The NC Department of Public Instruction’s Summer Nutrition Team is proud to announce Destination Summer, our in-person SummerPalooza event scheduled for January 2023. We hope you will join us and our partners from the Carolina Hunger Initiative as we celebrate our 2022 successes, provide updates on summer regulations, and discuss ways to make your program the destination to be this summer!

  • Both new and returning sponsors are welcome to join in the fun. School districts, community organizations, faith-based organizations, state agencies, and other partners are welcome.
  • Registration links will be live until Friday, January 13 or when the session is full.
  • Choose one of three different locations across NC. Information will be repeated on each date; participants choose one to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please click the registration link by the ONE session you will attend. Each attendee should register separately.
  • Registration is free!
  • Once you register, please fill out the follow-up form to tell us the story, success, lesson, or challenge from summer 2022 that you want to share at the event.

We look forward to kicking off our summer programs with these continuing education events. See you there!

Hickory, NC
Tuesday, January 17

9:00 am-4:00 pm (check in begins 8:30 am)

Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Greenville, NC
Thursday, January 19

9:00 am-4:00 pm (check in begins 8:30 am)

Holiday Inn Greenville:
203 SW Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834

Raleigh, NC
Friday, January 20

9:00 am-4:00 pm (check in begins 8:30 am)

McKimmon Center:
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Registration for the 2023 summits is now closed. Contact us with questions. Stay tuned for information about future planning summits.