Day Adventures



Choose An Outdoor Adventure

This summer, the fun and unique experiences are endless at Refreshing Mountain! Our 100+ acre retreat center in Lancaster, PA, is filled with exciting outdoor activities your family or group will love. From swimming to ziplining, and perfect for all ages, Refreshing Mountain is the summer adventure you don’t want to miss.

Choose the size of your group

Small Group Outdoor Activities

(1-8 People)

Celebrating a birthday? How about a small-group outing? Small family gathering? Or, maybe you want to get away for a fun day with your friends and family? Refreshing Mountain is ready to help fill your day with fun activities and outdoor adventures!

Large Group Outdoor Activities

(9+ People)

Experience thrilling large group activities at Refreshing Mountain! Our 80+ acre venue offers exciting outdoor adventures for school groups, team building, church youth groups, and more. Discover the perfect blend of excitement and camaraderie at Refreshing Mountain.

Choose An Outdoor Adventure For Your Small Group

Small Groups: 1-8 people

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3 Adventures – All seasons

You’ll zip through the treetops. Adventure options with 2 to 7 zipline courses for ages 5+

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Escape Rooms

3 rooms with more on the way!

Fun & Engaging for everyone — Don’t worry doors are unlocked with no ‘scary’ experiences

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Wildlife Center

Interactive Fun For All Ages!

You will get up close and personal with turtles, birds, snakes, and lizards

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Axe Throwing

Hit the bullseye with this fun group activity.

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Community Pool

You’ll dip in and cool off on hot summer days with a swim in our community pool

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Horseback Riding

Enjoy Western and English horseback riding lessons for all ages and experience levels.

Large Group Outdoor Activities (9+ People)

Looking for some fun outdoor things to do in Lancaster County, PA with a large group?

Experience thrilling large group activities at Refreshing Mountain! Our 100+ acre venue offers exciting outdoor adventures for school groups, team building, church youth groups, and more. Discover the perfect blend of excitement and camaraderie at Refreshing Mountain.

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Obstacle & Ropes Courses

Get the adrenaline pumping and challenge yourself to an exciting outdoor experience.

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Birthday Parties

Birthday parties of all ages love choosing our venue for their celebrations. We have everything your party needs with ample space, accommodations, activities, and more!

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Pool Parties

Our outdoor community pool is a beautiful space to celebrate in the summer months with friends and family.

Joe P.
Joe P.
Refreshing Mountain Retreat exceeded all expectations! The serene setting amidst Pennsylvania's natural beauty was a perfect escape. The accommodations were...
Chloe S.
Chloe S.
This was my first time here with my church. I wasn't sure what to expect. But when I arrived I was very surprised at how beautiful the view was and how many...
Jessica K.
Jessica K.
Christmas Lights Walking Tour: Welcoming and kind staff. Clean and easy to walk trails. Our group of 4 enjoyed following the Christmas story through the...
Maureen H.
maureen H.
Great day trip ,fall adventure.This team was amazing. From first phone call, to everyone on staff we encountered. We arrived ,booked a package in less...
Nicki H.
Nicki H.
We had a fantastic time! Scott the zip lining instructor is AMAZING! He's super personable, encouraging and patient. When our nerves kicked in on the 800...
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Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are highly recommended whether you call ahead or book online. If you just stop in, you might have to wait an hour or more for the activity you want. We recommend you call ahead or book online to ensure availability even for day-of bookings. 

What are the age, weight, and height restrictions for the activities?
  • All activities have a maximum weight of 280 pounds.
  • All activities have a minimum age of 5 years old.  Children under age 5 are also welcome on the property with families and they can enjoy the Wildlife Area, Farm Animal Area, Playground, and Pool. 
  • An adult MUST accompany children under 13 for the Challenge and Aerial Excursion. For other activities, an adult need only be present. Please see the AGE RATIO GRID for specifics.
What should I know about the day of my activity?
  • All participants MUST be wearing closed-toed shoes, like a sneaker.
  • If you are wearing hoop or dangling earrings or a necklace, you will be asked to remove them while doing the activity. There is a safe place you can keep your belongings.
  • Hair that is below the shoulder should be pulled pack.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your first scheduled activity. Come to the office, and we will direct you from there.
Is the property safe and friendly for children?

We are very intentional about promoting and preserving a family-friendly environment that welcomes all guests. Our goals for hospitality and many of our policies reflect the Judeo-Christian founding of the retreat center. We feel strongly that our guidelines are essential in helping us promote a wholesome, safe, enjoyable, family-friendly environment for everyone.

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