Kids stay cool at summer camp

During excessive heat, day camp becomes a whole different animal.  The kids and counselors at Pioneers Park Nature Camp are outside all day every day, no matter how hot.

Counselor Ted Haubrich says, “We don't let it damper out fun, but we make sure they stay hydrated and drink water. You've got to drink water before you get your Kool-Aid.”

Each camper brings a personal water bottle.  When heat indexes climb into excessive numbers, they spend more time in the shade and less time playing tag.

Kids say sometimes being at camp with temperatures hovering near 100 can have its share of negatives; they could live without the sweat and mosquitoes.  Still, they say playing in the water outweighs the bad.  Another upside is that the temperatures aren't at record breaking levels.