Friends Conference is proudly sponsored by:
The Summit Center
Beyond its role as a training center for the state parks system and other agencies, The Summit provides a serene and natural setting for successful employee training programs, family reunions, youth retreats, teambuilding conferences, spiritual retreats, marriage retreats, holiday parties and club events. Its client list includes businesses, government agencies, conservation organizations, college and university groups, mental health organizations, hobby groups and churches, just to name a few.
The Summit at Haw River State Park offers complete environmental education, retreat, and conference center amenities for lodging, meeting, recreational, and special programming for overnight groups ranging from 10 to 180 and day use groups ranging from 10 to 200. The Summit includes eight indoor meeting spaces, motel and dormitory-style lodging, and recreation facilities including a six-acre lake and multiple walking trails.
The Summit Environmental Education Program
The Summit Environmental Education Program is a true outdoor environmental learning center. The Environmental Education program provides a variety of courses and innovative activities for youth and adult groups of all sizes. All courses are correlated to the NC Essential Standards 2009, and include environmental education topics, NC cultural studies, outdoor education and teambuilding. These wide-ranging courses are designed to enhance and supplement classroom curriculum, as well as foster a respect for nature. The Summit Environmental Education Program is committed to immersing students in an engaging, informative, entertaining and inspiring curriculum.
Lodging and Dining
Motel Style Cottages
An informal accessible meeting space is located at the end of each cottage. The Haw River Lounge, Fisher Board Room and Mitchell Conference Room each accommodates 20 with varying furniture arrangements.
Friends of State Parks, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 58-1634155) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.