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Program #14311RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Equipment Requirements
Participants must bring digital camera with owner's manual and memory device for camera. Those interested in traditional photography are invited to bring non digital equipment. A laptop is recommended but not required for workshop.

Itinerary for Dec 7 — Dec 12, 2014

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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

Room amenities: Amenities per room include one double and one single bed, private bath with stand-up shower, a dresser, vanity, and nightstand with alarm clock and reading lamp, and are individually heated and cooled. Linens (bed sheets and bath towels) are provided for most groups.

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: Sunday, December 07 - Welcome and Social
Afternoon: Check in at the Registration Office. Wine Social from 5-6pm.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: Short introductory program.

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

Room amenities: Amenities per room include one double and one single bed, private bath with stand-up shower, a dresser, vanity, and nightstand with alarm clock and reading lamp, and are individually heated and cooled. Linens (bed sheets and bath towels) are provided for most groups.

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: Monday, December 08 - Introductions & Orientation to the program Worksh...
Introductions & Orientation to the program Workshops: Break into two groups to learn your camera and how to go off auto mode. Workshop: Natural Lighting and Composition. Barrier Island Ecology class and walk Bird of Prey program and photo shoot

Note: Barrier Island Ecology walk will include walking at a slow to moderate pass on uneven and sandy paths. A golf cart will be available.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am

Morning: Introduction to your instructors and orientation to the class.

Lecture on proper photography techniques and the features of your digital camera. Bring your camera and the owners manual.

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm

Afternoon: Lecture and Hands on instruction on how to effectively use your macro setting to create still life photographs.

Afternoon: Barrier Island Ecology Walk. Take a field trip of our beautiful barrier island beach and estuary settings of our 62-acre reserve. Use the skills you learned in your workshops to capture nature at work. Your instructor will be a local naturalist who will help you find many great photo opportunities.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: Enjoy an evening with our local historian and comic relief expert as you relax from your day.

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

Room amenities: Amenities per room include one double and one single bed, private bath with stand-up shower, a dresser, vanity, and nightstand with alarm clock and reading lamp, and are individually heated and cooled. Linens (bed sheets and bath towels) are provided for most groups.

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: Tuesday, December 09 - Field trip to Beaufort, NC Evening Feedback and C...
Note: Field trips include walking on uneven and sandy surfaces and standing for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am

Morning: Field trip to Beaufort, NC. Beaufort was founded in 1709 and is North Carolina’s 3rd oldest town. Stroll down the holiday bedecked streets to see the many beautiful restored homes that pre-date the Civil War. Photograph the dock and the water vista. Climb aboard a double-decker bus to get a birds eye view of the picturesque town.

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1pm

Afternoon: Time For You!

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7 pm

Evening: Preview of Tryon Palace and New Bern.

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

Room amenities: Amenities per room include one double and one single bed, private bath with stand-up shower, a dresser, vanity, and nightstand with alarm clock and reading lamp, and are individually heated and cooled. Linens (bed sheets and bath towels) are provided for most groups.

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 Four: Wednesday, December 10 - Field trip to Historic New Bern and Tryon Palace
Note: Field trips include walking on uneven and sandy surfaces and standing for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9am

Morning: Tour Tryon Palace (no photographs allowed) to get into the spirit of Christmas past

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Then photograph the grounds and gardens to your hearts content. Stroll the spanish moss lined streets and view the two beautiful rivers that meet in New Bern.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7 pm

Evening: Observation and information on our resident Birds of Prey. The birds will be perched and walked around the room for photographic opportunity.

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

Room amenities: Amenities per room include one double and one single bed, private bath with stand-up shower, a dresser, vanity, and nightstand with alarm clock and reading lamp, and are individually heated and cooled. Linens (bed sheets and bath towels) are provided for most groups.

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 Five: Thursday, December 11 - Time for you to explore our island on your own. W...
Time for you to explore our island on your own. Workshops: Sharing your Photographs on the web and in your hands. Feedback session.

Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am

Morning: Time for you to explore our island on your own.

Lunch: Lunch from 12-1 pm

Afternoon: Workshops: Learn how to share your photographs on the Internet and how to print. Choose one photograph to make a 8X10 print of to take home.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7 pm

Evening: Enjoy music by talented local musicians as you stroll through the art gallery you created during your stay.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, December 12 - Workshop: Photo Editing
Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am

Morning: Technology Workshop: If you plan to bring your own laptop, you will have an opportunity to participate in a digital critique with the instructor, who can show you how to edit your pictures with Adobe Photoshop Elements or Picasa. For those familiar with these programs take some more time to explore our 62-acre reserve with your camera.

Lunch: Lunch from 11:30-12:30

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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