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Small Group Outdoor Activities (1-8 people)

At Refreshing Mountain, fun, unique experiences are endless for groups of all ages. Our 80+ acre retreat center in Lancaster County, PA, provides small and large groups with a family-friendly space to gather, adventure, and enjoy activities together.

Is your group larger than 9 people? See our large group activities >

⭐️ Featured Small Group Activity (1-8 people) ⭐️

Family Fun 5 Pack

Five exciting activities — 1 low price!


Ideal for groups of all sizes, and anyone ages 5 and up can join in on the fun. In this 1 hr 50 min package, your family or group can enjoy:

  1. 2 Zipline Courses
  2. 22 Elevated Obstacle Course
  3. Pedal Cart Track
  4. Wildlife Center w/ reptiles, Birds of Prey
  5. Hands-on Farm Animal Experience with horses, alpaca, and more!

Experience the thrill of our professionally-guided outdoor adventures

Celebrating a birthday? How about a small-group outing? Small family gathering? Or, maybe you want to get away for a fun day with your friends and family? Refreshing Mountain is ready to help fill your day with fun activities and outdoor adventures!

Here are some ideas for your small group:

Challenge High Ropes Group Activity

Choose An Outdoor Adventure For Your Small Group

Small Groups: 1-8 people

Large Group Outdoor Activities

Looking for some fun outdoor things to do in Lancaster County, PA with a large group? Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center is a beautiful 80+ acre venue for family-friendly activities, team building, retreat gatherings, and more.

Bringing a group of fewer than 9 people? See our small group activities >

👉  NEW FEATURE – Estimate your large group experience with our new rate calculator!

Choose Your Own Large Group Experience

Large Groups: 9 or more people

Refreshing Mountain
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Testimonials

Tara Brown D.
Tara Brown D.
We enjoyed ourselves on the outdoor adventures. Half off special was very reasonably priced. All of the staff was amazing and very friendly.
Michelle Samsel R.
Michelle Samsel R.
great time at Refreshing Mtn yesterday celebrating our daughters. birthday! zip line and the ropes 4 story obstacle course was fun and challenging. guides were great and lovely day outdoors.
April S.
April S.
Alyssa and Logan were super great for our first time ever ziplining and taking on an obstacle course....or 2.

