Flights: There are a number of options if you are flying into North Carolina.
These include Raleigh-Durham Int'l Airport, Wilmington Int'l Airport, and Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. Google "airports near Emerald Island, NC."
A. Do I need a rental car?
B. Can I stay somewhere other than the Trinity Center?
Yes, there are a number of hotels and Air BnB's in the Pine Knolls, NC area.
C. Do you cater to special diets?
D. Can you handle Beachcombers with special needs?
We can accommodate everyone to a degree. All tutorials, museum trips and arts classes are open to everyone, including people with disabilities. But certain field trips – marked ‘moderate’ or ‘challenging’ - may be problematic for some people. For instance, some field trips require hiking over long stretches of shoreline or wading through marshes. People who have ambulatory problems, bad knees or hips should opt for field trips marked ‘Easy’ or ‘Moderate.'
We can’t stress enough that this is an active, hands-on learning conference. If you plan to join in on longer hikes, start getting in shape NOW!
E. What to bring (or buy there)?
1. Wading boots or a couple of pairs of old sneakers to interchange
2. Socks, several pairs
3. Rain gear
4. Clothes that can be layered
5. Water bottle
6. Sun block
8. Mini-Binoculars to view wild ponies, birds (optional)
9. Stuff for Swap Table!