The Way Forward: A Trinity Center Update from Executive Director Penn Perry

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 read how you can help.

Coronavirus Statement - March 27, 2020

Unfortunately Trinity Center will remain closed through the month of April. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution about the coronavirus and with regard for Governor Cooper’s recent extension of public school closures until May 15 as well as the growing number of partial or full shutdowns in counties and cities across the state. This decision is also in keeping with one made by our parent body, the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, extending the suspension of public worship through the end of April. Please feel free to read Bishop Skirving’s letter here:

Bishop's Letter - Continuing Suspension of Public Worship

We intend to reopen for normal business on Friday May 1. 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.