Sanibel Sea School will host its 10th year of Island Skills Camp this year, beginning June 6th. Campers ages 6-13 can choose from 12 weeks of ocean-themed programs including Tiger Shark Week, Hermit Crab Week, and Jumping Mullet Week, where they will learn marine biology and waterman skills like canoeing, seining, and surfing in a field-based setting.

There will also be two weeks for younger children, during which counselors will help 4-6 year olds get comfortable with being in and around the water while learning a few facts about our island’s creatures.

Older campers and teens can choose from expeditions to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas to study coral reefs, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Survival camps (with one week planned just for girls and run completely by female staff – called Wahine Toa), or weekly Counselor-In-Training programs designed to help teens develop their leadership skills.


“This is a very special year of camp for us,” said Dr. Bruce Neill, the organization’s Executive Director, “Some of our very first campers are now working as counselors, and it’s an amazing thing to see them handing their knowledge and skills down to the next generation of ocean kids.”

Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 marine conservation nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Visit our camp page to learn more.