Camps, daycares keep kids cool during heatwave - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Camps, daycares keep kids cool during heatwave

Posted: Updated:
Daycares and camps are taking extra precaution to ensure kids are safe during hot temperatures. (WFSB) Daycares and camps are taking extra precaution to ensure kids are safe during hot temperatures. (WFSB)
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WFSB) -

Daycares and camps are taking extra precaution to ensure kids are safe during hot temperatures.

Shital Patel, director of the daycare center The Learning Experience said it isn't necessarily the temperature that concerns her.

"It's doesn't really matter what the temperature is, we kinda have to look at what it feels and what the humidity is outside," said Patel.

Patel said it's especially important that young people stay out of the heat.

"It's especially important for the younger children because they can't communicate with us when they're outside. At least with the older kids if they're feeling dizzy or nauseous or something is going on they can tell us," said Patel.

Shane Altwies, director of Camp Sloper in Southington, said the heat is nothing new to campers.

"We're used to it. We're an outdoor center so we have a million different ways to beat the heat whether it's staying in the shade. We have every kid get head to toe wet every day," said Altwies.

He stressed that shade and water are the two most important things a camper can have.

 They've also learned to be prepared even the worst weather.

"We say out here whether it's rain, sun or shine we are ready for whatever the weather is going to throw at us," said Altwies.

Friday is the second day of the heat wave and is showing no signs of letting up, meaning all that preparation has been put to good use.

Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.