Founded in 1906, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a full-service conference center that provides a variety of accommodation and recreation services. It features cottages, family lodges, playgrounds, athletic fields, hiking trails, exercise rooms, swimming pools, fountains, and tennis, indoor basketball and sand volleyball courts. The center s cottages feature kitchens, living rooms, fireplaces, covered porches, bedrooms and bath facilities. It has more than 30 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 700 guests for corporate meetings, business seminars, and private events and parties. The center s meeting rooms has screens, slide projectors, microphones, portable sound systems, flip charts , televisions and videocassette recorders. It offers reservation services. The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is located in Black Mountain, N.C.