CT summer camps find ways to beat the heat - WFSB 3 Connecticut

CT summer camps find ways to beat the heat

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

As the warm weather approaches, parents are concerned about keeping their children hydrated and cool during days at summer camp.

Parents are glad their kids are playing outside, but they do worry about the heat.

"We push a lot of fluids at home," said Sonny Hanson, a parent whose child attends summer camp at A.W. Stanley Park in New Britain. "I think it's a huge part of our to-do list, especially if we're going to put them in elements like this."

New Britain camp officials said the kids will be drinking plenty of water, and spending extra time in the pool.

Children will play games inside, in air conditioning said Wethersfield camp officials. When time is spent outside, kids will eat lunch in the shade, and won't spend prolonged periods of time in the sun without breaks.

Camp officials said the camp staff is trained to recognize signs of heat related illness, and will be extra vigilant to keep kids safe.

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