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North Carolina’s Maritime Heritage: The Ocean and Her People

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Program #10533RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 27 — Aug 30, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Our modern conference center features attractive meeting and dining areas, double occupancy rooms (limited singles, extra charge), private bath.

Contact info:
Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575 USA
phone: 252-247-5600
web: www.trinityctr.com/facilities.html

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool is available mid-May to mid-October. 1500 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no lifeguards). Limited internet access available upon request.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, August 27 - Welcome and Social
Afternoon: Check in at the Registration Office. Wine Social from 5-6pm.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: A short introductory orientation. Followed by program with local historian and story teller.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Our modern conference center features attractive meeting and dining areas, double occupancy rooms (limited singles, extra charge), private bath.

Contact info:
Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575 USA
phone: 252-247-5600
web: www.trinityctr.com/facilities.html

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool is available mid-May to mid-October. 1500 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no lifeguards). Limited internet access available upon request.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, August 28 - North Carolina Maritime Museum/Free Time/Area Stu...
Note: Walking on side walks and in grave yard creates some tripping hazards. Need to be able to stand and walk for 40 minutes.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am

Morning: Field trip to the North Carolina Maritime Museum to see artifacts just raised from the wreck of Blackbeard’s Flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, study pirates, lighthouses and lifesaving stations, and the world of the men who have struggled to pull their living from treacherous seas from whalers to watermen.

Lunch: Box Lunch at Maritime Museum from 12-1pm

Afternoon: From 1-2:30 join Beaufort Historical Society staff in a trip to the old Beaufort Burying grounds. Walk along the sandy paths of one of the state’s oldest cemeteries, and feel the history each grave has to tell. Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers, freed blacks, and slaves all rest together in the Old Burying Ground. As early as the eighteenth century, coastal residents were laid to their final rest here in Beaufort. One of the tombs is inscribed with an epitaph that explains the hold Beaufort has over both its living and dead residents: "The form that fills this silent grave,once tossed on ocean's rolling wave,but in a port securely fast he's dropped his anchor here at last.”

2:30-4pm Free time to see some of the many interesting sites in the area. Beaufort was Founded in 1709 and is the third oldest in North Carolina. Originally a Port of Entry and fishing village, Beaufort has a rich maritime history. The historic waterfront district along Taylor’s Creek offers visitors the opportunity to dine and shop while enjoying views of feral horses on Carrot Island and boats from all over the world at the Beaufort Docks.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of area.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Conference Center

Description: Our modern conference center features attractive meeting and dining areas, double occupancy rooms (limited singles, extra charge), private bath.

Contact info:
Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575 USA
phone: 252-247-5600
web: www.trinityctr.com/facilities.html

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool is available mid-May to mid-October. 1500 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no lifeguards). Limited internet access available upon request.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, August 29 - Fort Macon Field Trip/Local Musicians Concert
Note: Walking in fort where the ground is uneven may present some tripping hazards.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am

Morning: Field Trip to Fort Macon to study its role from the time of the Civil War until its last working days protecting the coast from German U-Boats during WWII

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm

Afternoon: Afternoon Lecture: Today’s modern English language is steeped in the history and culture of past generations. Among the most significant influences on our language has been that of ancient mariners, whose nautical expressions have worked their way into our everyday conversations. Let author and historian Jay Barnes “show you the ropes” in his program that explores the etymology (word origins) of these words and phrases, and offers many surprising examples of “Nautical Terms in Everyday Use.”

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7 pm

Evening: Concert by talented local musicians.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Friday, August 30 - Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of ar...
Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am

Morning: Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of area.

Lunch: Lunch which begins at 11:30 am

Afternoon: Depart following lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Salter Path, NC
General OverviewThere are so many cultural and natural areas of interest in coastal North Carolina. Please read about the many options at Trinity Center's website.
For additional information, visit: www.trinityctr.com/other.html

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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