05 May Summer Camps Abound on the Islands

Children of all ages have an abundance of summer camps from which to choose.

Summer doesn’t officially begin until Thursday, June 21, but students start their summer break at the end of May. That means the kickoff to summer camps on Sanibel and Captiva, and registration is open for many of them listed below.

It’s important to know F.I.S.H. of SANCAP offers a youth scholarship program for partial financial assistance for summer camp. Scholarship assistance is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and amounts vary depending upon the length and cost of the camp and family’s financial status.

Contact F.I.S.H. Program Director Kathy Y. Monroe at 239-472-4775 to learn if you qualify for the program.

Sanibel Christian Preschool – 3 to 7 years

The registration deadline is mid-May, and the camp begins June 4, with the first of four themed weeks of fun and learning. Each week also includes art and music activities. The camp is taught by the preschool’s outstanding teachers. Children may attend one, two, three or all four weeks of camp. Download an application here or call the Sanibel Congregational UCC office at 239-472-0497.

Junior Sailing Camp – 8 to 5 years

The Captiva Island Yacht Club offers this camp to children of all sailing skill levels and they will learn to sail small craft such as IOD Prams and Sunfish, as well as handling kayaks and paddleboards. It’s broken into two sessions: June 11-22 and July 16-27. Download an application here or call Lauren Davies at 239-472-4133 ext. 4.

BIG ARTS Summer Camp – Elementary, Middle and High School

Students are completely immersed in the arts at this summer camp that runs from June 11 to July 27. Classes are taught by professional artists and volunteer opportunities are available for older students. For more information or to register, click here.

Sanibel Sea School – 4 to 18 years

A variety of exciting ocean camps are available at the non-profit’s flagship campus on Sanibel’s east end, Sundial Beach Resort and Canterbury School in Fort Myers. Each week has a different theme and highlights include ocean skills like surfing, snorkeling and net fishing, as well as games, activities and art. Teens can participate as counselors in training, learning useful leadership skills in a fun setting. Learn more here.


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