Festival of Friends – Celebrate our 70th Anniversary!



August 12, 2018 • 2:00 - 7:00pm

Our 70th Anniversary Celebration is happening August 12th and we want you to be informed and involved. Join us for Festival of Friends as we celebrate the Camp Don Lee community with past campers and families, staff members young and old, and even Don Lee newcomers are encouraged to take part in a special day of fellowship and fun.

All activities will be open, the Defenders Cup Regatta will be underway, a Decades Reunion for all our alumni and there will be a good ol’ fashioned pig pickin’ at 5:30pm.

Also, please join our Alumni Mailing List by clicking on the link below and filling in the information:


Festival of Friends is from 2:00pm – 7:00pm

2:00pm – Defenders Cup Regatta (Boat sponsors needed)
4:00pm – Groundbreaking for the Anna Watson Blair Health Center
                  Immediately following the groundbreaking:
Decades Reunions (Leaders needed!)
5:15pm – Pig Pickin’ Dinner ($10.00 charge)
Groups of 5 or more please RSVP to info@donleecenter.org
6:15pm – Vespers at Vesper Dell w/ the Rev. John Farmer

Help us celebrate Don Lee’s 70th Anniversary!

Camp Don Lee Summer 2018 – Theme Weeks!

Camp Don Lee Summer 2018 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!

✓ Week I (June 10-16): Mardi Gras

✓ Week II (June 17-23): Outer Space

✓ Week III (June 24-30): Life at Sea (Mermaids, Pirates, Under the Sea)

✓ Week IV (July 1-7): America

✓ Week V (July 8-14): Wild West

✓ Week VI (July 15-21): Beach/Luau

✓ Week VII (July 22-28): Holidays - New Year's, Valentine's, St. Patrick's, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

✓ Week VIII (July 29-Aug 4): Spy/Detective

✓ Week IX (Aug. 5-11): Disney/Childhood Favorites

Our Next Construction Project – The Anna Watson Blair Health Center!

The Anna Watson Blair Health Center is almost a reality! We broke ground for the Center at Festival of Friends on August 12, 2018. Click here to see all the photos from this special event.

This much-needed facility will allow us to better care for our campers and guests and replace the current 60+ year old facility.

We are closing in our financial goal needed to begin construction.

Please give generously: Go to our Donate page by clicking here.


United Methodist Sound District Military Appreciation Day!

September 8th (rescheduled from 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: