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Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio Sunny Redcay

Sunny Redcay was born in Arizona. She has also lived in Madrid, Columbia, New York, Florida, and California, but is now settled down in beautiful Lancaster County. She is married to the mayor of Denver (Denver, PA that is) and has two daughters—one at Cairn University and the other a homeschool student. At Refreshing Mountain…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Suzanne Harnish

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I began working in the kitchen with my parents Marlin and Sharon (owners) when they were still doing all of the cooking here. Working in the kitchen is my earliest memory…because that was where we did everything. I was maybe only 7-9 years old but it was an understood chore that we had to have…

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…

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…

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…

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