The Friends of Camp Helen is a Florida Citizens Support Organization (CSO) which assists the Park Service in the preservation, restoration and improvement of Camp Helen State Park.A not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, the yearly Friends membership is from April 1 to March 31.

Friends Member Benefits

  • 10 free passes into the park
  • Business memberships receive 15 free passes into the park and recognition in the newsletter
  • Winter visitor membership is from November through March with four free passes
  • A 15% discount on kayak rentals
  • A Friends membership card
  • All membership monies and donations remain at the local level and are used solely to benefit Camp Helen
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Friends newsletter
  • Annual business meeting and lunch in April
  • Annual Christmas party
  • Satisfaction of supporting the park

Friends Projects

  • SUP and Kayak Rentals
  • Movies and More
  • Americana Concerts
  • Fall Festival
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Various other fund-raisingprojects as determined by the Board
  • International Coastal Clean-up
  • Flower beds and gardens maintenance
  • Assist park staff as needed
  • Decorate the Hicks Lodge and the Visitor Center for Christmas