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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…

Getting to Know Caleb Nolt

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Caleb started at Refreshing Mountain last November after applying to the activities department. He had been looking for a job for a while without success until his aunt suggested he apply at Refreshing Mountain. Her first question was “are you afraid of heights?” When he said no, she handed him an application. A few days…

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…

Getting to know Andrew Wagner

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Andrew Wagner started working at Refreshing Mountain in March of 2014 after looking for a job that would suit his passions. He really wanted a job that would allow him to work outside while being flexible with his schedule. Working at a God honoring establishment is very important to him, so after praying about it…

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…

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…

The Extraordinary Adventures Available With Zip Lining

Ziplining is a wonderful way to bring in a new element of adventure into your life.  This activity is building recognition, and has fast become an adventurous outdoor activity for both young and old.  Worldwide, ziplines offer a wide range of courses to accommodate both the most daring individuals as well as the less skeptical…

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…