JANUARY 12 - 14, 2018
Cumberland Island Service Weekend
Cumberland Island National Seashore
*Our Cumberland Island Service Weekend is at a smaller capacity than in years past, and registration will fill up extremely fast.
Join the Georgia Conservancy for a fun-filled weekend of conservation, service work and learning with the National Park Service on Cumberland Island.
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 beach.
The preservation of the Cumberland Island National Seashore remains a focus of the Georgia Conservancy in all of our programmatic areas. In addition to our advocacy efforts on the island, every year we take dozens of volunteers to the island to perform service work at Cumberland’s historic structures, remote backcountry trails and deserted beaches.
Groups will assist with National Park priority projects such as Hurricane Irma beach debris clean-up and the care and maintenance of existing NPS structures. Participants can expect to spend the entirety of the weekend on the island.
Our 2018 Service Weekend will officially kick-off the 5-month residency of our 2018 Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Fellow who will lead dozens of service projects on the island throughout the winter and spring.
This service weekend was also the inspiration of our 2015 / 2016 Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Project, an 8-month long trail restoration, GPS mapping and trail signage endeavor led by the Georgia Conservancy's Laura Buckmaster and sponsored by REI's Every Trail Connects campaign. Learn more about the project and download your very own Georgia Conservancy Cumberland Island Trail Map
Trip Price: Cumberland Service Camping (Hunt Camp) - $150
Cumberland Island Service Dorms (Dungeness) - $200
*Includes Friday night dinner, all Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast
Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner (Dungeness) & Intermediate (Hunt Camp)
Trip Snapshot Details: Click to learn more and for downloadable .pdf
*Details Are Subject To Change
*Registration opens on December 1
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 Carden Barkley at email@example.com. Are you adding on a membership with this trip purchase? Use (GCMember) promo code to receive a $5 discount. Adding on a Cambium membership? Use (GCCambium) promo code to receive $10 off your purchase.
Participants who choose to camp have unlimited access to our REI sponsored Gear Bank which includes tents, sleeping pads, backpacks, and flashlights for a one-time fee of $5. Using your account ID #, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) will receive a $5 discount (which makes it free) for the Gear Bank Access.
The Cumberland Island Service Weekend is one of four service weekends hosted by the Georgia Conservancy every year. Other Service Weekends include opportunities to give back and make a difference on Sapelo Island, Ossabaw Island and the Len Foote Hike Inn.
Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program
If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Laura Buckmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org