The Scoop for Local Folk
The Yew Mountain Center aims to bring income to our economically distressed area by attracting visitors from a larger region. We want our educational programs to be accessible to the local population so we offer discounts to participants that live nearby. We are defining "local" as anyone who doesn't need overnight lodging or camping because they can drive home after the workshops.
Most Saturday evening keynote presentations are free and open to the public from 6:30pm until 10:00pm. People may bring snacks and desserts to share and adult beverages to consume responsibly. After our featured musicians play, there is often a jam session, so feel free to bring an instrument. Please respect quiet hours after 10 for guests who want to sleep. Quiet instrumental music may be allowed in the dining room after 10 at the discretion of YMC staff.
Safety is a high priority for us. We do not want anyone driving under the influence of alcohol after a visit to the Yew Mountain Center. We can offer a place to crash (like, go to sleep, not wreck your car) if it would be unsafe for you to drive. Please talk to a YMC staff member if this describes your condition or if you are concerned about a friend.
We ask that you leave your pets at home.
For every weekend program, we will offer one participant a chance to reserve a spot in advance for the discounted rate. (Priority will be given to people who haven’t already taken advantage of this offer during the season.) All other local participants who want to pay a discounted price can sign up for the course as space allows beginning two weeks before the program starts.
Please let us know if you want meals by the Wednesday before the program so we can purchase sufficient quantities.
Payment is due upon arrival.
Thanks for supporting the Yew Mountain Center!