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Why Choose Lancaster, PA for Your Next School Field Trip Destination?

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School is back and you may be looking at planning for the 2015-16 school year. A great way for children to learn, explore and have fun, is to schedule some great school field trips. Lancaster, PA has a variety of options from building team skills to learning more about the world around us. You don’t have to travel far to provide…

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…

Camp Plays Vital Role in Faith Development

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Spending time away at camp is a unique opportunity to experience life in a new way.  Faith based camps provide the space and time to reflect, learn new things, evaluate, and process.  Most importantly, camp is a time to grow closer to God. Those of us in the camping industry come face to face with…

A Day in the Life of a Zipline Guide by Nick Weaver

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When we’re taking tours through the ziplines near Philadelphia, PA, people often comment that we have the “best job ever”. And we always smile and agree that it’s pretty cool… But there’s more to it than meets the eye. We have people’s lives in our hands every day. When your “office” is fifty feet up…

Blog Contest Winner

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Grand Prize Winner We are excited to announce that Chrissy Brodish has won the Summer Blog Contest.  Chrissy won an “Overnight adventure package giveaway”, which includes 2-night cabin stay for up to 4 people and 4 tickets to our Aerial Excursion Zipline Tour.  Prize package has an estimated value of $714 and must be redeemed…

Top 10 School Field Trip Ideas in Pennsylvania

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School field trips provide a fun and educational experience for students of all ages.  Here is a top 10 list of school field trip ideas (of course, we are biased towards #9 & #10) 1. Visit a Farm Touring a local farm is a great way to learn about food production, different farm animals, and…

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…

Stress Free Packing

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Retreat Packing List Packing for a retreat can be the most stressful part of a getaway.  You don’t want to forget anything but you also don’t want to over pack either.  Below is a list to help you start to get organized.  Add your own specific items depending on weather, special activities and events, and…