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Candidates visited the North Carolina National Guard Training Facility at Camp Butner.

Class 60 Candidates visited the North Carolina National Guard training facility at Camp Butner during Week 2 of the residential phase of the program. As part of the twenty-two (22) week residential program at Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, candidates spent multiple days at the facility where National Guard members worked with our candidates to improve their …

TCA Salemburg Justice Academy

Immediately after being cleared for physical activity, candidates were introduced to team-building exercises. The focus of these activities is to instill trust and confidence among the team members. Candidates had negotiate tough physical challenges that relied on their own grit and determination.

TCA Salemburg Class 60      In-Processing

Generally, in processing day is a day of reckoning for many candidates. For most, this will be the very first time they spend an extended period of time away from family and all of the comforts of home. Being thrust into a communal environment with the others on their team, all males get their hair …

TCA New London Class 59 5K Run/Walk-A-Thon

Please make plans to participate in our first annual Tarheel Challenge Academy 5k Run/Walk-A-Thon. We would like to encourage your participation in collecting donations for the Class 59 5K Run/Walk-a-Thon to be held in Albemarle on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8am. The 5k Run/Walk-a-Thon is a vital part of the program and the donations …

TCA Salemburg Raleigh Capitol Tour

TCA-S Class 59 recently visited the State Capitol.  On this tour, cadets visited the Legislative Building, the State Capitol, and the North Carolina Museum of History.  The Cadets enjoyed a fun-filled day of observing the North Carolina center of government and learning the History of North Carolina. 

TCA Talent Show

TCA-S cadets showcased their skills in the performing arts.  Several Cadets performed rap or musical renditions of their favorite artists. 

TCA Salemburg Camp Bower

Cadets engaged in rappelling exercises on the rappelling/zip-lining tower located on the 1000 acre reservation after learning Boy Scouts of America safety procedures and rules from certified BSA staff. Each cadet was given the choice to rappel from the 57′ platform on a walled side or an open side. The exercise helps cadets build confidence …

Military Day

Military Day Military recruiters visited with Class 59 to answer questions from cadets about career and educational opportunities available through the Armed Forces.

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – Salemburg, Class 59 Graduation

On December 9 2022 Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg, Class 59 graduated from the Academy.   Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy works to redirect and refocus at-risk teens through a residential program that uses a quasi-military approach.  Cadets are equipped with strategies and methods designed to help them achieve their goals and become productive citizens in their communities. They are …


The Invitational hosted by South Carolina was an exciting, jam-packed day of competition. Cadets from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Programs enjoyed friendly competition between one another. The Cadets competed in events such as, One Mile Run, One Mile Relay, Softball, Flag Football, Basketball, Debate, and Drill & Ceremony. All Cadets enjoyed …