Nature Programming at Refreshing Mountain
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
Refreshing Mountain was founded in the early 1980s as a place for families to feel refreshed. Marlin and Sharon Harnish originally started out with two bunk houses and a stable where a horse camp used to stand. Currently, Refreshing Mountain hosts hundreds of groups and thousands of individuals each year.
Marlin says he would have never been able to grasp the concept of Refreshing Mountain today when he first started, but he just took one step at a time, and this is where it has led thus far.
Refreshing Mountain offers several types of packages to enrich lives of visitors and fulfill their innate sense of curiosity and connection with themselves, animals, and nature. Through their Discovery Package, guests will experience a perfect mix of nature exploration and outdoor fun. The Discovery Package includes 25- to 30-minute sessions of each activity, including a Hands-On Reptile Exhibit, GPS Nature Hunt, Sling Shots, and Archery Target Shooting. A staff member leads guests throughout the entire program. The Discovery Package is perfect for smaller families!
Refreshing Mountain also offers very exciting School Field Trips under the “Nature Education Package,” which gives the option to come and experience our nature programs curriculum and equine program to larger groups.
Mark Layton, Refreshing Mountain’s Nature Programming Coordinator, gave Things To Do Lancaster a general overview of their Discover Package during an interview:
455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA, 17578