Each Donation Gets Us Closer To A $50,000 Matching Grant!

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Camp Don Lee is the recipient of a $50,000 matching grant for our Environmental Education Program. We are in the process of raising the funds for the match from us. So far, we are about half way to our goal. Won't you consider a gift to camp? Your gift can be designated as you like - Campership, New Cabin Fund, Waterfront, Worship Arts or Pandemic Relief. All funds raised by the end of the summer go toward the matching grant fulfillment.

You may also wish to designate your gift in honor or memory of a loved one. We will send an acknowledgement of your donation to the honoree or another family member. You may give a gift securely below or you may mail a check to our office:

Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center
315 Camp Don Lee Road
Arapahoe, NC 28510

CLICK HERE TO SECURELY DONATE ONLINE

We are so thankful for the hundreds of Don Lee donors who continue to help make this ministry possible. God bless you!

Camp Don Lee Summer 2021 – Theme Weeks!

Camp Don Lee Summer 2021 season is here! To help you prepare your camper for each session check out the recreational Theme Weeks below.

We will have fun activities centered around each week so send your camper with clothing items or costumes that will fit the fun theme! (no toy guns/weapons please)

✓ Early Week 1 (May 23 - 29): Safari

✓ Early Week 2 (May 30 - June 5): Dinosaur

✓ Early Week 3 (June 6 - 12): Pirate

✓ Week 1 (June 13 - 18): Under The Sea

✓ Week 2 (June 20 - 25): Mystery (Scooby Doo)

✓ Week 3 (June 27 - July 2): Pirates of the Neuse

✓ Week 4 (July 4 - 9): America/4th of July

✓ Week 5 (July 11 - 16): Superheroes

✓ Week 6 (July 18 - 23): Outer Space

✓ Week 7 (July 25 - 30): Christmas In July

✓ Week 8 (August 1 - 6): Olympics

✓ Week 9 (August 8 - 13): Wild Wild West

Ministers-In-Residence: Camp Don Lee at Camp Rockfish

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*UPDATE: All Camp Don Lee at Camp Rockfish programs are moving to Camp Don Lee*

This year will be our second summer bringing Camp Don Lee to Camp Rockfish. We are blessed to have 3 amazing ministers in residence who will be joining us! All ministers have ties to camp and the ministry. Limited spaces available for campers completing grades 1-11. CLICK HERE to check availability on our website.

Week 1 (June 13-18): Anna Hughes is a recent graduate of Duke Divinity School, she will soon begin an appointment as Chaplain of Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina.

Week 2 (June 20-25): Sarah Williams currently serves as an Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Morehead City where she has been for the past 5 years.

Week 3 (June 27-July 2): Rev. Laura Goldenbaum-Yang is the Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at St. James UMC in Greenville, NC where she has served since being appointed there in 2019.

For a full bio on our minsters, please read below:

Anna: She is passionate about empowering youth and children to connect with God through their sense of imagination, lens of wonder, and inclination toward compassion. In her free time, she loves to stroll through the Farmer's Market or sip coffee at the nearest coffee shop. Anna was a camp counselor at Camp Don Lee multiple summers, and cannot wait to lead, learn and play alongside Camp Don Lee and Camp Rockfish campers and staff!

Sarah: She graduated Duke Divinity School in 2011 and currently lives on the banks of the North River in Beaufort with her 2 boys, 6 chickens and 2 dogs. She met her husband Gray Williams at Camp Don Lee and their oldest son, Bradley, attended Camp Don Lee for the first time in the summer of 2019 as a third generation camper. Sarah was first called into the ministry while working on summer staff at Camp Don Lee. Their family is passionate about camping and retreat ministry. When they aren’t at church, they enjoy spending time on the water – fishing, boating and playing on the shore.

Laura: Previous to her current appointment, she worked full time at Don Lee and is so excited to come back for a week to be pastor in residence! Camp ministry has been a significant part of her faith and her ministry and she can't wait to share that with more children and youth for a week this summer. She is also thrilled to bring along her husband Daewon, and children, Sophia (7), Drew (5) and Carina (5 months). It will be Carina's first time at camp and the whole family is excited to introduce her to the awesomeness of Christian camping!

Don Lee 2021 Calendar of Events!

Don Lee - Events 2021

Middle School Girls Retreat 2021
January 29 - 31, 2021

Confirmation Retreat 2021
March 5 - 6, 2021

Easter Sunrise Service
April 4, 2021, 6:30am

Confirmation Retreat 2021
April 9 - 10, 2021

Virtual Open House 2021
April 19 - 30, 2021

Summer Camp 2021
May 23 - August 13, 2021

Family Retreat Weekend 2021
August 27 - 29, 2021

Confirmation Retreat 2021
October 22 - 23, 2021

Want To Create Your Own Event at Don Lee?!
CLICK HERE for more information how to book an event or retreat.
Dates available throughout the year except for May 23rd - August 13th when Summer Camp 2021 is occurring.

Thanksgiving Take Out!

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Make Holiday Meal Prep Easier - Order From The Don Lee Kitchen!

This Thanksgiving we are offering a very special Sunday Dinner opportunity - three of our favorite Camp Don Lee 'sides' will be available to take home, just in time for your Thanksgiving lunch or dinner!

Available For Pre-Order:
-Macaroni & Cheese (9-inch pan, $10.00)
-Collards (1 quart, $12.00)
-Shrimp Bisque (1 quart, $12.00)

All orders will be pre-order and pre-pay only, with quantities limited to 300 total units sold, so please place your order early. Products will be refrigerated and can be frozen with heating directions on the label.

PICK-UP IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd BETWEEN 8:00am and 10:00am
DEADLINE FOR ORDERS: NOVEMBER 19, 2020

All proceeds benefit Camperships at Camp Don Lee. This need-based fund provides financial aid so every child can have the opportunity to experience our Summer Camp ministry.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE

Or, contact Missy at 252.249.1106, ext. 21 to place your order.

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