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Sound to Sea Facilities

Dorms and Indoor Spaces
Students and chaperons stay in dormitories located on Bogue Sound. The four dormitories (dorm floorplan) are each divided into two cabins, and each cabin houses 11 people (ten students and one chaperon). Also, cabins have a bathroom with private showers and toilets. In addition, every dormitory has one private room and bathroom for a head teacher. The dorms accommodate groups of up to 92 people (80 students and 12 adults). Each dormitory is made more comfortable by air conditioning and heat.

The Centrum pavilion, big enough for large group activities, also houses the Sound to Sea Program Office and three indoor study rooms. A sports field lies between the Centrum and the dining rooms, which are located in the central conference center area. The Sharp Building is our indoor meeting hall. Through the pedestrian underpass on the beach side is one additional indoor classroom. All Trinity Center facilities are handicapped accessible.

Food
A carefully planned, well-balanced menu, including evening snacks, will be provided by an experienced food service staff. Trinity provides healthy, home-cooked meals served family-style with fresh fruits and salads daily. Any special dietary needs (diabetes, religious restrictions, vegetarians, food allergies, etc.) can be accommodated with advanced notice. However, we will not provide for fussy eaters.

Our dining hall can seat between 108 and 135 people, depending on the placement of a movable sound-proof wall. The tables seat nine people, usually seven or eight students and one or two adults. The number of teachers, chaperons and Sound to Sea staff members actually dictates just how many tables of seven or eight students there will be. Students will sit with their table groups for all of their meals, so that they can get to know each other better and share about what the different groups have been doing. However, adults can choose to sit with different tables for each meal.

Health and Safety
Over the history of the Sound to Sea Program, our accident rate has always been uncommonly low. Our safety record is a direct result of the care we take in our classes and in setting our behavioral standards. If there is any type of emergency during the day, all of our instructors are trained in Basic First Aid and CPR. If there are any emergencies after hours, schools can contact the EMS System and the Trinity Center Night Manager. In addition, you may wish to bring your own cell phone (this also helps alert us as to your initial arrival when you call half an hour before you arrive).

With the Rescue Squads in Salter Path and Pine Knoll Shores both less than 3 miles from Trinity Center, the average response time (over the last 6 years) after the initial call has been approximately five minutes. The local squads are very familiar with the property and conduct some of their driver training here. Carteret General Hospital is less than 12 miles from Trinity Center.

We also ask that all schools (especially ones that are coming on charter busses) bring some form of private transportation. Since many busses do not stay on property, it is helpful to have a car available in case a child needs to be taken to a doctor or to pick up a prescription.

Maintenance
Trinity Center has a full-time maintenance staff to take care of any problems guests have with the facilities. Tell a Sound to Sea Staff member about any maintenance issues as soon as possible so the maintenance staff can take care of in a timely manner.
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