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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…

Tips to Help You Manage a Retreat

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If you are planning a retreat, part of your responsibility is to manage the event so it reaps the intended results. Don’t shy away from this task. Managing a retreat is actually quite an enjoyable experience. Channel your efforts in the proper manner and you will oversee a successful retreat that makes a lasting impression. Key…

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…

5 Team Building Activities for Your Next Office Meeting

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Every office can benefit from team building activities. The best team building activities are fairly simple, repeatable and most importantly, purposeful. Let’s take a look at some fun ideas that will bring your co-workers closer to one another. 1. Spot the Truth Pass out a sheet of paper and a pen to each employee. Have…

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…

Fall Stay and Play Family Getaway Special

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School is just back in session and it already feels like your family needs to take some time away.   We’d like to invite  your family to come to Refreshing Mountain this fall for a fun and refreshing family getaway.  For a limited time only, use our “FALL50” discount to get 50% off your 2-night…

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