Mission Statement

          o To be stewards of the Sandia Conference Grounds by preserving and developing the Grounds with respect for the natural ecology
             and history

          o To make the Grounds available for opportunities in camping, youth development, family nurture, spiritual enrichment, worship,
             environmental  studies, and educational programs

Our Philosophy

Sandia Mountain Retreats believes that:

In maintaining and caring for the Sandia Conference Grounds and its facilities, we can provide a safe, attractive setting for
   youth and  church camps, conferences and retreats

o By providing facilities and support to those who conduct programs  in youth camping, youth development, spiritual enrichment
   and worship   at the Sandia Conference Grounds, we are fulfilling our purpose and mission. 

We seek to be in covenant relationship with churches, schools, and organizations  which serve youth and/or those who are
   interested in  the maintenance of a semi-wilderness setting.  We are eager to create opportunities for ecological education
   and environmental  preservation.

o We hold an ecumenical outlook while promoting Christian values

o The Sandia Conference Grounds (SCG) are owned by the Presbytery of Santa Fe and are leased by Sandia Mountain

   Retreats.  SMR is   Presbyterian-related by virtue of its connection with the PoSF, its members  and individual churches and

   affiliated organizations.


o The PoSF is vitally interested in the maintenance and operations of the Grounds, particularly encouraging “cooperation with
   and  involvement of the youth of the Presbytery of Santa Fe”, and the Grounds being made available to groups designated
   by the Lessor,
such as the PoSF; and Presbyterian churches of the PoSF. 


o Through the grace of God, Sandia Mountain Retreats will endeavor to provide a setting at the Sandia Conference where

   individuals, families and groups may find a place where they can find solace and peace.  This healing sanctuary can provide

   a place of shelter, peace and solitude where one can reflect, study, meditate, pray and be renewed. 

Looking Towards the Future

 Sandia Mountain Retreats plans to provide opportunities for wilderness experiences; facilities for church and organization retreats and outings. We would like to provide a welcome settitng for family reunions, weddings and other events. As our financial resources permit, we intend to build new meeting and retreat facilities to support activities from early spring to late fall. 

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