Trinity Pines and the surrounding area offer a variety of recreational activities. To view a complete list of the recreational options available on the conference grounds visit the Trinity Pines Conference Center website.
You are welcome to take advantage of these opportunities any time other than meeting times. We especially want to encourage you to join with others on Saturday afternoon during the free time. It's a great way to get to know your colleagues and their families. Make some memories. You'll come back with a great story to share at dinner that evening!
Please look over the following Faculty Retreat Saturday afternoon activities:
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies:
For those desiring a more relaxing “indoor” afternoon, you may join us for an "unsupervised" family movie and/or an animated movie in upstairs in the children's area. Click to view this year's movies' linked trailers:·
o 1:15 National Treasure
o 3:15 Despicable Me
LaRita and Gene Schandorff will lead a moderately-rigorous hike that will begin after lunch. If interested, meet Larita and Gen at 1:15 on the Trinity Pines deck. Pick up a water bottle and energy bar to take with you!
Mike Poe indicates that he plans to bring his rafts again. He cautions those interested that he will take people as long as there is adequate water to go out. Although there is plenty of water at this point, it may be cut off very soon!
- In interested, please sign up on Saturday morning when you register.
- Those interested in rafting should go to the front of the line for lunch in order to leave as close to 12:15 as possible.
- Minimum age for rafting is 10, but he can only take up to three below age 13.
- A parent must accompany children under the age of 18.
- Items to bring (Keep in mind that items could fall into river!):
- Required: water bottle, sunscreen, foot coverings that can get wet (Avoid flip-flops.), and towel
- Optional but recommended: sunglasses and hat
Trinity Pines Onsite Activities:
o Children’s Play Area
o Water Fun and Activities
o Court and Field Sports
Other . . . See Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center
Trinity Pines includes a paved basketball court where you can enjoy a full court game or practice on four side hoops. Hoops are adjustable. Although balls may be available, to be sure, you may wish to bring your own!
Trinity Pines includes a volleyball pit, and a game can be organized by volunteers. Anyone interested in participating in a volleyball game will be welcome. Further instructions will be available after arriving at Trinity Pines.
Six canoes are available. Please consult Trinity Pines personnel for details regarding their use. You can also bring your own canoe or raft. Easy canoeing is available in a waterway that extends directly past the camp.
About $8 per person.
Climbing Wall, Archery, and a Zip Line are available on the conference center grounds.
Trinity Pines conference grounds includes two 9-hole courses. You may check out frisbees from the Trinity Pines staff.
The 9-hole public course at the Cascade Golf Course facility in Cascade features 2,566 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 33 with beautiful scenery and a view of the lake and mountains. With a course rating 32.3, the course has a slope rating of 99. Cost: about $15 for 9 holes, $25 for 18 holes weekdays/$17 for 9 holes, $27 for 18 holes weekends. Call 208-382-4835 for tee time. (2009 rates)
Several great hikes in the area, ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging, are available. Check out the options at Lake Cascade State Park. Bring your daypack with water and snacks, grab your camera, and head out!
For those interested in a guided hike, a couple of volunteers will be leading that hike. Arrangements will be made after arrival at Trinity Pines.
Rendevousing to Roseberry
Were you aware that at the turn of the 20th century, Roseberry, Idaho, was the largest town in the area, and McCall was a logging outpost? So were Donnelly and Cascade. Consider this interesting and insightful rendevous afternnon. See Roseberry General Store and Museum. In order to reach the museum, proceed north on Carbon Road and then turn left onto Mai Street or Idaho 55 for about 16 miles. Turn right onto East Roseberry Road for .4 miles to 2511 Roseberry Road in Donnelly, Idaho. You may contact the store at 208-325-2080 for detailed information.
Box hockey, ping-pong and foosball as well as a variety of table games and puzzles are available in the Conference Center.
Ten adult bikes and ten youth bikes are available. Helmets must be worn and other rules followed regarding use. The bikes can be used on Trinity Pines property only. Bikes are not to be transported off the property unless arrangements are made with the camp staff.
Swings, monkey bars and a large activity toy are available for youngsters. There is also a sand area with a buried fishing boat and sand toys.
Shopping and Antiquing
Cascade offers some great shops, such as the Flea Market. You can also make your way to McCall, where you can park and walk the main downtown area for coffee, ice cream, unique clothing, gifts, and recreational equipment along the shores of beautiful Payette Lake.
You may check out balls and bats from the camp staff as well as a limited supply of gloves.
Attendees may enjoy the tetherball located near the patio area of the Conference Center.
Thunder Mountain Scenic Railway
Tubes for floating
Twenty tubes are available from Trinity Pines. No charge
Walking or Bicycling
Cascade has a nice pathway along the lake -- a four-mile level path with no cars—which allows a wonderful stroll or bike ride with time for a nap and/or some reading!
Scenic Drive - Payette Lake and Long Valley Loop (approx. 2-3 hour drive)
Updated August 2013