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Sanibel Sea School to offer in-person camps, programs

By Staff | Jun 18, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Campers will surf each day in the Sanibel Sea School's full-day summer camps.

The Sanibel Sea School recently announced that it will offer full-day, in-person summer camps and half-day classes for nine weeks beginning on June 29.

In accordance with the CDC and American Camp Association guidelines, summer activities will be modified to take necessary precautions to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.

For all programs, face coverings will be expected indoors, but not required in outdoor situations when campers and students are able to maintain a safe social distance. In addition, all van trips are suspended and participants will be in small group sizes.

Staff recommend campers wear buff-style face coverings because they are kid-friendly and can be worn in the water. Campers should bring their own face covering to camp, but if they do not have one, the Sanibel Sea School will sell branded face buffs in its retail store during camp.

“The good thing about our programs is that they are mostly conducted outdoors,” Education Programs Manager Shannon Stainken said. “We will limit the amount of time we spend inside our buildings and be outside in the fresh air as much as possible.”

Many camp favorites will be offered, including seining, snorkeling, surfing and beach games.

“Our staff has been working hard over the last couple of months to modify our camp procedures and to implement necessary safety and sanitation procedures,” Director Nicole Finnicum said. “Safety is our number one priority in all of our programs, so we have increased our awareness on proper sanitation protocols and methods to keep our campers safe and healthy.”

Questions and camp inquiries can be sent to camp@sanibelseaschool.org.

Part of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation family, the Sanibel Sea School’s mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time.