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25+ Great Themes for a Great Retreat

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A thoughtful and well-developed retreat theme can be a great inspiration in helping people connect to what they have learned at your retreat. This connection strengthens the effect of the retreat and can create long-term spiritual growth and continued practice. Whether you are planning a spiritual Men’s Retreat, Women’s Retreat, or Youth Retreat with your church, a Family…

Looking for an Outdoor Family Getaway?

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Outdoor Family Getaways A family overnight getaway is an eagerly anticipated event that provides both fun and wonderful lasting memories if planned and organized correctly. The tricky part comes in finding an option that suits both your budget and individual interests for every member of the family. A vacation getaway focused on the outdoors is…

Winter’s Perfect For That Snowy Family Getaway

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There’s something about the magic of snow. It offers a clean, fresh feel to it, yet it can even be a bit dramatic, fun and full of awe. Everyone experiences a different feeling when they see snow, which is exactly why winter is the perfect time to take one of your unforgettable family vacations and…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Wayne Martin

Wayne Martin is the Head Cook and Kitchen Supervisor. He began this position in March of 2016 after working most recently at Willow Valley Communities as a Culinary Supervisor. He also brings with him experience from working in several restaurants. Wayne started cooking when he was a senior in high school and attended Lancaster County…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Mark Layton

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Mark Layton is the Wildlife Center Director here at Refreshing Mountain, though he originally got his start at Refreshing Mountain when he was 16 years old, working in the housekeeping department. That same summer he was given the chance to work in the activities department and immediately loved it. Through that opportunity he realized how…

Unique Christmas Family Gift Ideas: Give the Gift of Adventure

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The holiday season is finally here! This is the time to start brainstorming gift ideas for your loved ones, co-workers and friends. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping, don’t fret! You still have a decent amount of time to pick out the perfect gifts for those in your family and social circle. Let’s take…

Join Us For Homeschool Days at Refreshing Mountain!

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Educating a group of kids in a homeschool environment has the potential to become a bit monotonous. Brighten up their day by scheduling a field trip to Refreshing Mountain’s outdoor classroom! Our Homeschool Days give your group the chance to enjoy all sorts of exciting and educational activities in a stunning outdoor setting. The change…

Things To Do With Your Pre-Teen

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Parents of preteens often struggle to find common ground with their youngsters. Though you might not have that much in common with your preteen, there are plenty of experiences and activities you can share with one another. These shared experiences will prove especially important if your kids have entered the phase in which they are…

Family Things To Do In Hershey, PA

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What better way to spend some quality time with the family than whisking everyone off for some new and exciting adventures in the town that was built on chocolate, also known as the “Sweetest Place on Earth”? This gorgeous and fun filled city has tons of activities, events, and places to explore and interact with,…