Welcome to a virtual event for all Leaders’ Club members and alumni who love the YMCA Blue Ridge Leaders’ School experience. While we know there is no digital replacement for the Magic of the Mountain, we hope you will enjoy and be enriched by our schedule. Feel free to navigate around and watch videos from our virtual week together!


Check out the archive below to re-watch your favorite videos from Virtual BRLS 2020.

THANK YOU to our BRLS family for raising $65,133 during Virtual BRLS 2020 to help support the Assembly. We are so grateful to our leaders, parents, staff, alumni and everyone who supports the mission of BRLS. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain soon!

Daily Schedule (all times EST)
*Note: all sessions below will be streamed on this page and on Facebook Live.

August 1 – 7:30-8:30pm – Welcome

August 2-7

  • 8:30am – Morning leadership topic from School Director followed by a local Leaders Club highlight. Immediately followed by a fun fitness workout led by one of our own BRLS staff
  • 2:30pm – Class to be selected from the Junior Leader Division curriculum. A different class will be presented each day as follows:
    Sunday – Basic Leadership Theory
    Monday – Leaders Club Administration (Lead 15)
    Tuesday – HEPA
    Wednesday – Dimensions of Diversity
    Thursday – Working with 5-10 year olds
    Friday – Character Development
  • 7:30pm – Honor Leader reflection on the word of the day, followed by School Director interview with BRLS alumni about Leaders School past, present, and future
  • All Day – follow us at @ybrls on Instagram and @ybrls2020 on Snapchat for HL takeovers, leader spotlights and more!
Blue Ridge Leaders’ School is a program of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly and the Assembly NEEDS OUR HELP! The Assembly is expecting over a 75% loss in operational revenue due to COVID-19 cancellations which will severely impact their ability to function and could affect the future of BRLS! If you are able – please consider a donation to the assembly TODAY!

Click the photos below to read the Honor Leader bios.

Rewatch all your favorite videos from Virtual #BRLS2020 below!

  • All
  • Monday: Honesty
  • Saturday: Welcome
  • Sunday: Inclusion
  • Tuesday: Caring