conference location

The 2022 ICOL is convening at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

84 Blue Ridge Assembly Dr,

Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-669-8422

https://blueridgeassembly.org/

Food and Beverage

All on-site lodging registrations include all meals from dinner Wednesday evening through breakfast on Friday. Additionally covered are daily snacks and coffee, as well as hors d'oeuvres both in the Exhibit Hall Opening Social and at our Community Social and Auction. The excellent YMCA chef and food service staff provide buffet meals that regularly adapt and serve quality options for most special dietary needs and requests. Attendees staying in offsite accommodations can choose the 'Meal Package' option when registering if they wish to eat meals provided but stay offsite.

Lodging Options

We are excited about the lodging at Blue Ridge Assembly! Some of our best memories from WEA conferences are based on the after-session interactions and conversations; the Blue Ridge Assembly facilities are intentionally designed to drive and promote community. Our collaboration is a great fit, even when it comes to where you sleep!

Blue Ridge Assembly's Onsite Lodging

While there are other lodging options in the vicinity, we recommend staying at Blue Ridge Assembly to maximize your conference experience as well as to reduce costs. We recommend considering the wintery conditions when determining if offsite lodging will be your best option. Single and double occupancy rooms are available at Blue Ridge Assembly.  Dormitory style lodging is available on site for students at a discounted rate. Attendees staying in offsite accommodations can choose the 'Meal Package' option when registering if they wish to eat meals provided but stay offsite.

Single Occupancy Lodging ($247 total)

All of the guest rooms have a private bathroom. This building is heated. The building also has group meeting spaces available. Linens and towels will be provided. Please let us know if you need an accessible room.

Double Occupancy Lodging ($157 total)

All of the guest rooms have a private bathroom. This building is heated. The building also has group meeting spaces available. Linens and towels will be provided. Please let us know if you need an accessible room.

Eureka Hall Student Lodging ($75 total)

Completed in 1912, Blue Ridge Assembly's original landmark building provides the best view of the mountain. The building is open year-round and houses 400 guests in rooms of two single beds or bunk beds. There are 58 rooms with private bathrooms and 89 with shared hall bathrooms. This building is equipped with heat and air-conditioning. Linens and towels will be provided. This lodging option is only available to current students


Blue Ridge Amenities

Guests have access to the following activities at no cost:

  • Swimming Pool (summer)
  • Athletic Fields & Gymnasiums
  • Hiking Trails
  • Disc Golf
  • Basketball, Volleyball, & Tennis Courts
  • Playground
  • Cornhole
  • Exercise Room (18 and up)

Free high-speed internet is available for all, though the bandwidth is limited.




Wilderness Education Association, Inc.
151 NC Highway 9, Ste B
Black Mountain, NC 28711
971.208.5751
nationaloffice@weainfo.org

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