Summer camp brings kids, fun to the community

More than 40 children, ages 5 to 12, recently attended Shell Point Summer Splash, a weeklong Vacation Bible School program created for the children and grandchildren of Shell Point employees and residents.

A joint effort between Shell Point Retirement Community and The Village Church at Shell Point, this free, five-day summer program was designed to provide children with a fun-filled week of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, Bible lessons, team games and more.

“This is our first time hosting a Vacation Bible School at Shell Point and we couldn’t be more thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make it possible,” said Laura Slack, director of resident life at Shell Point Retirement Community. “It has given both residents and campers an opportunity to learn from one another and explore all of the resort-style amenities that surround our community.”

Throughout the week, campers were treated to boat rides, nature tours, golf lessons with Shell Point’s golf professionals, a Sub-Zero ice cream tutorial and obstacle courses. Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Iona-McGregor Fire Department also stopped by for some demonstrations and a chance for the kids to tour the inside of their patrol vehicles.

On the final day of camp, Shell Point residents and employees filled The Village Church at Shell Point for a musical performance and dance routine put on by the kids. Clapping hands and cheerful sounds were heard throughout the auditorium as the program came to an end.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s summer camp and so are our residents,” Slack said. “Shell Point Summer Splash has definitely made waves across campus.”

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.