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Sanibel Recreation Center plans holiday camp for kids

December 14, 2016
By ASHLEY GOODMAN ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel Recreation Center is kicking off its annual holiday camp this month. The schedule consists of two four-day weeks. The first week of holiday camp will begin Dec. 27 and will run through the Dec. 30. The second week of camp will start on Jan. 3 and will run through Jan. 6. There will not be camp on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

The holiday camp for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will consist of crafts, games, frozen treats and even a deejay. Lunch, a bathing suit and towel must be brought to camp every day.

"Kids will have most of the usual the Recreation Center amenities available such as pool, game room and gymnasium time, along with a more theme-related activity, snack and crafting session," said Dave DeFonzo, youth supervisor at the Sanibel Recreation Center.

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The first week of camp beginning Dec. 26 will be $129 for members and $167 for non-members if registered by Dec. 20. After that, the holiday camp $153 for members and $201 for non-members.

For the week of Jan. 3, the camp will be will be $129 for members and $167 for non-members if registered by Dec. 27. If registered by Dec. 28 or later, the camp will be $153 for members and $201 for non-members.

Before the holiday camp, the Sanibel Recreation Center will also be holding a fun day Dec. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fun day will include a trip to Michael's in Fort Myers to create a holiday-themed craft. Kids will also get a chance to decorate a treat which will serve as their snack for the day. Lunch from Chick-Fil-A will be included as well.

"Campers will enjoy a light itinerary of games and activities before and after the main field trip event," DeFonzo said.

Fun day prices for members are $25. For non-members, it is $33 if registered by Dec. 16. On or after Dec. 17, it will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

For the little older crowd, the Recreation Center will host a teen night Dec. 16 at Sky Zone in Fort Myers.

For more information about the fun day, holiday camp or teen night, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at (239) 472-0345.



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