Falling for Trinity

Fall is well and truly upon us, here at Trinity. Although the only real evidence so far is humidity, or lack there of.  The days are still in the pleasant 80s but the nights are dipping into the low 60s which only makes an evening campfire all the more delicious–particularly those involving s’mores. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACamp Trinity is over for the year so weekends are again seeing groups down in the Dorms. These are a great Bargain for new groups and youth groups.

We’ve had a lot of Campus Ministries and other youth groups as well as a couple of new adult groups trying Trinity for the first time. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We’ve had Artists’ workshops and Yoga Retreats.DSCN0693

And, we’ve had several Women and Men MinistriesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, and a few much needed Pastoral Retreats.   A sprinkling of Individual Retreats, especially clergy, are always tucked in among everybody else because Fall is also a good time to find a few days to run away from home before the full swing of the holiday season takes place.IMG_7766

Our Sanders Point restoration is complete and once again our favorite outdoor Chapel is welcoming visitors.


For those of us whose thoughts always turn to new pens and clean notebooks (and calendars!), Fall is a time of classes and schoolchildren. Our new Sound to Sea staff are making themselves at home and our Schools’ programming is in full swing.students pond 3

Trinity is still lush and green although the maritime forest is starting to look a little tired around the edges.


But after the hustle and bustle of summer, the sleepiness is welcoming and relaxing. tree on walk Even the mosquitoes are relaxing their vigilance and are blessedly absent–for the most part–this time of year.

pH night  Over at Pelican House we are busy filling the last few vacancies for this year’s Advent Retreat and for the last Silent Retreat in December.  New Year Resolutions aside, autumn has ever been a time of reckoning-up the year’s harvest and turning thoughts to plans and ambitions for the coming year.

There’s no better place to take stock and make plans than Trinity.  Fall is lovely at Trinity.  If your business staff or group needs to take stock and plan the next year, or your spiritual batteries need recharging, we hope you think of us.

You won’t find a better place.


Need a Personal Retreat?

Do you need to step away from your busy life?  Can’t wait for our Pelican House Personal Retreat in July?  Have some unexpected free time coming up and don’t know how to spend it?

Perfect for squeezing into busy summer schedules, Trinity Center has availability 

for short-term Individual or Family Retreats on the weekend of June 20-22, 2014.*

ImageTrinity Center is waiting for you!  If you have stayed with us before for either a Group or Pelican House Retreat, then you know Trinity Center is the perfect place to take some deep breaths and indulge in much needed personal time for yourself, or quality time with your family.Image

Come relax on our beach, play in our pool, walk our dune and salt marsh trails, and enjoy our friendly staff and home-style hospitality. Spend some leisure time at local attractions like Fort Macon, the Maritime Museum’s Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit, or the N.C. Aquarium’s Summer Dinosaur Exhibit which is a big hit with families.  Attending an outdoor music concert or movie is a unique summer treat as is just walking along the beach as the sun sets.

ImageOur rooms include a double bed, single bed, and private bath.  Guests share our central living rooms including comfortable furniture, a small kitchenette with ice and coffee machines, television and–if you must contact the outside world–Wi-Fi access.  Buffet-style meals may be available for an additional cost in our common dining room at set times, or instead opt to enjoy one of the many local restaurants.


We are also now taking limited reservations for our well-loved Beachside rooms.  

To inquire about June 20th or other available dates, call 1-888-874-6287 ext. 11 and speak to Mickie.



We’d love to have you come for a visit!





*Based on availability, Cluster rooms are $65/night for double-occupancy.  There is an added $5 fee for each person over two, per room (roll-away beds are available).  Credit card required to hold reservation.  Meal-plans are at additional cost and must be booked at time of reservation.  No cancellation/No refund policy goes into effect three business days before arrival.



Inner Body Yoga By The Sea During May 1-4, 2014


This retreat is open to Everyone!  

Whether new to yoga, or an experienced practitioner, feel free to come just as you are!

Vibrant and fun yet peaceful, serene and deeply restorative…Enjoy a relaxing weekend free of demands, schedules, and unfinished emails!

