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Annual Campaign

The Camp Annual Fund was created to help meet the pressing and emerging needs of YMCA Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer, and the 2016 campaign goal is $1,111,111. Identified needs that are supported through the Camp Annual Fund include camperships, staff and leadership development, program enhancement and community outreach. In order to ensure that funds are most effectively stewarded and are meeting the most essential needs, a 10 Year vision for the Camp Annual Fund was created beginning in 2013.

Camp Annual Fund 10 Year Vision

Camp staff, volunteers and Board members went through a visioning process to prepare us for the future with the Camp Annual Fund. Annual needs were identified from 2013 until 2022. Our goal is to increase annual giving to $1.6 million by 2022 to help address these needs. We invite you to invest in the lives of youth today by supporting Camp’s Annual Fund.

Camperships

The number one barrier to attending Sea Gull and Seafarer is cost. Offering financial assistance to lower and middle income families allows us to attract children from all financial backgrounds and life experiences. In return, it makes the experience richer for every camper. 

2016 Goal
$765,000 (69% of annual funds raised)
8% of the summer overnight population receives financial assistance
Average award is 65% of the total cost of the session

2022 Vision
$800,000 (50% of annual funds raised)
12% of the summer resident population receives financial assistance
Average award is 50% of the total cost of the session

Program Enhancement

We view our programs not as an end to themselves, but as a tool to foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, responsibility and perseverance. 

2016 Goal 
$100,000 (9% of annual funds raised)
Offsets costs for U.S. Sailing and U.S. Powerboating certifications

2022 Vision
$160,000 (15% of annual funds raised)

We are hopeful to introduce the following additions.

  • Partner with nationally recognized organizations and governing bodies to enhance program curriculum and provide campers with application certifications (ex: USTA and USGA)
  • Partner with collegiate level coaches to enhance skill development
  • Utilize technology in program delivery and in distance learning tools
  • Strengthen program with specialized equipment that meet the needs and skill sets of diverse age groups

Staff and Leadership Development

Our staff help deliver an exceptional Camp experience. It is therefore vitally important to recruit, train and retain the best staff possible.   

2016 Goal 
$111,111 (10% of annual funds raised)
Offsets costs for U.S. Sailing and U.S. Powerboating Instructor certifications and Coast Guard licenses and provides incentive pay for staff who hold certifications.

2022 Vision
$400,000 (25% of annual funds raised)

We are hopeful to introduce the following additions.

  • Internships for administrative staff
  • College scholarship program for senior staff
  • Engage consultants to evaluate staff experience and help transfer skill set to the real world
  • Provide off-season leadership training through camping and affiliated organization conferences

Community Outreach

As a part of Pamlico County, we want to help local youth thrive by enhancing year round programs for elementary, middle and high school children. We also want to support those facing unique life circumstances.

2016 Goal
$135,000 (12% of annual funds raised)

Supporting the following programs

  • Y Learning and Community HOPE
  • Youth & Government
  • Middle School UN
  • Spring and Summer Day Camp
  • “Anchoring the Family” weekend for families with a cancer survivor, connected to the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA

2022 Vision
$240,000 (10% of annual funds raised)

  • Evaluate current Pamlico County programs regarding community’s need
  • Conduct water safety clinics for local adults and children

Impact the Lives of Campers and Staff

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