Public Programs

Summer Programs 2018

While visiting Jekyll this summer, be sure to check out our fun-filled, family oriented programs.  4-H Tidelands offers great summer-time learning experiences for all ages. Download our 2018 Summer Program Flyer to view program offerings and schedule. Join us for animal feeding, fishing, seining, astronomy, and more! All ages are welcome and we offer our Coastal Explorers programs especially for younger children ages 4-10. Interested in our Discovery Day Camp? This summer camp is open for children age 8-12 and runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. Each day has a new, exciting theme focused on coastal ecology. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate (Except for Discovery Day Camp). Reservations strongly suggested but walk-in’s welcome! Please call Tidelands at (912) 635-5032 for more information or to sign-up.

 

Discovery Day Camp at Tidelands Nature Center (Coastal program theme varies each day!)

Our day camps are open to the public and available for children 8-12 years old. Day camps are held Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm*, during the last weeks of June and July. Offered: June 18th-21st and July 16th -19th. Children can participate in a single day or sign up for several days. *Each day is $45 and you will receive a $20 discount if you sign your child up for 4 days. Includes field trips, games, crafts, and more.
(*Boat trip with Captain Phillip an additional $12) Themes vary each day:

– Monday- Forest Friends – Get hands-on with reptiles, investigate insects, & go birding. It’s a nature safari!
– Tuesday- Salt Pond Sleuths– Dip for invertebrates, explore the marsh, & paddle a canoe in Tidelands’ salt pond.
– Wednesday- Sand, Surf, & Shells – Spend the day on the beach, learn to use seine net & go beachcombing!
– Thursday- Super Sharks & Fantastic Fins – Go fishing, enjoy a boat trip with Captain Phillip! (Ends at 3:30pm*)

 

Summer Day Camp Forms

 

Quick Links

For more information and program registration, call 4-H Tidelands Nature Center @ 912-635-5032
and/or check out our website @ www.tidelands4h.org. 100 S. Riverview Dr. Jekyll Island, GA

 

 

Nature Walks

Public nature walks are available throughout the year. Learn about Jekyll’s coastal ecosystems. Join one of our guides on a walk through the beach, forest, or marsh. Call Tidelands at (912) 635-5032 for more information and to make a reservation!

Join an experienced guide for a 1 – 1 1/2 hour walk through the beaches, maritime forests and salt marshes of Jekyll Island. We offer our regularly scheduled walks from March-OctoberReservations are required. Contact Tidelands at (912) 635-5032 to make a reservation. Nature walks are also available by appointment year-round.

All walks begin at 9:00 am. Your guide will meet you at the location for that day.

Nature Walk Costs:
Adults: $7.00
Ages 3-18: $5.00

Mondays – North Tip and Driftwood Beach

Walk begins along the marsh at Clam Creek and ends at the famous Driftwood Beach, offering many possibilities for photographers. Meets at the Clam Creek Picnic Area parking lot on the north end of island (beside the fishing pier), across from the campground.

Wednesdays – South Tip and Beach Creek
Walk begins in the maritime forest and explores the south tip beach, including a stop at the newly constructed wildlife observation tower for a view of the marshes of Beach Creek. A great area for birds. Meets at the St. Andrews Picnic Area parking lot on the south end of the island, near rest rooms. 
Fridays – South Dunes Picnic Area
Walk follows the dune boardwalk to the beach, perfect for beachcombers. Meets at South Dunes Picnic Area parking lot, immediately south of the Hampton Inn and Suites.