2023 Fall Homeschool Days

September 19, 20, 22, 26, and 29

Fall 2023 Registration IS OPEN!


All NEW Homeschool Days

Fall 2023 Built with You in Mind

Looking for a field trip option for your home school student(s)?

Our Homeschool days are back in a whole new way and we’ve improved them with you in mind. We increased activities and hours you can be on-site while keeping it low cost for homeschool families without sacrificing education and fun!

Designed with families in mind we maintained our price cap and removed the rotating chaperone responsibilities so you can enjoy the day together as a family!

Designed with your Family in mind:

Activities are open for ages 5+ (including adults!). We heard you, and so we designed a day that includes your 5 y/o AND if you want to participate, you too!

More activities one low cost for your family. In the past each participant had 4 activities, this year, each participant has 8 or 9!

Scheduled ziplines and high ropes. Depending on which package you choose (Adventure 1 or 2), you schedule the time for your zipline or elevated obstacle course so you do not have to wait in line.

– Relaxed feel, move at your own pace. Schedule a time for your Adventure 1 or 2 zipline or elevated obstacle course activity, but be here from 9AM-5PM enjoying the other activities.

2 Great Adventures Same Great Homeschool Day

Homeschool Adventure 1

Elevated Obstacle Course and Lots of fun!

Adventure 1

Includes 8 fun activities:

  • Elevated Obstacle Course – 33 Elevated Obstacles
  • Climbing Tower
  • Pedal Carts
  • Archery- NEW Fall 2023
  • Wildlife Presentations
  • Farm Animal Presentations
  • Playground
  • Hiking Trails

Price: $28/person (See *Family Friendly Price below)

Ages: 5+

Time frame: Schedule a tour time for the Elevated Obstacle Course portion. Enjoy the other activities anytime from 9AM-5PM*.*Activities close from 12-1PM for lunch.

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  • Pedal Carts_School Group_Spring_Children
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  • A candid shot of the Wildlife Reptile Summer Kids Tour, and example of one of the best activities for homeschool kids at Refreshing Mountain
  • Farm Animal Experience - Children with Horses in Summer

Homeschool Adventure 2

Zips and Everything Else

Adventure 2

Includes 9 fun activities:

  • Flying V – 2 Ziplines
  • Elevated Obstacle Course – 33 Elevated Obstacles
  • Climbing Tower
  • Pedal Carts
  • Archery- NEW Fall 2023
  • Wildlife Presentations
  • Farm Animal Presentations
  • Playground
  • Hiking Trails

Price: $35/person (See *Family Friendly Price below)

Ages: 5+

Time frame: Schedule a tour time for the Flying V/Elevated Obstacle Course portion. Enjoy the other activities anytime from 9AM-5PM*.*Activities close from 12-1PM for lunch.

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  • Pedal Carts_School Group_Spring_Children
  • Farm Animal Experience with Alpaca

September 19, 20, 22, 26, and 29

Booking Details

It’s as simple as…

  1. Choose an adventure(s) for your family
  2. Select number of participants on that adventure option
  3. Choose a date
  4. Select a time for your zipline or elevated obstacle
  5. Book all participants

Family Time: This is not a drop off event. Parents will be able to spend the day with their entire family.

*Family Friendly Price: A Child Cap on activities of $125 for child participants. Families spending more than $125 on children for activities, please call (717-738-1490) to get the Child Cap of $125 on activities. (NOTE: If parent’s register to participate they are not counted towards $125 Child Cap and pay full price.) Payment is due at time of registration. See FAQ’s for details on cancellation.

Family Based Activities: Move from one activity to the next as a family. Activities other than ziplines and elevated obstacle course can be enjoyed anytime as “Free Time Activities”. The only item(s) you must schedule are your ziplines or elevated obstacle course start time which is done at registration via the booking button below.

Lunch is NEW for Fall 2023 – That’s right, based on feedback we added in Lunch when booking your homeschool day. **See our Menu below- meals must be registered in advance**

Sample Schedule

Below Shows A Sample of What Your Day May Look Like

Note the above is a sample schedule to show you what your day could look like. Most people will be here for 3-4 hrs but you are welcome to stay 9-5PM. Activities close down for lunch from 12-1PM. (Add in our Lunch Buffet when booking your day!) Wildlife and Farm Animal Presentations are on the hour.  You will schedule a zipline/elevated obstacle course time but will have access to all the other activities throughout the day as “free time” or “self-guided”, but do not need to stay from 9-5. We guarantee one time through on either zipline and/or elevated obstacle course (depending on which package you choose) at the time you are scheduled for.


