Exciting news at camp!

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“A Shift In Camp Ownership”

Exciting news at camp!

We wanted to share some news with you regarding a shift in camp ownership. At the conclusion of 2022, Mondamin will continue to be owned by Andrew, while ownership of Green Cove will be passed to Calla.

Both Andrew and Calla are third generation Bell family and will carry on the traditions of the camps that were started by their grandparents, Frank Sr and Calla Bell. Nancy Bell Sr, Nancy Bell Jr, and Frank Jr are still around and involved.

In the year 2022, it has become appropriate that both camps have full autonomy and are “owned” by their respective Directors. In the past a majority ownership of one director (as it was with Frank and Chief previously) has led to feelings of inequality. There are other more practical issues like the reality of operating on separate campuses during the summer, as well inherent differences in the running of girls’ vs boys’ programs. It is time for a model of equal brother – sister camps in the eyes of our girls and boys!

Very little else will be changing! Programming will remain the same, and the two camps will continue to work together as brother-sister camps, in sync and in tandem. Co-eds, session dates, sharing of facilities, etc.… - the campers and staff will find their routine unchanged.

We look forward to many years ahead of continuing to provide the same summer camp experience that you, your parents, and your children have had at Mondamin and Green Cove.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in sending your campers to camp!


Andrew and Calla

About Robert Danos

Robert Danos, Mondamin’s year-round Program Director, is a Tulane graduate and Louisiana native who first came to North Carolina as a camper in 1979, and has been on staff for over 25 years. Before joining the year-round staff, Robert spent time both in teaching and child psychology. As Program Director, Robert is responsible for the smooth integration of the various activities at camp, ensuring that both 9 year old new campers and 16 year old veterans feel challenged and productive. He shares the responsibility for staff supervision and morale, and helps set the tone for camp in general.

Robert’s wife, Susan, spent eight years on staff at our sister camp, Green Cove, and they have two girls and a boy.

Robert Danos