OCTOBER 13 - 15

Sapelo Island Service Weekend
Sapelo Island, Ga


Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend on Sapelo Island that combines natural beauty, outdoor recreation, African-American cultural heritage and service work.

During the weekend of October 13-15, we will host our annual Sapelo Island Service Weekend with our partners at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, University of Georgia Marine Science Institute, and Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society. Friday and Saturday will include opportunities to explore and enjoy Sapelo’s natural and cultural heritage, including the world famous Sapelo Island Annual Culture Day Festival (an extra $25 fee, paid at the event).

The Historic Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island is a luxurious island retreat. Home to 13 bedrooms, a bowling alley, billiards room, library and greenhouse, the Mansion is the perfect headquarters from which to explore the island. 

Service work will include trail maintenance, historic restoration and helping the Geechee community in Hog Hammock breakdown from their annual cultural festival, which brings over 1,000 people to the island each year. Expect to do service work between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday morning. Bank of America will host a “Sapelo Island Beach Sweep” on Saturday morning. *No morning ferry is offered. All guests must depart on Sapelo on the afternoon ferry.

Don’t worry, the Sapelo Island Service Weekend isn’t all hard work and toil. Guests will also enjoy a historic tours of the island, exploration of Sapelo’s pristine beaches and the facilities at the Reynolds Mansion. On Friday night, we will host guest speaker Cornelia Bailey from Sapelo Island's Geechee community, Hog Hummock. Cornelia will share her story about Sapelo Island.

This discounted trip is made possible through generous funding from Recreation Equipment Incorporated (REI) and Bank of America.

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


Trip Price: TBD

Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner

Trip Snapshot Details: TBD

Stewardship Trips FAQs: Click here to learn more and for a downloadable .pdf

*Details Are Subject To Change

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Register Below*

*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on August 15 and to the General Public on August 17.

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 atorres@gaconservancy.orgAre 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.



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The Sapelo 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 Cumberland Island, Sapelo Island and at 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 Ben Fowler at bfowler@gaconservancy.org or Stewardship Trips Coordinator Laura Buckmaster at lbuckmaster@gaconservancy.org