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Everything You Need to Know about Outdoor Team Building

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It’s thrilling to go as a work team or a youth group to enjoy a day in the woods. The outdoors provides a place for rejuvenation, and the time spent in outdoor team building brings your group closer together. By the end of the day, you’ll feel like you made some new friends, you’re motivated…

3 Birthday Party Ideas in Lancaster, PA

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It’s somebody’s birthday every day, and if it’s your day today—congrats! Refreshing Mountain is a great place to host your birthday, especially for the outdoor lovers. Here are some great activities to look at for your birthday celebration. For the Wildlife Enthusiasts… If you love animals, then the best activities I would recommend include the…

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

If you have ever wanted to have an adventure, but couldn’t find the right option for your group or even yourself, then you need to look into a live actor escape room. New and exciting challenges are around every corner. The challenges are ahead of you, and you have no choice but to solve the…

4 Fall Activities Great for Homeschoolers in Lancaster

If you are a homeschooler in the Lancaster area and are looking for educational and fun activities for the fall, there is a beautiful variety to choose from! Keep your schedule flexible and your eyes open for the opportunities below. Hiking and Camping Say what? Both hiking and camping are great for connecting with friends…

Flesh Eating Bacteria !!! (and Other Zipline Safety Questions Answered) – Zipline Safety Regulations

Flesh Eating Bacteria !!! (and Other Zipline Safety Questions Answered) – Zip Line Safety Regulations | Refreshing Mountain

Are Ziplines Safe? Safety is often a concern among many who want to try ziplining. The term “safe” is often a term we associate with a guarantee from any risk. Let’s be honest, though, if the risk was removed from everything, we wouldn’t want to do anything; it would be boring. Nonetheless, we desire to…

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…