YMCA Camp Sea Gull a boy's camp and YMCA Camp Seafarer a girl's camp are overnight camps located on the coast of North Carolina.
Our unique location near the North Carolina coast, in Arapahoe, NC, on one of the widest parts of Neuse River is an ideal setting for campers to experience and learn sailing and powerboating. Along with sailing and powerboating, Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer also offer a wide variety of land and sea activities, including skiing, swimming, fishing, creative arts, archery, riflery, canoeing, nature/environmental activities, paddle sports, golf, tennis, soccer, basketball, lacrosse and more.
Our signature program is our Four-Week program for campers ages 7 - 16. This longer session gives campers the most time to experience all camp has to offer. More than that, a Four-Week session means campers develop their character, build strong relationships, independence and confidence in a safe, inclusive, resilient and supportive environment.
We also offer Starter Camp (one week), Mariners (two weeks), Family Camp and specialty weekend camping programs throughout the year.
Sea Gull and Seafarer help youth and teens become the best version of themselves. Our program design provides kids with the experience, activities and environment they need to grow, learn and thrive. We are inclusive and welcoming places dedicated to serving families and campers from diverse cultures, backgrounds, faiths, journeys and perspectives - from across the country and around the world.
We are also experts with a 75-year history of balancing the needs of individual campers and the needs of our overall and collective Camp community during the summer. When required, we take time to understand the unique needs of families and campers attending and those considering coming to Camp to build empathy and work with them appropriately.
Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA accreditation is voluntary and verifies that a camp has complied with up to 263 health, safety, and program quality standards. Families can be assured that these camps have made a commitment to a safe and nurturing environment for their children. ACA standards are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards of the camp community. To learn more about the advantages of sending your child to an ACA-Accredited Camp, visit the American Camp Association website.
Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer are branches of the YMCA of the Triangle, and as such, we are a purpose-driven organization. Our Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of the Triangle is a 501c-3 charity.