Eat. Play. Dance. Repeat!


Here is a rundown of a typical camp day schedule:

Family Time: All-camp dancing, games, and songs
 Break out: Adult / Youth / Children's Classes
Afternoon Free Time -- Options for: Sightseeing, Crafts, Outdoor Games, Special Workshops, Hiking, Clogging Classes, Advanced Dance Classes, Cooking Classes
Family Time: All-camp dancing, games, and songs
Fireside Time: Live music, ice breakers, stories, puppet shows & more!
Adult & Youth Evening Dance Party
Quiet Time: 11:30pm

Special Events:

Barn Dance with Clogging Performance on Friday Evening

Theme Party on Saturday Evening

Live Music from local & touring artists



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

YMCA Blue ridge assembly dining room

All meals are served buffet style in the main dining room of BRA. For weekend participants the first meal will be a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet on Thursday evening. Breakfast is served Friday-Sun, typically eggs, bacon/sausage, and grits/hashbrowns, with fruit, yogurt, cereals, breads and pastries to choose from.  Lunches and dinners are served with a full salad bar.  The facility does its best to accommodate special diets like vegan and gluten free. We do advise people with restrictions pack a few snacks in case any meals lack in options. 


Adult, Youth & Kid Classes

child care too -- something for everyone

ADULT DANCE CLASSES: Dance classes in International, American squares and Contras will be taught each morning under excellent leadership. Dance leaders also instruct the youth dance classes, enabling the youth to more fully participate in the evening dance parties.

CHILDREN'S CLASSES AND CHILD CARE: Children ages 5 to 18 will enjoy mornings of crafts, dance and games. Children under 5 also participate in various activities during the morning, in a day care environment. Staff is also on hand to monitor children during the evening dance party, once they have been put to bed.

Family Time

Family Time & Fireside Time

bannerman programming

Family Time is an all-camp gathering hosted in the mornings and Thursday evening at Washburn Hall. During the programming participants are lead by a variety of staff through games and dances. Every activity is intended for any age group.

Fireside Time is a time for listening to traditional mountain folk music, sing-a-longs, folk tales and puppet shows. Leadership varies and talented musicians and puppeteers perform. It goes down in the main lobby every evening and Sunday morning.


Relax, Explore, Hike & More

spend your down time doing what you want!

The time between lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday is full of options. You can stay on campus and participate in Afternoon Options. These range from cooking and craft classes, led hikes with history lessons, to outdoor field games and beyond.  The schedule of those are in your info folder you receive at check in. Times and meeting spots are provided during lunch announcements and sign up sheets are found in the lobby.  Some food and craft classes require a small fee for supplies. Also on campus there is a play park for little ones, a fun disc-golf course, and many hikes.  Some campers find it best to just take a nap!

If campers choose they can leave campus and head into Black Mountain or Asheville. They both have a wonderful selection of shops, arts, restaurants, breweries and hikes.