Fall PAL Planning Weekend

Date(s): September 20-22, 2024

Fall PAL Planning Weekend

The Mountain is looking forward to reopening our season of CONs. Through our extended challenges with COVID, it has been very disheartening to not provide a space for the many youth and mentors who come to The Mountain to connect, reflect, and dream their future.

Following our implemented health measures, we are moving forward to revitalize youth programming which is a core valued part of The Mountain.

​Youth “CONs” are weekend-long events planned by youth with adult support for youth from third grade through high school. At heart, a youth CON is an experience in building a covenantal community and empowering youth leadership.

​Each con has a different theme and focus, but they all incorporate community building, fun, worship, and exploration of spirituality. Each event has its own covenant and is in covenant with The Mountain’s safety policies. Youth experience both the safety of being in a covenantal community and the responsibility to repair relationships when difficult situations arise.

Youth have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles to help plan events, help run events, help the con community live in covenant, or be peer chaplains for emotional support.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your application and working together for the Spring CON season.

Peer Advocate Leaders (PAL) and Mentors (Age 16 & up) gather to plan the upcoming Youth CONference season at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center. The focus of this weekend is to build a program for all ages that is aligned with our Unitarian Universalist values as a supplement to congregational Religious Education programs. Space is limited to 25 registrants for the weekend. Only register if you plan on attending one or more of the Youth Conferences during the season.


  • There is no fee for becoming  a PAL or Mentors
  • Includes food and housing


  • September 20-22, 2024
  • Check in begins at 5pm on Friday,
  • Check out at 11am on Sunday,
  • Registration Opens August 1, 2024
  • Registration deadline: September 6, 2024


Become a PAL

Become a PAL (for ages 16 – 17) or a PAL Mentor (for ages 18+) by submitted an application below.

Previous Youth CON
Fall Elementary CON