Teaching. Leading. Inspiring.

Since 1982, over 30,000 students across America have participated in the Broyhill Leadership Conferences. This summer, the opportunity to attend BLC is available to you! Join us for what will be one of the most unique experiences you will ever have!


CBYDR is open to 13-19 year old girls in DSS, foster care, or residential children’s homes in North and South Carolina. Space is limited – apply early!


CBYDR 2014: June 15 – 18, 2015
Registration: June 15, 12:00 - 2:30
Dismissal: noon on June 18
Fee includes: curriculum, lodging, and meals.


CBYDR will be held on the campus of Wingate University in Wingate, NC. Directions for the camp can be found here.


If you are a student interested in attending CBYDR, contact your DSS social worker or case manager. Social workers and case managers interested in sending delegates to the conference, call 803.628.0000 or click the contact us link to request a packet of information.

Carolinas Broyhill Youth Development Retreat Since 1988

The Carolinas Broyhill Youth Development Retreat (CBYDR) is a version of the Broyhill Leadership Conference created just for GIRLS in DSS, foster care, or residential children’s homes in North or South Carolina. CBYDR is a unique, life-changing experience for the girls who attend each year. During the four-day, three-night conference, girls ages 13-19 are challenged to learn, develop, and practice leadership and relationship skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. While the content of what we teach at CBYDR is serious and challenging, the way in which we teach it appeals to teen girls and puts it on a level they can understand, make their own, and begin to write their own success story!


At CBYDR you have a unique opportunity to meet other girls just like you from all over North and South Carolina. You will meet girls who have had similar life experiences and can truly relate to the way you feel. You will have the opportunity to hear their stories and share your own, if you choose. You will realize that you are not alone.

CBYDR will be held on the campus of Wingate University in Wingate, NC from June 15-18, 2015. The fee to attend is only $200. This fee includes the curriculum you will use throughout the week and take home with you. It includes supplies for all the activities you will do during the week. It also includes 3 nights lodging and 8 meals (dinner on the first day through breakfast on the last day). That is an incredible value that you’ll not find anywhere else!

The CBYDR registration deadline is June 8, 2015. Social Workers and Agency Representatives may contact Tomorrow's America Foundation for the complete application packet - by phone or email.

The generosity of the Broyhill Family Foundation, as well as other private donors, is responsible for helping to minimize the cost to attend CBYDR.* Their contribution to Tomorrow’s America Foundation each year allows us to offer CBYDR to girls who are interested in setting goals, becoming a team player, maintaining a positive mental attitude, communicating more effectively, cultivating positive relationships, and making sound moral choices. You will not find a leadership conference anywhere that offers so many years of experience, has a curriculum and activities designed specifically for girls just like you, and is still so affordable.

We guarantee that you will love the time you spend at CBYDR, and we look forward to meeting you there!

Social workers, case workers, and LINKS coordinators – Contact us today for a packet of information and registration materials!

*An internet search of conferences and camps for youth will reveal the high cost that most organizations charge.