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25+ Great Themes for a Great Retreat

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A thoughtful and well-developed retreat theme can be a great inspiration in helping people connect to what they have learned at your retreat. This connection strengthens the effect of the retreat and can create long-term spiritual growth and continued practice. Whether you are planning a spiritual Men’s Retreat, Women’s Retreat, or Youth Retreat with your church, a Family…

3 Fresh & Modern Themes For Your Next Women’s Retreat

3 Fresh Themes Womens Retreat

Wondering which themes for a women’s retreat can help your ladies relax, recharge, and reconnect? Today’s women are under great demands, having to juggle work, family, and faith. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated, losing sight of the bigger picture. A women’s retreat can be a great getaway that gives time to step back,…

Camp Plays Vital Role in Faith Development

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Spending time away at camp is a unique opportunity to experience life in a new way.  Faith based camps provide the space and time to reflect, learn new things, evaluate, and process.  Most importantly, camp is a time to grow closer to God. Those of us in the camping industry come face to face with…

Stress Free Packing

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Retreat Packing List Packing for a retreat can be the most stressful part of a getaway.  You don’t want to forget anything but you also don’t want to over pack either.  Below is a list to help you start to get organized.  Add your own specific items depending on weather, special activities and events, and…

Building a Team for Success

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Corporate team building activities are a great way to get the team out of the office for a day to let them regroup and come back feeling stronger as a team. The morale of a team is one of the most important aspects of productivity and quality of work. If your team already works together…

How Camp Shapes Lives

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Times of Refreshment I can’t think of a better place than camp to spend time looking at your life–repenting where there is need, turning to God, and feeling that sweet release of your sins being wiped out!  Camp is the perfect place to step back and have a “time of refreshing” that comes from the…

The Ultimate Retreat Planning Guide

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Planning a Retreat? Okay, so perhaps “Ultimate” is audaciously presumptive!  However, based on over 30 years and more than 4000 hosted retreats, we have learned a thing or two. Retreat planning takes a fair amount of work, and there are many details to consider and organize. Refreshing Mountain is here to help! One important decision,…