Camp Registration is Open!

Camp applications have been mailed!  

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Camp in SessionIf 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!

boys learning to sailCamp 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.boys in life vests

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:canoe in lagoon

  • 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

owlAlthough 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.tug of war

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!

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For Senior High Campers (rising grades 10th-12th), a variety of activities will center around agirls at picnic table
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!adventurer wheel dance

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.

penn with adventurersadventurers in the poolThis 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!

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Camp Facility and Island Setting!
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Camp Trinity is situated along the Bogue Sound and includes waterfront climate-controlled cabins with indoor bathrooms, dorm life covered recreation building, outdoor recreation field, challenge course, assembly building, dining room, boat docks, campfire circles, Sanders service at sanders pointPoint 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 waterboys sand castlecarnival 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!

sittin n thinkinLike 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.  getting in sailboatsFinancial 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.

 

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Already know and love Camp Trinity?  dance
If you are 8th through 12th grade, get a taste of camp in January at the Camp Trinity Reunion.  Every winter, former campers candlelightget together to see old friends anCentrum Goofd 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!

 

What’s happening? Ocean Rescue Water Safety Training!

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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!

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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!

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!  

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Registered Nurse needed for Camp Trinity!

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Camp Trinity is still accepting applications for Registered Nurses for 2 different camp sessions!  Week of June 24th – July 1st and the week of August 5th – August 11th are available.  Please call Trinity Center and ask for Mary Beth Bradbury, ext 23 for details.

Thank You!

Just look for the flag!

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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.

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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.

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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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Camp Trinity applications are being processed – hang in there!

If you have registered your camper for a 2013 Camp Trinity Session- hang in there! You will receive your welcome package or wait list information soon!  NO CALLS PLEASE!

We understand that many of you may be asking….

What exactly is the registration process for Camp Trinity?
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Brochures and applications are mailed to churches within the Diocese and individual the beginning of November.  All received applications are dated and filed in order by first choice of session.  Members of parishes in the Diocese  and campers from the previous summer are given preferential registration privilege by date received until March 1st.  After March 1st, all applications are received and processed on a first come, first serve basis as determined by the date of the application and deposit received. Welcome packages and wait list letters are mailed the second week of March and final tuition is due by May 1st. 

Memories become Treasures!

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“I was in Walmart doing some shopping when a little girl ran up to me. She must have been about eight or nine years old. She said, “Don’t you just love it there, I can’t wait to go back, I wish I could live there.” I didn’t know what she was talking about until I looked down and realized I was wearing a Camp Trinity t-shirt. She continued talking about how much she loved camp until her mother came up to me and apologized for the girl’s enthusiasm. She told me that ever since she went to camp that’s all she talks about. I answered that I was very happy to hear how much she enjoyed it and said she was welcome to visit anytime. The girl immediately asked her mother, “When can we go?” I often think of that little girl and how lucky I am to work in a place that impacts children’s lives so much.”   Arleen Oliver, Chief Financial Officer, Trinity Center

The memory above reminds me of a quote a once read by Charlotte Davis.  It reads: A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.

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Cookies, candies and bread! Oh my!

Around this time each year you will find our Trinity Center employees in the kitchen baking for Trinity Center’s annual Christmas cookie exchange. On exchange day our buffet table is filled with all sorts of cookies, candies and breads! Take a look below to see a little sneak peak of what we are in for tomorrow!

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We caught Mary Beth Bradberry (Camp Trinity Director) and Mindy Furrer (STS Program Director) showing off their cooking skills. Mmmmm.. gooey peppermint chocolate chip cookies!  For your pleasure -we have shared our recipe!
Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blue-Ribbon Chocolate -Chip Cookies (Recipe taken from the Cake Mix Cookbook)

1 – 18 1/2  ounce package yellow cake mix

1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter, softened

3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (we used peppermint chocolate chips)

1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts), optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Position oven rack in middle of oven. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl place half of the cake mix along with the softened butter. brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.  Blend with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed 1-2 minutes, until blended and smooth.  Stir in the remaining cake mix, chocolate chips, and nuts, if desired, with a wooden spoon until all dry ingredients are moistened.

Drop by the teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden at the edges and just barely set at the center when lightley touched.  Cool 1 minute on sheet.  Transfer to wire racks with metal spatula and cool completely.

Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies

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Stephanie Rudolph (Camp T and STS registrar)  is making her Grandmother’s Pecan Sandies! YUM!

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Ashley Ruis (STS instructor) says her cookies are going to be a surprise, but we can tell you that anything with graham crackers in it is definitely a winner for us!

What Christmas treats are YOU making this year? Send us your recipe and we will feature it on our blog! Merry Christmas!