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YMCA BLUE RIDGE ASSEMBLY DINING ROOM

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

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-Sunday, typically eggs, bacon/sausage, and grits/hashbrowns, with fresh 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. Please indicate your needs on the registration form. We do advise people with restrictions to pack a few snacks in case any meals lack in options.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

ADULT, YOUTH & KID CLASSES

ADULT CLASSES: Dance classes in International, American squares and Contras will be taught by professional instructors from across the country. Dance leaders also instruct the youth dance classes, enabling the youth to more fully participate in the evening dance parties. The morning schedule for adults with the option of Folk Art classes is available HERE. During the second part of the morning there are four choices including more dancing! Sign up information will come with your confirmation letter after you register. CHILDREN'S CLASSES AND CHILD CARE: Children ages 5 to 18 will enjoy mornings of crafts, dance and games. Children under 5 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.

BANNERMAN PROGRAMMING

ALL CAMP GATHERINGS & FIRESIDE TIME

All Camp Gatherings are one of the unique spots in the schedule that have been a tradition for 50 years! During the programming participants are led by a variety of staff playing games and dancing. Every activity is inclusive of all ages. 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.

SPEND YOUR DOWN TIME DOING WHAT YOU WANT!

RELAX, EXPLORE, HIKE & MORE

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 options often highlight this region of Appalachia. Options range from outdoor cooking, craft classes, guided hikes with history lessons, outdoor field games and more. 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.

Sample Schedule


Thursday
  • 3 - 6 PM
    Registration
  • 6:00 PM
    Kick Off - Music, Puppets, Energizer
  • 6:30 PM
    Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 7:45 - 8:15 PM
    All Camp Family Time
  • 8:15 - 9:00 PM
    All Camp Fireside Time
  • 9:15-11 PM
    Youth & Adult Dance Party
  • 1100 PM
    Quiet Time
Friday
  • 7:30 AM
    Wake Up Crew
  • 7:45 AM
    Breakfast
  • 9 - 9:40 AM
    All Camp Family Time
  • 9:50 - 12:30 PM
    Youth & Adult Dance Classes
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM
    Folk Camp Favorite Dances
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    All Camp Activity
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    Dinner
  • 7:15 - 8:45 PM
    All Camp Fireside & Barn Dance
  • 9:00 PM
    Kids Story Time
  • 9 - 9:30 PM
    Mini-Concert
  • 9:30 - 11:00 PM
    Youth and Adult Dance Party
  • 11:00 PM
    Quiet Time
Saturday
  • 7:30 AM
    Wake Up Crew
  • 7:45 AM
    Breakfast
  • 9 - 9:40 AM
    All Camp Family Time
  • 9:50 - 12:30 PM
    Youth & Adult Dance Classes
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Lunch
  • From 1:30
    Afternoon Options
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    Dinner
  • 7:15 - 8:45 PM
    All Camp Party
  • 9:00 - 11:00 PM
    Closing Dance Party
  • 11:00 PM
    Quiet Time
Sunday
  • 7:30 AM
    Wake Up Crew
  • 7:45 AM
    Breakfast
  • 8:45 - 9:30 AM
    All Camp Closing
  • 10:00 AM
    Checkout