They made it extra fun and made us so comfortable given we were a little scared!
Shanna S.
Shanna S.
The guides are great, very helpful for those of us who clearly need a helping hand!
Melissa H.
Melissa H.
We did the Fun5Pak then picniced at the pool for my daughters 10th birthday! Everything is so well organized for a great experience. We will definitely be back!
Joanne Panfil F.
Joanne Panfil F.
Totally recommend. Second year we stater in a cabin did a variety of the activities. Just wonderful!
Angel G.
Angel G.
Went with my family. We did the Aerial Excursion 7 Zipline Tour. My husband enjoyed it. My daughter loved it! I have an extreme fear of heights but did it...
Horiana G.
Horiana G.
Excelent place, good atentions! Good personel at the office!
Excelent to be in family and group with friends, good to learn.
Teresa F.
Teresa F.
Refreshing Mountain Retreat is a great place to vacation. We rented a cabin for 4 days. Everything was amazing and the staff was wonderful. Lots of activities, places to explore, and quiet areas for those that just want to relax.
Mary Baker R.
Mary Baker R.
What a fun place! We did the zipline and ropes course tour that took about 1 1/2 hours. The guides were so nice, knowledgeable, and helpful, especially to those that needed extra assistance. The resort is beautiful and clean. I thought it was newer but our guide said it has been around since the 1980s. I highly recommend at least a day trip, or stay a few days. It is amazing.
Teresa D.
Teresa D.
This facility is beautiful and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our ziplinine guides Maddison and Peyton were wonderful, kind and engaging. Maddison worked so hard pulling our group in and retrieving us when the line didn’t catch. She’s amazingly strong. We would recommend your facility and activities highly! Thanks for providing us with a day of birthday celebrating zip line fun!!!
Greg Hall K.
Greg Hall K.
We Survived Refreshing Mountain on 6/27/2022. We signed the Seniors book for completing our course.
It was a great day for all of us. The Staff were great on the zip line and obstacle course.
The pool was great as was the tube slide.
I would recommend Refreshing Mountain for a good day outing.
Kade W.
Kade W.
Very friendly staff and would 100% go back! Zip lines were exciting and definitely worth the price.
Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.
had a great time celebrating Aaron Cramer birthday with an escape room challenge with family and friends! They do an awesome job. so fun! Todd Stauffer Cordell Stauffer Ariel Good Kendall Stauffer Cameron Stauffer Carina King (and Rob and Phil)
Doris Ingle N.
Doris Ingle N.
What a beautiful surprise last evening. Both the drive and the walkway were a real treat. Allowing the donations to go to Align ministry was a blessing. Now, if onLy I would have had the courage to try the zip line!
Amy Wolfe H.
Amy Wolfe H.
My family did the Christmas lights Zipline and obstacle course. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. The holiday atmosphere was awesome and helped me to get into the spirit. Would definitely recommend this to any adventurous family!
Rachel F.
Rachel F.
Well worth the 50 minute drive. All staff was extremely friendly from greeters, office staff to the cafe employees, who had to clean up spilled hot cocoa...
Sharon S.
Sharon S.
My 11 year old grandson & I were at Refreshing Mt 11/6/21 for the Flying V zip line and ropes course. It was a great challenge for me and if Madelyn, on of the staff, weren't there I'd never gave made it through. She encouraged me and helped me all the way. GREAT staff!! I highly recommend this place. My grandson loved it too!
Joel F.
Joel F.
Tim and Caster (our guides) did a fantastic job of keeping us safe, being encouraging for some of the scary moments, and making everything very very fun....
Michael M.
Michael M.
We did the Aerial Excursion Course and our guides Matt and Josiah were absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend trying the zip-lines here.
Mindy S.
Mindy S.
It was our first time zip lining with our 9 year old, from checking-in to our two instructors (which I can't remember both of their names I believe destiny...
Aurora C.
Aurora C.
We rsvp for 10am.4 kids between ages 9 and 13 and 2 adults. We had so much fun at the ziplines and the elevated obstacle course. The first level of the obstacle course is tricky but easy, the 2nd level a little harder for us but still doable 😂. We didn't wait much in line. The staff was friendly and fast. The place was very nice and clean.
The animal exhibitions were very nice as well.
P D.
P D.
Went for my birthday and had a blast! Can't believe I had never heard of this place before! Went zip lining--the staff were awesome. Have already...
Tay O.
Tay O.
I love this place!!!!. Everything about this place is great! The staff is amazing. Everyone was warm and welcoming. All the activities are so much fun! My husband and I had a wonderful time with our nieces and nephews. I love that there were no televisions in our cabin. We spent so much time talking, laughing and playing games. I'm so blessed to have found this place.
Ruby H.
Ruby H.
Incredible day! Great for families and group events. The staff was so professional.
Lynn P.
Lynn P.
Very friendly staff with a great atmosphere throughout the whole park/complex. Loved the zip lines and the aerial course. Kids had a great time
Neil J.
Neil J.
First class operation. My two daughters loved the zip lines and were challenged by the obstacle courses in a very positive way. Staff was encouraging and...
Akeem R.
Akeem R.
Great experience with my family. Friendly staff and a wide variety of entertainment for all ages!!
Sarah D.
Sarah D.
Excellent experience! I was scared the first zip line but the employee talked me into continuing and I'm so happy I did. It was fun and a great memory to...
Kimberly W.
Kimberly W.
Love Love LOVE refreshing mountain! this me & my fiancés second time coming here & both experiences have been amazing! we had a zip lining tour with Tim &...
Tony L.
Tony L.
Zip lining is a must do. Staff is great, knowledgeable and friendly. I’d recommend to going back very soon for an awesome time.
Tracy F.
Tracy F.
We had a great experience zip lining. The ropes course slowed us down but it was challenging and fun. We definitely hope to come back and do some more zip lining!! The staff was patient and kind. A child in our group was struggling with fear and they got her through it. Thanks for helping us make some happy memories!
Alicia V.
Alicia V.
The zip lining was absolutely amazing for our whole family!! The rope courses were intense. Soooooo thankful for the instructors and their patience. I personally could not have done it without them! We all felt so well taken care of especially when things got intimidating!!!
Angie M.
Angie M.
