Sanibel Sea School Campers Enjoy Hermit Crab Week

provided to Santiva Chronicle

Hermit Crab Shell-a-bration Week at Sanibel Sea School was all about the curious creatures that wear their house on their back. Campers combed through hermit crab habitat to see how many they could find, all while learning about hermit crab biology and behavior.

Participants crawled like crabs in a race across the beach, raced real hermit crabs (and learned they don’t always like to follow the course), and played shell tag. They went snorkeling in the bay and ran through a hermit crab obstacle course, then decorated their own shells.

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

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