It’s a Spring Thing at Camp Helen State Park Apr. 2

March 27, 2011

A trail to the beach at Camp Helen. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Enjoy a day of family fun events

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Camp Helen State Park and the Friends of Camp Helen present “IT’S A SPRING THING!” A day fun and interactive events that promotes a variety of activities and resources available in the Bay County and surrounding areas. Multiple agencies and area businesses will have interactive, educational and informative booths set up to help visitors find out about the different activities and resources that are available throughout the area. There will be an emphasis on education and learning to appreciate the natural and cultural resources that are found here in Bay County and in the surrounding communities.

Participants include:  Florida Park Service State Parks • Friends of Camp Helen • Bay County Audubon Society • DEP’s Ecosystem Restoration Office • Bay County Fire Rescue • Division of Forestry with Smokey Bear! • AmeriCorps • Friends of Eden Gardens • U S Fish and Wildlife Service • Walton Outdoors • Choctawhatchee Bay Alliance • Friends of Florida State Parks • Beach Mosquito Control District • Junior Museum of Bay County • South Walton Turtle Watch • Sportsmen Lodge • Bay County Ladies Auxillary • Millie’s B’s local Bees and Honey • Boys and Girls Club of Bay County • Gulf Beach Garden Club • Optimists Club • Fla Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission • DEP’s Regulatory Office • Division of Forestry • Florida Irrigation Supply • YOLO Boards • Lake Powell Community Alliance • Institute of Food & Ag. Sciences (IFAS) • National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA • Sportsman’s Lodge • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies’ Aux. 10555 • Kritters Inc. • Local Artists on display!

Fees: Park entrance fees will be waived to participants.
Contact: (850) 267-8322
•    Camp Helen State Park is located west of Panama City Beach on U.S. 98 at the west end of the Phillips Inlet bridge, just inside Bay County.  ::MAP::