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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….

6 Activities and Games for Your Women’s Retreat

If you have run out of ideas of what to do for your women’s retreat, look no further! Use some of these activities: Slumber Party! This will be a great throwback to your teen days, with friends and games. Everyone can bring their favorite snacks and board games to have throughout the night. You can…

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…

Top 6 Tips for Planning a Retreat

Trust and Team Bonding Activity Between Two Men

Are you planning a retreat, but don’t know where to start? Here are some great tips from our staff to set your retreat planning up for success! 1. Know who you’re bringing Is it a youth retreat? A women’s retreat? It’s important to know your audience—who you are setting the retreat up for. If you…

5 Adventurous Activities to Include in Your Retreat

How can you bring adventure to your retreat this year? At Refreshing Mountain, we love to answer  the call of the wild with many of our activities found at Refreshing Mountain. Whether you are here just for the day with your group, or you are here for a weekend, we have some great activities in…

Best Indoor Activities for Large Groups

Whether you have a group of ten or one hundred, it can be interesting trying to find some games that work for everyone (or, at least, most people). If it’s a rainy day or dreary outside, some of those recreational activities may require a little more creativity if you weren’t planning on the weather change….

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…

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…