Camp Helen State Park hosting movie, cookout, and more June 14

June 1, 2017

Date/time: Wednesday, June 14, 5:30 p.m.

The fourth annual Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park begins on Wednesday, June 14. The summer fun series will continue on Wednesdays, June 14, 28, July 12 and 26.

The evenings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert. The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen. Each evening will conclude with a family-oriented movie in the Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

These special movie nights are sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Admission into the park for this event is free, although donations are accepted. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to benefit the park’s resource management projects and interpretive programs.

On Wednesday, June 14 Nim’s Island: A young girl lives on an isolated island with her marine biologist father and spend her days with her wild life friends. When her father goes missing at sea, Nim communicates with a reclusive author of her favorite fictional character to help her save her island. (Rated PG) Gulf World will present the interpretive program on the American Alligator.

More information is available at, by calling (850) 233-5059 or by emailing

Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway (Highway 98), Panama City Beach, just west of the Lake Powell Bridge.