Incredible things happen on the mountain every year.

Program Partners are organizations that regularly hold workshops, events, and retreats at DuBose. Individual participants hail from all parts of the United States (and in some cases, the world). 

See something that strikes your fancy? A link to register for an event or to learn more about a group is included for each Program Partner. Some events have prerequisites, but many are open to the interested public.



Bluegrass Jam Camp
with Larry Kernagis (Wernick Method)

All bluegrass instruments are welcome, no jamming experience is necessary, and you will be jamming the first morning! 

The Pete Wernick Method is an inventive teaching method that focuses on the student's desire to play music in a social setting. Instructor Larry Kernagis was raised during the folk revival era of the 60's, cutting his chops on Flatt and Scruggs and the Kingston Trio. Eventually, he became a banjo instructor at the famed Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Larry has led Bluegrass jams at festivals across the country for the past 30 years. He now employs his banjo, guitar and vocal skills entertaining with "greengrass" Celtic group Def Leprechaun.

Upcoming Event at DuBose: Bluegrass Jam Camp
Date: April 13 - 15, 2018
Learn More or Register for a Workshop: Dr. Banjo | Larry Kernagis Bluegrass Jam Camp, Monteagle TN


Beecken Center | of the School of Theology at the University of the South

The Beecken Center (formerly the Programs Center) of The School of Theology at The University of the South is a center for continuing Christian education and formation for the entire Episcopal Church. In partnership with the seminary and the college, and in partnership with many other entities throughout the Church, The Beecken Center is a training destination for those who want to found and nurture ministries, vocational discernment, leadership development and continuing theological education.

One of the greatest challenges and responsibilities we currently face as a religious tradition in the United States is one of cultivating a new generation in the Christian faith, the majority of whom, for the first time in our country's history, often live their spiritual lives largely outside the ecology of the church and have little experience of Christian community, practice, story, or belief.

The School of Theology's Beecken Center is actively addressing this issue by developing programs to attract and equip diverse, multi-generational adults for leadership in the Episcopal Church and in the world.

The Beecken Center's flagship program is Education for Ministry (EfM), the venerable theological education curriculum soon to celebrate its 40th year. The group process culture and superb model of mentoring developed by EfM is the foundation of The Beecken Center's mission and network of programs.

Upcoming Event at DuBose: Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Leader
Date: May 08 - 10, 2018
Website Address /  Learn More or Register::


Camp Farthest Out

Tennessee Camps Farthest Out (CFO) is an inter-denominational Christian gathering dedicated to the adventure of discovering and experiencing the abundant life which Jesus promises. We explore that life through the daily practice of worship, prayer, reflection and play. Tennessee CFO is an ideal family camp. There are programs for adults, youth and children of all ages. The camp is open to everyone desiring a closer walk with Jesus Christ.

Upcoming Event at DuBose: Camp Farthest Out 2018
Date: June 24 - 29, 2018
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Music on the Mountain: Annual Viol de gamba Workshop

Music on the Mountain is an annual weekend-long viola da gamba workshop for intermediate and advanced level players. The weekend begins with Friday evening dinner followed by an all group play. On Saturday and Sunday, small consort sessions are coached by our excellent faculty, who also give an informal faculty recital Saturday evening. The workshop concludes Sunday at noon. Private lessons with faculty can be arranged. Workshop registration is limited to 30 students.

Upcoming Event at DuBose: Music on the Mountain
Date: Feb. 22 - 24, 2019
Website Address /  Learn More or Register:

"Getting the Love You Want" Couples Workshop
with Jeannie Ingram

Getting the Love You Want is a wonderful way to restore connection. The workshop is an intensive two-day experience, which we know has saved marriages in crisis. It is highly recommended for couples who want to end negativity and create a more fulfilling life together. 

Experts say that workshops and marriage education seminars are the wave of the future. Research in the Journal of Family Psychology suggests that marriage education cuts the divorce rate significantly.  It is much more economical and effective to proactively learn about relationships through a workshop.

  • Saving your marriage or relationship may be the best investment you can make.
  • You prevent future problems and issues by learning how to address conflicts.
  • You leave knowing how to navigate the communication issue.
  • A weekend workshop is comparable to months of therapy.
  • You discover that other couples are working through similar issues.
  • You give each other an enormous gift by spending  a weekend creating the relationship you DO want.
  • You leave feeling restored and reconnected.
  • You learn to work as a team.
  • You learn to model a healthy, happy relationship for your children.
  • You will not regret this investment.
  • This is a workshop / seminar format – not group therapy.   You are never required to disclose personal details of your relationship.
  • Holding the workshop at DuBose gives couples an opportunity to get away from routines at home, and provides an opportunity for focusing on the relationship.

Website Address /  Learn More or Register::

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Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee

The Diocese of Tennessee, originally encompassing the entire state and now comprising the Middle Tennessee region, was organized and held its first Convention in Nashville in 1829. Its first bishop, James Hervey Otey, was consecrated in 1833. Early parishes were St. Paul’s, Franklin; Christ Church, Nashville; St. Peter’s, Columbia; and Trinity Church, Clarkesville. The Diocese of West Tennessee, with its seat in Memphis, was created in 1982, and the Diocese of East Tennessee, with its seat in Knoxville, was created in 1985: part of a vision for the further development of the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church along the lines of the three “Grand Divisions” or regions of the state.

Today the Diocese includes over 16,000 baptized members in 45 cathedral, parish, mission and chaplaincy churches, as well as two mission stations and other affiliated ministries. Christ Church, Nashville, was designated the cathedral of the Diocese in 1997. The Rt. Rev’d John Crawford Bauerschmidt was consecrated the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee on January 27th, 2007. The Diocese includes urban, suburban, and rural congregations. The University of the South, Sewanee, is located within the boundaries of the diocese. Admitted into union with the General Convention in 1829, the Diocese of Tennessee is part of the Episcopal Church, a member of the world-wide Anglican Communion.

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* The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee supports significant outreach efforts, and is also a Community Partner of DuBose.