BRLS Registration 2018

Waiting List/Cancellation Policy/Financial Assistance/Final Invoices Blue Ridge Leaders School is two and a half months away and registration is hopping. In fact, currently we are at capacity with a waiting list. Don’t fret just yet, if you have not sent in your registrations. We are still accepting registrations and adding to the waiting list. We [...]

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Honor Leader Retreat Recap

#WeStarGaze Hello Leaders! After months of waiting, your HLs all traveled to YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly for our retreat from December 15th-17th. Most of our travel went smoothly, except Cecilia had a small hiccup with her flight and didn’t get to Blue Ridge until 9 pm on Friday night! To fill the time before Cecilia [...]


What to Expect at BRLS – June 2017

Opening Saturday - June 17 Arrival on the Mountain is just 16 days away! We have been planning for months to make the arrival welcoming to new and old Leaders, alike. We hope you notice the following 5 things: 1. Lunch available to order through Blue Ridge Assembly Clubs can pre-order lunch for Saturday, June 17. This will [...]


BRLS Curriculum Update – March 2017

BRLS is a large investment of time and resources for all involved especially advisors, home YMCAs, and of course, the Leaders. In order to get the best return on this investment, the staff team writes a curriculum which is appropriate for the level of the Leader and naturally progressive from day-to-day and year-to-year. The BRLS curriculum has two main [...]


Senior Leader Update – February 2017

There is a lot to be excited about as we get closer to BRLS 2017! We have been working to build on the history and traditions of BRLS to continue to improve the experience for all segments of the school.  Seniors and Adults are no exception. Over the years we have worked to provide a [...]


Honor Leader Retreat Recap – December 2016

The date had been set for months. We all knew that from the 16th-18th of December we would be at our favorite place in the world. When the actual day came, there were some complications. Baber (Rachel) had a final at Duke that ended the same time the retreat was supposed to start. Basmaci (Rachel) and Josh almost didn’t make it there because of overbooked flights.


Counselor Update – December 2016

Being a counselor is about learning skills, developing character and making friends while leading peers to do the same. But few environments are as special as Blue Ridge Leaders' School, where teens become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in [...]