Upcoming Events at Camp Helen

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History Tours @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Tour is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park, (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Camp Helen State Park invites you to go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District. Led by informative and entertaining rangers, you will discover and connect with the history that literally surrounds Camp Helen State Park, a Nationally Registered Historic Place.

Additional Information:

Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am, so please meet in the Visitor Center and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking attire. Tours take place in the outdoors and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. Please see Participation Requirements.

Movies and More 2018 @ Camp Helen State Park

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm CDT

Event is free. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management, projects and interpretative programs.

More Information:
Visit Friends of Camp Helen on Facebook or call (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Camp Helen Park staff, invite the whole family to the fifth annual Movies & More series, for an evening filled with movies, food & fun. The event starts at 5:30 pm and will begin with an interpretative program, followed by a campfire cookout, including hotdogs, s’mores and drinks, and will end with a movie sure to be enjoyed by all. The event will be held at the parks Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

June 13th “The Little Mermaid” (rated G) – National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will be presenting a marine touch tank and interpreting local sea life.

June 27th “A Bug’s Life” (rated G) – Bay County Mosquito Control will be presenting insects and a bug-cational activity for the kids.

July 11th “Madagascar” (rated PG) – Gulf World will be presenting an exciting animal ambassador and interpreting the animal’s biology and ecology.

July 25th “Fern Gully-the last rainforest” (rated G) – A Camp Helen Park Ranger will facilitate an educational activity and interpretive program on the Florida Black Bear.

Additional Information:

A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

Participation Requirements

Visit facebook.com/FriendsOfCampHelenStatePark for additional information.

 

Movies and More 2018 @ Camp Helen State Park

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm CDT

Event is free. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management, projects and interpretative programs.

More Information:
Visit Friends of Camp Helen on Facebook or call (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Camp Helen Park staff, invite the whole family to the fifth annual Movies & More series, for an evening filled with movies, food & fun. The event starts at 5:30 pm and will begin with an interpretative program, followed by a campfire cookout, including hotdogs, s’mores and drinks, and will end with a movie sure to be enjoyed by all. The event will be held at the parks Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

June 13th “The Little Mermaid” (rated G) – National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will be presenting a marine touch tank and interpreting local sea life.

June 27th “A Bug’s Life” (rated G) – Bay County Mosquito Control will be presenting insects and a bug-cational activity for the kids.

July 11th “Madagascar” (rated PG) – Gulf World will be presenting an exciting animal ambassador and interpreting the animal’s biology and ecology.

July 25th “Fern Gully-the last rainforest” (rated G) – A Camp Helen Park Ranger will facilitate an educational activity and interpretive program on the Florida Black Bear.

Additional Information:

A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

Participation Requirements

Visit facebook.com/FriendsOfCampHelenStatePark for additional information.

 

History Tours @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Tour is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park, (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Camp Helen State Park invites you to go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District. Led by informative and entertaining rangers, you will discover and connect with the history that literally surrounds Camp Helen State Park, a Nationally Registered Historic Place.

Additional Information:

Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am, so please meet in the Visitor Center and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking attire. Tours take place in the outdoors and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. Please see Participation Requirements.

Movies and More 2018 @ Camp Helen State Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm CDT

Event is free. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management, projects and interpretative programs.

More Information:
Visit Friends of Camp Helen on Facebook or call (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Camp Helen Park staff, invite the whole family to the fifth annual Movies & More series, for an evening filled with movies, food & fun. The event starts at 5:30 pm and will begin with an interpretative program, followed by a campfire cookout, including hotdogs, s’mores and drinks, and will end with a movie sure to be enjoyed by all. The event will be held at the parks Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

June 13th “The Little Mermaid” (rated G) – National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will be presenting a marine touch tank and interpreting local sea life.

June 27th “A Bug’s Life” (rated G) – Bay County Mosquito Control will be presenting insects and a bug-cational activity for the kids.

July 11th “Madagascar” (rated PG) – Gulf World will be presenting an exciting animal ambassador and interpreting the animal’s biology and ecology.

July 25th “Fern Gully-the last rainforest” (rated G) – A Camp Helen Park Ranger will facilitate an educational activity and interpretive program on the Florida Black Bear.

Additional Information:

A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

Participation Requirements

Visit facebook.com/FriendsOfCampHelenStatePark for additional information.

 

Movies and More 2018 @ Camp Helen State Park

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm CDT

Event is free. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management, projects and interpretative programs.

