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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Getting to know Nick Weaver

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Nick Weaver is an amazing member of our activities team. He worked here in high school for two summers, but found other employment after graduation. For years he’d come to the pool with his family and thought the ziplines and high ropes course looked so cool, but it was in  January of 2013 that he…

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