Camp Helen State Park Wednesday Night Movie and Interpretive Program
Camp Helen State Park offers a summer full of movies, food and fun with a series of family-oriented movies, interpretive programs, and old-fashioned campfire cookouts.
Scheduled Wednesday evenings will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Camp Helen State Park Lodge with a brief interpretive program led by Florida Park Rangers or other experts. The program will be followed by a cookout including hotdogs and s’mores, provided by the Friends of Camp Helen. Each evening will end with a family movie in the Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided. A parent or guardian must accompany children.
These special movie nights are sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, Camping World, and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Admission into the park is free, although donations are accepted. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to benefit the park's resource management projects and interpretive programs.
June 17 | “A Bug’s Life”
This film features Flik, an inventive and trouble-causing ant who searches for warriors when his latest mishap causes bullying grasshoppers to threaten his colony. He finds a group of bugs (bumbling circus performers) that he thinks will save the colony. (Rated G).
The interpretive program will be on mosquitos presented by the Beach Mosquito Control District.
July 1 | “The Bee Movie”
In this film, new college graduate Barry B. Benson doesn’t like his career choice of making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry’s life is saved by Vanessa, a human florist in New York City. (Rated PG).
The interpretive program topic will be going on a bug hunt presented the University of Florida Extension Office.
July 15 | “Rio”
This film introduces Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota who goes to Rio de Janeiro to mate with the free spirited blue macaw Jewel. After they fall in love, they face being smuggled by a cockatoo. (Rated G).
The interpretive program topic will be on shorebirds presented by the Audubon Society.
July 29 | “The Princess and the Frog”
This will be the last film shown in the 2015 series. This movie involves a hard working waitress Tiana, who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince who’s been turned into a frog by an evil witch doctor, Tiana becomes a frog herself. (Rated G).
The interpretive program topic will be on frogs.
More information is available at www.friendsofcamphelen.org, or by calling (850) 233-5059, or by emailing CampHelenFriends@gmail.com.