Community Programs

Serving the local community as an educational and social center always has been part of the School's mission. Today, Pine Mountain's community program includes children's activities, regular programs for adults, and family-oriented social events. The school is also a popular location for family reunions, picnics, community recreation, weddings, and interfaith church services.

The School sponsors an Intervention Program in three local schools to help children who are having trouble with the basic subjects of reading and math. This program is funded by an endowment fund established by the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation, and the Berea College Appalachian Fund.

In the summer, the School works with the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and Christ Church in Harlan to bring a weeklong residential Reading Camp to the Settlement School. The camp is for rising fourth and fifth grade students who need individual instruction to help them master basic reading skills. Reading Camp is funded in part by the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, the Berea College Appalachian Fund, the Glenna Rice Reading Camp Fund, individual contributors, and foundation sources.

The community program offers many opportunities for volunteers. Contributions of money, crafts materials, refreshments for parties, and children's books are welcome.

Pottery Night at Pine Mountain


Woodworking Class
6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in Draper Building

Homemakers' Club
10 a.m. on third Wednesday of each month in Laurel House

Spring Gala
April 29, 2017

Pine Mountain School for Practical Preservation
April 30 - May 05, 2017

Black Mountain Wildflower Weekend
May 05 - 07, 2017

Mother's Day Dinner
May 13, 2017

Organic Garden Maintenance Workshop
May 18, 2017

The Digital Darkroom — Getting the Most Out of Your Photographs
May 18 - 21, 2017

Cultivating Wild Edibles
June 01, 2017

Lucy Braun Weekend
June 09 - 11, 2017

Community Day Camp Grades K-12th
June 19 - 22, 2017

Food Preservation/Healthy Cooking Workshop
June 22, 2017

Independence Day Picnic and Celebration
July 04, 2017

Reading Camp
July 09 - 15, 2017

Small Farm Marketing Principles
July 20, 2017

Environmental Literacy Workshop
July 20 - 22, 2017

Pine Mountain School Reunion
August 12, 2017

Creech Family Reunion
August 13, 2017

Season Extension/Winter Gardening Workshop
August 24, 2017

Fair Day and Sorghum Stir-off
September 09, 2017

North American Window Preservation Summit III: Best Practices & Weatherization of Historic Windows
September 24 - 29, 2017

Seeing Appalachia A Basic Digital Photography Workshop
October 18 - 22, 2017

Fall Color Weekend
October 20 - 22, 2017

Weaving Workshop with Adele Stafford
October 20 - 22, 2017

The Art of Building Dry Stone Walls
October 20 - 22, 2017

Woodland Medicinal Production
October 21, 2017

Beehive Construction
November 11, 2017

Veteran's Day Dinner
November 11, 2017

Mushroom Production
November 28, 2017

Market Garden Enterprise Planning Workshop
December 07, 2017

Nativity Play
December 17, 2017