Broyhill Leadership Conference

Since 1982

Who is Eligible?

The Broyhill Leadership Conference is open to rising 10th-12th graders and current year high school graduates. Delegates must be at least 15 years old by June 1.

BLC makes a real impact on our delegates. While 30% of students who begin college drop out by the end of their freshman year, BLC equips young people to overcome those odds.  Delegates acquire key skills in:

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The BLC Experience

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BLC Testimonials

“I had the privilege of attending BLC and I would like you to know what a difference it has made in every aspect of my life. I learned how to talk to people, how to be confident, as well as how to be more cooperative while still standing up for what I think is right. This year I am serving as Student Council President and Editor-in-Chief of our school newspaper. Because of BLC, I now feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience, coordinating large activities, and continuing to stay positive despite adversity.”

 – BLC Delegate

“Words cannot express how thankful I am as a parent for preparing my son with leadership skills that he will use the rest of his life.  When I dropped off my son the first summer he attended the Broyhill Leadership Conference he said, ‘Don’t leave … I don’t know how to use this dorm key.’  When I returned at the end of the conference, not only could he use the key, but he had all the confidence to conquer anything set before him.”

 – Parent of BLC Delegate

“BLC is so unique in its approach to developing character. Any insecurities are immediately thrown out the door, forcing campers to be outgoing. The week is full of events. One of my favorite parts of camp was the time I spent with my council, a group of about 15 campers, who never ceased to amaze me with their intelligence and creativity. Saying good-bye the last day is always a sob fest and even grown men break down and shed a few tears because the bonds made during the time are so strong.”

 – BLC Delegate

“I would like to thank you for providing this leadership program to my daughter. She had brain surgery two years ago and it placed a huge financial strain on us. She is a straight A student with all the extras that go along with it. She has had many opportunities presented to her but because of our financial struggles, she was unable to participate. Thanks to the generosity of the Broyhill family, not only did we find a leadership camp we can afford, but our daughter has developed an extended family at BLC!”

 – Parent of BLC Delegate

“Every year I continue to learn more about how to step out of my comfort zone, be myself and work well with others. I would encourage any student who can give up a week in the summer to try Broyhill out because I guarantee you will make friends and have fun.”

 – BLC Delegate

“I believe this experiendce truly shaped me into a better leader and person. I hope to positively affect our community with the strategies and ideas I have learned here.”

-BLC Delegate

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find details for this year’s conference? Expand

Check the Apply Now page for this year’s dates and locations.

What does the registration fee include? Expand

Find the cost of this year’s conference on the Apply Now page*.  When you register for BLC, every delegate will receive:

*While the cost for a student to attend BLC is over $650, the generosity of the Broyhill Family Foundation helps keep BLC affordable. Their funding allows us to provide excellent leadership training at a reduced fee for all delegates.

How do I register? Expand
  1. Go to the Apply Now page to begin your registration. Because our conferences are similar, delegates may only register for one event per summer. Can’t get enough? Come back next year and bring a friend!
  2. Complete the registration online: >Fill out your personal information  >Add on your BLC gear and prepaid snack options  >Submit your payment.
  3. Watch for our emails. We send an automatic successful submission email followed by an official confirmation when an application is accepted.  The confirmation email contains detailed information about what to pack for the conference, when and where to arrive, and specific forms that must be signed in order to participate.
  4. Mark the dates for BLC on your calendar! We hold a space for each registered delegate.  If you have to cancel for any reason, notify us immediately at [email protected]

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