Founded in 1979, The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is a private, non-profit program center, summer youth camp and a retreat for individuals and groups where people can grow and renew themselves. Annually 4,000 people visit The Mountain.

Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest near Highlands, NC, The Mountain is set atop Little Scaly Mountain at 4200’ with breathtaking views amidst a forest of ancient and wind-shorn oak trees. Worlds away from everyday distractions, The Mountain is still only a few hours drive from major cities in the southeast.

The Mountain’s programs reflect strong convictions about peace, justice and environmental ethics. The focus is to provide experiences across the lifespan that prepare and inspire people to work for the common good.