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4 Activities to End Summer Well

It’s almost that time of year—going back to school! As you have your final couple of days of summer freedom, and you don’t know what to do for your final “Huzzah”, here are some ideas for you to try out with your friends. The Pool There’s nothing better than cooling off in the pool on…

Outdoor Team Building Techniques to Improve Communication

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When communication isn’t straightforward and robust in any group, problems arise. Poor communication begets frustration, whether in a relationship, amongst friends or between coworkers across a department. Don’t allow communication struggles to lead to mistakes, quality problems, conflict, missed deadlines, lost opportunities, or other less than desired outcomes. Instead, work to improve and strengthen your…

You Asked… We Answered!

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In the office, we are asked a multitude of questions regarding ziplining or other activities on the facility. Here are frequently asked questions with answers provided by the office staff at Refreshing Mountain. Can we take our infant ziplining? Nope! You must be at least 5 years-old to go on the Flying V and the…

4 Activities that Promote Teambuilding for the Family

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Teamwork is essential for sports, school projects, business projects, and for most real-life situations we find ourselves in. This includes family. As important as it is to be together as a family—what’s matters more is being able to work together in unity with your parents, kids, or siblings. If you have a family dynamic like…

The Power of Unplugging

Here at Refreshing Mountain, we believe in the power of unplugging from technology and enjoying the world of nature around us. You will notice, in fact, if you stay in one of our cabins there is no television. It may seem odd or uncomfortable at first, but you will notice how relaxing it is when…

How To Have An Epic Summer Adventure in Lancaster, PA (That Boosts Your Confidence)

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We’re sharing five of our favorite summertime adventures in Lancaster, PA for students looking to build confidence and have fun!  Summer is officially here, and teens everywhere are celebrating the start of this new season. We love summer for the opportunity it brings teens to explore new adventures and find new experiences.  At Refreshing Mountain,…

The Importance of Teambuilding in 2022

It’s been a little over two years since COVID hit, and if you haven’t heard of COVID by now, you should get out more. When the pandemic began, we lost connection with a lot of people, and for many of us it meant we were isolated in our houses, or maybe cooped up with family….

8 Benefits of Outdoor Team-Building Activities for Teens

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It is no secret that team-building group activities for teens can be very beneficial to group success and personal development. From building bonds and teaching participants how to work together to develop shared goals, grow leadership skills and improving communication skills, we love outdoor team-building activities for more reasons than one.  Especially in teens, these activities can help…