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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…

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)…

Zipping in from all over the USA

I recently spent a day in New York City.  The next I came back to Refreshing Mountain.  What a contrast!!  Living here in Lancaster County can be its own sort of bubble and you forget what its like to drive for more than a few miles without seeing farmland, trees, and open areas.  This time…

Been “cooped” up too long this Winter?

We’ve found the cure for the winter blues; a high flying, exhilarating, one-of-a-kind Zip Line Adventure. This winter may or may not have been hard for you, snowy or not-so-snowy, cold or mild. It’s inevitable to get into that state of longing for the warm Spring air. As the ski resorts come to a close in March…

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

A story submitted by one of our awesome Zip Line patrons, Cathy Murphy “It’s been almost a year since I was first introduced to Refreshing Mountain Canopy Tours. That was a day that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. It was a pivotal day for me in many ways. You see, within the previous year…

Getting to Know Akiya Shirk

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Akiya Shirk, informally known as Kat, or, as she puts it “whatever you want to call me”, has worked here for several years.  She has always added flair, spice and been a good hark worker and a great comrade to our team of guides! This girl has spunk, she is absolutely cut from a different cloth than…