Movie, food, and fun at Camp Helen State Park July 15

July 1, 2015

EDIT_FINAL_Camp Helen Movies_flierDate/time: July 15, 5:30 p.m.

Camp Helen State Park is offering a summer full of movies, food and fun with a series of family-oriented movies, interpretive programs, and old-fashioned campfire cookouts.

On Wednesday, July 15, the film “Rio” will be featured. This film introduces Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota who goes to Rio de Janeiro to mate with the free spirited blue macaw Jewel. After they fall in love, they face being smuggled by a cockatoo. (Rated G). The interpretive program topic will be on shorebirds presented by the Audubon Society.

The evening will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by Florida Park Rangers or other experts. The program will be followed by a cookout including hotdogs and s’mores, provided by the Friends of Camp Helen. Each evening will end with a family movie in the Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

A parent or guardian must accompany children.

These special movie nights are sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, Camping World, and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Admission into the park 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.

Driving Directions
Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP::

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