Camp Trinity Reunion!

Camp in the middle of winter? Yes!


Get ready for another Camp Trinity Reunion Weekend!

The 2018 Camp T Reunion Design Team was hard at work today planning another fun-filled weekend and wants you to spread the word! The Camp T Reunion will be held centrum 2016January 12-14, 2018 for 8-12th grade.  This is a winter youth event for new and returning campers!

We want YOU to spread the word.  Mark your calendars and tag your friends! dance 2017







Register Early for the Giveaway!

The Camp Trinity Reunion Design Team has decided to give 3 special gifts to 3 lucky winners again this year! Remember, this is a January youth event for 8th-12th grade youth. Please note that you do NOT have to be a returning camper or member of the diocese to participate. This is a great youth event to introduce new friends to Camp Trinity!

DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES of winning by liking and sharing our post on Facebook and Instagram! Be sure to tag us too! We will announce the winner(s) on Saturday, December 16th!

In order to be eligible, we must receive your registration by Friday, December 15th (youth event registration deadline is December 29th).

WHO?  8th-12th Graderswalk 2016

WHEN?  January 12-14, 2018

COST?  $175.00 (Scholarships available upon request)

WHAT TO BRING:  Sleeping bag or sheets/blanket, pillow, towels, & toiletries.  It is recommended that you also bring a flashlight, rain jacket, regular jacket and extra shoes.

TO REGISTER:  Adult advisors/staff will be provided by the Camp Trinity Staff.  Complete the online registration form, write one check for your participants payable to Camp Trinity and mail both.  Youth should bring completed Medical Release forms and Community Covenants to the conference or mail ahead of time to Camp Trinity.  Everyone attending must have completed forms on site.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Please contact the Camp Registrar at with any questions.




Disconnect to Reconnect:  A Back-to-Basics Experience

It’s that time of year again.  Spring has sprung and everything is gearing up for a busy summer season.  The kids need to get to practice.  The lawn needs mowing.  Your phone is ringing off the hook at work…

beach accessDo Something For You! It’s time to unplug and recharge that battery before the real drain starts when school lets out for summer.

Three times a year integrative life and business coach Annelies Gentile and drum circle facilitator Greg Whitt co-lead a back-to-basics immersion for adults who need a break from their busy lives. Each event invites you to unplug in order to look within, get still, refresh and connect with others through creativity, mindfulness and the natural world.

Are you ready to Unplug?

rocking porchToday, it takes way more human attention “bandwidth” to function and most of us are exposed to technology overload and noise pollution.  You’re invited to get grounded and get away from the busy-ness of work and overwhelm of life! Reboot your system and recharge your own batteries with this back-to-basics retreat. Gain community and creativity, and learn easy tools on how to unplug at home and de-stress at work.

Join us for a bit of peace of mind!

HeronYou may be surprised at how valuable disconnecting will be to you personally and professionally. LET GO of your electronic tether and come play with us!

Discover your inner nature IN nature on the beautiful coast of North Carolina at Trinity Center on the Southern Outer Banks, about 2 hours 45 min from Raleigh.  Trinity Center has over 60 acres stretching from Bogue Sound to the Atlantic Ocean, with private beach access and a variety of walking trails through diverse coastal natural habitats.

DormDe-Stress to Success! Did you know slowing down helps you focus?  This adults-only experience includes climate controlled accommodations on Bogue Sound with activities nestled within a protected live oak maritime forest or on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.  All meals are included for a healthy and affordable experience.   Take advantage of yoga, life coaching, de-stressing skills or utilize the generous built-in free time to get back in touch with nature at its finest!

Are you running on empty? JOIN US!

Here’s what others say about our Unplugged experience!

  • “I had so many incredible observations about me and the world! This was a huge eye-opener!!”
  • “I had tons of new ideas, just by slowing down! I’m more creative and productive at work now and I’m nicer to be around. I actually feel better about who I am because I learned new practices on how to unplug.”
  • “Instead of wasting my time endlessly checking email and social media, I sat outside in the sun. I kept asking myself, how did I get this far from my center? I’m so grateful to have stepped away.”
  • “In my busy life, I never have a quiet moment to myself. What a gift to unplug, get quiet and still. Thank you for reminding me to unplug!”



AnneliesCONTACT ANNELIES    Transformative experiences for you, your company, and your community. Integrative Coaching.  Consulting.  Workshops. Seminars.  Team-building.  Retreats.     919-345-8396

Camp Unplugged–Back to Basics Retreat!

