Sanibel Sea School will offer two weeks of camp for 6-13 year olds over winter break. Flip Out for Penguins Week will be held December 26-29, 2017, and Going Polar for Polar Bears Week will be held January 1-5, 2017. Each week will include field-based games and activities centered on a common theme – the biology and behavior of penguins and polar bears.  A Counselor In Training (CIT) program will also be offered for 13-18 year olds who would like to develop their leadership skills.

Winter camp participants will have a chance to surf, snorkel, make ocean art from natural materials, and drink plenty of hot chocolate. Polar Bear Week campers will take part in Sanibel Sea School’s annual Give Your Worries to the Sea ceremony. “On New Year’s Day, we write our troubles on scraps of paper and burn them in a bonfire,” said camp coordinator Nicole Finnicum. “After that, we toss the ashes into the ocean and play in the water, symbolically letting go of our worries. It’s the perfect way to begin a new year, and always a favorite activity among the kids.”

More details about these camp programs and how to register is available at Winter Camp registration will open at 10 AM on Saturday, October 21st, 2017. If you would like to receive camp updates and reminders via email, please send a request to Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time.