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MISSION STATEMENT

At RMC, our “mission” is to provide clean, comfortable, and safe facilities, where guests can be “refreshed”. We will focus on the background details like cleaning, foodservice, maintenance, and technical activities, allowing our guests to focus on the retreat programming that they create for their own event.

In Activities, it is our “mission” is to bring groups and generations together to work for a common good. We will provide more than just a recreational activity. Our goals are:

  • To create an uplifting experience,
  • Teach truths for spiritual and personal development
  • Provide experiences that challenge participants to
    • Face their inner fears, struggles, and insecurities
    • Grow in Faith, Hope, Trust, and Love
    • Develop greater appreciation for one another
STATEMENT OF FAITH

Refreshing Mt Camp was founded as a Christ Centered retreat center where individuals, families, and groups can “getaway” and be “refreshed”. In accordance with our membership of the Christian Camp and Conference Association, our Board of Directors has adopted the following Statement of Faith:

WE BELIEVE IN…
  • The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct,
  • The Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
  • The deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His substitutionary atonement for sin, His bodily resurrection and His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory;
  • The Person of the Holy Spirit and His work of conviction, regeneration, and sanctification, who indwells every believer equipping them with gifts for service and witness;
  • The necessity of new birth, in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone and the importance of a life fully committed to the will of God in Christ; and
  • The church as the one universal body of Christ who is the Head, called to be God’s redeemed people.

We do not require that our guests fully ascribe to our Statement of Faith, however, all guest groups at RMC do sign a contract stating that any RELIGIOUS/CULTURAL/SOCIAL ACTIVITIES organized by the guest group will not CONFLICT with our Statement of Faith.

We welcome many types of groups that do not have a religious purpose to the retreat (i.e. school retreats, charities, tour groups, etc). It is our belief that our Statement of Faith enables us to better serve your group, whether or not you fully ascribe to it. We simply ask that while you stay with us, you respect the principles upon which the camp was founded.

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Storm Repair Update

Refreshing Mountain Storm Repair Update

March 21 (9:20 AM):

Happy Spring! We sure are feeling it up here, with the warm temperatures and renewed life all around.

  • Activities Status:
    • As of Monday our Challenge Adventure Zipline passed all necessary inspections and tests and is officially back up and running! Thanks to Treetop Quest and our crew, these ziplines are back to their prime condition- just under 4 weeks after they were damaged.
    • We anticipate the Aerial Excursion Zipline to be available come March 31. Stay posted!

To check our Zipline Tour availability and make a reservation, click here!

March 16 (4:40 PM):

Despite the 17 inches of fresh powder, we are working on our ziplines and giant swing.

  • Activities Status: Today they were able to reset guide cables on our Giant Swing. We are performing the necessary inspections, tests, and expect to have this activity open by early next week.

March 10 (8:00 AM):

We received three inches of snow and expect another few inches in the upcoming week but that's not stopping our crew!

  • Activities Status: New poles arrived and our crews are hard at work setting anchors for the guidelines that stabilize the zipline poles on the closed courses. We are ahead of schedule!
  • Zipline Bookings: Speaking of schedules are open online and booking is live, click here!

March 7 (10:40 AM):

The rain has slowed and crews are hard at work.

  • Activities Status: Our zipline builder and inspector gave the go ahead to open our Flying V and High Ropes course! Schedules are open online and booking is live, click here!
  • Forest Recovery: The past week we have been trimming branches from downed trees and prepping them for loggers to come in and remove. At this point conservative estimates are 50-60 trees have been recovered and more to address as we get past the initial border of our forest lines.

March 6 (12:00 PM):

This past weekend we hosted 200+ people with our overnight retreats. The weather was cold, but we accomplished more work and are excited about the progress.

  • Facility status: Thanks to Meadow Valley Electric (MVE) Group our solar panels have been inspected and repaired and are up and running.
  • Activities status: Today we have an inspector from our zipline builder, Climbworks, here to inspect and evaluate our ziplines. We should have a projection of when our zipline tours will reopen in the next few days.

We expect more great news, stay posted!

March 1 (4:00 PM):

The rain impeded us from completing some of our outdoor projects today, but none the less much was accomplished.

  • Parking status: Cleared all parking areas of downed trees and limbs.
  • Activity status: We restored our sling shot and archery areas and ensured the nature center critters and farm animals will be ready this weekend. In addition the climbing tower and climbing wall will be fully operational as well!

Feb 28 (4:00PM):

  • Communication status: Minutes ago our communication lines were restored. Email and phone lines are now operational. We can now begin returning your calls!
  • Building status: All damaged roofs have been weatherproofed and are scheduled for permanent repair.
  • Activity status: We will have pedal carts and teambuilding in full operation this weekend, with more to come!

Our staff along with contractors have been working tirelessly campus wide to clear debris and begin repairs. We are extremely grateful for our neighbors who have given their time and energy. We are extremely thankful for how God continues to provide. We look forward to the days to come and our retreats this weekend!

Feb 27 (4:00 PM):

Around 3:30 on Saturday February 25th, a major wind storm hit Northern Lancaster County and significantly impacted Refreshing Mountain. We sustained damage to several buildings as well as our Ziplines / adventure activities. Nevertheless, we are so thankful to God that no one was hurt during the storm. Also, we are grateful that so many people in the community are helping with cleanup and repair. Our Retreat Center ( lodging, meals, Recreation) is still open and ready to host the many groups scheduled over the next few weeks. But our Ziplines and other adventure activities are temporarily closed as we inspect, assess, and repair. We hope to have everything back up and running within the next few weeks.

Click here to read our press release regarding the storm and repair efforts

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