Living in Southwest Florida provides children with the ocean as an incredible learning backdrop for summer camps that kids elsewhere have to travel to experience.
Just over the Sanibel Causeway, the popular non-profit organization, Sanibel Sea School, engages kids ages 4-18 in a sea-based curriculum and hands-on experiences. The camp is committed to offering day programs that unite kids with nature through unique ocean experiences that teach preservation and marine biology to better explain the wonder right here in our own backyard. Plus, fun in the sun! 🌞
Sanibel Sea School Summer Camp
Their slogan reads every day is a field trip, or rather a sea trip. Each day, campers set out to learn about new animals and water skills like cast net throwing, surfing, snorkeling, and canoeing. Then there’s always artwork, crafts, and journaling too. The day starts with circle time where campers discuss what they learned yesterday and field staff provides insight and lessons on what they are hoping to see and discover that day. During my visit to the school, the students were learning about sea horses. The week ends with a Surf Paddling Competition held each Friday.
Their weekly day camp is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and each week of camp has a different theme like Massive Manatee Week or Mako Week.
Camp cost is $290 per week and lunch is not included. However, scholarships are available for those needing financial assistance. Enrollment for summer camp opens in February. Space fills up fast, but there are still spots open. Call for timing and availability.
Sanibel Sea School Winter Camp
Sanibel Sea School also offers a few weeks of camp during winter break. More information about their Winter Camp 2017 programs will be available in Fall 2017. We recommend subscribing to their mailing list to be alerted about upcoming camp registrations.