Easton Mountain is a non profit organization dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community. Donations to Easton go towards maintaining and improving the facilities, providing scholarships to those who cannot afford the programs at Easton Mountain, offering subsidized or free programs to LGBTQ youth, providing opportunities for LGBTQ artists to create here, and more. All financial donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Easton Mountain is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Your donations help Easton Mountain develop and offer more programs for underserved members of the LGBTQ community, create more opportunities for scholarships given to participants in need, maintain and develop Easton’s facilities, and help provide for its residents and staff during the slower months of the year.
P.S. If you shop via Amazon.com, please consider registering with our Amazon Smile account. Once registered, at no extra charge to you, Easton will receive a small portion of every transaction you make on Amazon.
You can also support us by shopping through Giving Assistant. When you shop through the Giving Assistant portal, at no extra charge to you, Easton will receive a small portion of every transaction you make through Giving Assistant.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi
Volunteers help with almost every aspect of running the organization and retreat center. There are a variety of ways you can get involved.
Spend the summer at a dynamic Gay retreat and community. Easton Mountain is a community, retreat center, and sanctuary located in the mountains of upstate NY. We offer workshops, programs, and events that provide opportunities to celebrate, heal, transform, and integrate body, mind, and spirit. We are looking for talented people to spend the summer living in community (anytime between May and September) during our exciting summer season of retreats. In exchange for your volunteer time, we offer room, board, the opportunity to participate in retreats and workshops and experience life in community with a diverse group of gay men from around the world.
Volunteers may be granted complimentary attendance at a future retreat at the discretion of the director based in volunteer time accrued.
All inquiries regarding volunteering should be made through our Volunteer Coordinator. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us keep Easton Mountain’s mission alive and thriving by becoming a member! Are you ready to join us on this mission?
As a largely volunteer-run organization that is committed to keeping our sanctuary and programs accessible to all, we cannot survive without the active support of our members. We invite you to get involved in Easton Mountain and our mission by offering your time, talent, or treasure.
Many of our guests come to Easton Mountain several times a year. Some plan their leisure time for the entire year ahead of time, others are more spontaneous. Some come for one or two weeks for our summer camps, others like to come for several weekends during the year. If you would like to come to three or more of our programs in the next 365 days, then the Best Friends Program is for you. For a full year (from the date of purchase), it gives you one price for every Easton Mountain program you can fit into your schedule.
By becoming a Best Friend of Easton Mountain, you will:
Which Easton camps are included?
ALL of them! We have camps in the summer and winter!
Is the program only for camps or are other events included?
You can attend other Easton Mountain sponsored programs, including:
How much does it cost?*
Are there any other benefits?
*As with any good deal, some restrictions apply
The work of Easton is supported in large part by a fellowship who visit regularly and support the mission and vision of Easton Mountain by offering their time, talent, and financial support. One of the ways this community connects off the land is through a collection of groups called Living Soulfully.
These groups meet in many cities including Boston, New York City, Hartford, Philadelphia, Central Jersey, Cincinnati, Delaware, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Montreal, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Toronto. To find out how you can join these groups, please go to www.livingsoulfully.org
You can help us to improve and expand our capacity and facilities by donating items to Easton. We are in need of many items or donations to cover the costs of them. If you would like to help, please visit our Amazon Wish List. If you have an item not listed that you think we might be able to use, please contact us by email using our contact form or call us at 1-518-692-8023. *Please note: Since our needs change over time, please be sure to contact us prior to donating any goods or services to ensure we are still in need of the item(s) you want to donate.
One of the traditional roles of community is to hold the memory of those who have died. Easton Mountain has created a place to serve this important function. Our Memorial Garden is a peaceful space where loved ones can be remembered. It is a quiet space for reflection, where one may sense the presence of loved one who are now gone.
Located above the apple orchard, the area was originally established as a family cemetery by the Harrington Family, early settlers who came to Easton Mountain shortly after the American Revolution. We have added a sculpture designed by artist and community member, Moss Tidd, as an altar to the ancestors with a columbarium for ashes of those who have passed. There are plans to continue developing the Memorial Garden as it becomes more utilized by our community.
We invite you to make use of this sacred space.
Here are some possibilities:
As part of the Legacy Project, we invite communitie members interested in using the Memorial Garden to consider including Easton Mountain in their bequest. Your gift can help Easton continue to be a place for healing and growth for the LGBT community and beyond. For information, please contact us using our contact page or by talking to Harry or John.
Attending a Community Building Weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to forge deeper bonds of friendship and connection at Easton Mountain while helping Easton get ready for the spring! Participating in a project, breaking bread and enjoying fun activities together is a great introduction to community life There is plenty of time for fun and socializing as well as for working together on various projects throughout our buildings and grounds. Our residents will be organizing various fun activities to enhance our evenings. You can look forward to entertaining games, sing-a-longs, shared movies on our big screen, and time to unwind while relaxing in the hot tub and sauna. Bring work clothes, hat and gloves, work boots (if you have them), and clothing you won't mind if you got some paint or mud on them. This is also a great opportunity to bring a friend to Easton for the first time!
Registrations for these weekends are on a sliding scale. When you go to register, you will be able to choose a donation amount that works for you. You will be able to select from $50, $100, $150, and $300. If you would like to donate a different amount, please contact us. Housing is first come first served.
Sign Up for a Community Building Weekend Today!