United Methodist Sound District Military Appreciation Day!

May 19th, 10:00am to 4:00pm

A wonderful opportunity for our United Methodist family in the Sound District to show our love and support for our active military members living in our communities (active duty, active reserve, active national guard).

This fun-filled event is open to the first 350 active duty military family members who register!

All Camp Don Lee activities will be available at no cost to all participants, plus there will be a free lunch of fried chicken with other delicious food and dessert at 12:30pm! Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, basketball, and other creative crafts.

Bring water or water bottles, towels and bathing suits (if you want to swim)!

Sponsoring area churches are Northwoods UMC (Jacksonville), Trinity UMC (Jacksonville ), Pine Valley UMC (Jacksonville), The Edge Church (Sneads Ferry), Cherry Pt. UMC (Havelock), First UMC (Havelock), First UMC (Morehead), Swansboro UMC (Swansboro), Haw Branch UMC (Richlands), New Song UMC (New Bern)

Registration categories will be:
Adults, 12 and over
Child, 5 - 11
Toddler, 4 and under

Please Register at:

Father/Child Weekend!

Father/Child Weekend, May 4 – 6, is a time to share experiences and build relationships between fathers or father figures and children (ages
5 and up).

This weekend is perfect for fathers or another important male adult to spend quality time making memories and having fun together with their children.

The weekend begins Friday evening after dinner and lasts through lunch on Sunday. Days will be full of games and fun activities including sailing, canoeing, fishing and archery, and at night,
campfires, hayrides and special events.

Come for a great weekend you won’t soon forget. This is a special way for fathers to spend devoted time with sons and daughters, and to get a taste of the Don Lee experience!

$125 for fathers or father figures
$85 for children

Click HERE for more information or to register

Open House at Camp Don Lee!

April 21, 10:00am -1:00pm

Bring the family out for a fun day at Camp Don Lee! There will be
hands-on activities for the kids and many of Camp’s most popular
activities will be open. Bring your picnic lunch, enjoy drinks and
desserts from the Don Lee Dining Hall and join the camp staff for a
taste of summer camp!

Admission is free.

Staff Applications

Please fill out your 2018 Summer Staff Application by clicking:

We are very excited for next summer and we want YOU to be a part of our team. If you have any questions about the 2018 application please email info@donleecenter.org

Please be sure to go to the following links to see the qualifications and expectations of Summer Staff before applying.

Summer Staff Positions >   Policies and Practices

We are preferably looking for staff who can commit to the entire summer season, however we are also considering staff who can work a full "session".

See "Session" Dates Below:

Summer Camp: June 10 - August 11, 2018

1st session: June 10 - July 14, 2018
2nd session: July 15 - August 16, 2018

Family Camp: August 12 - August 16, 2018


In Order to Work, You Must Complete the Following Training(s):

Mandatory Staff Training: May 31 - June 8, 2018

All staff who are unable to attend Mandatory Staff Training will be REQUIRED to attend Staff Orientation Weekend of May 18 - 20, 2018.

Sailing Staff Training:

All Sailing Staff are also required to attend Mandatory Staff Training (or Staff Orientation Weekend) in addition to Sailing Staff Training. May 23 - May 29, 2018

First Aid and CPR Requirement:

Every staff MUST be certified in (at least) Basic First-Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer (Adult, Child, and AED) before you arrive for staff training.