Bringing teens Together
The YMCA Christian Values Conference (CVC) brings together teens from across the country to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.
The setting, with its beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, reminds us of God’s handiwork. The CVC is inspired by John 17:21, “that they all may be one.” CVC staff are dedicated to the spiritual, mental, and physical growth of teens. They’ll work to create a diverse, positive Christian atmosphere, provide active steps in spiritual growth, teach positive life skills, and carry out unique activities that encourage continued participation.
2021 Event Details
July 18–22, 2021
“Out of My Hands”
Open to kids in grades 8–12
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina
- At least five comfortable, casual tops
- At least five comfortable, casual bottoms
- At least five pairs of socks
- Sweatshirt and/or rain jacket
- Pajamas (YMCA-appropriate)
- Sneakers or athletic shoes
- Casual shoes or sandals
- Banquet attire (high school campers only)
- Toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo, soap, etc.)
- Money for snacks
- Battery-powered alarm clock
- Reusable water bottle
- Umbrella and/or poncho
- Bug repellent
- Any props you may need for the talent show (high school campers only)
Any medications campers need to take during this trip must be brought in its original bottle or container. The bottle or container must have the medication label and dosage instructions attached. Medicines will be administered by on-site staff.
What Not to Bring
- Anything that could be lit (matches, lighters, candles, incense, etc.)
- Skateboard, rollerblades, skates, etc.
- Video games, tablets, speakers, etc.
- Knives or any other weapon
- Animals (Please contact us regarding special circumstances such as service animals).
- Expensive jewelry, electronics, or other valuables
- Large amounts of cash
The family that we talk about a lot is the group of people that you will be with most of the week. Family time is time spent discussing the topics of the day. These topics range from peer pressure, morals, and values.
A facilitator is the leader of the family. The facilitator will lead a discussion and lead any activities played in family time. Facilitators are either YMCA staff members or volunteers.
These vital members of our week help lead activities and make sure that everyone is having a good time. They will do just about anything to make the week enjoyable!
These are former delegates that are now college students that are there to serve. They will help the A-Team put on the large group activates.
A student attending the conference is a delegate. They will be classified as Rookies (students experiencing their first conference), Vets (students who have attended two conferences), or Super Vets (students who have attended three or more conferences).
This will be the center of most of the week on the mountain. Many of the delegates will be staying here. It has an amazing front porch with rocking chairs that look out at the Blue Ridge Mountains. Families can also have their meetings here.
2021 Conference Fee
Registration is $500 for a delegate.
Delegations who have cancellations can substitute, however, there may be additional fees. After rooming lists have been submitted, substitutions must be of the same gender and role (adult, delegate, etc.).
Request received more than…
- 45 days prior: 75% refund
- 30 days prior: 50% refund
- 15 days prior: 25% refund
- Fewer than 15 days: no refund
Refund requests must be made in writing by the Trip Director to YMCA CVC. Include the registrant’s name, delegation (school, city, YMCA, state, etc.), the amount paid, method and date of payment, and the individual’s name, contact information, and mailing address that the refund should be mailed to.
Refunds will not be issued to groups or individuals with a balance due.
What do I do if I get locked out of my room or lose my key?
Go to Blue Ridge Conference Services Desk across from the Eureka Hall snack shop and they’ll assist you.
What do I do if I lose my name tag?
Go to the Info Depot on the right side of the Eureka Hall lobby. Replacements are $5.
What if I am expecting mail?
Check the mail table on the left side in the Eureka Hall lobby.
What if I get hurt?
Go to the Info Depot on the right side of the Eureka Hall lobby.
Where do I sign up for free time activities?
Sign-ups are in the Eureka Hall lobby.
If you have a question that isn’t answered here, participants can ask a staff member at the Eureka Hall lobby.
Much of the week is spent in a family group. A small group of teens from throughout the country and an adult facilitator discuss issues such as your relationships with your family, friends, and God.
Hanging out with other teens is what many delegates enjoy about Blue Ridge. There are several opportunities each day for this, and an entire afternoon is set aside for hiking, swimming, or just hanging out with new and old friends.
Although most of our time is spent in our family groups, we all get together for devotions each morning and night. There is singing led by our talented song leaders and a message from our inspiring chaplain.
8:15 am — Breakfast
8:45 am — Delegation Meetings
9:20 am — Devotion
10:05 am — Reflection
10:30 am — Family time
12:30 pm — Lunch
1:30 pm — Activity/family/free time
4:30 pm — Optional workshops/free time
6:00 pm — Supper
7:00 pm — Activity/family time
10:15 pm — Evening Devotion
10:30 pm — Free time
10:45 pm — On your Assigned Hall
11:00 pm — Personal time
Each year has its own theme! Be sure you know what it is so you know how to dress for this fun-filled event to kick off the week.
Monday night everyone will dress up to celebrate the theme.
Family groups will go head-to-head in fun games.
If you can sing, play an instrument, or have some other talent, show us at the Talent Show!
Dancing With The Stars
The DJ will be cranking out the hits so you can get down!
Banquet and Closing Program
At the end of the week, everyone can get dressed up and enjoy a good meal together. We also recognize our student leaders and adults in the Closing Program.
Fire of Friendship
Before getting on the bus to depart, we reflect on the week during a bonfire ceremony.
Sponsor a Camp Session
Help ensure a teenager can make it to the mountain by sponsoring their session!
The YMCA Christian Values Conference brings together young people from across the country. The conference is a safe, positive, and Christian environment that welcomes everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from. It will also exemplify sound moral beliefs and emphasize the importance of being an example to peers on and off the mountain.
Get in Touch
Do you have a question about the conference? Contact a CVC staff member now!
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