Flying V Zipline (Adventure 2 Package Only)

600+ ft. of ziplines!


Elevated Obstacle Course (Both Packages)

Two levels for a total of 33 high ropes obstacles!


Climbing Tower (Both Packages)

Five routes fom easy to difficult- you choose!


Pedal Carts (Both Packages)

Zip around our track!


Archery (Both Packages)

Fun target shooting for all!


Birds of Prey and Reptile Presentations (Both Packages)

Learn all about PA native birds of prey and reptiles!


Farm Animal Presentations (Both Packages)

Learn all about different animals in this hands on experience!


Hiking Trails and Playground

Enjoy 2+ miles of light hiking and our large outdoor playground!


Provisions at Refreshing Mountain

The 319Cafe at Refreshing Mountain has a great snack menu for all ages. From hot drinks to cold drinks, pizza to paninis, and slushies to milkshakes, you’re bound to leave with a party in your mouth.

Cafe hours for Fall 2023:

OPEN 12-1PM September 20, 22, and 29


Homeschool Day FAQ’s

If my child is 5 y/o able to do all the activities?


Keep in mind certain activities like the elevated obstacle course have some more challenging obstacles that some 5-7 y/o may not be able to complete, meaning the younger kiddos may not be able to do all 33 obstacles. However, we redesigned the elevated obstacle course in Fall 2022, to provide more access to more obstacles for younger kids – and we couldn’t be more excited for them!

In previous years I had to chaperone certain groups, what will that look like this year?

Great question! We designed this year after much feedback from families wanting to remain together throughout the duration of their time here. This year, you do not need to chaperone certain groups. Meaning, you’ll be able to travel as a family throughout your day!

We want to be with our homeschool co-op and friends, how do we do that?

We recommend trying to schedule similar time slots for the ziplines/elevated obstacle course with your friends and homeschool co-op. Each half hour will have a certain number of spots to register for, but even if your ziplines or elevated obstacle course times are not at the same exact time you will still be able to enjoy the day together.

We know homeschoolers are planners- we are homeschoolers ourselves! We wanted to take a lot of that stress away this year, so we made it accessible for groups to be here through out the day, navigating activities as you please to be with one another and with less responsibilities. So try to plan, but don’t be stressed if your scheduled ziplines/elevated obstacle course times are not at the same times or even same hour.

Do I need to stay all day?

Nope! It’s up to you.

Most people will stay for 3-4 hours, but you are also welcome to enjoy the day from 9AM-5PM. Again you determine your day by navigating to activities as you please to be with your family and friends and with less responsibilities.

When is payment due? What is cancelation and refund policy for homeschool days?

Payment is due at time of registration. Payments are non-refundable if cancelled less than 72 hours before the event. See our cancellation and refund policies here.

Do activities close down for lunch?

Yep! We give you a break (and our staff) for lunch so you don’t miss out on anything.

Is lunch provided? Can we bring our own meal?

YES! Register ahead of time for our lunch buffet and enjoy all you can eat entrees, sides, and salad bar!

Otherwise, you are still welcome to bring your own lunch. There are picnic tables and pavilion space for you to eat your bag lunch. The cafe may be opened for light food items, drinks, snacks, and souvenirs if you would like to purchase some items.

Registration is full, do you have a waiting list?

Yes. If you do not see any availability because registration is full you have the option to be added to our waitlist, just reach out to us!

Is parking at Refreshing Mountain free?

Yes, there is no cost for parking and we have ample space for buses as well as passenger vehicles.

What if there is bad weather?

This is a “light rain or shine event”. We will cancel if there is a storm or other severe weather. If Refreshing Mountain cancels any part of your event for a safety-related reason, you will receive the option to reschedule or full store credit.

Can you accomodate guest with special needs?

Yes, our activities are designed to include a broad range of physical and mental abilities. We don’t want to exclude anyone. At the same time, there are aspects of our topography and certain safety requirements of some of our elements that can pose a challenge to guests with limited mobility and/or over 250 lbs. We do have options that can be explored for special accommodation and we welcome a conversation about any particular needs your guests may have. Please give us a call at 717-738-1490.

Is there a release form required?

Yes, every participant must sign a Release Form.  If the participant is under age 18, a parent/guardian MUST sign the form.  Electronic Release Forms will be sent with your confirmation email.

Signed Release Forms must be received before you may participate.

How can we help you?

Or Call us at (717) 738-1490