We deal with heat waves and high humidity in a variety of ways. Active games and hot activities are alternated with swimming and activities inside in the air-conditioning, so that no group is in the heat too long. Some activities, such as afternoon hikes, will be cancelled and replaced with cooler alternatives.
Many of the games are converted to water games. We also rotate all the groups into our air-conditioned facilities during the day (the Nature Center and the Crafts Cabin). Sometimes we take an extra field trip to an air-conditioned facility.
Our Day Camp Counselors are trained in preventing, recognizing and responding to heat illnesses. The campers take frequent ice water breaks and apply sun screen more often.