Discover, Serve, Lead

We work every day to help youth set and achieve their personal and educational goals. As a result, youth are given the guidance they need to gain confidence as they develop into successful adults. 

Activities

Leader's Club

Leader's Club challenges each participant to develop a stronger sense of self-confidence, independence, and cooperation, and to deepen his/her appreciation for the diversity and interdependence among the world's people. With a focus on self-development, independence and service projects, everything that is accomplished in Leaders Club drives to create cause-driven leaders.

Teen Leadership Day Camp

Teen leaders will discuss a series of topics that will help them develop into leaders in their communities. They will focus on learning about themselves, what they have to offer, college and career planning and 21st century skills.

Teen Leadership Overnight Camp

The Teen Leadership Overnight Camp is a great next-step after our Teen Adventure Program, or a wonderful first step for the older camper seeking a more in-depth and meaningful camp experience that focuses on leadership qualities. This three-week program is open to rising 11th graders who are 16 years old by the start of the program.

Blue Ridge Leaders School

Since its creation in 1922 Blue Ridge Leaders’ School has retained its basic philosophy of training teens to be leaders in all aspects of YMCA physical education. The purpose of Blue Ridge Leaders’ School is teen leadership development through YMCA health and physical education. Blue Ridge Leaders’ School is not a camp. Rather it is a physical education training school profoundly structured with high standards of behavior, physical participation, and individual performance.