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5 Adventurous Activities to Include in Your Retreat

How can you bring adventure to your retreat this year? At Refreshing Mountain, we love to answer  the call of the wild with many of our activities found at Refreshing Mountain. Whether you are here just for the day with your group, or you are here for a weekend, we have some great activities in…

Looking for an Outdoor Family Getaway?

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Outdoor Family Getaways A family overnight getaway is an eagerly anticipated event that provides both fun and wonderful lasting memories if planned and organized correctly. The tricky part comes in finding an option that suits both your budget and individual interests for every member of the family. A vacation getaway focused on the outdoors is…

Introducing Nature Programs at Refreshing Mountain

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Refreshing Mountain is blessed with a beautiful property complete with woods, a pond and open areas.  It was only a matter of time before Nature Studies would join the other activity options offered to retreats, school groups, and families. The focus of the new nature program is hands on learning and good stewardship of God’s creation. Both kids…

Blog Contest Entry

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Chrissy Brodish submitted an entry for our Blog Contest.   If you want to  enter our largest prize contest ever, go to Summer Blog Contest. Below is his blog which can also be found at Brodish Blog. “Be Still” “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. God has been using this verse a…

Blog Contest Entry

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ZIP LINING IN PA Jordan Yaun submitted an entry for our Blog Contest.   If you want to  enter our largest prize contest ever, go to Summer Blog Contest. Below is his blog which could also be found at Philly Affect [editor’s note: PhillyAffect.com is no longer live]. Breathe it in and Breathe it out, that…

“So is zip lining good for a date?”

Don’t be afraid to make time in your busy schedule to try something new! And doing it with someone you care about makes it all the more special. My boyfriend was super excited to go on the  zipline because he loves adrenaline junky activities. After working at Refreshing Mountain for a year, I figured it…

Getting to Know Don Bomberger

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Don Bomberger has become an iconic figure at Refreshing Mountain with his familiar hat firmly positioned on his head and his amiable joking. Make sure you notice if he’s wearing a hat or not–occasionally it gets a mind of its own and wanders off, not to be found for days. Don is most often referred…

Blog Contest Entry

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Family Fun in Lancaster, PA-and Overcoming Fear with an Adventure Lisa Mita submitted an entry for our Blog Contest.   If you want to  enter our largest prize contest ever, go to Summer Blog Contest. Below is her blog which can also be found at Lisa Mita Blog. I had a post a few weeks…

I want to do something fun!

Planning a Family Day Outing “I want to do something fun!”– Seems like such a simple statement, right? As a parent it can send a wave of panic down your spine trying to come up with something to meet the expectation! A family day out provides lasting memories but the trick is finding something that…

How Camp Shapes Lives

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Times of Refreshment I can’t think of a better place than camp to spend time looking at your life–repenting where there is need, turning to God, and feeling that sweet release of your sins being wiped out!  Camp is the perfect place to step back and have a “time of refreshing” that comes from the…