YMCA Camp Sea Gull

YMCA Camp Sea Gull for boys, and its sister camp, YMCA Camp Seafarer for girls, are two of our overnight camps. They offer kids a place to make independent decisions, to challenge themselves, and succeed in the process. Here, kids have the freedom and space to try, and try again, until they accomplish their goals.

Our focus is seamanship.

Our North Carolina coastal location in Arapahoe, N.C., offers open spaces, fresh air and steady winds. When campers learn how to navigate wide, open water on our extensive fleet of boats, they learn that competence builds confidence and character.

We have just as much fun on land as on the water. Sea Gull campers enjoy traditional camp activities, a 9-hole golf course, tennis, athletics, archery and much more.

Camp Sea Gull offers a 3:1 camper-staff ratio.

YMCA Camp Sea Gull

Starter Camp

Camp Sea Gull offers a one-week overnight camp program for kids ages 6 – 9, called Starter Camp.

As its name implies, Starter Camp is for our youngest campers and is a nurturing introduction to the world of overnight camp.

One-week session, June 10 -15, 2018


Camp Sea Gull offers a 2-week overnight camp for kids ages 7 - 10, which we call our Mariners Program.

Mariners is perfect for campers who are not ready to be away from home for four weeks. Campers are introduced to the blue and green books which are roadmaps for activities and they can begin setting goals and earning ranks. 

I: June 17 - 29, 2018
II: July 3 - 13, 2018
III: July 15 - 27, 2018
IV: July 29 - Aug. 10, 2018


Camp Sea Gull's four-week session is our signature program. These four weeks provide the greatest opportunity for campers to grow independence, to learn skills that will last a lifetime and to have a lot of fun.

Four-week sessions are for campers ages 7 - 16.

The longer session really allows campers to settle into life at Camp, as they build strong relationships with their fellow cabin mates and counselors during these weeks. Setting goals and earning ranks is a crucial piece of Four Week camp sessions. 

I: June 17 - July 13, 2018
II: July 15 - Aug. 10, 2018


Application information is on the Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer website.

YMCA Camp Sea Gull

YMCA Camp Sea Gull fosters 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.

See all our activities here

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The YMCA of the Triangle offers full-day and half-day summer camps with a wide variety of activities. We have something for everyone!