Carolinas 2023 Fall Retreat


By registering for this retreat, you confirm that you have read and agree to the following policies.


100% refund through August 12th

Beginning August 13th, a refund will be offered only if we are able to fill your spot. Refunds at this time will be subject to a 2.9% processing fee.

If one roommate from a Double Occupancy room cancels, the remaining roommate will be charged the Single Occupancy rate, unless they are able to find another attendee to fill the roommate’s spot.


This list demonstrates how ticket prices break down into categories.

Member Ticket $275, Non-Member Ticket $350

Standard Programming with 6 faculty (Fri, Nov 3rd 1 pm – Sun, Nov 5th), and access to onsite activities


Single Occupancy: $100/night

Double Occupancy: $50/night

Five Meals: $75


1. 20-Minute Critique/Consult/Review: $80*, Non-Member $110

2. Friday morning Intensive + lunch Friday: $80 + $15 = $95, Non-Member $125, Option to add Friday breakfast buffet $15

3. Add Thursday night:

Thursday night single lodging + dinner Thursday and breakfast Friday: $100 + $30 = $130

Thursday night double lodging + dinner Thursday and breakfast Friday: $50 + $30 = $80

Thursday night single lodging (NO intensive) + dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday: $100 + $45 = $145

Thursday night double lodging (NO intensive) + dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday: $50 + $45 = $95

* The price increase for individual meetings is set by the SCBWI Minimum Honorarium Policy. Meetings have been increased to 20-minute intervals.


By signing up to participate in the Portfolio Showcase, I agree that the submission of the portfolio is solely my responsibility and I hereby assume all risk of loss, theft, damage, destruction, delay and misdirection. I hereby represent and warrant that I am the sole owner of the portfolio and all copyrights therein and the portfolio does not infringe upon the rights of any third party or entity.


Dogwood cannot guarantee accommodations for dietary restrictions. Typical menus are listed on the Food and Beverage page. Specific menus will be posted when available later this year.

Each guest room is equipped with a mini-fridge, and each common room is equipped with a larger fridge and microwave.

Guests are welcome to bring snacks and supplemental foods with them to meal times in the dining room if needed. However, because meals are paid for in bulk by SCBWI Carolinas, we are unable to refund pricing for any attendees not utilizing the provided meals.


As of May of 2023, SCBWI respectfully asks that event attendees monitor their own health on a daily basis. Should virus symptoms arise, please maintain social distancing. Read the full SCBWI Covid policy.


SCBWI events as well as Dogwood are weapons-free environments. Please contact SCBWI HQ with questions regarding the Weapons Policy.


Dogwood prohibits the following: use of illegal substances, pets (service animals excepting), use of personal electrical appliances (i.e. crockpot, griddle, etc), tobacco usage beyond the outdoor designated area. Guest rooms must be left in the condition they were found. Attendees will be charged for any damage sustained by venue property.

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