ImageInner Body Yoga embraces an experiential, creative, easy effort, approach.  Inner Body Yoga is a gentle yet powerful practice to help us feel more alive, healthy, peaceful and free in our bodies and our lives.  Each class is designed to offer a fresh exploration of the poses, breath, & movement… full of imagery, playfulness, and a spirit of adventure.

Sessions will be held in the Trinity Center Morgan Beach Meeting House,

Imagewhich sits on a naturally elevated setting overlooking the beach.  Perhaps our greatest teacher of the weekend will be the ocean, from whom we will have the opportunity to glean fresh insight into ways we can naturally access our own inner fluidity, as a means to help previously blocked energy, flow more freely for self renewal, vitalization, health, and freedom.

ImageThe Trinity Center is a conference and retreat center, comprised of 62 acres of pristine maritime forest, extending from Bogue Sound to the Atlantic Ocean.   Nestled within the serene grounds are guest rooms, dining facilities, conference & meeting spaces, swimming pools, and numerous walking trails.  A mild climate and landscape, designed with sensitivity to the island environment, provide peaceful and restful surroundings.

The three night workshop stay includes room, yoga sessions and all meals.

ImageThe hotel style lodging is temperature controlled and each has a private bath. Bedrooms are clustered around a large common deck with plenty of rocking chairs for journal writing, drawing, reading, daydreaming or napping.  There will be plenty of free time in between sessions for your choice of leisure activities on the beach, walking the dune and salt marsh trails, or dangling legs from the sound-side docks.  Double and single occupancy rooms are available.

To register please contact Molly Drake at Blue Saturation Yoga

phone: 919-619-8148  email: bluesaturation@gmail.com  

707 Bolin Creek Dr., Carrboro, NC 27510      


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The Marion Woodman Foundation Presents…


Set at Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina, with Bogue Sound on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, we are pleased to announce this brand-new seminar, an introduction to the experiential understanding of the BodySoul Rhythms® process and the pioneering work of Marion Woodman on “embodied Jung.”

In this Introduction to BodySoul we invite you to join us as we weave together a rich, colorful tapestry of myth, fairy tale, dreams, movement, voice, and the creative arts. Working with the fairy tale of Cinderella, we will explore the depth of the material in terms of our personal stories and dreams. Jung’s theory of the shadow will be explored experientially through natural movement, deep relaxation, playful voice exercises, drawing and painting, all tools to help us face and befriend unknown aspects of ourselves. The process releases untapped energy, while enriching our appreciation of who we are in our depths and heights.
This workshop will be taught by Paula Reeves, PhD, who taught annually with the original BodySoul Rhythms® team for more than 17 years, and Mary Hamilton, MEd, who was one of the three original BodySoul Rhythms® teachers/founders of BodySoul Rhythms®.

Assistant Instructors:  Gail Grynbaum, Rea Nolan, and Vernessa Riley Foelix

April 14, 2014, 4:00 pm – April 18, 2014, 10:00 am
Trinity Center, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina


Single Room Fee is $1,689 (Tuition is $1,225; room and board is $464)

Double Room fee is $1,609 (Tuition is $1,225; room and board is $384)

Fee includes tuition, 4 nights lodging and all meals starting with dinner (April 14) and ending with breakfast (April 18).

TO ENROLL:  Click on the link below and complete the Seminar Application  There is a $250 deposit.


Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute.

Summer Concert Series at St. Francis by-the-Sea, Salter Path

Hope to see you there!

Summer Concert Series at St. Francis by-the-Sea, Salter Path

13 days from now

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 – 7-8:00pm

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The second concert of the Summer Concert Series at St. Francis by-the-Sea is 7pm Thursday, July 11, immediately following the art gallery opening which begins at 5:30.  The evening’s 50-minute concert features a collection of sacred arias and art songs by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Strauss and Schubert, performed by soprano, Elizabeth Terry Joyner and bass, Lewis Moore. The concert is free and open to the public (donations and love offerings will be gratefully accepted). We invite you to come for the gallery opening at 5:30, enjoy light refreshments as you view the art and meet the artist, then stay for the concert.  A wine and cheese reception follows the concert in the downstairs art gallery.   Contact: St. Francis by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 920 Salter Path Road, Salter Path, NBNC. (252)240-2388.  www.stfrancisbythesea.org.


