What is the Occoneechee Lodge Trade-O-Ree?
The Trade-O-Ree is a smaller event put on by the Lodge’s Finance sub-group. This event is specifically geared to patch traders and those who are interested in patch trading. The event is completely free to attend and to set up a tent overnight. Food is available for purchase and you can rent a cabin on Friday night. You can also rent table space to display patches. This event is perfect for any new member who wants to learn more about patch trading!
Date: August 16 – 17th, 2024
Time: Friday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am; Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Camp Durant, Grand Lodge
What is patch trading?
Patch trading is one of the most popular activities in the Order of the Arrow. Each lodge produces patches that are then sold its members. You obtain patches from other lodges by trading with other members of the Order. It’s like an internal game to see who has the best set and can get every piece.
Completely free! Just show up at camp and patch trade. Food is available for purchase.
Spend the night in one of our 4 person and air-conditioned cabins. Good for Friday night.
12′ Table Rental
Spread your patches out and display them for trading. 12 feet is an entire table.
Food is served by the Lodge’s Cook Crew in the Grand Lodge. You have the option to buy all meals with one ticket or buy them individually. Purchasing meals are not required to attend the event.
Date: August 17th, 2024
Location: Camp Durant, Sullivan Center
What is Gentgeen 101?
Gentgeen is the place to be for those who want to experience the AIA in our lodge. With a schedule full of sessions on ceremonies, dance, and crafts from expert instructors from within our lodge and beyond, there’s plenty for anyone with any level of knowledge to learn.
Ceremony Team Training
One of the first things new Arrowmen get to experience in the OA is a ceremony. Come be a part of a team of fellow Arrowmen and learn from experienced knowledgable ceremonialist.
Dancing is a great way to get involved with the lodge! You will learn from the best of the best in our Lodge on the ways of Native American dance styles.
If you are new to the AIA scene, this is the perfect start to get started! We will be having sewing machines and craft sessions ready to go and you can make your very own outfit for dance or ceremony.
Camping is available on Friday night of that weekend.