The team made this trip 5/18/21 very enjoyable! We had such a great time! The view during the zip line was amazing! I’m a person with great fear of heights and I’m so grateful for these guys taking the time to make us feel very comfortable and enjoy the experience. A.M.
Shani R.
Shani R.
We were just there last week! So much to do on the grounds. We took advantage of their Passover/spring break special. My kids had a great time. It felt like we were back at camp!
We can’t wait to go back!!!
Brent K.
Brent K.
Had a great time tonight doing the new Escape Room at Refreshing Mountain. Having experience with several escape rooms within our group, we were ALL very impressed with this unique and fun experience. This is one of the best escape room experiences for our family! Well worth the money! If you’re looking for a fun experience for your family or group, I encourage you to give it a try!! Great job
Erica L.
Erica L.
We went for the wildlife center piece but enjoyed the grounds in general. Mark was excellent & gave us such an enjoyable experience learning about the birds of prey on site & reptiles & amphibians of PA & even beyond! The grounds are beautiful, all the staff we interacted with were friendly & helpful, the Christmas lights were fun. We’ll definitely be back!
Gail T.
Gail T.
What a delightful family Christmas experience we shared at Refreshing Mountain. The light decorations create a sense of actually living in a story book and...
Michael T.
Michael T.
Whether it's a family weekend stay in one of the beautiful cabins, or taking our granddaughters swimming and hiking, or having a blast in one of their...
Kelly R.
Kelly R.
ziplining and adventure park
Dan L.
Dan L.
Lot's of fun!Lots of fun for the whole family!
Annette N.
Annette N.
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center thank you for a fantastic time today! And thank you Sam, Alyssa and Mark for making the visit special! We will be back!
Katelyn H.
Katelyn H.
Beautiful facility! Courteous staff! We had a blast! 🙂
Jenn Z.
Jenn Z.
My family and I visited Hershey, PA and as a side trip, decided to go zip-lining. (All my husbands idea!) Anyway, I REALLY REALLY hesitated on signing up...
Erica Gwon M.
Erica Gwon M.
We stayed over night in one of the cabins and did zip lining. Caster and Tim were awesome guides! We will return for a day trip in the near future. There seemed to be various activities but we only booked the zip lining in advance. Very clean and staff were friendly.
Trina F.
Trina F.
Dianna & Tim were great guides for our zip line experience! Very sweet and patient. We had so much fun!!!
Mike H.
Mike H.
I absolutely LOVE this establishment. From the pool, to the horseback riding lessons, to the zip lining, to the overall camping... everything has been...
Tera-Lee Friesen B.
Tera-Lee Friesen B.
We visited the pool today and had a wonderful time! We had to get milkshakes before we left, also. Just a nice, low key place to hang out and explore.
Meghan S.
Meghan S.
Everyone there is very polite. The entire resort is so clean.
Castellano M.
Castellano M.
Best place, I was there last weekend with my family, nice place and the staff very polite. Obviously we go back soon. Absolutely I recommend this place to everyone.
Kate Zoller D.
Kate Zoller D.
My daughter and I had a great time last Saturday. We did the rock climbing wall and the giant swing. Our guides/instructors were very nice and you could tell they love their jobs. The swing was definitely a thrill! Also, the property is beautiful and we enjoyed the unique playground and basketball court. We will definitely be back!!
Resha D.
Resha D.
We visited Refreshing Mountain on a day trip and did the Aerial Excursion 7 Zip Line Tour with guides Josiah and Madeline. They were helpful, friendly, and...
Kathy B.
Kathy B.
Did the 7 zip line adventure with our family and all 4 of us had a great time. Our guides were great and helped make our time there enjoyable. Will return for another adventure!
Jessica Lee F.
Jessica Lee F.
only went for zip lining but definitely planning on staying a weekend one day!
Dee Jay P.
Dee Jay P.
Zip lines was pretty good. The pool was fun, The nearby town
had good hospitality. The lodge was clean and spacious i wanted a cabin but all was full. definitely 👍
Tina Jones C.
Tina Jones C.
Fun time. The guys who helped us were very nice and helpful. Very patient. Will definitely go again but will do the longer zip lines the next time.
Steve K.
Steve K.
Excellent, attentive, and friendly staff! The zip line and obstacle course were fun. Looking forward to going back for the Challenge Course!
Tawana S.
Tawana S.
Great experience! Will be returning soon!!
Bill S.
Bill S.
Excellent place to visit all types of activities and not far from other places in Lancaster County
Laura J S.
Laura J S.
Beautiful place with fun activities for the entire family.
Nene B.
Nene B.
We absolutely would recommend a trip here. Theres so much to do and see ..the zip lining course is awesome, once you're done you can go relax by the pool or check out the farm animals. everyone was so helpful and kind We loved it! Definitely planning another trip soon.
Ivette V.
Ivette V.
it's a beautiful peaceful place. pool very fun. friendly staff. soo much to do.
Theresa R.
Theresa R.
So much fun at such an affordable price. Super friendly staff and fellow patrons. Drove 45min for this and will be doing it again!!!!
Anne K.
Anne K.
They make every step of the visit an experience. Such ease to register, great parking and then exceed your expectations on the adventure. Great atmosphere and super thankful for home away from home atmosphere.
Eliana Z.
Eliana Z.
We had a great time on the pool. We're definitely coming back.
Brenda G.
Brenda G.
love it .. a lot of fun ..
Loana Oirazan N.
Loana Oirazan N.
Love this place and the people ✅🙏 My kids love coming here.
Becca Floren P.
Becca Floren P.
My family had the best time. We ranged in ages from 5 to 68 and we all ziplined and went on the rope obstacles. It was the perfect birthday adventure for my 8 year old!
Vee C.
Vee C.
Awesome services, super Awesome place. We loved it. 💯
Trisha B.
Trisha B.
What a great time! Shout out to Tim, Elizabeth, and Robin...what great guides! They were so personable, fun, and great supports!!!! They definitely made the first time experience the best!
Mary Ann N.
Mary Ann N.
Just spent the weekend here with my children and grandchildren, we had the best time . Highly recommend! We visited the reptile house, climbing wall, obstacle course, zip lines, pool. Staff was extremely helpful and courteous.
Monica G.
Monica G.
My husband and I spent our 3 year anniversary here and it was perfect. The cabins are cozy and extremely quiet even though you know people are playing...
D F.
D F.
We did not stay there: we zip lined (The challenge option- 6 lines)I'm 31; went with 2 sister and friend my age. Definitely nerve wrecking at times for a...
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About Refreshing Mountain

