YMCA Blue Ridge is a conference center of excellence in beautiful Black Mountain, NC. We impact lives, develop youth and shape leaders.

A Home Away From Home

Whether you are planning a conference, family reunion, youth retreat, church meeting or outdoor education program, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly offers the facilities and services to meet your needs. As a full-service conference center, our full-time staff, volunteers and seasonal leaders provide lodging, dining, catering, meeting spaces, recreational opportunities and more to deliver a great experience in a spectacular mountain setting.

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A Space to Gather and Grow Together

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly offers over 25 indoor and outdoor meeting spaces across campus that you can choose from – and each can be set up tailored to fit your group’s unique needs. Multiple buildings on our campus offer spaces ranging from large auditoriums to small breakout rooms that provide quiet spots for discussions, gatherings and group time. Our staff will prepare your meeting space with an appropriate set-up of tables, chairs, audiovisual equipment and any other needs prior to your arrival.

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Achieve, Explore and Learn on the Mountain

We offer several guided programming options modified to fit the focus, needs and goals of your group or conference. From high and low ropes challenge courses and adventure programs like archery, mountain biking and hiking, to team building activities and outdoor education opportunities, there is something for everyone at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. Whether you are with a school field trip, church retreat, family reunion, YMCA, or another group, enrich your Mountaintop experience with a tailored program agenda.

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"Our school field trip was the best field trip I have taken in 20 years of teaching. The staff is AMAZING! They were so patient and kind with all of our students and staff! I am in no way exaggerating when I say this was the BEST experience ever."

Julie Teacher, Local middle school

“The week we spend at Blue Ridge every year is so important for our family. This Mountain is a special place for us. Our souls always leave feeling rejuvenated.”

Cory Coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

“There are no words to describe the Mountain – it is a special place that should be experienced by all. The location makes it beautiful; the people make it magical.”

Tracy Alumni, Blue Ridge staff

“As an event organizer, it’s such a relief to know that the Blue Ridge team is on the job. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were well cared for. Their excellent work is a huge part of what makes it such a magical experience to come to the Mountain.”

Chuck Organizer, Black Mountain Music Festival

“My week at Blue Ridge has just been the most incredible experience. I've learned so much about other people, and myself. I've learned so much, and it’s been the most enlightening experience that I could ever imagine.”

Andrew Teen attendee, Blue Ridge Leaders' School

“YMCA Blue Ridge has made me a better person. It does that for everyone who goes there. I would not be the person I am today had it not been for Blue Ridge, and I will be forever grateful for the impact it had on my life, as well as so many others.”

Peggy Alumni, Christian Values Conference

At YMCA Blue Ridge, we impact lives for a lifetime.

Bring Home the Perfect Mountain Memento!