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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…

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…

Summer Blog Contest

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Enter our 2014 Summer Blog Contest to Win an Outdoor Adventure Getaway Refreshing Mountain is excited to announce our “2014 Summer Blog Contest”.  Post a qualifying blog entry about your experience at Refreshing Mountain by August 31, 2014 and be entered in a drawing to win our largest prize yet – an overnight adventure at…

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…

Getting to Know Rod Redcay

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Rod Redcay started working at Refreshing Mountain in the fall of 2011 at the urging of his wife, Sunny, who is our Sales Coordinator.  His favorite part of the job is working with people and helping them overcome their fears.  According to Rod, the interactions with the people and spending time in the great 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…