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Top 5 Reasons To Choose Refreshing Mountain For Your Next Group Retreat

Why Choose Us for Your Group Retreat

Location, accommodations, activities, and price are important decision making factors when selecting a location for your overnight group retreat. With all the options to consider, choosing a venue to host your group retreats can be a difficult task.  Refreshing Mountain strives to make planning your next group retreat simple. Here are 5 reasons to choose Refreshing Mountain for…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Justin Harnish

I have been living and working here since I was 4 years old.  Of course, my roles/responsibilities have changed over the years. Currently, I oversee the Finance, Marketing, Policy, and Sales aspects of Refreshing Mountain.  As a child, I was “babysitter” for my younger siblings while my parents did camp tasks.  I also helped with…

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…

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…

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…

How Camp Shapes Lives

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Times of Refreshment I can’t think of a better place than camp to spend time looking at your life–repenting where there is need, turning to God, and feeling that sweet release of your sins being wiped out!  Camp is the perfect place to step back and have a “time of refreshing” that comes from the…

The Ultimate Retreat Planning Guide

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Planning a Retreat? Okay, so perhaps “Ultimate” is audaciously presumptive!  However, based on over 30 years and more than 4000 hosted retreats, we have learned a thing or two. Retreat planning takes a fair amount of work, and there are many details to consider and organize. Refreshing Mountain is here to help! One important decision,…

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…

Top 3 Ways to Ruin a Retreat

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Keep Participants Guessing About What To Expect What better way is there to get off to a bad start than to make sure no one is sure what to expect? That is not to say that every detail needs to be announced. Some surprises can lead to a sense of excited expectation that can be…