In 2008, one hundred fifty acres of pristine land on the Cumberland Plateau was gifted to MBA. The school’s property is nestled within a thirteen hundred acre tract of mountain forest, purchased and developed by alumni. Since then, MBA has purchased additional acreage and constructed various facilities and ropes courses.
First, MBA created Lake Dobson, a ten acre lake, filled with smallmouth bass and bream. In 2011, MBA built an observatory with a twenty four inch telescope. The clear mountain air and distance from cities make Long Mountain an ideal place for stargazing.
Throughout the 2010s, MBA has added various ropes course elements, beginning with the Low Ropes Course, which includes a Spider Web, Trust Fall, High Beam, and several other challenges. MBA has also constructed a High Ropes Course, which includes two Ziplines, an Odyssey Course, Giant Swing, Crate Stack, and a Pamper Pole.
The campus’s largest construction project was completed in 2020, with the addition of the pavilion, cabins, and yurts. The pavilion provides an open-air court that is an ideal setting for games, speakers, workshops and gatherings. The pavilion includes two retractable basketball goals, a projector, screen, and wifi. Each cabin and yurt has bunk beds that provide sleeping capacity for twelve people each, and both are air conditioned. Together, all the cabins and yurts can sleep one hundred sixty eight people.
MBA’s Long Mountain Campus, which is only 90 miles from Nashville, is a core element of the school’s student life. To learn more about the school programs at Long Mountain, please click here.
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