Elizabeth Terry Joyner   Lewis Moore

Trinity Center remains open during Tropical Storm Andrea

Thank you for your calls and emails! You all have very good questions regarding our first named storm of the year.  Just a quick note for everyone…. Trinity Center will operate as usual during Andrea.  Bring rain gear and plan some inside activities while you are here!

For more up to date information

What’s happening? Ocean Rescue Water Safety Training!


Scott Bell of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department visited Trinity Center today & taught our annual class on Ocean Rescue Water Safety Training. Thank you Scott!


Sound to Sea staff, Camp Trinity Staff and a few of us from administration attended. We learned about rip currents, how to spot them, how to get out of them and ways to identify a distressed swimmer.  Our staff also learned different techniques to bring a distressed swimmer to shore.  Check out our photos!

Before visiting the beach this summer please take time to read a few pointers  from our local professionals by clicking  HERE!

Awaken your soul and take personal time at Trinity Center!

cropped-new-years-plunge-07-08.jpg Friends of Trinity Center,

We would like to welcome you, your family and your friends to Trinity Center in early June for some Personal Time during this transitional time of year.  Tell your friends who like the idea of retreating, but don’t want to attend a specific program, that this personal time is for them. Enjoy the sound, the sea, the beach, fresh air and sunshine! Come for 2 nights or stay for a week.  From June 2 to June 14 we are extending the offer of only $65 per room per night.  Meals are optional, but reservations must be made in advance.  Costs for meals are $9 per breakfast, $10 per lunch and $14 per dinner.  (Youth rates available for children under 12 yrs.)  Tell your friends.  This is a great opportunity for them to experience the center on their own.  Walk-ins are not accepted, so have your friends call ahead to reserve their space. 888-874-6287.  Ask for either Kristie Elliott at ext.11, or Chris Grenier at ext. 15.

Please share our blog with those whom you know would like to visit the center between June 2 and June 14th  and/or would like updates on Trinity Center happenings..

We hope to see  you soon!      Thank you.

Camp Trinity showing some LOVE!

Did you know Trinity Center has 2 youth camps running simultaneously on property throughout the summer?  These 2 camps are Camp Trinity  and Sound to Sea.

You may have read in our recent posts that Sanders Point has been in desperate need of repair due to erosion. We are grateful that Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea staff have taken lead in Sanders’ Point restoration by organizing volunteer workdays and partnering with the NC Coastal Federation to repair the shoreline.  In recent weeks, many volunteers throughout the community and on Trinity Center’s staff have put in 180+ hours into bagging oysters and planting marsh grass.  A big THANKS to all that have helped and a special THANK YOU  to Sound to Sea.

Yesterday, Camp Trinity staff came to support our Sound to Sea instructors and showing some love!  


Just look for the flag!


Aaaahhhh Summer.  The time where you can do nothing and do it well…or at least while you are here at Trinity Center anyway! So, remember to bring your flip flops and beach chair and keep in mind this little tip while you are here. When walking on the beach or driving on the island you can easily identify Trinity Center property by the flags we proudly display. We are conveniently located between mile markers 9 & 9.5 in Pine Knoll Shores, NC.  Both markers are visibly present on the beach and by the roadside.


Guests arriving and registering for Camp Trinity or attending a group retreat will register on the sound side of property. Look for the main entrance sign in above picture. The main entrance to Trinity Center is located on the sound side and is closest to mile marker 9.

beach house road view

All SOUND TO SEA DAY CAMPERS will register on the BEACH side of property.  Parents, turn on Beach House Road (see picture to the right) which is closest to mile marker 9.5.

Feel free to call us anytime with questions or concerns about your arrival. We are here to help and look forward to seeing you soon!  1-888-874-6287

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