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Helping generations of young people reach their greatest potential hh Molly holding her mom’s cabin portrait from 1989

2013 Campaign


For more than six decades, children and families have participated in an exceptional camping experience. We ask that you partner with us to continue Camp’s level of excellence by supporting our annual campaign.

Camp Annual Fund 10 Year Vision Our 2022 vision identifies needs in excess of $1.6 million on an annual basis. Our goal is to increase annual giving from $787,000 to $1.6 million in the next 10 years to help address these needs.

Your support of the Camp Annual Fund will address these most pressing needs: Affordability Initiatives Program Enhancement

$102K

$240K

$615K

$25K $45K

$800K

$400K

Staff and Leadership Development Youth and Family Programming

$160K

2013 Goal: $787,000

Affordability Initiatives

Program Enhancement

2022 Vision: $1.6 Million

Staff and Leadership Development

Youth and Family Programming

We invite you to invest in future generations of young people.


Impacting Staff & Program 2013 Staff and Leadership Development dollars will provide

90

additional staff

instructor certifications with U.S. Sailing/U.S. Powerboating or Coast Guard licenses

Our staff help deliver an exceptional Camp experience. It is therefore vitally important to recruit, train, and retain the best staff possible.

2013 Program Enhancement dollars will provide

430

additional campers

a U.S. Powerboating, U.S. Sailing Small Boat, or U.S. Sailing Keelboat Certification

We view our programs not as an end to themselves, but as a tool to foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, responsibility, and perseverance. “I am Grey York, and this was my third year on staff. Last summer, I earned my U.S. Sailing Instructor Certification. The instructor course allowed me to improve my sailing and taught me how to relate complex sailing ideas to kids of all ages. Kids need to come to Sea Gull, and they need to be on the water. Sailing gives campers the opportunity to build confidence and overcome challenges. My development on staff has allowed me to progress as a person and leader at Camp and outside of the gates. I am more confident and have stronger communication skills because of my time at Sea Gull and because of my U.S. Sailing Instructor course.” – GREY YORK, U.S. Sailing Certified Instructor & Sea Gull Counselor

hh Grey teaching racing tactics to Braxton


Impacting Campers & Community 2013 Affordability dollars will provide

360

an opportunity to reach their greatest potential campers at Camp The number one barrier to attending Sea Gull and Seafarer is cost. Offering financial assistance to lower and middle income families allows us to attract children from all financial backgrounds and life experiences to make the experience richer for every camper.

2013 Youth and Family Programming dollars will provide

550

with Y Learning, Youth & Government, local youth or Day Camp programs

“I’m Molly Williams, and 2013 was my seventh summer at Camp Seafarer. This has been one of the greatest experiences of my entire

60

with a cancer survivor a weekend at families Camp together

life. Camp is very important to my family as both of my parents attended. Next year, I am hoping to be a Camper in Leadership Training. Nina Rosenberg was my C.I.L.T. in 2009, and she inspired

As part of 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 such as cancer survivors.

me. I can’t wait to make that sort of impact on someone’s life. Camp has taught me people skills and leadership skills. I have won awards at my school this past year for my leadership, and I attribute that to Seafarer.” – MOLLY WILLIAMS, Camp 4 camper

gg Molly and Nina four years later


Philanthropy plays a critical role in helping deliver Camp’s mission Camp alumni, give because you • made lasting friendships • developed a life skill • have fond memories of living in a cabin • gained leadership experience These memories and others like them are what connect one generation of Camp alumni to the next. Supporting the Camp Annual Fund is a chance to give back and play an important role in sustaining the future of Sea Gull and Seafarer. Whether you knew it at the time or realized it years later, your Camp experience would not have been the same without the contributions of those who came before you. This is an opportunity to provide tomorrow’s campers and staff with the same level of quality and excellence you enjoyed.

Camp parents, give because your child • came home more independent • gained respect for others • made new friends • learned how to make better choices. At the end of each session, children go home different. They are better decision makers, stronger leaders and more confident individuals. Year after year, parents recognize the lifelong impact this experience has on their child. A gift to Sea Gull and Seafarer is an investment in the future. Give because you want the best for your children and the next generation.


$120

gives a Pamlico County child who is struggling academically one month of afterschool tutoring through Y Learning

$270

certifies 10 campers with their U.S. Sailing Small Boat Certification

$1,110 $2,400 $25,000

trains three staff members to get their Coast Guard License

offers the chance for a child to build confidence during a two-week Mariners session

helps subsidize our cancer survivor family camp weekend


Annual Giving Levels Admirals’ Circle Admiral

$10,000+

Vice Admiral

$5,000 - $9,999

Two Star Admiral

$2,000 - $4,999

One Star Admiral

$1,000 - $1,999

Captains’ Circle

$500 - $999

Commanders’ Circle

$250 - $499

Lieutenants’ Circle

$100 - $249

Gifts can be made online, by mail, or by telephone www.SeaGull-SeafarerGiving.org Camp Annual Fund 218 Sea Gull Landing Arapahoe, NC 28510 (252)-249-1111

To learn more about our 10 year vision, visit www.SeaGull-Seafarer.org Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer are branches of the YMCA of the Triangle Area, Inc. YMCA of the Triangle is a 501(c)(3) charity and one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the area; it is dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


CSG/CSF Annual Fund Case Statement 2014