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Busy summer of fun activities planned for Rec Center’s Camp

By Staff | Jun 4, 2009

Rarely is there a dull moment at the Sanibel Recreation Center. And with school letting out for the summer this week, the staff at the Rec Center will be ready for the long summer season with a busy lineup of activities, events, field trips and athletic programs.

According to Dave DeFonzo, the Recreation Program Coordinator, the city’s Summer Day Camp will focus on a range of new and exciting “Fun & Fit” activities while including some “classic favorites.”

“Our camp is ‘all inclusive’ and there are no additional fees for field trip admissions or scheduled athletic programs,” DeFonzo explained.

Some of the programs and activities planned for the Summer Day Camp include:


Clay Art






Beach Days

Daily Swim

In addition, a few of our field trips and special guest highlights will include – but are not limited to – the following:

Camp Movie Days at BIG ARTS

Naples Zoo

The Mote Marine Aquarium

Pin Street Bowling Alley

Resort Sports Inflatable Fun

Miracle Baseball Splash Day

The World of Reptiles

Airboat Adventure Tour

Broadway Palm Theater

Skateboard Demonstrations

Generations Roller Rink

Vegetation Committee Beach Planting Day

Local Island Attractions

Registration for our summer day camp is currently under way at the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road. The program is available in one week sessions throughout the 10-week summer. Sessions begin on June 15 and end on Aug. 21. Summer Day Camp hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Extended Care is also available for working parents from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for only $6 per week per child for members and $7.50 for non-members. Day campers should bring their own healthy lunch and snack. Youth entering first through eighth grades are welcome.

The fee for the City of Sanibel Summer Day Camp is still only $85 per child/per session for Rec Center members and $105 per child/per session for Rec Center non-members.

For more information regarding the Summer Day Camp, the Sanibel Rec Center and/or current membership fees, please contact the Recreation Department at 472-0345.