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 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 24 – 25, 2018

Time: Friday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am; Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Camp Durant, Grand Lodge

Cost: FREE

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.

Cost Breakdown


Completely free! Just show up at camp and patch trade. Food is available for purchase.


Cabin Rental

Spend the night in one of our 4 person and air-conditioned cabins. Good for Friday night.

Tent camping is available for free

12' Table Rental

Spread your patches out and display them for trading. 12 feet is an entire table.


All Meals
Breakfast Only
Lunch Only
Dinner Only
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 is not required to attend the event.


Date: August 26, 2017

Location: Camp Durant, Sullivan Center

What is Gentgeen 101?

Are you looking for a way to be active in Occoneechee Lodge? Are you interested in the Native American culture? Are you interested in learning about singing and dancing, and want to make an outfit? This is your chance! The American Indian Affairs Committee is holding a Gentgeen 101 class! A new addition to this event is several ceremony classes will also be taught.

Prior to this event, you will need to work on designing your basic outfit on paper and work with an experienced Lodge dancer. Please RSVP with Past Lodge Chief and recognized Dancer Jeff Brewer at [email protected].

On Saturday, you will work all day at the Sullivan Center to construct your outfit. Experienced instructors and dancers will be on site to help you construct and teach you the “tricks of the trade”! Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn from the best AIA instructors around! Please email Jeff Brewer with any questions about this brand new event. Camping is available on Friday night of that weekend.


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