Honor Leader Retreat Recap – November 2018

Even in the days leading up to the HL retreat, Greg and Jess really don’t tell us much about what we were going to be doing last weekend. All we knew going in was the big things we had to figure out like the theme (Get Excited!!). We soon figured out that’s because so much of the [...]

2019-04-14T20:00:51+00:00Categories: News|

Counselor Update – October 2018

First and foremost I want to give a big GIANT thank you to all of our 2018 BRLS Counselors! The Mountain was better because of their hard work and dedication. Each year counselors are pushed and pulled to balance their personal BRLS experience and that of their group. The selection process has already begun for the 2019 crop [...]

2019-04-09T01:26:53+00:00Categories: News|

Fitness Update – October 2018

We are now in our second year with our new format of YMCA Blue Ridge Leaders' School Fitness Assessments.  Thanks to a few brilliant Leaders' School Staff members we are able to track the results from the assessments to gain a better understanding of the fitness levels of the leaders coming to the school.  When [...]

2019-04-09T01:24:48+00:00Categories: News, Wellness|

Staff Application – BRLS 2019

Are you interested in joining the BRLS Staff Team for the 2019 School? We are looking to add to our team of cause-driven volunteers that serve the Mission of Blue Ridge Leaders' School and make a huge impact on teens! Below you will find a link to apply for these positions. Current staff need not [...]

2018-08-01T14:13:59+00:00Categories: News|

2018 School Show Line-up

Hello All! Last year our goal was to highlight a class from each year and a handful of clinics so our 1st year Leaders and our visitors could get an idea of what BRLS really looks like. After receiving stellar feedback from last year's school show, we have developed a tentative 5 year plan of how the school shows [...]

2018-06-10T17:22:59+00:00Categories: News|

2018 Fitness Assessment

Our goal is to help the Leaders adopt and commit to a healthier lifestyle. We hope that through motivation, training and education Leaders will begin to make better choices around their physical health and to give them to the foundation to build on as they progress through life. This is a process in 2017 we [...]

2018-06-10T17:14:38+00:00Categories: News|

All Things Registration – BRLS 2018

Cancellations/Waiting List We have been slowly moving through the waiting list, however there are still just over 100 teens waiting to hear if they will be able to attend, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY if you have any Leaders who cannot attend.  We want to be able to enroll another teen in their space, but do [...]

2018-06-10T17:10:14+00:00Categories: News, Registration 2018|

Counselors/Opening Day and Evening Activities/Staff Liasons – BRLS 2018

Counselors  The counselors have been working hard over the past 6 weeks preparing themselves for YOU! Each has gone through weekly "staff training" with topics from homesickness to group management. They are looking forward to putting this information to use during the week. Arrival Announcements The Old Gym will be open for pick-up basketball and [...]

2018-06-10T17:12:57+00:00Categories: News|

Counselors – BRLS 2018

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 [...]

2018-05-20T18:56:53+00:00Categories: News|

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 [...]

2018-04-08T16:57:47+00:00Categories: News, Registration 2018|