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Top 6 Tips for Planning a Retreat

Trust and Team Bonding Activity Between Two Men

Are you planning a retreat, but don’t know where to start? Here are some great tips from our staff to set your retreat planning up for success! 1. Know who you’re bringing Is it a youth retreat? A women’s retreat? It’s important to know your audience—who you are setting the retreat up for. If you…

Fun Activities on a Rainy Day

Living Room of Cabin Rental

Staying in one of Refreshing Mountain’s cabins is a great way to un-plug from the world and spend quality time with your family. Sometimes it can be interesting searching for ideas on things to do, especially if you are staying inside the cabin. Here are three great ideas for activities you can do with your…

3 Fresh & Modern Themes For Your Next Women’s Retreat

3 Fresh Themes Womens Retreat

Wondering which themes for a women’s retreat can help your ladies relax, recharge, and reconnect? Today’s women are under great demands, having to juggle work, family, and faith. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated, losing sight of the bigger picture. A women’s retreat can be a great getaway that gives time to step back,…

The Value of Investing in Overnight Retreats for Youth

The value of investing in youth retreats

Engaging the hearts and minds of your congregation’s youth in new ways and keeping their attention isn’t easy. While an overnight youth retreat can be costly, they make up for it by providing valuable and exciting experiences to young people. One of the most meaningful ministry options your church can invest in is an overnight…

What To Expect – Refreshing Mountain’s Food Service Breakfasts

Food is everywhere, but everyone likes something different. Ever wonder why there are SO many different restaurants? We are ALL different! In America, we have the luxury to dive into a different food category every single day. This creates a fun challenge for us at Refreshing Mountain when attempting to satisfy the food preferences of up…

My First Escape Room Experience – Refreshing Mountain’s “Funding the Dream” Room

My first time doing an Escape Room was at Refreshing Mountain! I didn’t know what to expect going into it, because I had never done an escape room before. I thought that it would be one of those experiences where the leaders take charge, and no one else has anything to do. However, it was…

Unique & Easy Campfire Snack Ideas for Your Next Family Getaway

Two girls roasting hotdogs on sticks at bonfire. Children having fun at camp fire.

Many families at Refreshing Mountain enjoy the summertime by relaxing, swimming, and of course, having campfires. Campfires are a perfect evening addition to any retreat at Refreshing Mountain! They combine all aspects of summer by spending time outside, socializing, and enjoying good food. Traditional campfire snacks, such as s’mores and hotdogs, are a very popular…