Road Scholar Overview

Road Scholar Program at Trinity Center


Road Scholar, previously known as Elderhostel, has been the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning and educational travel since 1975. Their mission is to empower adults to explore the world's places, peoples, cultures and ideas, and in so doing to discover more about themselves.

Trinity Center has combined Road Scholar's unwavering commitment to lifelong learning with our beautiful outdoor and indoor classrooms and a talented teaching staff comprised of area professors and professionals, many world reknowned in their field, and our own staff of gifted instructors to create a powerful and enjoyable learning experience. Since 1992, Trinity Center has been providing Road Scholar programming covering a variety of subjects from the ecology and culture of the Outer Banks to emerging technologies used to protect this fragile ecosystem.

Road Scholar's name change

With the changing world dynamics Elderhostel felt that it had outgrown its name. So, it changed its name to Road Scholar. It also eliminated any age requirement. Now all adults with a desire for life long learning can enroll in the amazing programs Road Scholar has to offer, thus appealing to a wide variety of people interested in both an educational and a travel experience. Along with the new name came a streamlined catalog so participants may easily choose from thousands of available programs, from "Intergenerational" learning experiences, bringing together children and their grandparents, to active Outdoor Adventure programs to new Service Programs.

Road Scholar at Trinity Center

Trinity Center is nestled in a pristine maritime forest on the Outer Banks. The property extends from Bogue Sound to the Atlantic Ocean. A mild climate and our award winning landscaping is designed with sensitivity to the island environment, and provides a restful surrounding. This modern, handicapped-accessible facility features comfortable meeting rooms, double occupancy bedrooms with private bath, and a private beach. It has a gracious dining area with delicious home-cooked meals served family style. Trinity Center is owned and operated by the Episcopal Church.