Camp applications have been mailed!
If you are not on our mailing list, or don’t feel like waiting for the postal service, you can go to our website and download registration forms. Forms can be faxed or mailed back to us.
For those new to the Trinity Center experience, Camp Trinity is a summer residential camp sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina at Trinity Center, and, this will be our 29th summer season!
In fact, our Executive Director, Penn Perry, is the former Camp Director (and a Camp Leech camper–Camp T’s predecessor) and our current Camp Director, Mary Beth Bradberry, is a former camper. We often joke that Mary Beth has been at Trinity Center longer than any of us since she’s pretty much been here since fifth grade!
Your Children are Safe with Us!
Camp Trinity is proud to be accredited by the American Camping Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, and health & safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation every three years. In 2013, Camp Trinity scored high marks in all areas.
In 2015, around 600 campers came through Trinity Center. The Camp Trinity program is administered by an experienced staff, of college-age and older individuals, with a ratio of one staff person for every four campers. The Summer Staff consists of trained counselors who are responsible for the care and nurture of campers in their cabin life and camp activities, program staff who plan and implement the recreational program activities for campers, a certified staff of lifeguards and instructors who oversee the swimming and boating programs, and a nurse who cares for the medical needs of campers. Camp sessions are led by volunteer leaders, clergy, and laity.
Traditional Camp Activities plus Unique Opportunities!
Camp Trinity offers young people (rising 3rd through 12th grades) an opportunity to experience camping in an enjoyable and beautiful setting on North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks, between Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Unique opportunities not available at other camps are every day programs at Camp Trinity. Traditional activities include:
- Swimming instruction
- Sailing and canoeing
- A variety of sports
- Challenge Courses and Teamwork Initiatives
- Arts and Crafts
- Evening entertainments (singing, skits, dances, etc.)
- Christian Education and Worship
Although most activities are groups of cabin mates, the camp program also offers additional “Shareshops” of special activities where a camper can choose their own interest and have a chance to mingle with campers in other cabins. Examples of these activities range from special sports (i.e. pool volleyball), intricate crafts (tie dyed T-shirts), and Sound to Sea Programs where campers meet Trinity Center’s Birds of Prey.
Each day ends with the sharing of the day’s events, singing, and stories (including the latest antics of the Doo Hammer who has been chasing kiddie campers for more than 30 years!) on the ocean side Pavilion, or around the campfire.
You are Never too Old for Camp!
For Senior High Campers (rising grades 10th-12th), a variety of activities will center around a
program theme. The activities will include vehicles such as discussions, skits, Shareshops, and worship exploring issues such as spirituality, Christian values, societal problems, and personal growth. There is structured group time and activities, and free time scheduled throughout each day.
Adventurers: Special Session for Special People!
All of Trinity Center looks forward to Adventurers week. The love and joy on campus are pure tangible entities. It is absolutely impossible to have a bad week when the Adventurers are around.
This camp session is designed for persons of all ages with mental and/or physical special needs. The activities for this session are based on our traditional programs and adapted where necessary so everyone can have the “camp” experience in spite of limitations. We have one camper who has attended for over 20 years!
Camp Trinity is situated along the Bogue Sound and includes waterfront climate-controlled cabins with indoor bathrooms, covered recreation building, outdoor recreation field, challenge course, assembly building, dining room, boat docks, campfire circles, Sanders Point Outdoor Chapel, and oceanfront Pavilion.
Many different waterfronts are available to campers. Sailing, canoeing and marsh exploration take place in Bogue sound. Swimming lessons, free swim, and watercarnival events happen around the Olympic sized pool. Swimming, sand castle building, games, and beach walks occur on the Trinity Center private beach accessed by a tunnel under the island’s main highway.
Something for Everyone!
Like to attend Camp, or know someone who would, if only the family budget allowed? Camp Trinity has a financial assistance policy for those who might otherwise be unable to attend. Contact the camp office for a financial assistance form or more information. Financial assistance applications are reviewed in the Spring when the total amount of available funds is known. Financial assistance scholarships are made possible through gifts and memorial contributions to Camp Trinity.
Can’t Wait Until Summer?
Already know and love Camp Trinity?
If you are 8th through 12th grade, get a taste of camp in January at the Camp Trinity Reunion. Every winter, former campers get together to see old friends and participate in both some well-loved camp activities as well as sample some new ideas that might show up at the next summer session. In any case, any reason to come to Trinity Center is a good reason. Call us for more information!