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Looking for a field trip option for your home school group?  Come to the outdoor classroom at Refreshing Mountain! Our Home School Days provide a variety of outdoor adventures and activities designed to provide fun and educational experiences for your students.

Upcoming Fall 2019 Homeschool Days-

Date(s): Monday, September 23; Thursday, October 3; Friday, October 11.

Chaperone(s): This is not a drop off event. Parents will be scheduled to chaperone on a rotating basis.

Cost: $24/person with a family cap of $72.  Payment is due at time of registration.  See FAQ’s for details on cancellation.

Registration: Register online using the Register Now button below. Space is limited to 20 students per age group.  Wait list is available.

Sleepover the night before (or after!) in our beautiful Cabins for just $99*! Call us to book at 717-738-1490.

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Fall 2019 Homeschool Days Schedule

1st-2nd  grades 3rd-4th grades 5th-6th grades 7th-12th grades
10:00 AM Arrive
10:30 AM Wildlife of PA (NEW) Flying V Ziplines Farm Animal Experience Elevated Obstacle Course
11:30 AM Flying V Ziplines Wildlife of PA (NEW) Elevated Obstacle Course Wilderness Survival Skills (NEW)
12:30 PM Packed Lunch
1:00 PM Elevated Obstacle Course Farm Animal Experience Wildlife of PA (NEW) Flying V Ziplines
2:00 PM Farm Animal Experience Elevated Obstacle Course Flying V Ziplines Wildlife of PA (NEW)
3:00 PM Depart

Homeschool Day Activities

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Farm Animal Experience

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Sleepover field trips are the best!

Stay in our cabin for just $99*.

Call to Book Your Stay 717-738-1490.

*Price valid to one night during stay. Deal not valid Friday or Saturday. Price valid for up to 6 persons. Taxes apply. No other discounts apply.

SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS: Go Behind the Scenes.

Reptile Keeper Workshop

This course covers the ins and outs of care for 40+ species of reptiles and amphibians at our Wildlife Center, with opportunities to feed, handle, and interact with our animal collection.  Time will also be spent outdoors learning about the native species of the area.

Material is designed specifically for kids ages 9-14*  *Note: 1 non-paying adult (18+) must accompany for every 3 children.

Next Workshop: June 29th, July 20th and September 7th

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

$28/child (Ages 9-14)

(limited space available)

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Payment is due at time of registration.  Payments are non-refundable if cancelled less than  48 hours before the event. If someone on the waitlist takes your place money can then be refunded.

If registration is full you will be contacted and put on the waitlist. If it does not work out for you to attend, you will receive a full refund.

Yes. Parents/Guardians must remain on the Refreshing Mountain grounds throughout the day. A chaperone schedule will be given upon arrival.

Lunch is NOT provided for this event.  There are picnic tables and pavilion space for you to eat your bag lunch. The camp store will be opened for light food items, drinks, snacks, and souvenirs if you would like to purchase some items.

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

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 a FULL REFUND.

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.

Yes, every participant must sign a Release Form.  If the participant is under age 18, a parent/guardian MUST sign the form.  Therefore, for school groups it is necessary to process the Release Forms prior to the event.  The group organizer is responsible to collect the signed Release Forms and bring them along on the day of the event.

Signed Release Forms must be received in our office before we will begin your event.

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