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Our Mission

Our Mission

As branches of the YMCA of the Triangle, Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer share the YMCA’s Mission: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

In that Christian principles are caring and inclusive, we respect various expressions of faith and serve families and campers from all traditions, backgrounds and perspectives. Our Mission compels us to embrace, reflect and celebrate the richness of diversity within each other and the community. We invite, welcome and involve everyone to work side by side with us to further our Purpose  – to strengthen the foundations of community.

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.

Character Counts

We believe that character counts at Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. Building character in a safe, nurturing environment is core to our camp experience. Our goals have been to foster self-confidence, independence, consideration of others, respect for our fragile environment, and a spirit of inclusion and cooperation since we opened our gates more than 74 years ago. 

Our Gates are Open For All

Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer help youth, teens and young people become the best version of themselves. 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.