December 9-11

Cumberland Island Sea Camp Adventure
Cumberland Island National Seashore

Join the Georgia Conservancy on December 9-11 for a winter weekend camping adventure to Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Cumberland Island is one of Georgia’s greatest natural treasures and it holds an important place at the Conservancy. In 1972, through the advocacy of the Georgia Conservancy and other conservation-focused organizations and citizens, Cumberland was established as a National Seashore, providing for the protection of the island’s upland maritime forests, saltwater marsh and 17 miles of unspoiled beach.

In recent years, the Georgia Conservancy has hosted a number of service weekends on Cumberland Island and completed the restoration of Cumberland Island's Backcountry Trail System.

Utilizing the beautiful Sea Camp as our headquarters, we will enjoy fantastic a weekend on Cumberland that blends organized activities and relaxation. Sightseeing opportunities include organized hikes to the Dungeness Ruins and the Plum Orchard mansion. At night, we will enjoy group meals and a campfire while we listen to the waves of the Atlantic crash on the other side of the sand dunes.

We will meet in St. Marys, Georgia at the National Park ferry station on Friday morning to head over to Cumberland Island. We will depart Sunday after breakfast.

In-kind donors and local food producers we will be enjoying during our weekend on Cumberland Island: Sweet Grass DairySweetwater Brewing Company, American Spirit Whiskey and Cafe Campesino Coffee


We have two types of overnight accommodations and experiences for the Cumberland Island Sea Camp and Stafford Adventure: Sea Camp Camping or Stafford Beach Backcountry Camping. All prices are based on your lodging arrangements. Price includes all meals, ferry transportation to and from the island, and activities on the island.

Sea Camp Tent Camping - $150 per person, $300 double/couple, $400 family

Sea Camp facilities include cold water showers, restrooms and treated drinking water. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring/grill and food cache box. All campsites are shaded and are just a short walk to the beach.

Stafford Beach BackCountry Tent Camping - $150 per person, $300 double/couple, $400 family

Take a walk on the wild side of Cumberland Island and experience one of the islands premiere backcountry camping locations, Stafford Beach Campground. 

REI Gear Bank - Participants have access to GC's REI Gear Bank (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) on this trip for a fee of $5. Using your member ID #, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) have FREE access to the GC REI Gear Bank.

Membership Discounts - A Georgia Conservancy membership comes a number of Stewardship Trips and Events discounts.

Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak Level and above)- use your member id # to receive a discount when registering for a trip. Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Alexis Torres at



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The Cumberland Island Sea Camp Adventure is one of the Georgia Conservancy's Bucket List Trips. Our Bucket List Trips are once-in-a-lifetime journeys that include adventures in the Cohutta Wilderness, Okefenokee Wilderness, Blackbeard Island Wilderness, on Cabretta Beach on Sapelo Island, Cloudland Canyon, Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island and on the Conasauga River.

Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Trips Program

If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Ben Fowler at

Thinking of joining us for a trip? Please read our "Know Before You Go" page for more details.