The island’s summer activities are still available for young people | News, Sports, Jobs – SANIBEL-CAPTIVA

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For families looking for something for their children to do during the summer, the City of Sanibel and some island organizations still have openings available for a variety of programs and camps.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, Sanibel Recreation Center, Sanibel Sea School, and Community House are accepting registrations for programming from June through early August. There are options for youngsters entering kindergarten through adolescence, with activities focusing on a range of subjects and interests.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CLINIC

Registration for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic Summer Camp is still open. It will welcome students from grades six to eight for three Wednesdays in July, covering three different species categories.

As Lee County’s only licensed wildlife hospital, CROW’s mission to save wildlife is accomplished, in part, by educating the next generation of wildlife professionals about its work helping sick, injured wildlife. and orphan. The camp will combine critical thinking skills learned in the classroom with real-world applications in the STEM field. Attendees can expect to spend a day on the CROW campus with medical staff, students, and volunteers learning about Southwest Florida wildlife and watching demonstrations of medical procedures repairing and treating various injuries and illnesses. .

After the demonstrations, participants will have the opportunity to replicate similar procedures on specimens in a dissection lab. All animals used in the dissecting portion were purchased from vendors subject to inspections and compliance orders by the United States Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act.

The first bird camp session will take place on July 13th. The second session on mammals will take place on July 20 and the last session on reptiles will take place on July 27. The program conforms to Florida’s Next Generation Science Standards for content and dissection. . Participants will be provided with and required to wear standard personal protective equipment throughout the day. Due to the educational content, participants must be in grades six through eight for the upcoming academic term.

To register, contact Rachel Taylor, Director of Education and Outreach, at [email protected]

For more information about the camp, visit http://www.crowclinic.org/.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel.

SANIBEL LEISURE CENTER

The Sanibel Recreation Center is accepting registrations for its summer day camp — a traditional eight-week day camp — which will run June 13 through August 5, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It will offer activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, athletics and a variety of games. Special guests, as well as an improved excursion itinerary, will also be part of the program.

Registration is free for children entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Interested families should refer to the registration file to find out the specific registration conditions for kindergartens.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily.

Each child must bring water, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen daily.

From June 13-17, the cost is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before June 6. It is $168.75 for members and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after June 7.

From June 20-24, the cost is $135 for members and $174 for non-members for those registered by June 6. It is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before June 13. It is $168.75 for members. and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after June 14.

For the period from June 27 to July 1, the cost is $135 for members and $174 for non-members for those registered no later than June 13. It is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before June 20. It is $168.75 for members and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after June 21.

From July 5-8, the cost is $135 for members and $174 for non-members for those registered by June 21. It is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before June 28. It is $168.75 for members. and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after June 29.

From July 11-15, the cost is $135 for members and $174 for non-members for those registered by June 27. It is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before July 5. It is $168.75 for members. and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after July 6.

From July 18-22, the cost is $135 for members and $174 for non-members for those registered by July 5. It is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before July 11. It is $168.75 for members. and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after July 12.

From July 25-29, the cost is $135 for members and $174 for non-members for those registered by July 11. It is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before July 18. It is $168.75 for members. and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after July 19.

From August 1-5, the cost is $135 for members and $174 for non-members for those registered by July 8. It is $162 for members and $209 for non-members for those registered before July 25. It is $168.75 for members and $217.50 for non-members for those registered on or after July 26.

The center offers daily, weekly, half-yearly and annual subscriptions.

For more information or to register, call 239-472-0345 or visit https://www.mysanibel.com/.

The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel.

SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL

Sanibel Sea School is accepting applications for a variety of ocean camps for ages 4-17 at two locations, its flagship campus east of Sanibel and the Bailey Homestead Preserve.

Offered at both locations, each week of Island Skills Camp has a theme. Highlights will include the battle of the operculum – conch fight week, hats off to sea urchin week and snowballing in the summer – snowy plover week. Each theme will include a set of experiences, art projects and games, as well as weekly activities like surfing, snorkeling and net fishing. Most weeks are for 6-13 year olds.

It will offer Sea Squirt camps for 4 to 6 year olds. Themes this year will include That’s One Big Noggin’ Dude – Loggerhead Week, Rainbows in the Swash – Coquina Week and Bunnies by the Beach – Marsh Rabbit Week. Participants will also be able to splash and learn while getting comfortable in the ocean.

Teens 13 and up can participate as Training Counselors or CITs, learning leadership skills in a fun setting. CITs are a vital link between campers and leaders. Through theory and practice, Sanibel Sea School teaches CITs how to be positive leaders and role models. The program runs concurrently with Island Skills Weeks at both locations.

It will provide additional summer camp opportunities for teens at both locations, including fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, survival skills, research experience, and overnight camping.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.sanibelseaschool.org/sanibel-camps.

For questions, contact [email protected] or 239-472-8585.

Sanibel Sea School’s flagship campus is at 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

The Bailey Homestead Reserve is located at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

THE COMMUNITY HOUSE

The Community House offers two weeks of summer camp from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Open to children aged 6 to 14, the first weekly session will take place from June 27 to July 1, “Turtle Camp” and the second weekly will take place from July 18 to 22, “Caterpillar at Butterfly Camp.”

Snacks will be provided.

Bring a lunch or buy a lunch for $15 a day with advance notice.

The cost is $300 per week or $60 per day.

Advance reservations are required; Space is limited.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net/ or 239-472-2155.

The community house is at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

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FISH OFFERS SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FAMILIES

For those who qualify, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva offers scholarships to send youth to summer camps throughout Lee County. The program provides limited financial assistance to families who cannot afford the rising cost of child care and summer camps. FISH is in contact with camp directors on and off the island. Scholarship support is assessed on a case-by-case basis. FISH’s Department of Social Services determines eligibility for need-based financial assistance by reviewing a family’s income and expense records. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the length and cost of the program and the financial situation of the family. Funding is limited and scholarships may only cover part of the cost. For more information, call Social Services Director Nitza Lopez at 239-472-4775.


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