Heat like this is hard to deal with, especially for families trying to keep their kids cool. Temperatures hit up into the mid nineties Tuesday.
One summer camp is helping kids beat the heat with some creative games.
Kids were running, jumping and sliding like they always do, Tuesday, at the Little Compton Community Center's summer camp, but as temperatures crept up, simply waving a bat or tennis racket was exhausting.
Thankfully, camp counselors thought up some pretty creative ways to stay cool. "In the past, we'd set up a hose or a sprinkler and kind of let them run through it, but I figured today since we're running a baseball camp, I'd fill up some water balloons," said camp counselor Zachary Gillette, "That's pretty much baseball related, that's why we're doing it."
So the kids threw, tossed and sometimes pummeled their friends with the balloons. And that was only one of the games. "Sometimes we play drip, drip, drop," said counselor Maizie Humphrey, "It's kind of like duck, duck, goose, but instead of duck you pour a drip of water on someone's head and instead of goose you do a whole drop of water."
In the more than a decade that the camps have been running in Little Compton no one has ever gotten sick from the heat. But if it is too hot, there is a gym next door with air conditioning they can use.