Take A Tech-Free Getaway April 1-3rd weekend!

beach amanistair amaniBeing a passionate professional, a busy parent or entrepreneur is different these days. It’s harder on all parts of you. Today, it takes way more human attention “bandwidth” to function and while most of us are exposed to technology overload and noise pollution, many of us don’t, or feel we cannot, disconnect.

Three times a year integrative life and business coach Annelies Gentile and drum circle facilitator Greg Whitt co-lead a back-to-basics immersion for adults who need a break from their busy lives. Each event invites you to unplug in order to look within, get still, refresh and connect with others through creativity, mindfulness and the natural world. Are you ready to unplug?

It’s important for your well-being, your relationships, and your work life to slow down. Through this incredible back-to basics experience you will…

  • IMG_7766time to rest, have fun, learn about you
  • gain practical de-stress tools to use at home and at work
  • kindle a little creativity and lots of awareness
  • network through real-time, real-world face-to-face conversations

Intimidated by the thought of slowing down a bit? It may feel risky to pull away from the activities that are associated with practically every moment of our busy modern lives. It’s normal to feel this way but don’t fret- you’ll be in good company! We’re all just like you! A bit overwhelmed, looking for the ‘how to deal’ tool. Unplugging is an excellent tool. Come, try it out with us.  You’ll be so glad you took the time to recharge and reboot your human-side.

DSCN3048_zpsidr67evjYou’re invited to get grounded
and get away from the busy-ness of work and over-whelm of life! Reboot your system and recharge your own batteries with this back-to-basics retreat. Gain community and creativity, and learn easy tools on how to unplug at home and de-stress at work. Join us for a bit of peace of mind!

may be surprised
at how valuable disconnecting will be to you personally and professionally. LET GO of your electronic tether and come play with us!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADiscover your inner nature IN nature on the beautiful coast of North Carolina at Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, about 2 hours 45 min from Raleigh.  Trinity Center has over 60 acres stretching from Sound to Sea, with private beach access; dune, maritime forest and salt marsh walking trails; contemplative gardens, island and ocean front Pavilion; campfires and unique community-style facilities.

Retreat Activities

Special Pricing Through March 14th


  • Welcome activity from 7:00-8:30pm
  • Campfire Connection (weather permitting)
  • Elements of Rhythm: Music in the WILD


  • Mindfulness & Movement with guest yoga teacher
  • Fox Walk & Owl Eyes: Getting Grounded
  • Nature’s Muse: Collaborative Creating
  • Guided Trail Walk: known as shrin-yoku in Japanese, translates as “forest bathing
  • Campfire Connection (weather permitting)


  • Mindfulness & Movement with guest yoga teacher
  • Morning Gathering with special guest Randy Senzig of C.H.E.R.
  • Retreat ends at 12pm

Lots of FREE-TIME will be available for you to chill.
Schedule activities and times may vary. Participation is optional.

Need more info? Send email to or Register Online.



Spend Family Time at Winter Camp!

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trinity is offering something new this year for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:    Sound to Sea Winter Day Camp.  We still have spaces available!

Give us a call at 888-874-6287 

Day Camp and Family Time Retreats!

clamsDuring the 2016 Winter Break over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program offers a hands-on Science Day Camp January 18th & 19th for first through fifth graders.  Come for Monday or Tuesday, or both (!), and learn about our Barrier Island.

Costing $50 per day or $90 for two days, youth will explore the habitats on Trinity’s 60+ acre property.  Campers will wear chest waders and use dip nets in Bogue Sound to findisecting classd out more about the biology on a barrier island.  They will explore the beach habitat and learn what creatures spend their winters at the beach.  Campers will fish in the pond and dissect a squid.  We will also have fun, unique programs to learn about Whales and Sea Turtles!

Whale classSound to Sea
will provide all the the materials for your day at pond classcamp. The schedule will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Campers will receive a hot lunch and afternoon snack.  Campers will need to bring a back pack with a refillable water bottle, long socks, an extra change in clothes, and appropriate winter accessories like scarves and gloves, or rain gear, depending on weather.

Take a Winter Break Yourself!

Parents or Grandparents who also have MLK Day free may want to take the opportunity for some quality Family Time and stay over Sunday and/or Monday evening.  ponies

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (just a mile away on  Hwy 58) offers free admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day so bring the faCluster room_Frank Leith Rd Scholarmily and enjoy the property as one of our Family Time Retreats.  Guest rooms are available at our winter rates starting at $45 per night (restrictions apply).

Let the kids romp with Sound to Sea duribeaufortng the day while adults rest and relax, or go gallivanting in our coastal towns enjoying shopping, museums, the Aquarium… in the evening go see Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens (again!) at our local movie theater at Atlantic Beach Station or watch a family movie in one of our living rooms cozied up by the fire eating popcorn.  Or, enjoy roasting marshmallows at one of our campfire rings.

Winter is a fun time at Trinity Center.  It is quieter, sure, but that only means the shell hunting on the beach is better….no competition!

We’d love to have you come visit!cloud cover 2






Do You Know the Sea?

To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying,
The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying.
West, west away, the round sun is falling.
Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling? ~J.R.R. Tolkien

winter sunsetHow well you do really know the Sea?  The ocean is more than the summer frolic of colorful umbrellas, bathing suits and towels, or earnest adults fishing, running, walking, or watching bronze children digging in the sand.  The Sea has a symphony for everyone, every day of the year.

There is a saying in North Carolina that if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute—it will change.  The same could be said about the Sea.  A never ending drift woodpanorama of song, the Sea’s perpetual dance with the man in the moon plays to the audience of human eyes as tides ebb and flow, hiding and revealing the icons of life…an intricate shell here, a colorful bit of sea glass there, the solid and stoic lump of mangled iron, the occasional remains of unlucky sea creatures.  The relentless rumble of the surf echoes the full cacophony of life crowding the dark depths of the beyond.  To watch the sea is to see the hand of the Conductor God in motion.

storm movin inIn winter the Sea is desolate beauty.  Heavy dirges of storm clouds chase each other for miles over empty sand and the wide expanse of the waterway to the other side of the world.  One can see the edges in tangible contrast; a relentlessly moving line.  Part of the fun is trying to guess just the right moment to slip away before receiving an unwanted cold shower.  But if one needs to weep, there is no better time to weep than when the Sea weeps, and no better place than her shoulder of sand close enough to hear her heartbeat a capella.walking storm

In spring the storms march to a different beat.  The energy of the brightening air is invigorating jazz.  The updrafts whip enthusiastically, calling for kite flyers to come out and play.  Then fickle Sea turns dark blue as the fine crackle of warm humid clouds confront stale dry air, and thunderheads rear, explode, then disappear in a shower of light rain under the freshly-washed-face of the smiling sun and the waters lighten to allegro green.  It is no wonder we admire Benjamin Franklin for flying a kite in a thunderstorm.


clear spot 2In summer and fall, the sea is a deceptive thing of pastoral peace and tranquility hiding a possible crescendo of weather desiring its own name being born just over the horizon.  Then the ocean truly shows its power even beyond the boundaries of land.  But after the passing, the Sea is once again a tempo, our happy go lucky friend.  The lullaby of sated waves sooth us in the warmth and safety of the sublime sunny day and we forgive all her atrocities.

Do you know, really know, the Sea?

Come share our Sea with us and learn the secrets of which she sings.



Red Tape? Make a Bow!

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
          Gang aft agley
                              Burns, Robert “To a Mouse”

You know how sometimes LIFE just takes over and changes all of your plans?  It is easy to get all tangled up in the red tape of planning an event only to find at the last minute, the weekend you carefully picked a year ago needs to be changed! The best laid plans and all that, or perhaps the Almighty working in mysterious ways…in any case, Trinity has space!Cluster room_Frank Leith Rd Scholar

Due to some recent last minute rescheduling, Trinity will have space available next weekend, November 12-15th.  If you need to get away for some peace and quiet, give us a call.  If you want to have some quality family time away from distractions, give us a call. If the kids are busy and you want an “adults only” weekend, give us a call.  We’ve got space!MB pic

Trinity always has quiet, relaxing places to enjoy.  There are always fascinating nature trails to explore.  There is always the ocean for wave watching and shell hunting.  However, there are actually a few nifty things going on in the Carteret County area this weekend too:

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Annual Harvest Bazaar, Saturday, November 15th, from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. in the Parish Hall at 215 Ann Street, Beaufort. featuring an array of holiday gift ideas including handmade crafts, books, toys, Christmas décor, kitchen gadgets, unique treasures, holiday food, frozen and baked foods, jams, pickles and a raffle. The raffle will include many gifts from area merchants. Raffle Tickets are being sold for $1.00 each; the winners do not have to be present to receive a prize.  A luncheon will be served from 11:30 to 1:00 with take-out lunches from 11:00 to 11:30; luncheon tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.  Proceeds benefit local outreach projects, special events and missions.  For tickets and for additional information about the bazaar, call the church office at 252-728-3324, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Beaufort Wine & Food Annual Oyster Roast!  3-6:00PM Beaufort East Village on Turner Creek.  The gathering, complete with bonfire, hay wagon and live music, celebrates the bounty of Eastern NC cuisine and features local steamed oysters, shrimp and other seafood selections along with North Carolina pork.  Silent Art Auction.  Large format wines and craft beers from Carolina Brewing Company.  Must be 21 years.  Tickets.

Boat Building Courses (2 Day Course Saturday & Sunday):  Traditional techniques are taught in this workshop where participants work as a team to construct a traditional “rack of eye” flat bottom skiff.  $135 (16 years and up) Maritime Museum and Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, Beaufort.

Front Street Village Beer & Wine tastings at the Boathouse, Front Street, Beaufort.

Family-Palooza Fall Festival (Games, food, music, hay rides, bounce houses etc.) Freedom Park, Beaufort.

9-11:00AM  Early Bird Paddle Trip:  A leisurely ride through the quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the the salt marsh, $25 Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium.

Behind the Scenes Aquarium Close Encounters:  Visit labs and holding areas and feed the animals through this behind-the-scenes adventure (age 5 and up) $20, Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium.

Otters! Saturday & Sunday, 11:00AM, Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium.

7:00PM  Soldiers Through the Ages:  Join us on the Fort’s outer wall for this special night event as we honor the soldiers who served Fort Macon from the War of 1812 through World War II.

5:00-9:00PM  Swansboro by Candlelight:  Sip hot cider as you stroll through historic downtown Swansboro and delight in the streets lined with luminaries, shop windows decorated in whimsical scenes, live entertainment in the town square and dinner along the Swansboro waterfront!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever:  A hilarious Christmas classic about a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant.  The show is filled with mayhem and fun for children and parents alike.  Carteret Community Theatre.  Friday & Saturday nights, Sunday matinee.  $8.00 students/$15 adults.

What if You Don’t Want to Wait?

Did you know Trinity Center frequently hosts Groups Retreats that are open to the public?

Phrases we often hear from departing guests are “I love it here; I can’t wait until our retreat next year!” or “It was great but we didn’t have enough time to enjoy the property!”  But you really don’t have to wait until your particular group returns on an annual retreat or pine for missed free time.  Trinity Center hosts several new and recurring events that have open registration and welcome new participants.

Anytime you visit our blog, check the right side bar for advertisements of upcoming retreats open to the public, or visit our (ahem) “Upcoming Retreats Open to the Public” page.  These notices are our way of spreading the word that there may be new and unusual ways to visit one of your favorite places, or to make new friends while participating in a beloved activity.

Sometimes you have an opportunity to get in on something missed.  Occasionally a guest will catch a glimpse of an interesting activity and will tell us they “always wanted to attend a [fill in the blank] but didn’t know in time.”  Once in a while, Groups ask us to post vacancy notices after a registration window closes because one or more attendees have an unexpected change of plans.

Upcoming Retreats at Trinity Center:

March 27-30, 2015:  Painting by the Sea – Spring Artists’ Workshop with Jane Filer.  Work in the Studio or outside in Filer adthe sunshine.  Experience Individual Instruction and Painting Demonstration.   Have time for work and Fun!  Jane’s work has been included in numerous prestigious collections in international, corporate and private sectors.  She has been hosting workshops at Trinity Center since 2007.  Limited post registration vacancies available!

Amani AdApril 10-13, 2015:  Yoga at the Beach with Lisa Amani to be held at the Trinity Center.  This year’s retreat will include sessions in the beautiful oceanfront Morgan Beach House where one practices gentle yoga postures, breathing & meditation techniques in rhythm with the oceans waves and transform your body, mind, spirit, and your life.

web adMay 1-4, 2015:  Cathy Holt Yoga Spring Yoga Retreat.  Spending concentrated time in retreat, we cultivate consciousness and nonjudgmental awareness. It is a gift to Self, a chance for mental, physical, and spiritual rejuvenation. We will spend several hours a day in a morning and afternoon practice of yoga, pranyama and meditation and some evening activities a couple of the nights. There will always be a long break in the afternoon for you to explore the beautiful beach, the sound side, and pretty little trails.

