Campers participated in a sea turtle-themed relay race. 

Campers participated in a sea turtle-themed relay race. 

On Memorial Day, Sanibel Sea School hosted local students for the organization’s second Community Camp Day, a free day of ocean fun and learning for children ages 6-13. There was also an opportunity for older teenagers to participate as Counselors in Training. The theme of the program was sea turtles, and participants enjoyed a variety of related games and activities.

 Counselor Emmett explained how sea turtles navigate the ocean. 

Counselor Emmett explained how sea turtles navigate the ocean. 

“Our first Community Camp Day in January filled up quickly, and the response from parents and campers was so positive,” said the nonprofit’s Director of Education, Nicole Finnicum. “It can be difficult for parents to find affordable childcare for just one day, particularly on holidays, so we are happy to be able to offer this service to our community a few times each year,” she added.

 Campers prepared to make sea turtle art. 

Campers prepared to make sea turtle art. 

Fun was had by all as students painted shells, learned to navigate the island like sea turtles, and went seining and snorkeling in the bay. It was a windy day, but that didn’t stop campers from exploring and learning about some of Southwest Florida’s favorite marine reptiles.

 We are already looking forward to hosting our next Community Camp Day! 

We are already looking forward to hosting our next Community Camp Day! 

Sanibel Sea School’s Community Camp Days are made possible by a donor-supported scholarship fund, which ensures that cost does not prevent children from participating in ocean education. Upcoming Community Camp Days will be announced via the organization’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and will also be shared with email list subscribers. To be added, please email your request to info@sanibelseaschool.org.

Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. More information is available at sanibelseaschool.org.

 

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