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Venomous Snakes at Refreshing Mountain’s Wildlife Center

Learn About North American Venomous Snakes and More Did you know that part of our wildlife center’s collection features North American venomous snakes? Currently on exhibit are 6 species of Rattlesnakes and 2 Northern Copperheads. We also have on exhibit a Gila Monster (one of the only venomous lizards in the world), and a Baron’s…

Farm Animal Experience at Refreshing Mountain

Looking for an opportunity to see what life is like on a farm? Refreshing Mountain offers guests a guided tour that will take you to each of our animal enclosures. We have horses, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs and other adorable animals that guests may hold, pet, feed and groom. This experience is filled with fun…

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…

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…

News Release: New Live Animal Display Brings Even More Adventure to Lancaster County

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – A newly constructed Wildlife Center at Refreshing Mountain in Lancaster County, PA features more than 20 new live animal displays. These brand new animal displays include exotic and native reptiles and amphibians, as well as, exhibits from PA woodlands including furs, nests, eggs, antlers, skulls, and more. During a visit to…

Nature Education and Adventure Education Field Trips at Refreshing Mountain

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School field trips at Refreshing Mountain offer an exciting adventure, engaging students in the unique nature based education program. With 80 acres of beautiful woodlands, students can participate in Earth Sciences, Peer-to-Peer development or Adventure Education activities.  Developed by professional educators and led by trained instructors, school field trip programs at Refreshing Mountain provide education,…

Top Student Benefits of an Educational Field Trip at Refreshing Mountain

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Textbooks, worksheets, lectures, reports, and projects are the mainstays of the school year. Teachers and students alike work through this daily grind, day after day. Educational field trips allow a much-needed break from the daily routine and a host of other benefits to students. By getting them out of the classroom and into the world,…

Team Building Activities for School Field Trips

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For an exhilarating, unique, and successful way to supplement your traditional indoor classroom activities with a completely-different curriculum that includes team building activities and encourages independent decision-making (all while in the great outdoors) consider a school field trip to Refreshing Mountain. Refreshing Mountain is a retreat and outdoor adventure center with an 80-acre property in Lancaster,…

Why Choose Lancaster, PA for Your Next School Field Trip Destination?

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School is back and you may be looking at planning for the 2015-16 school year. A great way for children to learn, explore and have fun, is to schedule some great school field trips. Lancaster, PA has a variety of options from building team skills to learning more about the world around us. You don’t have to travel far to provide…