Memberships & Renewals

Ways to give

Memberships & Renewals

Membership

When you are a member of the Bald Head Island Conservancy, you are a part of a family that connects people with nature, while falling in love with Bald Head Island.

You SAVE Sea Turtles & Wildlife.

You’re INVITED to Turtle Walks & Special Events.

You Get a 10% DISCOUNT on Turtle Central Gift Shop & Family/Kid’s Activities.

Become a Member!

Ways to give

Membership Levels & Benefits

Life | $5,000

Your financial contribution to our Life Membership Program is a sustaining gift to the endowment of the Bald Head Island Conservancy and demonstrates your commitment to the organization.  Life Membership benefits extend to yourself, spouse and children 25 years and younger.

  • Name recognition in Barrier Island Study Center
  • Priority access to exclusive events
  • *24 Annual Turtle Walk Passes
  • Private nature tour
  • 2 Beach Patrol Ride-A-Long passes
  • **Unlimited complimentary BHI Conservancy program passes
  • 15% discount at Turtle Central Gift Shop
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the July 4thCelebration

 

At checkout, there will be an option available to members only to purchase a guest pass for an additional Turtle Walk.

*A maximum of two guest passes per membership can be purchased.
**Excludes kayaking

Patron | $550

  • *18 Annual Turtle Walk Passes
  • 50% discount on Beach Patrol Ride-A-Long passes**
  • **Complimentary BHI Conservancy program pass for your family (one event)
  • 10% discount on BHI Conservancy programs for family
  • 10% discount at Turtle Central Gift Shop

 

At checkout, there will be an option available to members only to purchase a guest pass for an additional Turtle Walk.

*A maximum of two guest passes per membership can be purchased.
**Excludes kayaking

Sponsor | $400

  • *12 Annual Turtle Walk Passes
  • **Complimentary BHI Conservancy program pass for your family (one event)
  • 10% discount on BHI Conservancy programs for family
  • 10% discount at Turtle Central Gift Shop

At checkout, there will be an option available to members only to purchase a guest pass for an additional Turtle Walk.

*A maximum of two guest passes per membership can be purchased.
**Excludes kayaking

Family | $250

  • *6 Annual Turtle Walk Passes
  • 10% discount on BHI Conservancy Programs for family
  • 10% discount at Turtle Central Gift Shop

At checkout, there will be an option available to members only to purchase a guest pass for an additional Turtle Walk.

*A maximum of two guest passes per membership can be purchased.

Friend | $100

  • *2 Annual Turtle Walk Passes
  • 10% discount on BHI Conservancy programs for member and guest
  • 10% discount at Turtle Central Gift Shop

At checkout, there will be an option available to members only to purchase a guest pass for an additional Turtle Walk.

*A maximum of two guest passes per membership can be purchased.

Please note: Turtle Walks for the 2022 season are filling fast with all Turtle Walks the week of 8/7 filled. Limited spots remaining for the week of 8/14. Secure your spot today!

MEMBERSHIP TERMS:

  • Memberships expire one year from the date of purchase (excluding Life Memberships which are a one time payment).

 

  • Turtle Walk passes are non-transferable. Each individual (adult & child) attending an evening Turtle Walk must have their own individual Turtle Walk pass.

 

  • Membership benefits (complimentary programs, ability to attend members-only events, etc.) extend only to the two adults named on the Membership (spouse or partner) and all children (including adult children) and grandchildren.

 

  • Membership benefits do not extend to extended family. Other family members can register for a member “friends and family” 10% discount.

 

 

Ways to give

FAQs for Memberships & Turtle Walks

Membership benefits, which are outlined on our website, will be good for two named adults and all children, this includes adult children and grandchildren. Membership benefits do not go beyond the extended family. Other family members can receive a member “friends and family” 10% discount on programs.

Yes, as a member you can purchase up to two Turtle Walk Guest passes, the pass is good for a friend, babysitter or extended family member to join your family. A maximum of 2 guest passes can be purchased per membership.

No, Turtle Walk passes are non-transferable and can only be utilized by those individuals included in your membership.

Each individual, adult or child, who attends an evening Turtle Walk must have their own Turtle Walk pass and be individually registered for a walk. Children 2 and under are included for free.  For example, if your membership allows you 6 Turtle Walks passes, 6 individuals may attend one Turtle Walk.

We cannot guarantee we will see sea turtle activity on any given night. We never know exactly when or where a nesting sea turtle may emerge or when exactly a nest will hatch. We hope you will see sea turtles, but some nights we are not lucky.

We are happy to add your name to our Turtle Walk waitlist for one specific night or for an entire week, though we cannot guarantee space will open up for your family. To be added to the waitlist,  please contact Melissa Blackmon at  melissa@bhic.org

No, you can utilize your Turtle Walk passes on as many different turtle walks as you would like, though each individual must have their own Turtle Walk pass per walk. For example, if your membership allows you 12 Turtle Walk passes and you have a family of 4, you may attend Turtle Walks on 3 different nights, space permitting.

No. We only have enough space for “X” number of people. If there are more than “X” number of people in your group, not everyone will be able to join.

You do not need to print tickets for your Turtle Walk. We will have a list of everyone registered prior to each Turtle Walk and will have confirmed your membership and Turtle Walk pass availability beforehand. We encourage all Turtle Walk participants to bring bug spray and a blanket or chair for the beach. You may optionally bring a flashlight. We have red cellophane we can hand out to cover any white light and make it sea-turtle friendly.

Depending on the time of year, we may see a female sea turtle nesting and laying her ~100 eggs (May – early August) or a nest hatching (late July – October).

We always invite you to join us on future Turtle Walks! You can upgrade your membership for additional Turtle Walk passes if you would like. Some members join us on several Walks before seeing their first sea turtle.

Depending on the nesting season, Turtle Walks may extend into September. We advise you to check the registration page periodically.

As soon as you know the dates you are available.

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