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Sanibel Sea School announces summer camp lineup

By SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL - | Jan 29, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sanibel Sea School will offer summer camps in 2021.

The Sanibel Sea School recently announced that it will offer a full lineup of summer camps beginning on June 7.

“We are so excited to get back to a more normal summer,” Director Nicole Finnicum said. “With the cancellation of summer camps last year, we are ready to have campers back on campus, surfing, snorkeling and making memories in the ocean.”

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Camp Association guidelines, summer activities will be modified to take necessary precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, including smaller group sizes at both locations and masking indoors.

General registration for the camps will open on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Staff have been working to rollover those registrations from last year’s canceled camp into this year’s sessions.

“We are allowing our 2020 participants to apply their tuition to this year’s camp and are offering them priority registration,” Finnicum said. “Spaces will be limited this year with our rollovers and smaller camp sizes, so we are encouraging people to be ready for registration right at 10 a.m.”

This year, a variety of biology-themed camps are available for youths age 4-18 at two locations, the flagship campus on the east end of Sanibel and a brand-new location at the Bailey Homestead.

Each week will have a different theme and some highlights include sharks, coconuts, manatees and the Calusa. These Island Skills camp weeks are for ages 6-13 and will include activities such as surfing, seining for fish, snorkeling and learning basic waterfolk skills. For ages 4-6, the camp participants will learn about mullet, sticky anemones and seahorses, all while getting comfortable in the ocean.

For more information, visit https://www.sanibelseaschool.org/sanibel-camps.

For questions and camp inquiries contact 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.