More Information:
Visit Friends of Camp Helen on Facebook or call (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Camp Helen Park staff, invite the whole family to the fifth annual Movies & More series, for an evening filled with movies, food & fun. The event starts at 5:30 pm and will begin with an interpretative program, followed by a campfire cookout, including hotdogs, s’mores and drinks, and will end with a movie sure to be enjoyed by all. The event will be held at the parks Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

June 13th “The Little Mermaid” (rated G) – National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will be presenting a marine touch tank and interpreting local sea life.

June 27th “A Bug’s Life” (rated G) – Bay County Mosquito Control will be presenting insects and a bug-cational activity for the kids.

July 11th “Madagascar” (rated PG) – Gulf World will be presenting an exciting animal ambassador and interpreting the animal’s biology and ecology.

July 25th “Fern Gully-the last rainforest” (rated G) – A Camp Helen Park Ranger will facilitate an educational activity and interpretive program on the Florida Black Bear.

Additional Information:

A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

Participation Requirements

Visit facebook.com/FriendsOfCampHelenStatePark for additional information.

 

Kayak Eco Tour - Paddling A Coastal Dune Lake @ Camp Helen State Park

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am CDT

Single kayak $30/Tandem kayak $40. Cash only. Fee includes, park entrance, watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park.

More Information:
(850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Join Camp Helen State Park for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, one of the world's largest Coastal Dune Lakes. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water so unique and important. This guided kayak tour will be enjoyable for individuals, families and groups. All levels of experience are welcome. Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by calling Camp Helen State Park 24 hours prior to tour at (850) 233-5059. Watercraft and gear from outside the park are not permitted. Be sure to bring sun protection and drinking water. Program is weather dependent. Please check the forecast prior to arrival. If there is a chance of inclement weather on program day, call the Park for further information. As with all water sports, there is a chance of getting wet so dress appropriately. Please help us keep the trip on schedule by being on time and bring everything that you need with you to the Visitor Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

History Tours @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Tour is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park, (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Camp Helen State Park invites you to go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District. Led by informative and entertaining rangers, you will discover and connect with the history that literally surrounds Camp Helen State Park, a Nationally Registered Historic Place.

Additional Information:

Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am, so please meet in the Visitor Center and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking attire. Tours take place in the outdoors and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. Please see Participation Requirements.

Moonlight Paddle - Lake Powell, A Rare Natural Phenomena @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm CDT

Program is $35 per person, cash only. Fee includes watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, glow sticks, park admission fee, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Watercraft and gear from outside the park are not permitted.

Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by calling Camp Helen State Park at (850) 233-5059.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park at (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Come and join the Department of Environmental Protection and Camp Helen State Park for a moonlight paddle on Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake. The experience will be a mostly quiet excursion led by Rangers and will give visitors a unique opportunity to view one of the rarest lakes in the world, while under a nearly full moon. The trip is approximately 2 hours and will begin with a brief safety review and interpretation on Lake Powell and why coastal dune lakes are such a rare natural phenomenon. Participants must be experienced paddlers and 12 years of age or older.

Additional Information:

Program is weather dependent. Please check the forecast prior to arrival. If there is a chance of inclement weather on program day, call the Park for further information. As with all water sports, there is a chance of getting wet so dress appropriately. Please help us keep the trip on schedule by being on time and bring everything that you need with you to the Visitor Center.

Participation Requirements

Moonlight Paddle - Lake Powell, A Rare Natural Phenomena @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm CDT

Program is $35 per person, cash only. Fee includes watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, glow sticks, park admission fee, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Watercraft and gear from outside the park are not permitted.

Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by calling Camp Helen State Park at (850) 233-5059.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park at (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Come and join the Department of Environmental Protection and Camp Helen State Park for a moonlight paddle on Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake. The experience will be a mostly quiet excursion led by Rangers and will give visitors a unique opportunity to view one of the rarest lakes in the world, while under a nearly full moon. The trip is approximately 2 hours and will begin with a brief safety review and interpretation on Lake Powell and why coastal dune lakes are such a rare natural phenomenon. Participants must be experienced paddlers and 12 years of age or older.

Additional Information:

Program is weather dependent. Please check the forecast prior to arrival. If there is a chance of inclement weather on program day, call the Park for further information. As with all water sports, there is a chance of getting wet so dress appropriately. Please help us keep the trip on schedule by being on time and bring everything that you need with you to the Visitor Center.

Participation Requirements