A Statement about 2020 Summer Camps

With heavy hearts, and with the support of the leadership of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina and the Trinity Center Board of Managers, Trinity Center has made the difficult decision to cancel all of our summer camp sessions for 2020. Please Click Here to read a letter from our directors.

The Way Forward: A Trinity Center Update - May 15, 2020

Click here to read Executive Director Penn Perry’s latest post about the way forward for Trinity Center.

Places like Trinity Center will be utterly essential on the other side of this crisis. We miss the sounds of people talking, children laughing, the noise of community.

In order to fill Trinity Center with those sounds again, we need your support. Click HERE to help.

Coronavirus Statement - May 22, 2020

Trinity Center’s closure will be extended until Monday June 1. Unfortunately this closure is of all of Trinity Center’s property, including the beach access. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution about the coronavirus and with regard for Governor Cooper’s recent press briefing about the move into a modest Phase 2 and his comments regarding the size of indoor and outdoor group gatherings.

Although we hope to reopen on Monday June 1, we may have extend our closure again. Some staff will be working remotely, and we will continue to check our normal email addresses and voice mail messages. Please feel free to contact us through those channels during this time.

We will continue to follow the recommendations of government officials regarding public spaces and gatherings. When Trinity Center reopens to guests, we will continue to follow best practices and take additional precautions as necessary to provide a safe and healthy environment.

We hope that you will continue to support one another during this time of social distancing. We believe that Trinity Center, and places like it, will be vitally important on the other side of this difficult time. Trinity Center has always been and will continue to be a communal place for retreat and renewal.

We will provide updates as we have them. Thanks to everyone for being a part of the Trinity Center family.


Welcome to Trinity Center, an island refuge on the Southern Outer Banks. Come and walk our beaches or stand and watch the sunset on our sound-side pier, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the snowy white egret or majestic blue heron.

Trinity Center is home to Camp Trinity, a residential Episcopal summer camp that allows campers to share in a Christian program that helps them grow spiritually and emotionally while giving them opportunities to develop new interests, skills, and friendships. It is also home to The Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program, the only residential environmental education program on the Outer Banks, which offers school groups a multi-disciplinary hands-on learning experience. And we have hands-on educational programs for adults as well through our Road Scholar programs.

Whether you are coming to our camp, environmental program, retreat house or conference center, our experienced and professional staff is waiting to help you plan and implement your experience.