The Camp Annual Fund was created both to provide financial assistance to families needing it most and to help meet the pressing and emerging needs of YMCA Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. The 2017 campaign goal is $1,170,111. These funds will be used to meet needs that have been identified by staff as the most critical in each area. Camp Annual Fund dollars support camperships, staff and leadership development, program enhancement and community outreach. In order to ensure that funds are most effectively stewarded and are meeting the most essential needs, a 10 Year vision for the Camp Annual Fund was created beginning in 2013.
Camp staff, volunteers and Board members went through a visioning process to prepare us for the future with the Camp Annual Fund. 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 Fund.
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.
$810,000 (69% of annual funds raised)
8% of the summer overnight population receives financial assistance
The average award is 65% of the total cost of the session
$800,000 (50% of annual funds raised)
12% of the summer resident population receives financial assistance
Average award is 50% of the total cost of the session
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 staff help deliver an exceptional Camp experience. It is therefore vitally important to recruit, train and retain the best staff possible.
$220,111 (19% of annual funds raised)
These funds offset costs for U.S. Sailing and U.S. Powerboating certifications for campers. They also offset costs for U.S. Sailing and U.S. Powerboating Instructor certifications, Coast Guard licenses and all other staff activity certifications (ex. Archery, Riflery) as well as providing incentive pay for returning staff members who hold certifications.
$560,000 (40% of annual funds raised)
We are hopeful to introduce the following additions.
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.
$140,000 (12% of annual funds raised)
These support the following programs:
$240,000 (10% of annual funds raised)