Kids’ camps provide recreation and learning activities

Summer belongs to kids and families. With that in mind, here’s a look at a couple of resort destinations with some outstanding kids’ camps and programs.

Families vacationing at South Seas Island Resort, a 330-acre beach resort and wildlife preserve on Florida’s west coast,  have two options for kids’ camps: Sanibel Sea School and Skully’s Imagineer Kids Club.

Sanibel Sea School, a marine conservation nonprofit specializing in meaningful, field-based ocean education, offers a three-hour camp, four days a week. Led by a knowledgeable marine educator, kids will discover Captiva’s shells, birds, and other wildlife during a hands-on, fun AND educational camp. Each day is different as they explore the island.

Sanibel Sea School is offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Skully’s Imagineer Kids Club offers half-day or full-day programs, boasting a different theme each day. Kids ages 3-11 get activities ranging from “Mad Science Experiments” and “Under Sea Exploration” to “Wacky Sports.”

Additionally, South Seas Island Resort offers a kids’ night out program, allowing kids to venture out without parents – supervised, of course – to enjoy a fun night of themed crafts and games, while allowing parents to get a break too. For more information,


Camp Coqui | El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Fajardo, Puerto Rico)

El Conquistador’s Camp Coqui, named after the island’s beloved Coqui frog, is a daily themed camp for kids ages 4-12. Offered May through August, themes include “Coqui Kids in the Kitchen,” “Nature Day,” “Sports Day” and “Fun in the Sun.”

During “Coqui Kids in the Kitchen,” kids enjoy food-themed activities such as making piraguas  – Puerto Rican snow cones – while during “Fun in the Sun,” kids may enjoy sand sculpting on the resort’s 100-acre private island, Palomino Island.


Additional summer offerings include a “Fun in the Sun” package, with free daily admission for a family of four to the resort’s Coqui Water Park and a $50 nightly resort credit. Package rates start from $240 per night, based on a three-night minimum stay. Dramatically set atop a 300-foot bluff on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, El Conquistador Resort spreads across 500 acres overlooking the converging waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.


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