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Exploring the Southern Outer Banks: North Carolina’s National Lands

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Program #16519RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 Mar 30 — Apr 4, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Our 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

Room amenities: Wireless internet available at all meeting spaces and rooms.

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: $45 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $9, Lunch is $10 and Dinner is $14.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 30 - Arrival/Check in/Social
Afternoon: Check in at the Registration Office. Wine Social from 5-6pm.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: A short introductory program.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Our 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

Room amenities: Wireless internet available at all meeting spaces and rooms.

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: $45 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $9, Lunch is $10 and Dinner is $14.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 31 - Explore Barrier Island systems Field trip to Rac...
Explore Barrier Island systems Field trip to Rachel Carson Reserve Evening Presentation by Local Historian and Story Teller

Note: Class with some lecture and then a hike to explore the habitats found on a barrier island. Terrain is uneven and sandy ground. Golf cart is available.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am

Morning: Program involving some lecture and a tour of our 62-acre reserve. Walk will cover approximately 1 mile, golf cart is available if needed.

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm

Afternoon: Field Trip to Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve. This half-mile interpretive trail on the west side of the Rachel Carson Reserve highlights the area’s common species and special features. The trail meanders through mudflats, uplands, and salt marshes, illustrating the various unique environments found in estuarine systems. A small herd of feral horses roams the islands and over 200 bird species have been recorded here.

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 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

Room amenities: Wireless internet available at all meeting spaces and rooms.

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: $45 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $9, Lunch is $10 and Dinner is $14.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 01 - Field trip to Croatan National Forest. Join an ex...
Field trip to Croatan National Forest. Join an expert on a hike through the pocosin forest as he points out local birds and plants found in the Croatan Forest. The Croatan Forest is also home to the largest collection of Carnivorous plants in any National Forest.

Note: Hike includes uneven trails. We will stop and different places in the vast forest. Participants will need to board and de-board the 15 passenger vans several times.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am

Morning: Program on lighthouses and lifesaving stations.

Morning: A free morning for you to explore our wonderful coast.

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm

Afternoon: Field Trip to Fort Macon State Park 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

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: A live animal program.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Conference Center

Description: Our 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

Room amenities: Wireless internet available at all meeting spaces and rooms.

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: $45 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $9, Lunch is $10 and Dinner is $14.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 02 - Field Trip to Cape Lookout National Seashore and ...
Field Trip to Cape Lookout National Seashore and lighthouse. Field Trip to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. Eat lunch at local seafood restaurant.

Note: Participants will board a passenger ferry. Cape Lookout has several boardwalk paths and optional sandy beach paths.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am

Morning: Field tip to Cape Look Out National Park. Learn the history of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the life of a lighthouse keeper. Then enjoy some time to explore. Cape Lookout is an excellent place to find shells and take pictures.

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm

Afternoon: Field trip to the Core Sound Waterfowl museum located within within Cape Lookout National Seashore on Harkers Island. Including a walk around the 4-acre freshwater waterfowl habitat with viewing platforms and duck blinds. You will also see first hand as a local a artisan creates and explains the making of decoy ducks.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of Carteret County.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Our 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

Room amenities: Wireless internet available at all meeting spaces and rooms.

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: $45 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $9, Lunch is $10 and Dinner is $14.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 03 - Field Trip to Fort Macon State Park.
Note: Fort Macon State Park has uneven walking paths.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am

Morning: Field trip to Fort Macon State Park. The second most visited State Park in all of North Carolina features a restored civil war era fort, museum displays, and beautiful water views.

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm

Afternoon: A free afternoon to see some of the many interesting sites in the area.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: Concert by talented local musicians.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 04 - Lecture by local historian and storyteller. Depa...
Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am

Morning: Program on local culture, history and linguistics.

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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4 Expert-led lectures
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