Campers enjoyed snorkeling during Sanibel Sea School's first week of summer camp. Photo provided
Campers enjoyed snorkeling during Sanibel Sea School's first week of summer camp. Photo provided

Participants in Sanibel Sea School’s first summer camp session at the organization’s Flagship Campus learned about the stargazer fish, a bottom dwelling fish with eyes facing the sky that can also send out a 50 volt electrical jolt! Campers built periscopes to experience life under the sand, practiced camouflaging themselves while snorkeling, and experimented with electrical circuits.

At the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa campus, participants discovered the wonderful world of lizards during Doin’ the Dewlap Week. The dewlap is the brightly colored flap of skin under a lizard’s chin that is used for communication, so we played communication games daily. There were also obstacle courses and crafts to be enjoyed, and plenty of opportunities to practice our lizard catching skills.

As usual, there was also plenty of surfboard paddling, macramé tying, and time spent with camp friends. Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Summer camps are scheduled for children ages 4-18, and scholarships are available. To learn more, visit sanibelseaschool.org.