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How we got here

Blue Ridge Learning Centers was incorporated in 1992.  From the beginning, the purpose was to provide experienced based learning activities for schools, organizations, corporations, and therapeutic groups.  We began providing programs and installed a challenge course at Valle Crucis Conference Center in 1995.  The next big step was creating Mountain Quest programs.  Mountain Quest provided content in outdoor education, which covered curriculum in North Carolina teaching standards.  We dialed in specific active learning tools and programming options for school based programs by creating Mountain Quest.  Eventually more environmentally focused programs, Earth Keepers, developed. 

blowing rock conference center partnership


Our high ropes course, the Discovery Course, was installed in 2005 at the Blowing Rock Conference Center, by Challenge Towers.  Blue Ridge Learning Centers continued to provide programs at the Valle Crucis Conference Center, but eventually moved programs over to Blowing Rock Conference Center.

Our relationship with the Bill Bourdon and the Blowing Rock Conference Center has been fantastic over the years, and has room to grow.  

For more information about the Blowing Rock Conference Center:

Give them a call at 828.295.7813 or visit them online at:

Bill Bourdon, the Director of the Blowing Rock Conference Center, came to me knowing what we were doing at the Valle Crucis Conference Center and wanted to partner with us to do the same thing at BRCC. So we partnered up and installed our Discovery Course and began working with their groups coming in and bringing in our own groups.
— Ken Jacquot, President of BRLC