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YOUTH RETREATS AT REFRESHING MOUNTAIN

“The weekend was God ordained and I don’t say that lightly from the speakers to the worship leaders and the students were hungry for more of our father. We have been going to refreshing mountain for the several years. our students talk about the weekend throughout the entire year it has such an impact in their lives. I believe there is an anointing on the gym by the ball field….on a different note, Justin is a pleasure to work with. the facilities were always clean and the space is conducive to large groups.” – Helena Dobrinoff, Frequency Youth-Christian Life Assembly

Have you been looking for a unique location for your next youth retreat? Our Christian retreat center is the perfect destination for your youth group. Set on 80 acres of beautiful Pennsylvania woodland and equipped with clean, safe and comfortable facilities, we offer a relaxing retreat where your youth group and reconnect and be refreshed.  In addition to our meeting facilities, your youth group will have access to plenty of recreational spaces and activities including gymnasiums, outdoor sports fields and a swimming pool. We also offer a number of facilitated activities including canopy zipline tours, high adventures, team building, archery or slingshot target shooting or the paintball obstacle course.

Comfortable Lodging

We offer three styles of lodging to provide options for a variety of youth groups sizes, preferences and budgets.  Click here to learn more.

Hot Buffet Meals

Our kitchen serves hot buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner with options for everyone.  Click here to learn more.

On-Site Activities

Our activities include ziplines, climbing tower, archery, team building challenges and more.  Click here to explore options.

Meeting Rooms

We have meeting rooms for small to large youth groups with free wireless audio/visual equipment to rent.  Click here to learn more.

Recreation Facilities

Retreat packages include use of recreation facilities including sports fields, gymnasium, pool, picnic areas and more. Click here to learn more.

Retreat Packages

Youth retreat packages include meals, lodging, meeting space and recreational facilities.  Discounts available, click here to learn more.

Retreat FAQ's

Want to know more about our retreat center and and youth group retreat options?  Click here to read our retreat FAQ’s.

Virtual Camp Tour

Visit our camp tour page to take a virtual tour of our property, including a view from the ziplines!  Click here to start your tour now.

Ready to Get Started?

Our team is here to help you plan your retreat.  Click here to tell us more about your retreat and get started today!


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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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