- NO ALCOHOL. Violators of this policy will be asked to leave without refund.
- No Smoking by the pool or any other public areas.
- No Foul Language.
- Please dress modestly. At the pool, girls/ladies should wear a 1 piece suit (or a non-white t-shirt over a 2 piece suit is permitted), and no Speedos for men/boys. Please wear a cover-up to/from the pool area.
Refreshing Mountain offers a unique venue for tenting. We host Families, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church Camps, and lots of other groups of people looking to get away to the woods and enjoy nature. Sites can be rented individually, and we also have clusters of sites that can be rented concurrently, so that your whole group can stay in the same area. Some sites have 20 AMP electric service (note: we do not offer an onsite dumping station), to serve small campers/popups, but most sites are best suited for tent camping. Water is available for any site. For group tenting, we can handle a maximum of approx. 40 people (in 10-12 tents/campers).
Site rentals include use of the pool (seasonal) as well as access to our outdoor facilities, which include a playground, hiking trails, fishing pond, basketball and volleyball courts, and much more.
Guests may also be interested in our many Adventure Recreation Options, like Ziplines, Teambuilding, Archery, a Paintball Obstacle Course, Geocaching, Climbing Tower, Giant Swing, and more. There are various packages that can be added to a tenting weekend. Click here for more information. (please note that these extra activities generally need to be planned/scheduled a few weeks before the date of your arrival). You may also want to checkout our cabins which are a nice complement to the tent sites if some members of your group aren’t thrilled about tenting.
- In general, each site includes a picnic table, fire ring, and parking for 1 vehicle. During the summer, a site rental also includes use of the community pool (click for hours of operation).
- Minimum of a 2 night stay over weekends.
- Check-in time on the arrival date is 4PM and check-out time on the departure date is 1PM.
- Our FAMILY FRIENDLY Atmosphere includes the following:
- No alcohol is permitted at Refreshing Mountain. Violators of this rule will be asked to leave without a refund.
- No Foul Language.
- Please dress modestly. See our “Pool Guidelines” for details on the 1 piece swim suit requirements for ladies/girls, no Speedos for men/boys.
- Illegal fireworks are prohibited.
- We will not rent a single site to a coed group or an unmarried couple.
- Bringing pets is discouraged. If you do choose to bring them, there will be a $5 charge per animal per day. Your pet must be docile around other people and animals, must be quiet, and must be kept on a leash at all times. You must also clean up after them.
(Rates are per night)
|Families *||Off-Peak Season +||Peak-Season ++|
|Tent(s) (water only)||$37||$42|
|10% discount for 6 or more sites rented by the same group (2 night min, 12 sites total)|
|GROUP TENTING||Off-Peak Season +||Peak-Season ++|
|1-4 Persons||cost of 1 site
(no unmarried coed groups on 1 site)
cost of 2 sites
|9+ persons||$8 pp per night
(min 2 nights)
|$12 pp per night
(min 2 nights)
|10% discount for groups of 25 or more people paying the group tenting rates.|
|Guests *||Off-Peak Season +||Peak-Season ++|
|Day Guests||$4 pp||$8 pp|
(approx. 5PM-10PM, no pool use)
|$3 pp||$3 pp|
|Pets||$5 per animal per day
Must be on a leash at all times
|Coin-Operated Showers||$.25 per 3 minutes|
|Firewood||$5 per bundle|
|*||“Family” is 2 married adults + dependent children.
“Guest” is anyone else (friend, cousin, Grandparent, etc).
|+||“Off-Peak-Season” is Spring/Fall|
|++||“Peak-Season” is May 20 – September 5, 2016 Includes Pool Use (See Pool Calendar)|
Bringing pets is discouraged, however, we do understand that there are situations where it may be necessary. Provided that your animal is docile around other people and animals, kept quiet and on a leash at all times, they will be permitted on-site. You will need to clean up after them. There is a $5 charge per animal per day. It should be noted that this allowance pertains ONLY to the campsites and tentsites. Pets are specifically DISALLOWED in our cabins, meeting rooms, or other buildings here at the retreat center.
Check-in time and checkout times are at 4PM each day. On the day of check-in, you are welcome to check with the office and if your site is open, you may arrive as early as 1PM at no additional cost. Checking in prior to 1PM will incur and early check in fee of $10 per site.
Each site has a campfire ring and picnic table. Sites also have water access. During the “Peak Season”, use of the pool is included whenever it is open to the public. Click here to see the summer pool schedule. Outdoor areas like the basketball/volleyball courts, the playground, hiking trails, sports fields, and fishing pond are also accessible to camping guests. Please note that these are shared areas with our conference center and there are times where the conference guests will have them reserved for their specific events, but in general, camping guests can make use of them as well.
In general, the indoor facilities at Refreshing Mountain (i.e. the gymnasiums, conference rooms, lodging areas, and Dining Hall) and the pavilions are not included with campsite rentals. Groups that are tenting/camping can enquire with the office if they would like to rent time to use a gym/pavilion/conference room and/or add on a meal plan. Contact us if you would like more information on these options.
Yes, we have firewood onsite for purchase at the camp store. $5 per bundle. Generally, 2 bundles will be enough wood for 3 fires. Guests are allowed to bring firewood with they, provided that they live within Lancaster County. State law prohibits the transport of firewood from other counties.
We have a camp store onsite next to the pool. The store has souvenirs, candy, and coffee, sodas, and other snack foods. You wont find much by way of “camping staples” so you will do best to bring those along with you. We do sell firewood and ice at the store. In general, the camp store is open the same hours as the community pool. Click here to check the pool/store schedule.
Yes, you are welcome to fish in the pond. You will need to bring your own fishing equipment (we do not sell bait) and it is strictly “catch and release”. Mostly, you will find bluegills and sunnies, but occasionally a catfish is also a potential catch.
Our sites are best suited for tenting, however they can accommodate small campers/pop ups. Keep in mind that we only have 20AMP electric service on these sites, so you may be limited in what AC units you can run. We do NOT offer a dumping station on-site
No, we do not offer either of those services onsite.
Yes, we have wifi onsite. A password can be requested at check in. It should be noted that some of the sites will have a wireless signal at the site, but for some the signal may be weak/non-existent. A strong, consistent signal can be obtained on the porches at the office and/or camp store. There is no charge for this service.