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Introducing Nature Programs at Refreshing Mountain

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Refreshing Mountain is blessed with a beautiful property complete with woods, a pond and open areas.  It was only a matter of time before Nature Studies would join the other activity options offered to retreats, school groups, and families. The focus of the new nature program is hands on learning and good stewardship of God’s creation. Both kids…

School Field Trip Planning Guide

  Along with the arrival of spring, March through June signals the start of field trip season for many schools. After being cooped-up in the classroom during the cold, wet dreary winter months, teachers are anxious to get students out into the real world exploring and learning. While a day on the town sounds like…

Not Your Typical School Field Trip

If you are looking for fresh new experiences and ways to experience life outside of the classroom, Refreshing Mountain is the venue for you. We host a variety of day events and offer a range of age appropriate programs for students in grades kindergarten through senior high. Read on to find out more about how…

Top 10 School Field Trip Ideas in Pennsylvania

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School field trips provide a fun and educational experience for students of all ages.  Here is a top 10 list of school field trip ideas (of course, we are biased towards #9 & #10) 1. Visit a Farm Touring a local farm is a great way to learn about food production, different farm animals, and…

What are the Teambuilding Challenges at Refreshing Mountain?

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Ok, so you’re thinking about doing a team building event and you’ve heard about Refreshing Mountain, but you’re not sure exactly what our team building activities are all about.  What will your group be doing while they are on-site?  Will it be fun for everyone?  How long do the activities and are they safe?   What will my…

Consider an Outdoor Adventure for Your Next School Field Trip

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Are you looking for new ideas for your next school field trip?  Consider a day event at Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center.  We have lots of outdoor activities for groups of all ages, sizes and budgets.  We’ve been providing retreats and outdoor adventures to groups in Lancaster County for over 30 years and have…