Letters from Camp – A Blog from the Blue Ridge Mountains

Welcome to the Camp Blue Ridge Blog, “Letters from Camp.” Here we’ll try and give you a little peek into camp life with updates and details all the way from the Blue Ridge Mountains. #CBRForever!


  • Hands in the Air for Six Flags - Tomorrow, all CBR campers will be making their way to the amazing amusement park, Six Flags Over Georgia. Each summer, we take our campers here for an all camp field trip and each time is so much more fun than the last. Cabins categorize each camper into no riders, some … Continue reading
  • The 50th Anniversary Decathlon - It’s that time of the year again! It’s the time where campers compete against each other to break records and prove their strength and endurance in the CBR decathlon. This year will be the 50th decathlon at CBR and we hope we aren’t disappointed. There are various activities for the … Continue reading
  • The Annual CBR District Games - This past Sunday night was like no other. The teens had just gotten back from their long and exhausting day at the Lake Lanier Water Park and the freshmen/junior village had a nice day of activities. After dinner, each village went to their night activity, not knowing that in just … Continue reading
  • Fourth of July Extravaganza - Thursday may seem like any other normal camp day, but this Thursday was absolutely not! It was the fourth of July and you could feel the excitement in the atmosphere here at CBR. While activities carried out normally, counselors and campers were extra enthusiastic and decked out in red, white, … Continue reading
  • A Day in the Life of a CBR Camper - Today we are in our third rotation for activities and the campers are finally getting the hang of things. Campers get to choose their own activities every three days, so this way they have the chance to try out every activity or continue to learn more in specific activity areas. … Continue reading
  • Bigs and Littles - Most children at camp, especially younger and newer campers, have trouble being away from home. Homesickness is at its peak the first few days of camp because everyone is adjusting to their new life at sleep away camp. To make that transition a bit easier, we assign each of the … Continue reading
  • Camp Blue Ridge’s 50th Anniversary Extravaganza - This past Sunday was CBR’s 50th anniversary where everyone got together to celebrate the wonderful place so many people call home. Parents were dropping off their children, alumni were comparing the old and the new things about camp, and the staff were anxiously waiting on the brand new session B … Continue reading
  • All Good Things Come to an End - Time flies by when you’re having fun, and you’re always having fun at Camp Blue Ridge. As session A is coming to a close, the campers are making the most of their last moments at camp until next summer rolls around. The two weekers this year have been given opportunities … Continue reading
  • Fueling Our Campers with Nutritious and Delicious Meals - It’s the 50th anniversary of Camp Blue Ridge and the food is 50 times better than it has ever been, thanks to our newest chef Robson and his team. This year, the food has been extravagant in the display of the meals as well as in taste. The kitchen team … Continue reading
  • Random Acts of Kindness - Here at camp we like to focus on the positive. Every Friday night, we hold services before the social. These aren’t just any kind of Friday night services, they are friendship services. The services are run by the oldest campers who help lead in singing songs about friendship with the … Continue reading
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