Canceling this summer’s traditional overnight programs causes a significant financial gap for Sea Gull and Seafarer, even though we believe it is the right decision. A year’s gap in this revenue will be difficult, so we are reviewing our budget to reduce losses while focusing on the future and the programs we are able to offer.
Your philanthropic support is critical to help bridge this gap and to sustain Camp. If you are able, please consider giving to the Annual Campaign, which will fund the greatest needs for Sea Gull and Seafarer to persevere through this year.
It is our larger Camp community that can help ensure the continued legacy of Sea Gull and Seafarer providing extraordinary camping experiences into the future. Your gift and every gift will make a difference.
Camp Annual Campaign 10 Year Vision
Camp staff, volunteers and Board members went through a visioning process to prepare us for the future with the Camp Annual Campaign. Annual needs were identified from 2013 until 2022. Our goal is to increase annual giving steadily each year to reach $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 Campaign.
The number one barrier preventing families from sending their children to Sea Gull and Seafarer is cost. Offering financial assistance allows us to attract children from all financial backgrounds and life experiences, making the experience more diverse and richer for every camper.
We view our programs not as an end unto themselves, but as tools our staff use to foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, responsibility, and perseverance. Our team delivers an exceptional Camp experience. Therefore, it is vitally important to recruit, train and retain the best staff possible. Donated funds cover costs for U.S. Sailing and U.S. Powerboating certifications for campers. They also cover costs for outside professional activity training, U.S. Sailing and U.S. Powerboating Instructor certifications, Coast Guard licenses, lifeguarding and all other staff activity certifications as well as incentive pay for returning staff members who hold certifications.
As an organization based in 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 when possible. Donated funds support Youth and Government, Middle School UN, Spring and Summer Day Camp, as well as our “Anchoring the Family” weekend for families with a cancer survivor.