May 3-10, 2015:  Resource Center for Woman & Ministry in the South – Writers’ Retreat.    Two or three times a year, we reserve a house at the beach and sponsor aOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA week of silence and writing for a group of about nine women.  Our writing retreats at the beach have been an enormous success, providing time for small groups of women to gather and includes days of quiet and writing, and evenings of readings and conversation.  These are not workshops but provide unstructured time for women to write.

May 15-17, 2015:  Loving Inward – A Retreat for Women with Coach Elizabeth Love.  loving inwardExperience a weekend of discovery, nurture &rejuvenation because You are worth loving well…boundaries… self-care… coming back home to You.  Reconnect with who you really are and begin living from your deepest truth.  Limited spaces available!

May 31-June 4, 2015:   Yoma Yoga 4th Annual Ocean Retreat at Trinity Center Pelican House.  Join Sharon Cournoyer, Certified Yoga Instructor, for an opportunity to remember,May 31 retreat surrender and open to what comes from exploring yoga, meditation, journaling & nature.  Only two spaces left!

June 25-28 and July 23-26, 2015:  Summer Interplay Untensive with Ginny Going and Tom Henderson.  Want an extended time of creative play in a community of people 2015 interplay adwho will affirm and applaud you? Then come down to the ocean for one of these multi-day experiences of InterPlay that includes time to relax, hang out and play in nature. Play, dance, tell stories, rest, walk on the beach, swim in the ocean and enjoy being part of a playful community. Life doesn’t have to be so hard!

blog side adJuly 17-19, 2015:  Dr. Z Yoga Retreat.  Join us for our 6th annual weekend of yoga and the beach!  All Inclusive price includes lodging, three meals per day, Happy Hours, twice daily Yoga instruction, and Saturday night Zumba® party! All levels of experience and both men and women are welcome!

“Truth is One, Paths are Many”

Shankari Yoga presents

Yoga at the Beach with Lisa Amani

Sign up soon for Yoga at the Beach with Lisa Amani to be held at the Trinity Center April 10-13, 2015.  This year’s retreat will include sessions in the beautiful oceanfront Morgan Beach House where one practices gentle yoga postures, breathing & meditation techniques in rhythm with the oceans waves and transform your body, mind, spirit & your life.stair amani

The format will include morning asana (postures) and afternoon meditation accessible to all levels of experience, and are designed to leave you feeling invigorated, peaceful, and happy.  Enjoy Individual attention and plenty of time for yoga, rest, fun, and reflection.BH amani

Also included in the retreat are delicious, healthy meals Friday dinner to Monday breakfast and tranquil lodgings with private baths and rocking chair decks nestled in pristine maritime forest.  Guests should bring a mat, comfortable walking shoes, and any other props used regularly (i.e. blocks).

Space is limited so sign up early.  

To inquire about pricing and to register

please call Lisa Amani at

(336) 708-3159 or email

Lisa Shankari Amani has been a certified Yoga Instructor and Yoga Therapist since 1996.  The name Shankari is Sanskrit (the language of yoga, and the oldest living language in the world) and means “beneficent one,” or one who helps others.  Lisa was given this name by her first Master Teacher, Satchidananda.

beach amaniLisa has continued her pursuit of yoga training from the worlds best teachers and most recently completed 200 hours of training in Purna Yoga from her beloved Master Teachers Savitri, and Aadil Palkhivala.  Lisa holds certifications in Integral Yoga, Sadhana Yoga Chi, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, & Yoga of Awareness for Cancer from Duke Integrative Medicine.

Lisa acknowledges the presence of the Divine within and around us, and will help you to deepen your connection to your inner voice through the ancient practice of yoga.

Pssst…Will you be our Valentine?

Old Man Winter is struggling to keep hold on the Outer Banks but his grip is slipping.  camila sharp Francis backgroundThe Camellia bushes–one of the earliest spring flowering shrubs–have burst into bloom in the Pelican House Prayer Garden.

Dandelions are springing up in defiance every where.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere is even a subtle shade of brighter green creeping into the leaves of the coniferous live oaks (or so we keep telling ourselves).
On a walk_Frank Leith Rd ScholarDaffodils are sticking their noses out of ground and will soon be keeping company with Bishop Sanders in the Memorial Garden.

