In Memory of Frank and Calla Bell

Their legacy was the teaching of children and passing on of the wonders and values of the natural world.

"The wilderness can be a magnificent playground and a great university. If education is a series of continuing experiences that build the knowledges, the skills, the habits, the appreciations, the attitudes, the values, and ultimately and hopefully the wisdom that enrich living, then we need to go far beyond the classroom. "

Help send kids to camp who cannot otherwise have the experience.

The Friends of the Foundation are members who pledge to give every year.

Chief and Calla

In 2012 we sent:

25 Campers to Green Cove
19 Campers to Mondamin

Help a child come to camp who otherwise could not.

We are working hard to offer camp to less financially advantaged youngsters, and need your help. Many alumni have been extremely generous in their donations to the scholarship fund. If you have contributed, thank you!

If not, perhaps you'd consider it. Tax deductible donations may be sent to:

The Frank and Calla Bell Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1192
Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Kim Jordan is treasurer, and will receive your check.

We now accept PayPal!

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The Frank D. Bell, Sr. Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was created to raise money to fund scholarships for campers who might not otherwise be able to attend Camps Mondamin and Green Cove.  The Foundation was incorporated in 1996, but funds for scholarships began pouring in shortly after the death of Camp Mondamin’s founder Frank (Chief) Bell Sr. After the death of Calla Bell, Chief’s wife and the director of Green Cove for many years, the foundation board voted to change the name of the foundation to The Frank and Calla Bell Scholarship Foundation.

The first few years of the fund’s existence were dedicated to fundraising and getting set up as a 501(c)3 foundation. The fund began contributing to the tuition of scholarship campers in 2004 when we contributed toward 13 campers attending Mondamin and Green Cove. In 2005 we helped 18 campers attend. Our contributions to aid in camp tuitions were minimal until we undertook a grand scale fundraising effort in the fall of 2005.  2006 was a unique year in that we focused on scholarships for those campers affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes of the previous year. As a result of the generous donations contributed by alumni, we were able to fully fund the scholarships of nine campers to camp in the summer of 2006. We find that from year to year, these campers make a positive contribution to the camp community.  We are looking forward to helping additional young people in 2012 and beyond.  Donations have been made primarily by alumni and through a bi-annual Canoe/Kayak clinic held at Mondamin each spring and fall.

Board of Directors:  
Scott Reed Tupelo, MS
Caroline Long Blackwell Flat Rock, NC
Katherine Skinner Durham, NC
Martha Key Altvater St. Louis, MO
Gordon Grant Asheville, NC
Day Shelmire Dallas, TX
Kim Jordan Tuxedo, NC
Kathryn Overstreet Hendersonville, NC
Frances Holcombe Saluda, NC
Barbara Little Weaver New Orleans, LA
Simon Everett Raleigh, NC
Svend Deal Charlotte, NC
Frances Clayton New York, NY


Friends' Weekend.  Friends of the foundation can come to Camp Green Cove for a relaxing weekend of camp activities. There will be a 2013 weekend on September 20th, 2013.

2011 90th Reunion Photo album on

Panoramic photo of 90th Reunion on

Canoe Clinic. Every spring Gordon Grant hosts a fundraising clinic for all canoe and kayakers. Along with several other instructors Gordon welcomes anyone to come enjoy paddling, from beginner to advanced. More information is available here.

Along the same lines... we solicit nominations for campers who would not be able to come to camp without financial assistance. If you would like to recommend someone, please write or email with details. We will make financial aid decisions by mid March; nominations should be in by the end of February.

Frank and Calla Bell Scholarship Foundation. Established 1996.
PO Box 1192, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Fax: 1(828)696-8895. E-mail: