD Outdoor PTZ Camera with 25× Optical Zoom, Color Night Vision, Metal Camera - $40 deposited towards a camera to stream a view of the smokies by Jack. Help reach this goal. 

  • LARGE flat screen smart tv that can be affixed to the wall in the Great Room.

  • Desktop Computers –four have been generously donated!

  • Hardware upgrades for the Firewall and Phone system server

  • New fiber connection to the Tower and Stables

Retreat Equipment & Servicing Needs:

  • Piano Life Saver Climate Control System

Vehicles Needed for Camper and Guest Transportation in New or Good Used Condition:

  • Van for Transportation of Campers and Guests


  • Heat lamps for hot bar (this one is my number one)

  • Stove range w/gas ovens (Not Convection)

  • Replacement toilet paper holders for dining hall bathrooms

  • Steam exhaust attachment for dishwasher 

Mountain Facility Improvement Projects

Inspired by the generosity of UU Columbia who have adopted cabin 12, our Adopt a Cabin Program offers individuals or groups to sponsor the remodel and upkeep of a cabin of their choosing. We greatly appreciate donations like those of UU Columbia and welcome the possibility for facility and infrastructure improvements with your contributions of energy and time:

Bunk House and Cabin enhancements, including new floors, moisture barriers, mattresses, dehumidifiers, and other updates Estimated cost per unit: $1,000 – $1,500


Mountain Camperships

Every year we make a financial commitment to our children through campership support which enables them to experience summer camp at The Mountain. In 2017, over $23,000 was raised for camperships which made MountainCamp participation possible for 45 children and youth who may not otherwise have that opportunity without financial support. We are grateful to our local Mountain Findings Thrift Store in Highlands for their annual contribution to our campership fund. This local support enables us to provide camperships for at least two local children participate in MountainCamp.

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