Unplug Expedition

  • River Mountain River Mountain
  • 3600 Black Valley Rd, Everett, PA, USA
  • Nov 6 - 8, 2020 (3 days)

Event Highlights

  • Mountain Biking
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Caving
  • Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Night Hiking
  • Stargazing
  • Campfire S'mores
  • Free Time Activities


Wake up as the sun visits east-facing, panoramic windows of your cabin -- surrounded by new friends and your guide.

Start the day with a hearty breakfast, friends, and learning more about your next adventure.

Pack your backpack, grab your map, and don’t forget your compass. The hike to Summit Warrior Ridge is a right of passage at River Mountain.

Play barn basketball, hang with friends … It’s your call.

It's been an active day, and we've worked up a healthy appetite. Let's eat!

Choose from a number of fun-packed, guided adventures.

What? Yes, forest bathing. Spend time in the woods with your guide listening, observing, and taking in your surroundings. Jot it all down in your River Mountain guide book.

Let’s share! Stories from the day, over a family style dinner.

River Mountain staff and guests take time to recognize group and individual accomplishments of the day.

Grab your flashlights, we’re taking the long way to the bonfire.

Gourmet s’mores, fun stories from the day, and group discussion.

What a day! See you in the morning!

About This Event

River Mountain Retreat weekends empower young people to become digital wellness leaders. Weekend experiences allow young people to take a needed break from technology — to ‘Look Up’ from their devices and experience the natural world around them.

A device-free weekend at River Mountain is the perfect time to experience adventure, make new friends, and begin the journey towards creating healthier tech habits.

This retreat is for ages 10-15.

There exists within everyone a grand passion, an outlandish thirst for adventure, a desire to live boldly and vividly through the journey of life. -Kurt Hahn

What's Included

  • All Inclusive

Venue Highlights

Two of our favorite aspects of River Mountain are our 1860's Mennonite-constructed barn and our 1807 renovated old log home.

The barn includes a climbing wall, ping pong tables, a basketball hoop, and other indoor activities.

The log home serves as our dining hall. Meals are served family style and oriented around conversation, laughter, and engaging with one another.


Our retreat cabins were designed in harmony with circadian rhythms. Our young guests wake with the sun as it rises over Warrior Ridge, and fall asleep gazing at the night sky and listening to the sounds of Sweet Root Creek.

Each cabin includes two full bathrooms.

Accommodations include organic cotton sheets and blankets, down comforter, organic towels, and natural eco-friendly bath products. Fresh linens, laundry, and cleaning services are provided by our staff.


Good food is essential to any great adventure. At River Mountain, our chef delivers high-quality, kid-friendly meals that will exceed even the pickiest of eater’s expectations. Organic and locally sourced whenever possible, meals are planned to ensure our young guests are happy, healthy, and well-fed for the adventures of the day.

Our kitchen and staff accommodate allergies, dietary restrictions, and individual guest preferences.


River Mountain is located just outside of Bedford, PA, no more than a couple hours drive from the Washington DC/Baltimore area, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. As a convenience to our guests, round-trip transportation may also be arranged.

River Mountain
3600 Black Valley Road
Everett, PA 15537

Driver’s Please Note: some map directions may be incorrect and there is no cell phone service near our address. Please do not assume that your GPS is correct. Please use the directions below as a guide.

From the DC/Baltimore area via I-70 West:
*Head West on I-70 toward Hagerstown
*Near Hagerstown, take Exit 1A to I-68 W/US-40 W toward Cumberland
*Drive 25 miles
*Take exit 56 toward MD-144/National Pike/Filntstone
*At the exit, turn right onto Flintstone Dr NE
*Continue straight through the stop sign as Flintstone Dr turns into Black Valley Rd
*Drive 1.6 miles on Black Valley Rd
*Turn left onto PA-326 / S Black Valley Rd
*Drive 3.1 miles
*Turn left onto Black Valley Rd
*Drive 5.3 miles
*Turn left at the stop sign onto PA-326 N/Black Valley Rd
*Drive 1.5 miles
*River Mountain will be on your right. Look for signs and follow the driveway down to the parking area. The Registration Office will be the first building you see. Welcome!

From the Pittsburgh area via Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-76 East:
*Head East on the Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-76 toward Harrisburg
*Near Bedford, take exit 146 to US-220
*At the exit, turn right to head south on US-220 toward downtown Bedford
*Drive 3.1 miles
*Turn Left onto Penn St in downtown Bedford
*Drive 1.7 miles, continue straight to merge with US-30
*Turn right onto PA-326/Egolf Rd
*Drive .7 miles
*Make a slight right to stay on PA-326/Egolf Rd
*Drive 13.3 miles
*River Mountain will be on your left. Look for signs and follow the driveway down to the parking area. The Registration Office will be the first building you see. Welcome!

From the Philadelphia area Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-76 West:
*Head West on the Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-76 toward Harrisburg
*Near Breezewood, take exit 161 for I-70 E toward US-30/Everett
*Drive 1.3 miles
*Take the US-30 W/I-70 E exit toward Breezewood/Baltimore
*Merge onto US-30 heading West toward Everett
*Drive 15.3 miles
*Turn left onto PA-326/Egolf Rd
*Drive .7 miles
*Make a slight right to stay on PA-326/Egolf Rd
*Drive 13.3 miles
*River Mountain will be on your left. Look for signs and follow the driveway down to the parking area. The Registration Office will be the first building you see. Welcome!

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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