Trinity Center Opportunities
Adult programming generated by Trinity Center has not been offered consistently. A few programs - silent retreats and Pelican House for example - have been offered. In-house programs in conjunction with the Diocese of East Carolina would increase participation of area parishes as well as attract participants from outside the diocese. This increase in programs offered by the Trinity Center staff could encourage groups who do not have programming capacity to come and participate. Growing programs generated and planned by Trinity Center would further expand the utilization of Trinity Center.
Trinity Center's conferencing facilities were under- utilized prior to the pandemic. The winter months traditionally see the greatest decline in occupancy. There is a great opportunity to widen the pool of potential guests and groups by reaching out to clubs, organizations, and groups not affiliated with the Diocese of East Carolina. Trinity Center has the capacity to provide lower cost housing, meeting facilities, and meals than other area hotels. There is a tremendous opportunity for a new Executive Director to expand Trinity Center's reach and to boost the utilization of the facilities.
The Next Level
On the cusp of potential growth as a camp and conference center, Trinity Center has received gifts from the Diocese of East Carolina as well as federal PPP funds. All of these funds made it possible for operations to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the facility and its staff emerge from this time, they are poised to move from a "Mom and Pop" operation to a higher level camp and conference center. Under the leadership of a well qualified Executive Director, Trinity Center will become a camp and conference destination in the Southeast for the Episcopal Church as well as groups and guests from a much wider area.