As I type, my body still aches and it feels great!
This is the duality of feelings most visitors to YMCA’s Blue Ridge Assembly experience after an irreplaceable adventure in the Appalachian Mountains.
This year-round conference center provides moderately upscale and traditional cabin lodging experiences with peace, tranquility and adrenaline awesomeness all housed on one magnificent and breath-taking landscape.
Black Mountain, North Carolina just may be the place to be this summer.
If you are into rock climbing, nature walks, pristine beauty, hands-on nature excursions, campfires, accompanied by tennis courts, a recreation center, a dive-in pool and an impressive arts and crafts center, this might be a one-stop shop for your next youth retreat or family bonding experience.
Those of us who loved camp as a child will also love to relive many of those memories with all the liberties of adulthood – except there is absolutely no smoking permitted anywhere on the camp grounds.
However, for those who may be trying to quit smoking, this may also be a suitable place to endure withdrawal as well.
There is entirely too much to do and so much walking that you begin to value the exercise and foster a new respect for lungs and limbs.
Corporate Services, Meetings and Seminars
Guests attending seminars and corporate meetings can work hard and play more as the 30 meeting rooms can be set up with audio and visual equipment prior to guest arrival. Conferences of 20 to 700 members can comfortably take place here.
A live-in staff who cater to pre-school aged children through adults, organize activities. The facilities include:
- Athletic fields
- Indoor basketball
- Hiking trails
- Exercise room
- Blue Ridge Store
- Two horseshoe pits
- 4 lighted tennis courts
- Swimming pool during the summer
- Sand Volleyball Court
- Craft Shop (booked in advance)
- Disc Golf.
Those who wish to take advantage of the surrounding area can leave the premises to explore and enjoy the Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Folk Art Center, Pisgah National Forest, whitewater rafting, snow skiing, and golf.
YMCA Groups, churches, schools, family reunions, conference groups, organizations/clubs, civic groups, and athletic teams are among the present clientele of this resort, many of whom return year after year.
The facilities offer great team-building activities that strengthen worker morale and company togetherness, including:
- Camp Cousins
- Outdoor Challenge Course
- 50 foot Alpine Tower
- Carolina Straight Wall
- Odyssey Diamond Extension High Ropes
- Giant Swing
- Team Development Course – low ropes
- Harry Brace Indoor Course
- Indoor Climbing Wall
- Indoor High Ropes.
For lovers of nature and resort-style vacationing, this location is ideal for your next family getaway or company retreat.