Mountain Roots, Inc.

Thanks for all who joined us for the 

Women's Backpacking Course-2016--more to come!

 Have fun and gain confidence in a supportive atmosphere.  Learn outdoor skills and meet other women who share an interest in connecting with the natural environment.  Your instructor will address general backpacking topics and women's-specific issues.  Learn how to plan a trip, read maps, use a stove, set up a campsite, answer nature's call, select and use equipment safely, among other topics. Space is limited. Registration closes March 14
      To register, click on the Blue Registration Link to the right --->
Class Meetings Dates (7:00-8:30 pm):  Monday's, March 21, April 4, 11 & 18
Weekend overnight trip:  April 23-24   
Call or email for registration details and to reserve your spot. Instructor: Jayne Fought      (260)463-1904

Course fee: $115

Bracken Mountain Races: SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2016! 

A Word From Our Participants

"I will take away Connections! Energy! Inspiration! Readiness to Make a Difference!" --Leadership Retreat Participant, October 2010

"I learned to be confident and put myself in situations I'm not used to. If I don't, I might miss out on some GREAT opportunities!"

--Leadership Camp Participant, June 2012

Leadership & Team Building Programs and Retreats

 Does your company, team, or group need a retreat? Would you enjoy

 spending some time to look at goal setting and leadership dynamics?

 One of Mountain Roots' longest standing programs is a week long

 leadership camp for teenagers in western North Carolina. Contact us to

 plan your leadership program or team building retreat today. The possibilities 

 are endless--a hike on a nearby trail with substantial journaling, a retreat at

 Laughing Waters Retreat Center, or an adventure of your choosing. We'll help

you to assess your group's needs and plan the ultimate program!

Outdoor Education

 Are you interested in incorporating more outdoor time in your school's curriculum?

We can help! Mountain Roots has developed extensive outdoor education activities

that can be offered on a regular basis or as a one time field trip. Local charter school,

Brevard Academy, is currently enjoying the benefit of two days of outdoor education

every single week. Students are immersed into both environmental education and our

TLC (Teams, Leadership, Character) classes throughout their daily routine. Contact

us today to learn how this can be an offering for your students.

Roots Adventures

Our Roots Adventures program combines our passions of kids, families, and time in the natural world. Join us for a weekend adventure to focus on Farms (farm tour and food production), Forests (learn introductory navigation skills with your family), Fun (water play and exploration--seasonal), Friends (serving Friends), and Forever (create action steps toward a more environmentally friendly way of life). Let us take you and your family on the adventure of a lifetime--exploring local trails, creeks, and mountains while learning more about yourself, the earth, and your community! Many of our Roots Adventures programs are grant funded and free for participants. Most recently grants from the United Way of Transylvania County and the Henderson Community Foundation have assisted in providing funding for our Roots Adventures!

"There is absolutely nothing like sitting under a waterfall or on top of a waterfall or on top of a mountain and looking out on all of the other mountains that surround you. Go, dive in head first, I promise you will not regret going!" --Roots Adventures participant, August 2013