Warwick camp keeping kids cool in the heatwave
On top of Covid regulations, summer camps are trying to keep the kids safe from the heat this week while of course making things fun along the way.
WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – On top of Covid regulations, summer camps are trying to keep kids safe from the heat this week while of course making things fun along the way.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Warwick usually have their camp on the grounds of the Masonic Youth Center which has a pool and the ocean to keep the kids cool.
But because of Covid-19 they’re having camp out of their club building this year.
“We have a block of programming called H2O and it really is just around water games, water activities, things that they can do to keep themselves cool,” said Executive Director Lara Dantuono.
Dantuono tells ABC 6 since they aren’t at their usual summer location they’ve gotten creative in the heat wave.
“If they get too over heated they come inside,” said Dantuono. “They’re super creative. They go outside and play things like drip drip splash, or water dodge-ball.”
Despite not having a place to swim, Dantuono says the positive side is they have the air conditioned rooms to slip into when they need to.
“They don’t have a pool. They don’t have the beach,” said Dantuono.” But I would say they are probably very happy that they get to come into the air conditioned buildings this summer.”
In addition to keeping the kids cool and wet when they are outside, Dantuono says hydration is key.
“We’ve always had to deal with heat issues whether we’re at the masonic youth grounds or in our facilities. So all of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified,” said Dantuono. “Most important thing – keep the kids safe and have fun.”