YMCA Camp Seafarer for girls and its brother camp, YMCA Camp Sea Gull for boys, are overnight camps located on the coast of North Carolina. During the summer, Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer serve more than 700 campers a week at each site. Combined with our staff, each camp makes up a welcoming and inclusive overnight camp community. Our camps are also large - more than 350 acres each - with prime coastal waterfront access.
Our unique location on one of widest parts of Neuse River makes a wonderful place for campers to learn sailing and powerboating, Our calm waters and gentle, steady winds mean campers from young to old can learn to sail in safety.
Camp Seafarer offers a variety of land and sea activities including sailing, powerboating, skiing, fishing, creative arts, archery, riflery, and more.
Summer Overnight Camps
With a premier sailing program, a vast array of land activities and the best counselors in the business, it's no wonder that Camp Seafarer is the largest YMCA overnight camp on the East Coast. We offer 4-week, 2-week and 1-week sessions during the summer.
At Camp, we do what is right. We are committed to building a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for every one where we treat one another with respect and dignity. They also learn about being a good sport, independence and the value of good decision making.
Camp creates 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.