Each year, we share information about the numerous Summer Camps available on Sanibel and Captiva Islands… obviously this year’s camp lineup looks a little different due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for the kids to do! In fact, a few organizations have created virtual summer camp options online.
“Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
The wildlife society has done a great job with its #DingatHome virtual learning initiative. My youngest daughter, Abbie, and I had fun participating in their Virtual Earth Day Celebration back in April.
Throughout the month of July, DING Refuge educators will host learning videos every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10 a.m. on the Refuge’s official Facebook page (click here to visit). Exploration Wednesday will include activities like paddleboarding in Tarpon Bay and bike safety. Experimentation Thursday lessons range from making a lava lamp to nature tie-dye. Investigation Friday explores the plants, wildlife, and people at the Refuge.
Tune into the Refuge’s Facebook page (here), to participate and win prizes!
The Sanibel Sea School
The Sea School just announced the cancelation of their popular full-time summer camp program. However, they are still offering limited half-day classes and adventures. A calendar with dates, time, descriptions and costs can be found by clicking here.
The Sea School did host a virtual learning program in June geared towards teens. We’ll keep an ear out to see if they decide to host any other virtual learning programs this summer.
The Community House
Culinary summer camps are offered by Chef Jarred at the Sanibel Community House. An in-person camp will be offered August 3-7, with private lessons also available for families or siblings. If you prefer to keep “camp” at home, the Community House is also offering “Camp to go” kits available for pickup that include recipes, ingredients, and online video tutorials. Click here to learn more about the different culinary camp options.
I addition, the Community House is offering “Shell critter kits” and “Art to go kits” for kids this summer. Click here for more information.