Looking for some fun outdoor things to do in Lancaster County, PA as a family or group? Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center was established to provide a family-friendly place for people of all ages and group sizes to enjoy fun activities and to be refreshed.

Our professionally guided outdoor adventures are designed to challenge and excite you, whether you want to explore the area’s natural beauty with a large group or just spend quality time with your friends and family. No matter the size of your group you’ll find refreshment, connection, and adventure.

FAQs

Reservations are highly recommended whether you call ahead or book online. If you just stop in, you might have to wait an hour or more for the activity you want. We recommend you call ahead or book online to ensure availability even for day-of bookings. 

  • All activities have a maximum weight of 280 pounds.
  • For most of the “high adventure” activities, individual riders must be at least five years old and weigh a minimum of 60 pounds to zip line. For the Aerial Excursion Course and Rappelling, participants must be a minimum of 8 years old.
  • An adult MUST accompany children under 13 for the Challenge and Aerial Excursion. For other activities, an adult need only be present. Please see the AGE RATIO GRID for specifics.

 

  • All participants MUST be wearing closed-toed shoes, like a sneaker.
  • If you are wearing hoop or dangling earrings or a necklace, you will be asked to remove them while doing the activity. There is a safe place you can keep your belongings.
  • Hair that is below the shoulder should be pulled pack.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your first scheduled activity. Come to the office, and we will direct you from there.

We are very intentional about promoting and preserving a family-friendly environment that welcomes all guests. Our goals for hospitality and many of our policies reflect the Judeo-Christian founding of the retreat center. We feel strongly that our guidelines are essential in helping us promote a wholesome, safe, enjoyable, family-friendly environment for everyone.

How can we help you?

Have Questions about booking a group adventure – Call us at (717) 738-1490