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How to Have Better Fellowship with Your Coworkers

Adult Retreat & Outdoor Activities in Lancaster County, PA

Connection. Teamwork. Fellowship. Those words—and words similar—have significance when it comes to developing a strong team. Are those words that describe you and your team? How can your group connect on a deeper level other than work projects? At Refreshing Mountain, I have had the privilege and opportunity to connect and develop friendships with many…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Angie Harnish

Hi everyone! My name is Angie and I work as the Café Manager at Refreshing Mountain! However, I have worn a lot of hats over the past couple years. I started out in the Activities department in the fall of 2018 and transitioned to the café the following spring to help the previous manager keep…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Josiah Maier

Who are you, and what’s your role at Refreshing Mountain? My name is Josiah Maier, and I work as an activities administrator here at Refreshing Mountain. I started working here part-time in 2015 as a guide and came on full-time in September of 2021. My day-to-day activities range from guiding zipline tours, assisting with equipment/course…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Nick Cage

My name is Nicholas Cage (no, that is not a typo) and I am an activities administrator at Refreshing Mountain. I have been working at Refreshing Mountain since May of 2016, and in September 2021 I came on as full-time. The easiest way to describe what I do is the assistant to the other administrators…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Andrea Cage

My name is Andrea Cage, and I’m the assistant Activities Manager. I started at Refreshing Mountain as a guide in May of 2016 and transitioned into the roll of an admin in February of 2019. Aside from my administrative roll I am the training coordinator, scheduling and staff coordinator, and on occasion I lead a…

Absolute Best Ice Breakers and Large Group Games for Retreats

How is the best way to start a retreat? With ice breakers, of course! Here are some of the best ice breakers (and games) for groups of all ages. Train Wreck This can be done with small or large groups, but larger groups (between 15-50 or more) are best! You will need a chair for…

It’s Snowing! Three Activities to Do When It’s Snowing

Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s below freezing, and the precipitation comes down to the earth as snow. Whether you’re more of an indoor person—or whether you are a snow bunny like myself—there are multitudes of activities you can do to enjoy this wonderful snow day here at our cabins. Of course, you…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Tim Witmer

Who are you, and what’s your role at Refreshing Mountain? My name is Tim Witmer, and I am an Activities Administrator at Refreshing Mountain. I have been working here for about 6 years, starting out as a Guide. It has only been within this past year that I started full time. My main responsibilities range…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Daniel Glick

Daniel Glick is the Activities Facilities Coordinator. His main responsibilities consist of overseeing the maintenance and inspections of the activities courses, helping to run the activities department, and being head decorator of the Christmas Lights Experience. A typical day for him could involve hanging on ropes off the side of platforms doing inspections, trimming trees…

The Best Christmas Gifts to Buy for the Adventurous People in Your Life

It’s that time of year again! Buying Christmas gifts is a great way to express your friendship and love for one another, but sometimes it can be difficult choosing the right gifts, especially for those who love a good adventure in the great outdoors. There are many ways this can go, but here are recommendations…