OCTOBER 19 - 21
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 19 - 21, 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 or at the dorms at the UGA Marine Sciences Institute.
- Friday: Leave the Meridan dock on Friday afternoon. Arrive on Sapelo Island for afternoon and evening explorations, group meals at the Reynolds Mansion and UGA, and a presentation from UGA Marine Sciences Institute.
- Saturday: Service work includes projects at the UGA Marine Sciences, Cabretta Island, Hogg Hammock community, as well as maintenance and landscaping at the Reynolds Mansions and surrounding properties. Afternoon includes relaxation at Nanny Goat Beach and optional tour at UGA Marine Sciences Institute. Our evening will include an American Spirit Whiskey happy hour and a low-country boil at the Reynolds Mansion.
- Sunday: Optional sunrise beach sweep at Nanny Goat Beach with Georgia Conservancy Natural Partner Bank of America, followed by a bus tour of the southern half of Sapelo Island, including the Sapelo Island Lighthouse.
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 beaches and the facilities at the Reynolds Mansion.
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).
By participating in one of our Stewardship Trips, you are helping to support our year-round and statewide advocacy for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources.
Trip Price: UGA Marine Sciences Dorms: $180; Reynolds Mansion (Individual): $450; Reynolds Mansion (Couple): $900; Reynolds Mansion (Family of 3): $1350. All meals, tours and ferry transportation are included in the cost of the weekend.
Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner
Trip Snapshot Details: Sapelo Island Service Weekend Snapshot
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Details Are Subject To Change
*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on September 4 at 5 PM and to the General Public on September 6 at 5 PM.
Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership on September 14! Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip.
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 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 email@example.com