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How We Create a Refreshing Experience

Summer is here, and our season is packed with retreats, friends and families that have decided to spend time with us at Refreshing Mountain. We care about you. Therefore, we focus a lot of our attention on making your experience with us the most refreshing it can be. Through all our departments, including but not…

9 Themes for Your Upcoming Youth Retreat

Are you looking for a fresh theme for the youth retreat you are hosting this year? Here are some great themes to look at and use! God and the Royal Inheritance (Ephesians 1 and 2) Did you know you are a child of God? What does that really mean? God constantly reminds us that we…

How to Get the Best Experience Out of Refreshing Mountain

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You have probably noticed how much there is to do at Refreshing Mountain, whether you are scrolling through the website or have been to our facility in person. While it is easy to hop from one thing to the next, a lot of people have asked us this question: How do you have the best…

8 Exciting Things To Do In Spring In Lancaster, PA The Whole Family Will Enjoy

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Shake off the winter blues and head outside to enjoy some exciting Spring activities in Lancaster, PA Spring is officially here, and after months of the dark, dreary winter, cabin fever has hit many of us hard. If you’re tired of being cooped up at home and are ready to start enjoying all that spring…

Fun Activities on a Rainy Day

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Staying in one of Refreshing Mountain’s cabins is a great way to un-plug from the world and spend quality time with your family. Sometimes it can be interesting searching for ideas on things to do, especially if you are staying inside the cabin. Here are three great ideas for activities you can do with your…

How to Get the Most Relaxing Experience at Refreshing Mountain

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Ziplining isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s okay! Maybe you aren’t a huge fan of looking around our Wildlife Center and seeing the python and the rattlesnakes in there. That’s okay, too! If you’re looking for a more calm and relaxing experience at Refreshing Mountain, we can help with that—it’s in the name. Here…

Absolute Best Ice Breakers and Large Group Games for Retreats

How is the best way to start a retreat? With ice breakers, of course! Here are some of the best ice breakers (and games) for groups of all ages. Train Wreck This can be done with small or large groups, but larger groups (between 15-50 or more) are best! You will need a chair for…

It’s Snowing! Three Activities to Do When It’s Snowing

Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s below freezing, and the precipitation comes down to the earth as snow. Whether you’re more of an indoor person—or whether you are a snow bunny like myself—there are multitudes of activities you can do to enjoy this wonderful snow day here at our cabins. Of course, you…

10 Great Lancaster County Christmas Traditions

As a native of Lancaster County, I have enjoyed celebrating Christmas in many ways. These are 10 of my favorite Christmas traditions. Some are old and some are new, but all are amazing. 1. Sight and Sound Theatres Sight and Sound Theatres is an experience your family will never forget! This year Queen Esther is…

5 Tips for Planning a Family Retreat at Refreshing Mountain

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If you’re the one who has been designated as the official organizer of your family’s annual reunion this year, consider planning a truly memorable family retreat, nontraditional, and quite different from your previous retreats where you held a picnic at the park or secured some rental space at your local community center. Plan a love-and-laughter-filled family…