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Does Rock Climbing Work Out Every Muscle?

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You may have watched the popular TV show Ninja Warrior and wondered how they get so physically fit! How on earth did they get those muscles? If you do watch the show, you probably already know that many of these super athletes are rock climbers. Perhaps watching rock climbers in action looks appealing, but you can’t imagine…

4 Unique Team Building Activities For Your Next Corporate Retreat

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Whether your staff spends their work day working on a computer screen; behind the wheel of a vehicle, or on site with a client… once they’ve experienced a day of working with coworkers to accomplish seemingly-impossible tasks, they’ll never look at their own role quite the same. Here’s an introduction to 4 problem solving and team building ideas you can do at Refreshing…

Team Building Activities for School Field Trips

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For an exhilarating, unique, and successful way to supplement your traditional indoor classroom activities with a completely-different curriculum that includes team building activities and encourages independent decision-making (all while in the great outdoors) consider a school field trip to Refreshing Mountain. Refreshing Mountain is a retreat and outdoor adventure center with an 80-acre property in Lancaster,…

Why Choose Lancaster, PA for Your Next School Field Trip Destination?

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School is back and you may be looking at planning for the 2015-16 school year. A great way for children to learn, explore and have fun, is to schedule some great school field trips. Lancaster, PA has a variety of options from building team skills to learning more about the world around us. You don’t have to travel far to provide…

Team Building Activities for Youth Groups

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The middle school and teen years can be…well, challenging at best. Realistically, when we think back to our own adolescence, there’s likely a cringe-worthy moment or two. Perhaps the worst part about being a teen is that they don’t quite realize that “this, too, shall pass”. Ultimately, it’s up to the adults in a teen’s life to…

Ideas for Youth Retreats at Refreshing Mountain

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    If you’ve ever planned an excursion for a group of young people, you know how important it is to schedule enough fun events to keep them interested for the duration of the retreat. A trip to the 80-acre Refreshing Mountain retreat and outdoor adventure facilities not only takes most of the planning out…

Family Activities for Teenagers

If you’re looking to have some good connection time with your teenage children, perhaps it’s time to arrange an outing to enjoy some family activities designed to test your skills while rebuilding relationships. Refreshing Mountain is an 80-acre retreat situated in the gorgeous Pennsylvania countryside where groups of all kinds go to take advantage of a wide variety of…

Refreshing Mountain Balloon Spotting Facebook Photo Contest

Did you know there’s a hot air ballon floating around Lancaster with Refreshing Mountain’s zipline logo on it? We recently partnered with several other advertisers to sponsor a new balloon that is operated by US Hot Air Balloons in Lancaster County, PA.  If you’re looking for something fun to do in Lancaster, PA, their balloon rides are a…

Team Building Activities for Your Next Youth Retreat

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Kids today face a different, perhaps more challenging, landscape to grow up in. Technology has changed our culture (for better and worse); social pressures have taken on a life of their own, affecting younger and younger children. It’s no wonder parents and youth leaders can get a little frustrated searching for new ways to help teens become responsible, caring grownups….

Got a Bucket List? Don’t Forget These Exciting Pennsylvania Attractions!

Everyone has a bucket list of adventurous activities they want to do in order to make the most of our time here on earth. Maybe you want to visit the Taj Mahal or go skiing in the Swiss Alps. These are certainly impressive adventures, however, you can have incredibly exciting trips right here in Pennsylvania…