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Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Mark Layton

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Mark Layton is the Wildlife Center Director 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…

Creating Memories and Family Bonding Experiences

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If you are on the lookout for family bonding opportunities that create lasting memories, look no further than Lancaster’s Refreshing Mountain.  It’s the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones and experience new and exciting moments that deepen your familial bonds. Even extremely tight-knit families will find value in a Refreshing Mountain…

Fun and Creative Family Bonding Ideas

Fun and Creative Ways to bond as a family

If you are the parents of a little one or an adolescent, you are probably looking for some new things to do as a family. The time you spend with your kids makes a massive impact on their development as well as their family pride. This is your chance to spend quality time with your…

Activity Ideas For Families With Teens

Activities For Families With Teens

The teen years can be somewhat tumultuous. Youngsters are going through puberty, being challenged in school, and trying to find a group of friends that they fit in with. Parents can feel a bit powerless during this delicate period if their teenagers tend to distance themselves from authority figures. We would like to share some…

Press Release: Refreshing Mountain Unveils New Family Activity Packages

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center unveils new family activity packages for its upcoming season. Quality family time just got a lot more adventurous with the addition of new Family Packages designed for every age group to enjoy. Families can choose from three different packages: Discovery Package: Experience a mixture of…

Splash Your Way To Family Fun This Summer

Splash Family Fun This Summer

A day full of fun and family activities The 2016 summer season is almost here, and we are celebrating the opening of our community pool on May 14th. This year is filled with tons of activities for families, groups, and kids of all ages. Here at Refreshing Mountain, we know the importance of fun, and…

Outdoor Family Activities At Refreshing Mountain

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South Central Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of family activities, especially in and around the Lancaster area. Few local attractions offer the adventure and variety of outdoor activities that are available at Refreshing Mountain. Here are just a few of our summer favorites: The Community Pool   Our near Olympic-sized pool is a water playground…

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

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The holidays are coming, and if you’re like most people, you have at least one person on your list that’s hard to buy for. This holiday season, think outside the box and consider some of these unique holiday gift ideas. 1. The Multi-tool “Always be prepared” is an age-old Scout motto that still holds true…

Names of Basic Rock Climbing Holds and How to Use Different Types

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The rock climbing tower at Refreshing Mountain offers a physical challenge with the reward of spectacular views at the top. While rock climbing, you will use handholds and footholds to push and pull your body to the top. Our visitors are beginners just getting introduced to the sport… so to help them get started, here…

Learn Archery in 6 Simple Steps

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Learn Archery In 6 Simple Steps Archery, a centuries-old method of hunting and sport, is an extremely popular activity for both children and adults. That is one of the reasons we offer archery as an outdoor activity at Refreshing Mountain. Whether done competitively or for recreation, archery uses strength, aim, and concentration to shoot an…