Sanibel Island Summer Camps 2017

Looking for a great Summer Camp on Sanibel Island for the kids to attend this year? Or maybe your grandkids are coming to stay for a bit, and you’re searching for fun activities while they’re here! Sanibel Island Summer Camps are a great way for the kiddos to experience the uniqueness of living on our barrier island!


Photo Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife – Flickr Account

My own kids have attended many of these camps in the past, and they will likely choose one or two this Summer as well. The kids enjoy the chance to catch up with their classmates, and also meet new kids outside of The Sanibel School. Each camp they’ve attended, they have really enjoyed, and there are certainly plenty to choose from.

Sanibel Island Summer Camps 2017

BIG ARTS – Summer Arts Camp offers a fun, unique, and well-rounded program of visual and performing arts for 1st – 5th graders, and also an apprentice program for 6th-12th graders. The camps runs 8-weeks long, starting June 5 and ending July 28. Click here for more information and registration forms.

Sanibel Recreation Department – “Summer Day Camp” is a traditional nine week day camp for students grades 1-8, which will run May 30 through July 28. Campers will participate in swimming, arts and crafts, athletics, and a variety of games. Click here to register and find more information.

The Sea School – This sea-focused camp is geared toward campers ages 6 – 13, although there are a few age-specific weeks for students as young as 4 and as old as 18. This year, the Sea School offers Summer Camps in three locations, the Flagship Campus on Sanibel, the Sundial Resort on Sanibel, and the Canterbury School in Fort Myers. Click here for more information on each camps locations and schedule.

Photo Courtesy of Sanibel Sea School Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Sanibel Sea School Facebook Page

The Captiva Island Yacht Club – The Junior Sailing Camp is held at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island. The summer sailing program is intended for youth ages 8 to 15, with the 1st Session in mid-June and 2nd Session in mid-July. Each Session will have 1 certified instructor, 1 assistant instructor with 2 trained counselors and between 10 and 12 students. Registration deadline is June 1st, click here for more informaiton.

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club – Junior Tennis Summer Camp will be held at the Dunes Tennis Club starting June 5 – July 7, with no classes the week of July 4th. Clinics run 9:00am-3:00pm for weekly full-day sessions, or 9:00am-12:00noon for weekly half-day session. Email for more information, or call 472-3522.

Junior Golfing Clinic – Will be held at the Dunes Golfing Club starting June 6 – July 27, with clings running from 9:00am-11:00am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. For more information, email Chris Shaul or call 472-3522.


The Sanibel Community Church – Maker Fun Factory is the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School, held June 5th-9th at the church. Children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome to join from 4:00-7:00pm for music, games, missions and a movie, storytelling, dinner, and the imagination station. Contact Kathy Cramer or 239-472-2684 for more informaiton.

Note: There will be no Ding Darling Summer Camp offered this year. However, the park will be open to explore with your family at your leisure. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is another great day trip to make with the kids, with showtimes and exhibits scheduled throughout the day.

Do you know of another camp on the islands? We’re happy to add to our list, simply email to have your camp listed here.

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