Break Description

The 2022 Cumberland Island group poses in a giant tree

This trip is full. You may sign up for the waitlist at the registration link below.


Join us off the coast of St. Marys, GA for a week of outdoor service, learning, and beautiful scenery and wildlife at Cumberland Island National Seashore!

Cumberland Island is located off the coast of Georgia, just north of the Florida border, and is home to wild horses, armadillos, sea turtles and lots of history. We will spend the week working to clear and reroute trails, replace trail signs, maintain historic structures on the island, and more!

We will travel by JMU van to St. Marys, GA and spend the night in a local church before catching the morning ferry to the island. For the rest of the week, we will be camping on the island, at a site with accessible bathrooms and showers. Plan to bring a pillow, a sleeping bag, and other camping gear (which you can rent from UREC!). Meals will be prepared at the campsite.

Regarding accessibility, our partners have let us know that because travel will be almost entirely over sand, ease of movement may be variable. If you have questions about accessibility, please let us know so that we can discuss potential accommodations with our hosts.

We’re so excited for you to join us as we learn about the environment and how to better serve it as active citizens!

Please note that Cumberland Island requires all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Click here to register!

JMU is a member of the University Global Coalition with the United Nations and is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

13 Climate action. An eye with a globe in place of the pupil 14 Life below water. A fish below the waves 15 Life on land. A tree with birds in the air

Focus on: Preserving the Environment and Biodiversity

Community: St. Marys, GA

Leaders: TBD

Cost: $275

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Driving

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-11-2023

Return Date: 03-18-2023

What community partner will you be working with? Cumberland Island National Seashore

Currently Offered?: Yes

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