YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer foster a nurturing environment for campers to explore new activities and gain specialized skills in more than 20 Land and Sea activities. We view our programs not as an end to themselves, but as a tool to foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, responsibility and perseverance.
We strive to introduce campers to a wide range of programs, and we allow them to develop their natural interests so they can pursue their passions.
Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer have three fundamental elements to our programs and experiences.
Each day campers choose their activities on Land and Sea. Campers spend half the day on Land activities and half on Sea activities.
Campers can earn ranks by acquiring new skills on each activity. Each rank level is described in detail in our Green and Blue Books. The Green Book guides campers through the Land activities, and the Blue guides campers through Sea activities.
Goal setting is an important ingredient in our philosophy of mixing character and skill development. Our counselors are trained to help campers gain new skills, acquire ranks and achieve their goals. Goals can range from having fun or being part of a team to mastering a high-level skill in a single program area. Through freedom of choice, campers are encouraged to pick activities and set goals that fit into their skill set and interests.