Sanibel Sea School Announces Winter Programming

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Sanibel Sea School will offer surfing as part of their winter camp

Sanibel Sea School is excited to announce a full lineup of winter programming for children and families to learn more about the ocean.

From December 28th through December 31st, Sanibel Sea School will offer a 4-day, full-day winter camp themed “New Year, New Ocean.” This year’s theme will allow campers to get back in touch with the ocean through discovery, exploration, and will focus on conservation.

One of the activities planned for the week is a camp-wide bioblitz where campers will catalogue all the plant and animal species they can find on the beach. Then, they’ll learn about the importance of what they find and discuss how conservation efforts can be used to protect these species. Winter camp will also offer plenty of traditional camp activities, such as surfing, ocean-inspired art projects, and the annual Give Your Worries to the Sea ceremony.

Winter camp is designed for campers ages 6-13 and Counselors in Training ages 13-17. Registration will open on Saturday, November 14th at 10 a.m. (EST) at https://www.sanibelseaschool.org/sanibel-camps.

If families are looking for half-day programs for children ages 6-13, Sanibel Sea School will also offer fun winter-themed day classes. Educators are excited to offer festive classes, such as Cold-Water Sharks, Chilly Seas, and Jingle Shells. Registration for classes is open now for classes and can be found at https://www.sanibelseaschool.org.

Sanibel Sea School will also offer private sessions as a great way to learn more about the ocean with friends and family that may be in town for the holiday season. Family private sessions are two hours and can be customized to your interests and existing level of knowledge. These sessions are scheduled by appointment and reservations in advance are highly recommended.

Email info@sanibelseaschool.org or call (239) 472-8585 to begin the process of setting up a family private session.

With COVID-19 still prevalent in Florida, Sanibel Sea School staff will take the necessary steps to maximize safety of their participants, staff, and the community. Programs will be limited to a smaller number of participants, they will conduct health screenings daily, staff will wear masks, and they will ensure proper sanitation of all field gear and classroom spaces.

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