OCTOBER 27 - 29, 2017

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 27-29, 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.

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. Guests will have the opportunity to spend the weekend with us at the Reynolds Mansion and at the dorms at the UGA Marine Institute.

  • Friday: Leave the Meridan dock on Friday afternoon. Arrive on Sapelo Island for afternoon and evening explorations, topped off with a group meal at the Reynolds Mansion and UGA. 
  • Saturday: Service work includes projects at the UGA Marine Sciences, DNR trail restorations, andmaintenance and landscaping at the Reynolds Mansions and surrounding properties. 
  • Sunday: Optional sunrise beach sweep at Nanny Goat Beach with Bank of America. 

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. 

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 Dairy (Thomasville), Sweetwater Brewing Company (Atlanta), American Spirit Whiskey (Atlanta), Montane Sparkling Water (Hamilton) and Cafe Campesino Coffee (Americus).


Trip Price: UGA Marine Sciences Dorms: $175; Reynolds Mansion (Individual): $225; Reynolds Mansion (Couple): $450; Reynolds Mansion (Family of 3): $675.  All meals are included in the cost of the weekend.

Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner

Trip Snapshot Details: Sapelo Island Service Weekend Snapshot

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 at 5 PM and to the General Public on August 17 at 5 PM.

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 Kelsey McNamara at kmcnamara@gaconservancy.org

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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 Laura Buckmaster at lbuckmaster@gaconservancy.org