I live in Brunswick, so it’s easy to get to Jekyll. Sometimes I go with my family; but mostly I go with my friends and spend the day. One of my favorite attractions is Summer Waves [Water Park]. They have some incredible water slides and a great wave pool. We’ll spend most of the day there and then get frozen yogurt at Fuse. The thing I like most about Jekyll is that no matter where you go on the island, everyone is friendly. When you’re there, it feels like you’re part of one big family.”


Collins, a high school senior, has been coming to Jekyll since he was 5 years old. During the summer of 2021, he served as a marketing intern with the Jekyll Island Authority. His internship was especially meaningful because of his longtime connection to the island. He plans to study business in college.

This article first appeared in Volume 5 Number 2 of 31•81, the Magazine of Jekyll Island.

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