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Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Marlin & Sharon Harnish

Marlin and Sharon started the camp in 1983, with simply the desire to have a place where they could work together as a family, raise a family, and minister to families.  Before this, they worked at a retirement community as the property managers, where they also lived on-site. When they first moved here, the property…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Justin Harnish

I have been living and working here since I was 4 years old.  Of course, my roles/responsibilities have changed over the years. Currently, I oversee the Finance, Marketing, Policy, and Sales aspects of Refreshing Mountain.  As a child, I was “babysitter” for my younger siblings while my parents did camp tasks.  I also helped with…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio Ken Hedrick

Ken has served as Refreshing Mountain’s Food Service Director for the past eight years.  Those years have brought many delicious meals as a result of hard work, but also quite a few light hearted moments. For example, he recounts the time he dropped a five gallon container of cracked eggs. “The container shattered and eggs…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Josh Shuman

Josh has been a Refreshing Mountain employee since 2012. His first position was as cook in the kitchen but then he transitioned into Activities Administrator and Assistant to the Maintenance Director. Needless to say, you could find Josh almost anywhere on the grounds! You might find him leading zip line tours, running activities, or fixing…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Judy Bomberger

Judy Bomberger is Refreshing Mountain’s Housekeeping Manager. Judy’s husband, Don, was already an employee of Refreshing Mountain when Judy was asked if she could come help clean one day.  Over a decade later, she is still here cleaning but is now the Housekeeping Manager. In addition to her responsibilities at Refreshing Mountain, Judy also homeschooled her six…

Getting to Know Caleb Nolt

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Caleb started at Refreshing Mountain last November after applying to the activities department. He had been looking for a job for a while without success until his aunt suggested he apply at Refreshing Mountain. Her first question was “are you afraid of heights?” When he said no, she handed him an application. A few days…

Getting to know Andrew Wagner

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Andrew Wagner started working at Refreshing Mountain in March of 2014 after looking for a job that would suit his passions. He really wanted a job that would allow him to work outside while being flexible with his schedule. Working at a God honoring establishment is very important to him, so after praying about it…

Getting to know Nick Weaver

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Nick Weaver is an amazing member of our activities team. He worked here in high school for two summers, but found other employment after graduation. For years he’d come to the pool with his family and thought the ziplines and high ropes course looked so cool, but it was in  January of 2013 that he…

Getting to Know Don Bomberger

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Don Bomberger has become an iconic figure at Refreshing Mountain with his familiar hat firmly positioned on his head and his amiable joking.  Make sure you notice if he’s wearing a hat or not–occasionally it gets a mind of its own and wanders off, not to be found for days. Don is most often referred…

Getting to know Darbi Knee

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Darbi Knee is one of Refreshing Mountain’s long-time employees. She was approached by Marlin Harnish, the owner of Refreshing Mountain, and asked if she would be interested in belaying for their ropes course. Her reply? “Yes sir!” She has been with us since 1998 as a well-loved and respected guide—so much so that one of…

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