The Okefenokee is bursting at the seams with nature – Sandhill Cranes, Pond Cypress, amazing views of the night sky, and of course, the iconic alligator. But despite the Okefenokee being so close to home, many Folkston residents have never experienced it. Local residents Antwon Nixon, Joy Campbell, and Ebony Garard are trying to change that by bringing Camp Charlie to town.

Camp Charlie, a program of the Georgia Wildlife Federation, is a planned weekend of camping and hands-on outdoor activities. Thanks to the generous support from Friends of Georgia State Parks, Camp Charlie is coming to Folkston and the Okefenokee the first weekend in November.