Gulf State Park Weekly Activities

Pickleball: Meet at the Pickleball Courts. (Paddles free to checkout at Camp Store.) Everyday at 10:00 AM.

Saturday 2/16

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Snowbird Breakfast: Come to the Act. Bldg. for a FREE breakfast for the Snowbirds sponsored by Gulf Area Resort Ministries!

Afternoon – Free Disposal: Volunteers from Gulf Area Resort Ministries will be coming around the Campground to collect garbage and take to the dumpster free of charge.

2:00 PM - Video: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air: (50 min.) Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet.  These birds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now - high speed video lets us enter their world.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

7:00 PM – Campfire: Join Gulf Area Resort Ministries for smores and fun at the Amphitheater by the Nature Center!

Sunday 2/17

10:00 AM – Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. (non-denominational & casual)

6:00 PM – Euchre: Meet your friends and neighbors for a fun night of games in the Act. Bldg.

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

Monday 2/18

8:00 AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

9:00 AM—Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

10:00 AM to Noon—Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM – Alligator Adventures: Come see our baby alligators and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! Meet at the Education Building for this presentation about American Alligators. 

2:00 PM ­– Radical Raptors - The Barred Owl- Come to the Nature Center to meet Sherlock the Barred Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

6:00 PM – Beginner Euchre: Learn to play Euchre or come for some fun. Meet in the Act. Bldg.

6:30PM—Monday Night Movies: Indivisible­– ‘With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country.’ Meet in the Education Building to see this free movie sponsored by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

Tuesday 2/19

9:00 AM—Ladies Social and Crafts: Meet in the Ed. Bldg to work on your project or come learn a new one with like-minded ladies.

11:00 AM – Eco Art: RESCHEDULED. Meet at the Act. Bldg. to make dish flowers. Please sign up at the Nature Center and receive a materials list.

12:15 PM – Navigating by the Stars: The Sextant and High Noon –Learn why “High Noon” (the Meridian Passage) was important to early sailors and how they used a Sextant to determine their true location. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this program.

7:00 PM—Open Mic Music: Join us in the Act. Bldg. for an evening of fun and music.  This is open to anyone who wants to get together and play music. Bring an instrument or just listen.

7:30 PM—Star Gazing at the Pier: Meet at the foot of the Pier near the turtle for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent. 

Wednesday 2/20

8:00 AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

9:00 AM – Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

10:00 AM to Noon – Snowbird Yard Sale: Located in the Pool Parking Lot, bring your excess items and sell, buy or trade. Fifteen percent of all sales are donated to the Friends of Gulf State Park, please drop this off at the Campground Office immediately following the event.

10:00 AM to Noon—Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

2:00 PM— Bats - The King of Caves: Bats are one of the most economically important non-domesticated animals in North America. Bats are a primary predator of beetles, moths, leafhoppers, and other insects that costs farmers and foresters billions of dollars each year. Meet at the Education Building for this presentation about bats. 

6:30 PM—Fun Bingo: Come to the Act. Bldg. to meet new and old friends for a fun night of Bingo.  Please bring a wrapped $1 gift

Thursday 2/21

9:00 AM – Yoga: All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and meet in the Act. Bldg.

9:00 AM to Noon – Pine Needle Basketry: If you are signed up for this class meet in the Ed. Bldg. Visit the Nature Center if you have questions!

10:30 AM – Ukulele: Join with other ukulele players for a weekly music session. All levels welcome, playing tips provided for beginners. Meet at the Act. Bldg.

12:30 PM— Finding Latitude with the North Star: Come to the Ed. Bldg. for a part 2 of this 4 part class series to learn about the methods and history behind this important navigational skill.

2:00 PM – Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wild life in the water and around the pier.

6:00 PM—Game Night: Meet in the Act. Bldg. Bring your own games or enjoy games provided by others.

Friday 2/22

8:00 AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

9:00 AM – Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

10:00 AM to Noon—Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM— Radical Raptors - The Eastern Screech Owl- Come to the Nature Center to meet Archimedes an Eastern Screech Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

2:00 PM— Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.

Saturday Feb 16th Gulf Area Resort Ministries Snowbird Day! 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Snowbird Breakfast: Come to the Act. Bldg. for a FREE breakfast for the Snowbirds! Afternoon – Free Disposal: Volunteers will be coming around the Campground to collect garbage and take to the dumpster free of charge. 7:00 PM – Campfire: Join us for smores and fun at the Amphitheater by the Nature Center!]

 

 

AVA: America’s Walking Club invites all to join in on six walking events from Feb. 15th -18th plus a Saturday night social!

For more info contact: Georgiawalkers178@gmail.com

 

Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.) Monday – Saturday at 9:00 AM

 

Please Recycle: There are Recycling Bins available for plastic, paper and aluminum available in the Campground Parking Lot near the Tennis Courts. 

Please DO NOT put plastic grocery bags in recycle