The fifth annual Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park begins on Wednesday, June 13 and continues on Wednesdays, June 27, July 11 and 25.

The evenings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert. The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen. Each evening will conclude with a family-oriented movie in the Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

Admission into the park for this event 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 13: "The Little Mermaid" (Rated G). The marine touch bank interpretive program will be about sea life in the area by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.

• June 27: "A Bug’s Life" (Rated G). The interpretive program facilitated by Bay County Mosquito Control will be about bugs.

• July 11: "Madagascar" (Rated PG). Gulf World will present the interpretive program using an animal ambassador.

• July 25: "FernGully …The Last Rainforest" (Rated G). Camp Helen’s Park Ranger will present the interpretive program on the Florida Black Bear.

More information is available at, call 850-233-5058 or email

Camp Helen State Park is at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway (U.S. Highway 98) in Panama City Beach, just west of the Lake Powell Bridge.