Inspired by Carl Hiaasen's book Hoot and our own childhoods, we offer a number of week-long camps where kids learn a little biology, a few old school “waterman” skills, and some kid skills. We'll make friends, enjoy the ocean, and have tons of fun!

We keep the size of our camps small and the meaningful experiences big. Typically, the camper to teacher ratio is less than 12 to 1. Most weeks are geared toward campers 6 – 13, although we do have age-specific weeks for students as young as 4 and as old as 17, and expeditions for older campers.

We also offer a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program at each location for kids 13 and older who would like to explore their leadership potential. Learn more in our camp program descriptions.

Each week of camp has its own theme and activities, but there are some things we do every week. We surf each day, and our famous Surf Paddling Competition is held each Friday. In Sanibel Sea School style, every day includes surfing, friendship, macramé and team bonding. Then there’s always artwork, journaling, beach time, seining and snorkeling. Our "Milk and Cookies Slideshow" takes place every Friday at the end of the day. Bring some delicious baked goodies and join us to experience your child's week of camp.

We hope you'll join us for fun and learning in our island ecosystem at one of our locations.

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Summer Camps

Our Post-Ian restoration is taking longer than expected. We are working tirelessy to reopen our flagship campus but we will have to wait until Summer 2025. We can't wait to welcome you back soon.

For Summer 2024, we will operate out of the Homestead Campus again.

Most camps are full, but you can register for the waitlist at no cost. Limited availability.

Don't miss upcoming announcements - sign up for our email list here!

kids and counselor during summer camp on the beach with Sanibel Sea School

Winter Camps

Join us for Winter Camp December 2024 - January 2025! Tentative winter camp dates are Dec. 30 - Jan. 3 (no camp on New Year's Day). Final dates and registration will be announced in October. Registration is in November!

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