Gateway Mountain Center opens young people’s hearts and minds to the natural world; we engage, impel and empower them to become knowledgeable, passionate, conscientious stewards – of themselves, their communities, the environment and our world.


The Gateway Mountain Center facilitates spirited, rigorous, adventurous and transformative explorations of the natural world. We prepare tomorrow’s citizens and leaders by cultivating a sense of stewardship for the natural world and building ecoliteracy which is relevant in our emerging green society. We highlight sustainability by building relationships with the earth’s ecosystems; fostering a sense of wonder and respect, developing systems thinking and inquiry skills, and improving personal health and confidence. By creating innovative and successful learning programs, we have significant impact on educational relevance and quality, and make a positive contribution towards creating a sustainable society.