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A strong endowment is the financial foundation of any organization. This is particularly true at YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer where our unrestricted endowment provides a stream of income to the operating budget each year and gives us the ability to plan and make strategic decisions with financial security.

Camp's unrestricted endowment income is combined with earnings from restricted named endowments and works in tandem with the Camp Annual Campaign to ensure funds are available to:

  • Provide financial assistance to a wide economic spectrum of families to make Camp possible for those who would not otherwise be able to attend
  • Update program equipment that enhances the Camp experience
  • Support staff and leadership development to make sure our leaders are the best trained and most effective in the camping industry
  • Address ongoing maintenance and upkeep of facilities
  • Provide camp opportunities for our neighbors in Pamlico County and surrounding communities

By helping grow Camp's endowment, you aren’t just helping Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer this year or next, you are helping ensure the traditions, purpose and commitment to excellence that you believe in will influence and enhance the lives of campers for generations to come.

Email Lynn Moss, Major Gifts and Planned Gifts Officer, or call (919) 582-9309 for more information.

Named Funds for Camperships

William J. Adams IV Endowment
Established by Bill and Sarah Adams

George Hamilton Andrews and James Rose Andrews Endowment
Established by George and Debbie Andrews

Reid Ashe III Memorial Endowment
Established by O. Reid Ashe, Jr. and Lisa Frey Ashe

Axelrod Endowment
Established by Michael E. and Lillie Silver Axelrod

The Burnie Batchelor Family Camper Scholarship Endowment
Established by Jerry S. Batchelor

Ellen Bohannon Campen Endowment
Established by Henry and Ellen Campen

Judy Bright Endowment
Established by the Estate of Judy C. Bright

Harden/Bradford Sea Gull Endowment
Established by Bill and Anne Bradford

Howard Covington, Sr. Endowment
Established by Howard Covington, Jr.

Griffith Staff Legacy Endowment 
Established by Lloyd and Cille Griffith

Bonnie Grizzard Endowment
Established by Southeastern Mills, Inc.

Leonard Family Endowment
Established by Christopher and Laura Leonard

Anne Marie Mason Endowment
Established by James W. Mason III and Lynn M. Mason

Charles H. and Julia O. Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Charles H. and Julia O. Phillips

Wilmot Family Endowment
Established by the Wilmot Family

Camp Seafarer Marathon Endowment (Run A Kid To Camp)
Established by Camp Seafarer Summer Administrative Staff

Mother Duck Endowment
Established by Alice Thoman Melott

Named Funds for Leadership Development

Lynn Moss Leadership Endowment
Established by Volunteers

Named Funds for Facility and Program

Barham Family Endowment for Camp
Established by Charles and Peggy Barham

The Robert Winston “Judge” Carr, Jr. and Marjorie Barnwell “Muff” Carr Endowment Fund
Established by Judge and Muff Carr

Seafarer Sailing Endowment
Established by Bill and Barb Linton

Buzz Mitchell Memorial Endowment     
Established by friends of the Buzz Mitchell Family

William K. Nonidez and Jose F. Nonidez Endowment Fund
Established by William K. Nonidez

Taylor Memorial Endowment
Established by the Estate of Wyatt and Lil Taylor

Van Dorsten Fund: Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer Operational Endowment
Established by Peter and Brett Van Dorsten

Named Funds for Extended Season and Community Outreach

Frank Scott Endowment
Established by the family of Frank Scott

General Funds

General YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer Campership Endowment
Established by Camp Directors

General YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer Facilities Endowment
Established by Camp Directors