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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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Working on the benefits of outdoor team-building activities for teens as a team

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…

How to Select Proper Team Building Activities

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Outdoor team building activities are a great way to facilitate bonding with your team members, reduce employee stress, bring together remote teams, and give them the chance to get to know one another outside of work or school. When it comes to improving team dynamics or organizing a team building program, most managers, corporate event…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Joel Brown

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Joel Brown is the Activities Overseer and Teambuilding Coordinator at Refreshing Mountain. His job, as in his title, is to oversee that all activities are scheduled accordingly and can run, to check for available staff for said activities and to make sure everything in the activities run smoothly. He trains and motivates the staff and…