In addition to the familiar faces many of you already know, we have a fantastic lineup of new summer camp counselors joining us this year, bringing their ocean knowledge and experience from all over the world. They can't wait to meet our campers. Get to know them below...

Jordan Estes, SUP Instructor

Where are you from? I'm originally from Jacksonville, Florida, but have also lived in various places throughout Virginia.

Where did you go to school and what did you study? I studied Hospitality Management at the University of South Florida. 

Is there a camp activity or week that you're looking most forward to? Paddleboarding and the overnight survival trip. 

What do you like to do during your time off? Go paddleboarding with my wife, Liz, and take snorkeling trips to the Florida Keys.

Favorite sea creature: Blue whale. 

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? Anything from the Dave Matthews Band. 

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? Anywhere off the coast of New Zealand. 

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself? I'm a certified paddle board instructor with the American Canoe Association, Florida Special Olympics paddle board coach, member of the Southwest Florida SUP Club, I worked as a summer camp director for 7 summers with the Smithsonian National Zoo, and I was a Wilderness Instructor with The Outward School leading 30-day canoe trips for at-risk youth in the state of Florida. I feel my absolute best when I am on the water and when I can share that experience with other people.


Megan Duncan, Counselor

Where are you from? New Mexico

Where did you go to school and what did you study? University Of Hawaii. I have a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology.

Is there a camp activity or week that you're looking most forward to? I love snorkeling and am really looking forward to exploring the ocean every day and sharing that with our campers.

What do you like to do during your time off? Yoga, biking, playing soccer, cooking and going to the beach.

Favorite sea creature: Nudibranchs!

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? A mix of Indie and Alternative music is what I really enjoy on a sunny beach day.

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? The Great Barrier Reef! Someday I will get there. 

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself? I'm new to Florida. I moved here only 3 weeks ago and I am so excited to be here. Before that, I was traveling internationally and also spent time living and working as a marine educator in San Diego.


Bastien Ibri, Counselor

Where are you from? I live in Minnetonka, Minnesota. However, I grew up abroad in places like Chile, Switzerland, and Mexico! I am also a dual French-US citizen. This is a hard question for me. 

Where do you go to school and what do you study? I go to school at Brown University and am probably going to study Applied Mathematics-Economics.

Is there a camp activity or week that you're looking most forward to? I am especially looking forward to Calusa week! It sounds like a huge amount of energy and fun. 

What do you like to do during your time off? Read, go to the beach, relax. I love to swim and play all sorts of sports as well.

Favorite sea creature: An octopus!

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? Probably some Red Hot Chili Peppers mixed with some Jack Johnson. 

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? The Great Barrier Reef in Australia! It's well known, but it can't be beaten.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself? Just that I'm excited to be part of the Ocean Tribe!


Patrick Malloy, Counselor

Where are you from? Cleveland, Ohio.

Where did you go to school and what did you study? Florida Gulf Coast University. I majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Biology.

Is there a camp activity or week that you're looking most forward to? I spent the last six months working at Seacamp in the Florida Keys, and was able to participate in nurse shark tagging during my time there. I have a strong interest in sharks, so I am especially looking forward to the two shark-themed weeks – Shark Pups Week and Tiger Shark Week!

What do you like to do during your time off? I enjoy hanging out at the beach, snorkeling, playing basketball, and going hiking.

Favorite sea creature: Sharks!

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? My favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I also enjoy listening to Jack Johnson, Sublime, and the Foo Fighters.

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? The Great Barrier Reef.


Jesse Woodhull, Counselor

Where are you from? I was born in Durango, Colorado but moved to Fort Myers at a very young age and have lived here ever since.

Where do you go to school and what do you study? I attend Middlebury College as an upcoming Sophomore, and I am an undeclared Psychology major with a possible concentration in Child Development.

Is there a camp activity or week that you're looking most forward to? I’m very excited for Keys Coral Reef week because I have vivid memories of being on the trip as a camper and I’m excited to now get to experience it as a counselor. 

What do you like to do during your time off? I like to spend time with family, friends, and my dog, Remington. This summer I will also be spending free time preparing for Middlebury’s upcoming rowing season and enjoying the beach as much as possible before I return to landlocked and chilly Vermont. 

Favorite sea creature: My favorite sea creature is the royal starfish (or sea star) because it is beautifully colored and is one of the only species of sea star that eats its prey whole. 

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? In my opinion the best music for a weekend at the beach is Hozier’s eponymous album or anything by Lake Street Dive. 

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? I’d love to visit anywhere from the shore to the Marianas Trench. Each different region and depth offers new amazing species to be observed and enjoyed, so I don’t think I can choose just one.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself? I began attending Sx3 as a camper the summer after 4th grade, and not one summer has passed since then where I have not attended or worked at a week or more of Sea School. I still remember some of the counselors and CITs who worked here when I was a camper, and I’m so excited to now be a part of the learning process for this summer’s campers. 


Simon Carroll, Counselor

Where are you from? Portland, Maine.

Where did you go to school and what did you study? I went to FIT in Melbourne, FL and Boston College in Boston. I've studied a variety of things, including Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Physics, and History - my full degree is in History. 

Is there a camp activity or week that you're looking most forward to? I like activities that involve surfing or snorkeling. 

What do you like to do during your time off? I love writing and drawing. I have a number of stories in the works, some written and some drawn. 

Favorite sea creature: Hmmmm a favorite creature.... today maybe a gar? Yeah, I'll go with gar. 

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? Classical or heavy metal, whichever suits my mood. 

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? It's a tie between the Great Barrier Reef and the kelp forests of the Pacific Northwest. 

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