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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 Matt Shenk

Matt Shenk began working part time at Refreshing Mountain in 2011 as a zipline tour guide through a friend that was also a tour guide. In 2014, when he graduated from high school, Matt joined the full time staff and continued to be a tour guide but also started to work on course maintenance, general…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Phil True

Name and Role at Refreshing Mountain… Phil True, the Activities Scheduler, which is a fancy way of saying, “I organize fun”. I’ve been “organizing fun” for the past two years and love every minute of it. My job feels more like I’m playing and work occasionally. How did you get to Refreshing Mountain? I was…

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 Bio for Colleen Watson

Colleen has the honorary distinction of being the longest employed staff member at Refreshing Mountain. Originally she was working for her brother-in-law who was Refreshing Mountain’s accountant.  But then, 30 years ago, Colleen transitioned to being an employee of Refreshing Mountain to keep the books. Part of Colleen’s “reward” for being a long time employee is…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Mark Layton

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Mark Layton is the Nature Program Coordinator 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…

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