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Endowment

A strong endowment is the financial foundation of any organization. This is particularly true at YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer where our unrestricted endowment provides a stream of income to the operating budget each year and gives us the ability to plan and make strategic decisions with financial security.

Camps’ unrestricted endowment income is combined with earnings from restricted named endowments and works in tandem with the Camp Annual Fund to ensure funds are available to:

  • Provide financial assistance to a wide economic spectrum of families to make Camp possible for those who would not otherwise be able to attend
  • Update program equipment that enhances the Camp experience
  • Support staff and leadership development to make sure our leaders are the best trained and most effective in the camping industry
  • Address ongoing maintenance and upkeep of facilities
  • Provide camp opportunities for our neighbors in Pamlico County and surrounding communities

By helping grow Camps’ endowment, you aren’t just helping Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer this year or next, you are helping ensure the traditions, purpose and commitment to excellence that you believe in will influence and enhance the lives of campers for generations to come.

Email Jon Vance or call (919)719-9609 for more information.

Named Funds for Camperships

William J. Adams IV Endowment
Established by Bill and Sarah Adams

Jimmy Andrews Endowment
Established by George and Debbie Andrews

Reid Ashe III Memorial Endowment
Established by O. Reid Ashe, Jr. and Lisa Frey Ashe

Axelrod Endowment
Established by Michael E. and Lillie Silver Axelrod

Burnie Batchelor Family Endowment
Established by Jerry Batchelor

Ellen Bohannon Campen Endowment
Established by Henry and Ellen Campen

Harden/Bradford Endowment
Established by Bill and Anne Bradford

Howard Covington, Sr. Endowment
Established by Howard Covington, Jr.

Bonnie Grizzard Endowment
Established by Linda Owens

Anne Marie Mason Endowment
Established by James W. Mason III and Lynn M. Mason

Phillips Endowment
Established by Charles H. and Julia O. Phillips

Frank Scott Endowment
Established by the family of Frank Scott

Taylor Memorial Endowment
Established by the Estate of Wyatt and Lil Taylor

Wilmot Family Endowment
Established by the Wilmot Family

Camp Seafarer Marathon Endowment
Established by Camp Seafarer Summer Administrative Staff

Name Funds for Leadership Development

Moss Endowment
Established by Volunteers

Named Funds for Facility and Program

Barham Endowment 
Established by Charles and Peggy Barham

Carr Cottage Endowment 
Established by Judge and Muff Carr

Linton Endowment for Seafarer Seamanship
Established by Bill and Barb Linton

Mitchell Endowment   
Established by friends of the Buzz Mitchell Family

Van Dorsten Endowment
Established by Peter and Brett Van Dorsten

General Funds

General YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer Campership Endowment
Established by Camp Directors

General YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer Facilities Endowment
Established by Camp Directors