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Increased interest seen for O.S.O Bay Guardians Summer Camp

O.S.O Bay Summer Camp
Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 13:27:04-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The O.S.O. Bay Guardians Nature Summer Camp is preparing to welcome children again into the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve's Learning Center.

Students will start attending the camp which on Monday. While there, organizers say they will learn how to appreciate nature by heading outdoors, hence its name O.S.O, which stands for "Observe Science Outdoors."

O.S.O. Guardians Nature Summer Camp runs for six weeks. It's available for kids ages 5 to 10 starting on Monday until Aug. 6.

Campers will have the chance to experience fun mornings of exploring nature trails, meeting and catching live animals, using equipment like binoculars and microscopes, doing crafts, indoor activities and more.

After having to run at limited capacity in 2020, organizers say they're seeing increased interest this year.

"Sign-ups did really well this year, we filled up in four to five days which is not typical for us it usually takes a couple of weeks," recreation coordinator Lauren Piorkowski said. "So we filled up completely with a really large wait list so we just shut down registration completely."

Classes and the wait list are full, but there are other activities to take part in at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve.

For a look at the events calendar for Oso Bay Wetlands, click here.