YMCA Events

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a partner to over 600 groups and conferences every year, and each is unique with their own goals and objectives for their Mountaintop experience. Several of these groups are YMCAs across the Southeast – and one of the ways we enact our mission is through partnering with these YMCAs to impact the lives of youth, teens, families and adults. We are fortunate to host the events highlighted below annually on the Mountain, and each was either started in the YMCA or promoted and run through the Assembly.


Family Camp

With sessions offered in the summer and fall, Family Camp is the perfect way to bond with your family and experience all Blue Ridge has to offer.

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Youth Development Summit

This Summit is for YMCA staff members passionate about their work in the areas of early childhood, after-school programming or teen development.

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Y Achievers Summit

Y Achievers helps teens improve academic performance, develop a positive sense of self, build character and explore diverse college and career options.

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Cancer survivors involved in their local YMCA LIVESTRONG groups spend their annual retreat on the Mountain for a weekend of rest, fellowship, reflection and renewal – free of charge.

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Global Leadership Summit

Broadcasted live in over 130 countries, YMCA Blue Ridge is a proud premier registration site able to provide not only live HD telecast access to the Summit, but also lodging and meeting space so that you may truly maximize your learning experience.

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Blue Ridge Leaders' School

Leaders’ School is the largest youth conference held at Blue Ridge and has been meeting since 1922. The purpose of Leaders’ School is teen leadership development through YMCA health and physical education.

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Christian Values Conference

The YMCA Christian Values Conference (CVC) brings together teens from across the country for fellowship and personal growth. CVC is inspired by John 17:21, “that they all may be one.”

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Conference on National Affairs

The Conference on National Affairs is a YMCA youth conference that has convened on the Mountain since 1968 with the goal of helping young citizens learn more about the democratic form of government.

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