The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center hosts its second annual Stuffie Boot Camp on Friday, March 1.

This boot camp is designed to be a fun and educational event for children prekindergarten through third grade, or for anyone who has a stuffed animal.

"Last year, we had no idea what kind of turnout we were going to have," said Hayes Scriven, director of the Bong Center. "We had kids as young as 2 years old participate all the way up to a women in her 40s."

On Friday, March 1, kids (or adults) can enlist their stuffie into the Stuffie Bong Center Boot Camp. The Lake Superior Zoo will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. with live animals.

After drop-off, the stuffie will be put through activities, including the popsicle stick wall climb, cargo net crawl, gum drop grenade toss and learning how to fly the P-38.

On, Saturday, March 2, stuffie owners will return to the Bong Center to pick up their animal. The participant will receive a customized dog tag and free museum admission, along with discharge papers filled with photos and a report of their activities.

Enlistment runs from 3-7 p.m. Friday and pickup is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bong Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior.

The cost is $10 per stuffie.