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Getting to know Darbi Knee

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Darbi Knee is one of Refreshing Mountain’s long-time employees. She was approached by Marlin Harnish, the owner of Refreshing Mountain, and asked if she would be interested in belaying for their ropes course. Her reply? “Yes sir!” She has been with us since 1998 as a well-loved and respected guide—so much so that one of…

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…

Getting to Know David Wenger

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David Wenger began working at Refreshing Mountain in the Spring of his sophomore year of high school, April 2011.   At first he only came to the pool, but after awhile he got a job working for activities. Now that he’s worked here a few years, his favorite part of the job is being outdoors…

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…

Your Next Family Day Event will be at Refreshing Mountain!

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At least we hope that’s what you’ll say after you learn about our new day event packages at Refreshing Mountain.  We started Refreshing Mountain over 30 years ago as a place where families could come away from the busyness of life and be refreshed.  Families have been coming here for overnight retreats for over 30…

Great Themes for a Great Retreat

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Whether you are planning a spiritual Men’s Retreat, Women’s Retreat, or Youth Retreat with your church, a Family Retreat, or even a Corporate Retreat, a great retreat theme will get you off to a great start! The possibilities are endless, but below is a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing! These retreat topics will work for…

Ziplining on Ice

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Ziplining on Ice / Starring Jeff Martin, Zipline Guide Extaordinaire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7MqBYGa4uo&feature=youtu.be Watching this will give you an idea why we don't take guests on the Ziplines in this weather. It sure is a beautiful ride though! Watching this will give you an idea why we don’t take guests on the Ziplines in this weather. It…

New Year’s Resolutions

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Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  A resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something.  With that in mind, maybe the better question is how do you resolute to fulfill your resolution?  Many of us make resolutions like to eat better, exercise more, or watch less tv—things that are outwardly visible.  On…

Merry Christmas from Refreshing Mountain

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It is always a challenge this time of year to keep perspective on the real meaning of Christmas. Finding the perfect gift for a loved one and spending time with family and friends are wonderful things but even those aren’t the real meaning. Jesus’ coming to the earth in mortal form is too hard for…

Give the Gift of an Experience

We hear a lot about quality time and being intentional about making memories with friends and family. In our fast paced society this is so important to keep in mind or we get so caught up in life that we forget to live. Two of our goals for Zip Liners is that they leave 1)…