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How to Reinforce Lessons and Memories Post-Retreat

How to Reinforce Lessons and Memories Post-Retreat

Once your Refreshing Mountain retreat wraps up, you might be bit concerned that your team, family or other group members lose sight of the lessons learned during this valuable experience. Though most retreat participants emerge with newfound knowledge, wisdom and possibly even a different outlook, some will inevitably lose sight of the retreat’s lessons as…

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…

Storm Repair Update: Local Attraction Will Stay Open Despite Storm Damage

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Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center in Stevens, PA took a major hit from a recent wind storm that hit Lancaster County, but that doesn’t mean they are closing up shop. “We were hit pretty hard,” said Justin Harnish, Director of the family adventure and retreat center. “Several of our outdoor activities will need to…

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 Brooke Wenger

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Brooke Wenger is Refreshing Mountain’s Teambuilding Coordinator and Activities Administrator. In the Spring of 2015 she was looking to pick up some part time hours over the summer when a staff member suggested considering RM’s activities department. Brooke has experience working in camping so was eager and excited to get back into that field. At…

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…

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