Announcing the 2024 Season!

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We are very excited to be announcing our 2024 season and the launch of making our 2nd century even better than the first! Season dates can be found under “Dates and Rates” at both and

Would you help out by spreading the word about why families you know should consider a session at Mondamin or Green Cove next summer? Personal word of mouth has always been and remains our most powerful way to reach new families!

What actions can you take?

  • Think of 3 families with boys and/or girls and share our websites with them. Tell them your own version of why camp is great for kids. Lifelong lessons learned? The outdoor skills? Confidence and curiosity gained? Friends and fun? You each have your own story which will mean a lot for a family who does not already know us.

  • Let us know if you would like images to go with your own “story” on your social media accounts, if you are on social media.

  • If there are any families that we should send information directly to, please send us their email address and / or mailing address.

Thank you for the support and all the best from Tuxedo!

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About David Bell

I grew up at Camp Mondamin paddling the rivers, hiking and riding the trails, and climbing the peaks of Western North Carolina. In the wilderness and on Lake Summit, my counselors encouraged me to explore the world, but more importantly, myself. As I later pursued graduate school in history and a career in teaching, camp continued to be my homebase. I have spent many summers on the paddling staffs of both Mondamin and Green Cove, headed paddling, and served as a line head and assistant director at Mondamin. Adventures took me around the world; for 25 years, I have taught youth and adults at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NC), Friends Seminary (NYC), National Taiwan University, and Kang Chiao International School (Taiwan).

My wonderful wife Yijun, a Waldorf-trained teacher and counselor herself at Green Cove for several years, has inspired and encouraged me to continue to grow as an educator. Our daughter Emery will be at Green Cove this summer for her second year, and our son Benjamin plans to be back at Mondamin in 2024. Gordon Grant, one of my mentors in education, and I are working together this year to lead Mondamin into its next, great chapter. We sincerely hope you will join us on the journey!

David Bell