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Donate Now!


Donate Now!


  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.

Or donate via PayPal

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.

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Volunteer Program


Volunteer Program


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. If you would like to participate in any of these programs, please fill out this brief application and contact our volunteer coordinator at  volunteer@eastonmountain.org.

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Four photos in a square.  From upper left: shirtless man mowing lawn, man washing window, man digging with a shovel, man with hay and wheelbarrow

  • Short-Term On-Site Volunteer Stay for up to one month -For volunteers who have already experienced volunteering on the weekend basis and who want to stay longer, it is possible to request one-week, two-weeks, three-weeks, or four-weeks. You should get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator a month in advance to discuss availability, Easton Mountain's need, and the areas of talent / interest that you may bring to Easton. You will be sent an application, which is a series of questions exploring your interest in Easton Mountain and our mission.
  • Long-Term Volunteer Stay for one to three months, or longer -  After having served as a volunteer and having attended several of our retreats as a participant, the Residential Community of Easton Mountain may consider an application for a Long-Term Volunteer position. In exchange for a minimum of 30 hours' work per week, you will be given suitable housing and meals for the time of your stay. These positions are few in number and are given according to the needs of Easton Mountain.
  • Work-Exchange Program - Volunteers who have successfully volunteered for three full days (or the equivalent) of approximately six hours per day, earn credit towards one free day of a retreat (based on approval). We strongly believe that our volunteers should be able to immerse themselves in the many excellent learning opportunities that are available at Easton Mountain.
  • Special Project Volunteering - if you have a special skill you'd like to share with the organization from your home, please get in touch with us to discuss your idea. Examples may include help with marketing, fundraising, public relations, writing, etc. Or your love of flowers, seasonal decorating, and musical DJ skills may be what you would like to donate to Easton. Again, please be in touch and we can discuss how best to proceed.

All inquiries regarding volunteering should be made through our Volunteer Coordinator. You can reach him at volunteer@eastonmountain.org.

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Membership


Membership


CLICK HERE AND JOIN US TODAY!

Help us keep Easton Mountain’s mission alive and thriving by becoming a member! Are you ready to join us on this mission?

Why We Need Your Membership

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.

Our members:

  1. Volunteer: Please consider how your unique gifts can enrich our community.
  2. Contribute: Support us with a monthly contribution that is suitable to your financial situation.
  3. Commit: As a member, we ask you to commit to keeping the mission of Easton Mountain alive!

The Benefits of membership Include:

  1. Discounts on workshops and retreats.
  2. Invitations to special member only events.
  3. Free housing upgrades based on availability.
  4. Receive updates with special membership opportunities, as well as ways you can help Easton Mountain's mission thrive.
  5. And most of all, the enriching experience of participating with other passionate people in the evolving community gathered around Easton Mountain.

CLICK HERE AND JOIN US TODAY!

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Best Friend Program


Best Friend Program


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Our Best Friend Program 2017 is now available!  For more information, please check this link.

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 and simply drop. Some guests come for one or two weeks for our summer camps, others like to come for several weekends during the year. Either way, if you enjoy coming to Easton Mountain during the year, this program will work for you.

By becoming a Best Friend of Easton Mountain, you will:

  • Enjoy MORE of Easton in 2017!
  • Get a nice discount. More bang for your buck!
  • Help Easton Mountain sustain its operations during the winter season.

Which Easton camps are included?  

ALL of them! We have camps in the summer, fall and winter!

  • SUMMER: Kink Odyssey, Wellness Camp, Freedom Camp, Gay Spirit Camp, Eros Spirit Camp
  • FALL Q-Topia
  • WINTER Gay Spirit Camp

Is the program only for camps or are other events included?

You can attend other Easton Mountain sponsored programs, including:

  • Bear Your Soul
  • Singles Weekend
  • Our most popular event, Hail the New!
  • And more to be announced

Are there any other benefits?  Yes! We also invite you to bring a friend who has never been to Easton before to any of our Easton sponsored weekend programs for just $99. If you've been wanting to introduce someone to the magic of Easton, this is your opportunity!

How much does it cost?*

  • Camping / Commuter $1,995
  • Garden Cabin $2,295 (you will get a bed in the Garden Cabin)
  • Quad $2,995 (You will get a bed in a Quad if it is available at the time of booking)
  • Semi-Private $3,495 (You will get a bed in a Semi-Private if it is available at the time of booking) 

*As with any good deals, some restrictions apply

  • Certain programs require a workshop leader's approval to attend.
  • Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • You don't get a refund if the program you want to attend is full - or cancelled.
  • When a retreat is repeated during a calendar year, you get to attend once as a Best Friend.
  • The Best Friend promotion doesn't include personal retreats or additional days before or after an event. For these, there will be a nominal charge.
  • This offer does not apply to outside group rentals (like the Body Electric programs)
  • We invite you to bring a friend who has never been to Easton Mountain before to any Easton Mountain sponsored weekend program for $99  (If you would like to bring a friend to a longer program, please contact us for a discounted rate quote) If you've been wanting to introduce someone to the magic of Easton, this is your opportunity!
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Living Soulfully


Living Soulfully


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

Current locations:

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Campaigns


Campaigns


CURRENT CAMPAIGN

PAST CAMPAIGNS

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Wish List


Wish List


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.

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The Legacy Project


The Legacy Project


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:

  • Have a stone in the garden with a deceased person's name on it.
  • Place ashes of a loved one in the columbarium sculpture.
  • Reserve a place in the columbarium sculpture for yourself.

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.