About

Experience the presence of God through wind and water, story and song, and friendships that last a lifetime. Don Lee Center has offered Christian camping experiences to all ages for more than 70 years.

Nestled on the north shore of the Neuse River near Oriental, North Carolina, Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center is an ideal setting to learn sailing, explore God’s creation and grow in faith.

Don Lee Summer Camps offer a nationally recognized program of excellence in sailing and coastal adventures centered around small group Christian living.  The primary goal of the many summer programs offered is to teach campers what it means to work as a team and help them develop their faith all while having fun participating in amazing activities.

Don Lee Center offers ideal programs for children and youth through the Common Ground school program looking for cooperation and team building skills. Coastal Communities, a school program that takes a closer look at the coastal and river ecosystems, helps nurture over 6000 students each year.

Don Lee Center also serves as a Retreat Center offering a place for groups of all sizes and backgrounds to come together and bond through fellowship during meals and activities.  We have hosted various groups ranging from families to church groups to college organizations.

Don Lee Center seeks to nurture persons to become spiritually mature who, motivated by God’s love, will live and practice lifestyles of care for the common good.

Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center is affiliated by faith with The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and is operated by NC United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries, Inc.

Federal Tax ID Information
Camp Don Lee operates as a part of NC United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, Inc. (Federal Id Number 56-2138935) , a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation related by faith to the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.  While expenses for overnight (residential) camps may not qualify as tax deductions, day camp may meet those standards. Please consult your tax advisor.