Help the Onset Bay Center plan its 2021 programs

Dec 18, 2020

Onset Bay Center director Katherine Garofoli is hard at work planning for next year’s programs, and she’s asking the public to weigh in on the activities and events they’d most like to see.

The Onset Bay Center, run by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, is housed at the newly renovated Onset Bathhouse, and leads programs on the beach and bay and on Wickets Island.

“We were very happy with how the summer went given the challenges of covid restrictions,” Garofoli said. “We’re really looking to the future and getting excited about the 2021 summer, and anticipating that it's going to be a full program with multiple different types of activities for everybody.”

Those programs include paddling, sailing, rowing, outdoor exploration, and even model boat building.

While programs are currently paused due to the high number of covid cases in the area, there are winter programs planned for when numbers decrease.

Those include events for adults, like winter birdwatching on the bay, and for kids: model boat building for middle schoolers and a nature club for younger kids.

Before the covid increase, the center hosted students after school through Wareham’s Beyond School Time program and the Boys and Girls Club. Those sessions will start again when it is safe to do so.

The survey is short, and should take about five minutes to complete, Garofoli said. 

To respond to the survey, click here

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