During the week our Sound to Sea program is in full swing.  Gleeful shouts of children running around in the sun blend with the occasional leaf blower or hedge trimmer as our maintenance team start spring pruning on the landscape.

We expect a couple more tussles with ol’ Winter next week but we’re keeping warm and toasty until we wait him out.  Saturday, February 14th, is expected to be mid-fifties and sunny.

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Valentine’s Day Weekend is upon us here at Trinity.  We have a few marriage or couples retreats on property, as well as sisterly ladies’ crafting get-togethers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand youth confirmation ceremonies so there’s a whole lotta love goin’ around in all its forms. Beach 2 Claire Hunter

The beach is so peaceful this time of year.  Pine Knoll Shores is a small town with few year-round residents so you have the vast ocean all to yourself…the shell hunting is great with so little competition.IMG_7768

When the sun goes down and Old Man Winter sniffs around the corner of the buildings, guests spend lazy evenings staring into a cozy living room fire…or into a good book.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Are you still looking for that last minute gift                                             for your one-and-only?

Then give us a call and come on down to Trinity. There’s nothing like a romantic elopement at the last minute…even if you have to bring the kids!

But sometimes, the best valentine you can give is time for oneself.  Girl on Bench_Frank Leith Rd ScholarEither way, come to Trinity this weekend…We’ll be your Valentine!


Call for Individual Retreat availability                 888-874-6287

Local Things to Do on Valentine’s Day:

Several area restaurants are offering special valentine’s menus or romantic dining:

Floyds 1921floyds   spouterThe Spouter Inn

bistro Bistro-By the Sea  beaufort Beaufort Grocery

Or if unattached, swing by the Beach Tavern at Atlantic Beach and join the Anti-Valentine Singles’ Mingle for those celebrating blessed singledom.

hansDuring the day Saturday, February 14th, enjoy traditional foods like Gumbo, dancing & the dixieland music of Unknown Tongues, and parades, costumes, beads & masks at The 23rd Annual Gloucester Mardi Gras.




Or for something calm and educational, visit the Volunteer Day Open House at the NC Aquarium.aqui

Hoofing It To Trinity!

New Year’s Eve brings a break in the normal tranquility of Trinity Center.  A long standing tradition, the sounds of live music and dance beats, stomping feet, and shouts of glee ring through the maritime forest as one of our most energetic groups rings in the New Year.  Welcome to the 17th Annual Bogue Banks Boogie!  Boogie Set-up Crew 06-07

The “Boogie” is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers (TCD) which is a nonprofit organization that promotes the enjoyment, preservation, and study of contra dancing and other English and American traditional and historic dance, music, and song. TCD is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Contra dancing is a form of North American folk dance in which the dancers form two parallel lines that run the length of the hall. In its simplest form, it is danced by pairs of couples.  Eventually each couple dances with every other couple in the set. Normally, the caller teaches each dance before it is actually done to music. This gives everyone an idea of what to expect, and an opportunity to practice the figures.


This year features the high-energy combination of The Ivory Boys and Bree Kalb.  The Ivory Boys feature almost all original music and non-traditional arrangements that’s all about the groove. Described as “rocking” and “funky” the trio includes pianist George Paul, David DiGiuseppe on accordion, and Jim Roberts on drums.  The band is influenced by Swing & Jazz and African, Cuban, and Rock rhythms.

Twenty year veteran Caller, Bree Kalb, thinks a great band makes BBB1her a better caller so is thrilled to be working with The Ivory Boys. She loves the challenge of creating a program that is varied, interesting, and delightful.


Dancing from the time they arrive December 31st through the next day, the dancers will waltz in 2015 while enjoying Trinity’s unique beach setting with great live music, home cooking, late night games, snacks, or moonlight walks and comfortable rooms–all without having to drive during the prime risky traffic holiday.

bbb2Many dancing couples make the New Year’s celebration into a mini-vacation to recuperate from the demands of the season and arrive early or leave a day or two later.

While you do not have to be a member of a dance club to attend, the “Boogie” is designed for those with some contra dancing experience, little or large.  Depending on space available, beginners are encouraged and dancing children are always delightfully welcomed.

If you want to waltz in the New Year at The Bogue Banks Boogie and Trinity Center, click on the link below for registration information.