Spring Outing

There's nothing like Spring Outing! Held at YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer in Arapahoe, NC (right outside of New Bern), you'll spend a weekend in cabins with your tribe. You'll have a great time whether you're digging for sharks teeth or going down the zip line. There is something for everyone!


YMCA Camp Sea Gull
218 Sea Gull Landing
Arapahoe, NC 28510

YMCA Camp Seafarer
2744 Seafarer Road
Arapahoe, NC 28510

Spring outing activities

Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer offers all of the activities listed below. If Guides go to every activity area, they earn a special prize! 

  • Zip Line 
  • Rope Swing & Slide at Swim Lake
  • BB Range
  • Canoeing
  • Archery
  • Gnome Hunt
  • Shark Teeth Hunt
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Arrowhead Ceremony & Campfire (Saturday Night)

First-Years: Bring your Sharks Teeth Sifter to Camp! First Years can also look forward to riding on the Joy Boy II!
Second-Years: Build a Trail Marker as a Tribe!
Third-Years: Work with your tribe to build your very own Raft for the Third-Year Raft Race!

2020 Dates

Weekend A: April 3 - 5 (second-years)
Weekend B: April 17 - 19 (second-years)
Weekend C: April 24 - 26 (first-years)
Weekend D: May 1 - 3 (first-years)
Weekend E: May 8 - 10 (third-years)
Weekend F: May 15 - 17 (third-years)

Your tribe has been assigned to a specific Spring Outing Weekend. If your tribe's assigned weekend does not work for your group, email YGuides@YMCATriangle.org to submit a "switch request" by Nov. 30. Let us know your tribe's name, which weekend you were assigned and which weekend you'd like to switch to. We will provide updates on switch requests by Friday, Dec. 7.  

Registration information

Register Online beginning Jan. 6, 2020. 

Cost: $188 per person

Cost includes a special Spring Outing t-shirt, a patch and a professional tribe photo per paid participant.

Draft Payment Option: If you are interested in setting up draft payment for your Spring Outing registration, please call our Customer Service team at 919-719-9989 for assistance before registering online. If you wish to set up draft payment, you must do so by Feb. 15. After Feb. 15, you must pay online and in full.

Financial Assistance: The YMCA of the Triangle provides financial assistance for dads and children who cannot afford the full cost of a Y Guides membership and/or outing expense. Learn more about and apply for financial assistance.


Cabin assignments will be available at the Neuse Sports Shop in Kinston, NC on the Friday of your assigned weekend.

Tribes will stay in a cabin together at either YMCA Camp Sea Gull or YMCA Camp Seafarer. There is no difference in experience or program between the two Camp locations. 

Cancelation Information

Cancelations received up to five business days prior to the event will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Cancelations received the Monday through Thursday of the event week will result in a refund of half the event fee. No refunds will be given for canceling on the Friday of the event or after the event has passed.