CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In the state of Texas, drowning is the leading cause of death for kids who are nine years of age or younger, according to experts. For the week of July 15, kids in the Coastal Bend are learning all about water safety with the 3rd annual Zac Camp.

The Zac Camp is a partnership with the Zac Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Bend and first responders.

During the first day of the camp, kids learned about water safety and how to feel comfortable trusting first responders.

"I like it because we get to learn about drains and water safety and how to swim, and all of that stuff is fun activities and stuff," Knove Hernandez said.

Nearly 100 kids are taking part in the camp, which ends Friday.

Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb made an appearance during Tuesday's class, and the U.S. Coast Guard will be coming to the camp on Wednesday to talk to the kids about water safety on the beach.

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