Experience old Florida at the Mound House where Estero Island's oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Through archaeology and history 2,000 years of island life are revealed. Tours are available TU, WE and SA. Summer tour hours are 9am-noon, last tour at 11:30am. Meet at the picnic tables. Volunteers are needed. If you can help, call 239-765-0865.
The Marine Science Center offers weekly Working Waterfront Tours from 9am-12noon. Get a close up look at our local shrimping industry with this 3-hour guided tour. Learn about Florida’s "Pink Gold” and the oldest and largest shrimp fleet in Florida. Includes a 90 min. guided visit to the Museum and a 90 min. visit to the commercial fishing industry. Cost $15/adult; $10 for children over 6. 239-765-8101.
summer and time to come out and have some fun. Join your fellow Islanders every
WE night for golf at the FMB Golf Club for Four-Person Scramble. $20/person for
cart & golf, cash prizes, choice of burger, chicken or hot dog, chips and
draft beer or soda. All players and handicaps welcome. Advanced registration
required. Call 239-463-5700.
A variety of summer camp experiences are available right
here on the Island.
-Bay Oaks offers traditional
and specialty summer camps beginning on June 9th and running into
August for children ages 6-13. Drop off as early as 7:30am with pick up by
6pm. Call 239-765-4222 for more info.
-Ostego Bay Marine
Science Summer Camp conducts weekly camp sessions for children ages 6-15
who want to learn more about marine life.
Call 239-765-8101 for more info.
Center Sailing Camp July 7-11 will be held at the Mound House. Call
239-454-5114 for more info.
-British Soccer Campwill be offered from July 28-Aug 1 for ages 3-14. For more info email Beth
Cherry at firstname.lastname@example.org
is offered at Chapel by the Sea June 23-27 from 9am-Noon.
Craft, music and fun, using Bible parables. K-Gr 5 welcome. For more info call
Beach School has announced their participation in the FREE Summer Lunch Program
from June 9-Aug 2. Each MO-FR (except
for July 4) kids 18 and under are invited to come to the Dolphin Café at the
school for a free lunch. No forms to fill out, no questions asked. Children
must be accompanied by an adult and meals must be eaten in the Dolphin Café.
new program will begin on June 10th offering girls a variety of
fitness formats from yoga to weight lifting.
Academics such as nutrition, kinesiology and anatomy will also be
included. Girls can prep for their first triathlon in September. For more info
call Bay Oaks at 239-765-4222 or Janna 917-750-5793.
Head to the Seven Seas
house at Newton Park on Tuesday at 5:45pm for a yoga class taught by Susan
Carter, RYT, an instructor with over ten years of experience. This drop-in yoga
class is for all levels of yoga experience. Participants should wear
comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if they have one. $10/class. 239-765-0865
Wednesday at 9am, the Town’s biologist will lead a free guided walk at Newton
Park exploring the natural treasures that wash ashore on our beach. Picking up
pretty shells will relax and energize you. Donations appreciated. 239-765-0865.
The Mound House hosts
kayak tours every other Saturday, departing from the Mound House and winding
through the back bay with a visit to Dog Key and a Calusa shell mound. All
equipment provided. Must know how to swim and register 1 week in advance. Tours
on June 28, July 12 & 26, Aug 9 from 9am-1pm. Cost $30/person. 239-765-0865
Shell Point Academy of Lifelong Learning will present a 3-part art history
series on The Grandeur of British Painting on TU July 14, 21 & 28 from
10:15-11:45am in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point. Dottie Magen,
M.Ed will be the instructor. Tickets are $10/session. Reservation required by